The Duisburg Business & Innovation team - HUBs and staff units

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In the spirit of agile working, DBI is divided into various units (HUBs). In addition, the company is divided into the management and various staff units. The HUBs reflect the medium-term main tasks of economic development and bundle focal points of competence for this purpose. In combination with other HUBs, new and current DBI projects are developed and efficiently processed.

Rasmus C. Beck

CEO

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Rasmus C. Beck

CEO

Rasmus C. Beck, born in 1980, was born in Stuttgart and has been Managing Director of Duisburg Business & Innovation GmbH since 1 February 2021.

Professional career
From 2007 to the end of 2011, Rasmus held various positions at Wirtschaftsförderung Dortmund (including dortmund-project). From 2012 to October 2013, he was Executive Director and most recently authorised signatory at hannoverimpuls GmbH, the economic development agency of the city and region of Hanover, responsible for industry development, internationalisation and corporate communications. From November 2013 until the end of January 2021, he was CEO of Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH, the economic development agency for the entire Ruhr region, which he and his team shaped into one of the most innovative economic development agencies in Germany.

Rasmus studied political science (M.A.) at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, where he later also completed his doctorate on cluster policy (Dr. rer. soc.). He is the author of numerous scientific articles on innovative economic development and regional innovation systems. He is also a lecturer at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and the Ruhr University of Bochum.

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Andree Haack

Head of Economic Affairs

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Andree Haack

Head of Economic Affairs

Andree Haack was born in Moers in 1973. He attended the Franz-Haniel-Gymnasium in Duisburg Homberg and completed his Abitur there in 1992.

From 1992 to 1994 he did his civilian service at Bürgerhilfe Duisburg e.V. and then began studying spatial planning in Dortmund. He graduated in 2000 with the title of "Diplom-Ingenieur".

After completing his studies, he trained as a "higher civil engineering administrative service specialising in urban development" with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. In 2002, he graduated with the title "Bauassessor".

Professional career

Andree Haack started his professional life in a Düsseldorf planning office before he was employed in 2004 as a consultant for regional planning and urban land use planning at the Lower Rhine Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Duisburg Wesel Kleve zu Duisburg. In 2009, Haack then moved to the Mittlerer Niederrhein Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where he initially took over the management of the "Business Start-ups & Business Promotion" department. In the course of time, he was given the management of the IHK location in Mönchengladbach and was also given responsibility for the business area "Law & Taxes".

Andree Haack has been Alderman for Economic Affairs, Security and Public Order at the City of Duisburg since July 2018.

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