Annette Heuser is Executive Director of the Washington, DC office of the Bertelsmann Foundation, a private, non-partisan operating foundation, working to promote and strengthen transatlantic cooperation.
Before launching the Foundation’s first U.S. office, Annette served in the corporate sector as Vice President of International Relations at the Guetersloh, Germany-based Bertelsmann AG, Europe’s largest media company. She also established the Foundation’s Brussels office and served as its director from 2000 to 2006.
From 1995 to 2000, she was Director Europe/USA at the Bertelsmann Foundation in Guetersloh. In this function, she managed its European and transatlantic projects, and developed its European networking activities.
Before joining the Bertelsmann Foundation, Annette was editor of the “Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration” (“Yearbook of European Integration”), an annual publication that covers the year’s institutional and political developments concerning European integration.
Annette studied political science, law and sociology. She has published a number of articles on transatlantic relations and European affairs in Die Zeit, Der Tagesspiegel (Berlin), European Voice (the sister publication of Roll Call in Capitol Hill, part of The Economist Group), among other international newspapers. She has appeared on numerous television news programs as an analyst on European Union affairs.
Annette has expertise in foreign and security policy, transatlantic relations, the European Union and immigration issues.