IRE extends its European Network:
Dr. Viviane REDING – Member of the European Parliament
Viviane Reding (* 27. April 1951 in Esch an der Alzette, Luxembourg) is a Luxembourgish journalist and politician. She optained a doctorate in human sciences at the Sorbonne in Paris. After her studies, she worked as a journalist for the daily newspaper Luxemburger Wort.
Reding has more than 25 years of professional experience in European politics. For the first ten year she was member of the European Parliament. From 1999-2004 she served as European Commissioner for Education and Culture and subsequently became the Commissioner for Information Society and Media (2004-2010). From 2010 to 2014 she was Vice-president of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. Since July 2014, she has been again a member of the European Parliament.
In addition, Reding also pushed for strengthen the EU’s commitment to equality between women and men and consequently adopted a Women’s Charter. Moreover, Viviane Reding has also presented measures to improve the representation of women in boardrooms of publicly listed companies. A proposal for a directive on the strengthening of victims’ rights was also adopted on Reding‘s proposal. Furthermore, she played a very important part in promoting the Erasmus Mundus Program, which promotes student exchanges among the Member States. The “Year of the European Citizens” in 2013 was supervised by her. Hence, she has set herself the goal of bringing Europe closer to the citizens and a debate on the future of Europe.
Prof. Dr. Klaus MANGOLD – Chairman of Mangold Consulting GmbH
Klaus Jürgen Mangold (* 6. June 1943 in Pforzheim, Germany) is a German manager. He studied law and economics in Geneva, London, Heidelberg, Munich and Mainz.
After having held various positions in German industries, he served as Chairman of the Board of Management and Member of the Board of Rhodia AG, a subsidiary of the Rhône-Poulenc Group in France, from 1983 to 1990. From 1991 to 1994 he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Quelle AG and from 1995 until 2003 he was Member of the Management Board of DaimlerChrysler AG. As a former member of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler, Klaus Mangold was responsible for the business unit Services and the Central and Eastern European markets of DaimlerChrysler AG. At the same time, he was Chairman of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler Services AG. In the years 2000 to 2010, Klaus Mangold was Chairman of the Eastern Committee of the German Economy.
Klaus Mangold is a member of several supervisory and advisory boards, including Metro AG, Germany, Alstom S.A., France, E.ON AG, Germany, Continental AG, Germany und TUI AG, Germany. Klaus Mangold is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Rothschild, Frankfurt. In 2003 Klaus Mangold founded the internationale Wirtschaftsberatungsgesellschaft (IWB). He is a member of the IRE with his company. Since 2005, Klaus Mangold has been Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation for Baden-Württemberg.