Bavarian Order of Merit for professor of TUM School of Management

We are very pleased to announce that one of our professors received the Bavarian Order of Merit! The honored Prof. Dr. h.c. Ann-Kristin Achleitner holds the Chair of entrepreneurial Finance and is scientific co-director of the Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies (CEFS).  In a ceremonial act the award was recently presented to 58 selected personalities.

The Bavarian Order of Merit is awarded by the Bavarian Prime Minister on a yearly basis as “a sign of grateful recognition for outstanding achievements and service rendered to the Free State of Bavaria and the Bavarian people”. The Order was established in 1957 and is conferred on women and men irrespective of nationality. The number of living members of the order is limited to 2000.

Prof. Ann-Kristin Achleitner has held the Chair in Entrepreneurial Finance since 2001 and has served as the Scientific Co-Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies (CEFS) at TUM since 2003. “As a successful researcher in the economic sciences, Prof. Achleitner attaches great importance not only to teaching, but especially to the value of combining studies with practical experience. She is also a committed advocate of a stronger role for women in management positions,” said Minister President Söder at the presentation ceremony.

We congratulate Prof. Ann-Kristin Achleitner!


Image: © Bayerische Staatskanzlei

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