Curt G. Engelhorn

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B.S. ChE 1951
Former Chairman, New Corange London Limited

German-born Curt G. Engelhorn is a pharmaceutical industry veteran and philanthropist.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in 1951, Engelhorn went on to build a pharmaceutical empire.

For more than 35 years, Engelhorn led pharmaceutical companies Boehringer Mannheim and DePuy Inc. In 1997, he sold Boehringer Mannheim and DePuy to Swiss health care company Hoffmann-La Roche. Engelhorn is the great-grandson of the founder of German chemical company BASF.

Engelhorn is an ardent supporter of the arts and education. He funds the Heidelberg Center for American Studies at the University of Heidelberg, in Germany. He is also a benefactor of the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany.

A father of five children, Engelhorn and his wife, Heidemarie, reside in Gstaad, Switzerland.

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