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Ute Elisabeth Weiland became the CEO of the initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas” in October 2016.
From 2003 to 2016, she worked for the Alfred Herrhausen Society, the international forum of Deutsche Bank. From 2008 to 2016, she was the Deputy Director of the Alfred Herrhausen Society.
Since 2004, Ute E. Weiland was a member of the Executive Board of the Urban Age conference series at the London School of Economics, and since 2010, a member of the Governing Board of LSE Cities. From its beginning in 2007, Ute E. Weiland has coordinated the “Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award” in seven different cities all around the world. She also co-edited the book “Handmade Urbanism” and the magazine “Co-designing the City: Architecture and Informal Intelligence” together with the architect Marcos Rosa.
Ute E. Weiland graduated from the Academy of Music in Weimar. After the reunification she became chief of staff to the Secretary of State for Education in Saxony. In 1997, she co-founded the Erich Pommer Institute for Media Law and Media Management at the University of Potsdam and was its Deputy Managing Director until 2003. Ute E. Weiland is a member of the German-Israeli Young Leaders Exchange of the Bertelsmann Foundation, a member of the Young Leaders Program of the Atlantik Brücke and advisor of TEDx Berlin and the impact hub in Accra/Ghana.