Antje Gerstein is Managing Director of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA), Head of the Brussels representation of BDA and Permanent Delegate within BUSINESSEUROPE. Previously, she has supervised international social policy as deputy director of the "European Union and International Affairs" department of BDA and was the delegate of the German employers for the International Labour Conference at the ILO in Geneva.
After her studies of geography, regional planning and rural development at the universities of Tübingen and Stuttgart, she graduated with a degree in Geography. Always internationally interested, she held positions at the Carl Duisberg Society, the European Commission and a consulting firm for European funded projects in Cologne and Brussels.
She loves sailing and lives with her two children, her dog and her husband in Berlin and Brussels.