Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp was born
in 1948 in Dorsten, Germany. Following
German university entrance qualification (Abitur), he served with the German Air Force, which
Lieutenant. At the University of
Freiburg/Br. he studied economics and economic history.
After completing his studies he worked at Commerzbank and
Investment Banks Baring Brothers and Hambros in London. In 1984 he was elected
E. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany KG and has been the Chairman of the Board from 2004 to 2014.