German-born Dr Richard Weber is president of EUROCHAMBRES, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
A self-confessed entrepreneur, since 1983 Dr Weber has been executive associate of the ‘Karlsberg Brauerei KG Weber’ brewery in Homburg/Saar. He is also president of the chamber of industry and commerce of the Saarland, and a former president of the Brewers of Europe (1992-1996).
After studying economics at the University of Innsbruck, he joined BSN, which later became Danone, in Paris. In 2004 he became a member of the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, the French order of merit and in 2005 was awarded an Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.