Antje von Dewitz

Antje von Dewitz

Managing Director of VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, | Germany

Dr. Antje von Dewitz is the managing director of VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, where she is proving that a sustainably aligned company can be financially successful; VAUDE has grown at an above-average rate for years in the highly competitive outdoor market. After studying economics and cultural studies, Antje began working at this sustainable outdoor brand, based in Tettnang, Germany, as a product manager before becoming their head of company communications, and finally managing director. At VAUDE, and on a national and international level, Antje advocates tirelessly for ecological and social responsibility in the supply chain. This all aligns with her role as an ambassador for the Economy for the Common Good (ECG). This measures entrepreneurial success in terms of financial profits and contribution to the common good. As such, Antje campaigns for businesses to take responsibility for their role in society and for the planet. Antje is also Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), Vice President of the European Outdoor Group/EOG, holds a doctorate, and worked at the Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at the University of Hohenheim. Numerous awards recognise her economic, social, and ecological commitment, including the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2021), Chief Marketing Officer Award (2021), Vanity Fair's Changing Your Mind Award (2020), and the TRIGOS Award for Sustainable Business (2019).