Dr. Eric Schweitzer

APW Opening
Monday May 13 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Eric Schweitzer is the President of DIHK, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry. DIHK is the central organization for 79 regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHKs) in Germany and therefore speaks for more than three million entrepreneurs. Additionally, DIHK coordinates the worldwide network of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) which accounts for 140 entities in 92 countries.

After studying Business Administration at Freie Universität Berlin, Eric Schweitzer continued with post gradual studies and received his doctorate degree in political science in 1990. His father’s family-owned business ALBA AG, a corporate group for recycling, environmental services and raw materials trading, called him in as Member of the Board of Managers in the year 1990. He was later appointed Chief Executive Officer of ALBA Group plc& Co. KG, which he heads with his brother Dr. Axel Schweitzer.