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Friedlinde Gurr-Hisch MdL
Secretary of State / Baden-Wuerttemberg
Secretary of State Friedlinde Gurr-Hisch MdL was born in 1954. Before becoming a Member of the Baden-Wuerttemberg State Parliament in 2001, she taught economic sciences and politics at a vocational business college. In 2004 she was appointed Secretary of State at the Ministry for Rural Affairs, Nutrition and Consumer Protection Baden-Wuerttemberg, an office she holds again since 2016 following a brief period in opposition in which she acted as vice-chair of the Christian Democratic Union Group in BW-Parliament. She is married and mother of three children.
Vice President of the German Horticultural Association
After passing his A levels and finishing the military service Hartmut Weimann trained as a gardener for ornamental plants. He studied horticulture at the universities of Geisenheim and Hannover with a focus on ornamental and vegetable gardening and Business Administration.
In 1976 Mr. Weimann began his career at the medium-sized enterprise Pflanzen-Kölle in the Heilbronn office. Over the years of his career at Pflanzen-Kölle he operated on all management levels nationwide, 26 years thereof as Managing Director.
In 2010 after 34 years in the same company Mr. Weimann retired. Since then he has been an active member oft he professional Association of Baden-Württemberg-Hessen (GVBWH) and Vice President of the German Horticultural Association (ZVG). Futhermore he holds positions as a board and advisory committee member in various professional organisations as well as in the banking sector.
President of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)
Prof. Yuksel Tuzel is the President of ISHS since 2018. She is full professor at the Department of Horticulture in Ege University, Turkey. She served as Chairperson of the Turkish Society for Horticultural Science (TSHS) between 2000 and 2003; ISHS Working Group Protected Cultivation in Mild Winter Climates, Vice Chair of ISHS Commission Protected Cultivation and President of IHC2018. Her expertise is vegetable production technologies in greenhouses. Prof. Tuzel has lectured on protected cultivation to under and postgraduate students.