Ann Kristin Achleitner

Board Director

Ann-Kristin Achleitner has served as a Director of Lazard since April 2021. She sits on the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors.

Prof. Achleitner has spent over 30 years as an economist and educator and is a Distinguished Affiliated Professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), where she held the Chair of Entrepreneurial Finance between 2001 and 2020.

An accomplished academic with multiple honors and publications, Prof. Achleitner now acts primarily as a non-executive board director and venture investor. She currently sits on the Munich Re Supervisory Board and the Linde board of directors.

Prof. Achleitner is also a member of multiple boards of nonpublic institutions and foundations, such as the Institute for Advanced Studies (Princeton) and the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech).

Previously, Prof. Achleitner served as a member of the board of directors of Deutsche Börse from 2016 until 2019 and was a member of the board of directors of Engie from 2012 until 2019.

Prof. Achleitner received her doctorates in business administration as well as law from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland. After a brief career as a management consultant with McKinsey, Prof. Achleitner held the Chair of Banking and Finance at the European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany from 1995 to 2001.

Prof. Achleitner has served on multiple commissions for the German, Bavarian and Swiss governments, as well as for the EU commission, various World Economic Forum groupings, and multiple award juries.