Ilka Hartmann

Managing Director / Member of the Board

British Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V., Germany

Since April 2020 Ilka Hartmann has been Managing Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany (BCCG).

Prior to this, the qualified banker and banking specialist worked for Commerzbank AG for 30 years, in Bremen, Frankfurt am Main and, since 1994, in Berlin.

As a specialist for national and international economic and governmental relations, she established the International Counter in Berlin and managed it until 2003. Thereafter, she represented Commerzbank’s interests with relation to politics, ministries and embassies in the liaison office until 2020. During this time, she founded and cultivated numerous networks, such as Campus of Excellence, Get Connected, SHE VIP, SHeconomy and is a supporter of the WunderNova Women’s Summer and Think Festival. She is also a member of the Königswinter Conference Steering Committee and member of the executive committee of the Interessengemeinschaft Deutsche Luftwaffe e.V. (German Air Force Association).

Ilka joined the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany (BCCG) as a member in 2005 and two years later, in 2007, she was elected the honorary position of Chairman of the Berlin-Brandenburg Region and also appointed as Member of the Board of the BCCG.


Corona and my racing driver skills: The pandemic as an opportunity

At the same time as the pandemic began, Ilka Hartmann started a new job and had to throw all considerations overboard and turn the concepts completely upside down.