Press Release.


Hanna Böhme new Managing Director of the German Centre in Singapore

Hanna Böhme will take over as Managing Director of the German Centre in Singapore - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) - with effect from 1 July 2011. The pilot project in the German Centre network has been supporting German SMEs in all aspects of their involvement in South-East Asia since 1995. Originally from Freiburg, Hanna Böhme (35) has an in-depth knowledge of the Asian economy: she headed up LBBW's representative office in Peking for four years and has been Managing Director of the German Centre in Beijing since October 2008. Ms. Böhme takes over from Stephan Weiss who will now head up the new German Centre in Moscow, having already overseen its development phase in the last two years.

Hanna Böhme began her career as a trainee at LBBW and then worked for two years as a credit analyst in the international business department. In October 2004, she moved to the Beijing representative office, taking over as its Head six months later. Her main job in that post was to look after German companies, for whose interests she also fought as Chairperson of the SME Forum Working Group of the European Chamber of Commerce in Beijing. In October, 2008, she took over as Managing Director of the German Centre in Beijing, which is also a subsidiary of LBBW.

Hanna Böhme gained an MSc in Economics with special emphasis on East Asia from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Her interest in Asia and its markets dates back to her time at school and during her studies: she spent two years at the Li Po Chun United World College in Hong Kong where she obtained her International Baccalaureate. She also studied Chinese at the Mandarin Training Centre in Taipeh (Taiwan).

The German Centre network – a success story

The German Centre in Singapore is regarded as a pilot project for all the German Centres. Almost 140 companies currently have a base for their South-East Asia business at the Centre's office complex. SMEs particularly value the infrastructure of the German Centre with its mix of offices of all sizes, its meeting rooms, the many services its offers to cater for their day-to-day business needs, events as well as quick access to networks. Since 1995, LBBW has helped a total of 430 tenant companies enter the Asian market and establish a local presence. The positive experience in Singapore has led to the creation of a network of German centres over the last few years. There are further German Centres in Delhi.Gurgaon, Jakarta, Mexico City, Moscow, Beijing and Shanghai.

Further information on the German Centre in Singapore and on the German Centre network can be obtained from their websites under:


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