Wilfried Prewo is Chief Executive of the Hannover Chamber of Industry & Commerce. Born in 1947, he was raised in
Germany and, from 1969 to 1978, lived in the United States. He is an economist by training and holds a Ph.D. from Johns
Hopkins University. He began his career teaching at the University of Texas at Austin in 1974 and returned to Germany in 1978 to work at a research institute and then in the private sector prior to assuming his current position in 1985. The Hannover Chamber is an active pro-market voice in Germany. To this end, Wilfried Prewo writes and speaks frequently on eco nomic and social policy issues. He also has been a member of the board of the Centre for the New Europe in Brussels.