Europe divided, Europe united. Nobody at EAB has experienced this more intensively than Margarete Neckerauer. Coming from warm ‘German Tuscany’ (in ordinary speak: the Palatinate), she escaped to ‘cool’ West Berlin as it was in the 70s and 80s – where life as typical for that time in a large flat sharing collective did not get in the way of rounding off her university studies by completing comprehensive professional training to be a chartered management accountant. Since 1999 up to retirement she was responsible for change, growth and economic stability in the Academy. From December 2020 she supports the management on specific administrative and financial issues.