Press Release

Sandra Breka is Leaving the Robert Bosch Stiftung

  • CEO Sandra Breka is leaving the Foundation to pursue new professional challenges.
  • Dr. Bernhard Straub will take over the overall management of the Foundation as of May 1, 2022.

Berlin/ Stuttgart, April 13, 2022 – Sandra Breka, Chief Executive Officer of Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH since September 2017, has announced that she will step down on April 30, 2022, to pursue new professional responsibilities. On May 1, 2022, Dr. Bernhard Straub will assume overall management of the Foundation.

During her tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Breka in particular shaped the support area of Global Issues focusing on Peace, Climate Change, Democracy, Inequality, Migration, and Immigration Society. Under her leadership, the Strategic Partnerships and the Robert Bosch Academy were initiated and developed. The Foundation's strategic realignment, which started in 2017, unmistakably reflects her signature.

Christoph Kübel, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, says: “Sandra Breka has been instrumental to the development of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. She has had a lasting impact on its strategic realignment, the development of the Global Issues support area, and the development of the Foundation’s Berlin presence. We are very sorry to lose Sandra Breka and wish her all the best for the future.”

Sandra Breka joined the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2001 after a previous assignment with the Aspen Institute Berlin. She also worked at the American Council on Germany in New York after studying in Germany, France and the United States. “I feel privileged to have worked for the Foundation, which has provided me with extraordinary opportunities,” says Breka. “It has been an immense pleasure to work with such highly motivated colleagues and our partners at home and abroad for more than two decades. I am now looking forward to new professional challenges.”

The Robert Bosch Stiftung is active in the support areas of Health, Education, and Global Issues. Since its establishment, the Foundation has provided more than two billion euros for charitable projects.

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