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DALDRUP, Ulrich, Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c.


Date of Birth     




Professional Record 


Chairman of the Supervisory Board of EASE (European Agency for Sustainable Energy), (2013-2020)

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of World Trade Center (WTC) (till 2015)
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ICT AG

vice-President and CEO of Energy Hills. e.v. (2007-2020)

CEO and Chairman of  GFE GmbH, Aachen (since 1979)

Professor at the I.T.T. of the Technical University Cologne in charge of Business Administration, Entrepreneurship and International Law (since 1984)

Professor at the University of Applied Sciences of Aachen in charge of Business Administration and of International management (2004- 2018)

President Global Panel Conferences Germany (1995 - 2000)

Chairman/ member of the board of a number of companies and Federations

Former Mayor of the City of Aachen (Germany) (1994 - 1999)





 European School, Brussels (1959 - 1965)

- Baccalaureat


Banque de Bruxelles-Lambert, Brussels (1965 -1966)

- Apprenticeship in Banking


Technical University, Aachen

- Study of Chemistry - Degree: M.Sc. (Dipl. Chemiker)

- Post-graduate studies in Business Administration (1971)

- Doctorate (Dr.rer.nat.)


Technical University of Kaunas

- Doctor Honoris Causa


 Business Career











 Political career




 Academic career


1970 (during University Study) Trainee at European Technical Center of Procter & Gamble (Brussels and Cincinnati)

 1972 - 1974 Head of Department for Chemical and para-Chemical Industries of the Moroccan "Ministère de l'Indistrie/Office de Développement Industriel (ODI)". Advisor to the Government of Morocco, delegated by the German Ministry of Foreign Affaires

 1975 - 1979 Partner of Africa Bureau GmbH, a Cologne based Consulting Group with international activities

Since 1979 Owner and CEO of GFE GmbH (worldwide consulting), Aachen  (www.gfe.de)

1990 - 1994: Advisor to the President of Mauritius (hon. Cassam Uteem), funded by the European Commission (Brussels)

1994 - 2000: Mayor of teh German city of Aachen

2000 -2004 Commissioner for Latvia on behalf of German Government (Ministry of Economy/KfW) 

1993 - 2000 Head of the
CDU (political party), Aachen

1994 - 2001 Member (Founding member) of the Euregio Council, Maastricht

 2000 - 2005 President of Mittelstandsvereinigung of the CDU, Aachen


 Since 1984 Appointed Professor at the Technical University of Cologne: Teaching International Law, Business Administration and, Entrepreneurship

1997 - 1999 Dean of the NIMBAS Graduate School of Management Aachen (from 1999 in Berlin), The Associate Institute of the University of Bradford (UK)

2004 -  2016: Professor at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences: Department of Energy Systems in charge of Business Administration and International Management

Chairman of the Advisory Committee of ITT of t the Technical University of Cologne

Member of the Advisory Committee of Department of Energy Systems of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences


Honorific activities:






Member of the European Commission's Committee for Industrial Cooperation EEC/ACP.- 1983 - 1985



Secretary General of the German-Moroccan Society; Member of the Board 1984 - 1997




1995 - 1999: President of Global Panel Germany (a German-Dutch International Conference Initiative in co-operation with the Center for Democracy, Washington DC)


Since 2004: President of the Business Club Aachen Maastricht

Since 2016 "Vertrauensmanager" of the "Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw)" for the Universities: RWTH Aachen University, University of Maastricht and FH Aachen University


Member of the following Boards:


  • President of the Business Club Aachen Maastricht (since 2004)

  • vice President of the Kuratorium of the Europäische Stiftung für den Aachener Dom, founding member (since 1998)

  • Sparkasse Aachen - Savings Bank (16 Billion EUR value of balance) - 1994 -  2004

  • AGIT - Aachener Gesellschaft für Innovation und Technologietransfer (Regional Development Agency and Incubator/Technology Center) 1994 - 2004

  • ASEAG Energy and Transport Cie of the City of Aachen (1994 -  2000)

  • APAG Parking Houses Cie Aachen, founding member (till 2000)

  • Wirtschafts- und Mittelstandsvereinigung Aachen (President 1999 - 2005)

  • Institute of Politics and Economy, Düsseldorf

  • President of the Board of the German- Dutch Cross Border Business Park Avantis NV (1999 - 2004)

  • Association of International Co-operation of the RWTH University of Aachen

  • President of the Board of the World Trade Center (Heerlen-Aachen)

  • President of the Board of the European Agency for Sustainable Energy (EASE)

  • vice President of the Board of the Energy Hills e.V. (European Energy Cluster), Aachen

  • HyCologne e.V., Cologne (Hydrogen Cluster)

  • President of the Board of IBC AG, Aachen (since 2010)




"Ehrenplakette of the Handwerkskammer Rhein-Main (Frankfurt/Germany)


Doctor honoris causa of the Technical University of Kaunas (Lithuania)


Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande