Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
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Cornelia Yzer was born in 1961. After studying law and business in Bochum and Münster (Germany), she was admitted to the German Bar in 1990.
Cornelia Yzer also has a strong track record as a senior executive in industry, as a board member and politician.
She started her professional career in one of the leading Chemical Companies in Germany, where she dealt with environmental law issues. For a period of 15 years (1997 - 2012) she was the CEO of the German Association of Research-Based Pharceutical companies (vfa), Member of the Board of the European Federation of Research-Based Phamaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA and the International Federation of Manufacturers and Associations. She also served as the Chairperson and/or Member of Supervisory Boards of companies and research institutions.
Cornelia Yzer also was elected Member of the German Parliament (1990 - 1998), served in the Legal Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag and held Government Offices on federal and state level as Secretary of State (1992 - 1997) and as Senator for Economics, Technology and Research (2012 - 2016).
Cornelia Yzer advises companies from a business perspective at the interface of regulation and technology with a strong focus on the sectors Life Science and Digital Economy.