The Secretary General

Alexander Bonde, Secretary General of the Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt

Alexander Bonde

As Secretary General, Alexander Bonde heads the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) in Osnabrück and its subsidiaries DBU Naturerbe GmbH and DBU Center for Environmental Communication. Europe’s largest environmental foundation promotes innovative projects to protect the environment, with a special focus on small and medium-sized enterprises in the fields of environmental technology, environmental research, nature conservation, environmental education and the protection of cultural assets. On 70,000 hectares of natural heritage sites owned by the foundation under private law, it is involved in nature and species conservation nationwide.

A native of Freiburg, he brings many years of experience in leadership and strategy development for large organizations and state agencies, as well as extensive knowledge of nature conservation and environmental protection, as the former Minister of Rural Areas and Consumer Protection for Baden-Württemberg (2011-2016). He was a member of the German Bundestag from 2002 to 2011. He is married and has three children.