Dr. Beate Kummer, consultant, since 2005 managing director of her own consultancy Kummer:Umweltkommunikation GmbH with locations in Germany and Malta, has now over 20 years` experience in the waste management sector and all other environmental aspects. Her background includes experiences in science, consulting, lobbying, stakeholder management, education, communication and political affairs. Since 2005 she is also an adviser for Scholz Group (one of the biggest European metal recycler), working on communication and education. She is responsible for the contacts to the press and politicians in the EU and on a national basis. Since years she is also working on the problems of the high amounts of ELVs which are leaving the European market. In 2015 she supported a TV movie which was published about the reasons of illegal export streams.
When she finished her studies in Freiburg and Los Angeles 1994 with degrees in chemistry and toxicology, she joined bvse – Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung e.V. in Bonn, first as consultant, later she became managing director. As managing director and head of the office of the environmental consultancy Haase & Naundorf Umweltconsulting GmbH in Bad Honnef between 2002 and 2005 she was responsible for key account clients.
She gained her international experiences in environmental projects funded by the European Commission as a leader and on the other hand working for international companies, for which consulting, lobbying, environmental communication and political affairs are the main tasks.