TUDAG initiates, supervises and accelerates the transfer of knowledge and technology to industry and society. With its more than 25 subsidiaries and associated companies, it plays an important and exemplary bridging role on the path from scientific knowledge to its practical application.
TUDAG is a joint stock company under the sole sponsorship of the Society of Friends and Sponsors of the TU Dresden. Each member of the Executive Board is responsible for one of the three business areas of TUDAG.
Udo Werner studied law in Jena and Frankfurt a.M. and passed both state law examinations. A fully qualified lawyer, he is also a graduate of Harvard University, where he earned a ›Master in Public Administration‹ degree. He began his career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. As a board member of medium-sized stock corporations, the native of Zittau was primarily responsible for corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions, human resources, legal affairs and finance. He played a key role in the realignment of the state-owned investment company of the Free State of Thuringia.
As of October 1, 2020, Udo Werner was appointed member and as of January 1, 2021, spokesman of the TUDAG Executive Board. He is primarily responsible for the Group’s finances and for overseeing the company’s vast number of shareholdings.
Prof. Jacques Rohayem studied human medicine and completed his residency, doctorate and habilitation at the Medical Faculty of the Technical University of Dresden, where he continues to work as a professor of clinical virology. He is the founder and managing director of Riboxx GmbH, a global biotech company in the field of drug development and commercialization since 2009.
In addition to the responsibilities of the Board of Technology Transfer, he has, with his expertise from more than 20 years of experience in the field of industry, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, taken over the succession of the management of GWT-TUD GmbH in personal union. GWT is a 100 percent subsidiary of TUDAG and the holding company with the highest turnover.
Dr. Merle Emre is a proven higher education expert with various professional stations at state, church and private colleges and universities. She studied Intercultural Literature and Politics in Braunschweig, Hamburg and Ankara. She also completed a part-time MBA in Higher Education and Science Management in Osnabrück.
Effective February 2023, Dr. Merle Emre has been appointed as a member of TUDAG’s Executive Board and in this role is responsible for the area of knowledge transfer. She is also appointed as Managing Director of the subsidiary DIU Dresden International University.
Member of the Board of Managing Directors of DVB AG and DREWAG-Stadtwerke Dresden GmbH for many years
Several years of experience as a researcher/university teacher. Many years of activity as board member/managing director at DEKRA. President of the Society of Friends and Sponsors of the TU Dresden e.V.
The Rector of TU Dresden oversees all internal and external affairs of the University. In coordination with the Extended Rectorate and the Senate of the University, Prof.in Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger also determines the direction of research and teaching and represents the University externally.
State Secretary at the Saxon State Ministry of Science, Culture and Tourism. Former Chancellor of the Technical University of Dresden.
With its Shared Services, TUDAG offers its subsidiaries and affiliates powerful administrative support and infrastructure.
With their professional expertise, they provide the necessary backing that enables the Group companies to focus on their core business competencies.