Dr. Beate Kummer

Dipl.-Chemist / Specialist in Toxicology
Environmental Auditor


Short biography

  • Studies of Chemistry and Toxicology, Freiburg and Leipzig, PhD in Biochemistry
  • Research at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Managing Director of bvse – Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung e.V., Bonn
  • Branch manager and authorized signatory of Haase & Naundorf Umweltconsulting GmbH, Osnabrück/Bad Honnef
  • Managing shareholder Kummer:Umweltkommunikation GmbH, Bad Honnef/Rheinbreitbach
  • Lecturer at universities and colleges

Fields of competence

Environment / environmental technologies / environmental law (e.g. waste management, waste law, emission control law and licensing procedures, legal impact assessment, resource efficiency potentials, climate protection and energy efficiency, etc.)

Energy sector (expert opinion on the energy market, publication of the book “Nachhaltige Energiepolitik (Sustainable energy policy)”, member of the supervisory board of Stadtwerke Bad Honnef AG, board of directors of a civil energy cooperative, lectures on energy law, etc.)

Chemicals/hazardous substances (z. B. (e.g. Toxicology of substances, handling of hazardous substances, implementation of the REACH regulation, preparation of safety data sheets, etc.)

Politics and lobbying Management of a trade association, lobbying for associations and companies for 16 years, political commitment and various mandates/positions for 25 years (regionally and nationally)

Environmental communication External and internal reporting, moderation/mediation of major projects, press conferences, studies and reports, representation of interests, etc.

Best contacts to business and press representatives as well as to national and international ministries

Teaching/lecturing at educational institutions (e.g. TÜV Rheinland Academy) and universities (e.g. University of Leipzig/Jena, Heilbronn University)

Management and leadership skills Personnel management at university, association and management consultancy as well as managing director activities

Additional qualifications Emission control commissioner, accident and water protection commissioner, waste management commissioner, environmental auditor



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