Jörg Dräger is a member of the Bertelsmann Foundation Executive Board where he is responsible for the fields of education, integration, civic participation and good governance. Moreover, he serves as CEO of the Centre for Higher Education (CHE). Dräger studied in Hamburg and at Cornell University in New York State where he received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics. After starting his professional career at the consultancy Roland Berger in Frankfurt/Main, Dräger became CEO of the Northern Institute of Technology, a young private business school in Hamburg. From 2001 to 2008, Dräger was appointed Minister for Science and Research in the state of Hamburg. From 2004 to 2006, he additionally held the office of Minister for Health and Consumer Protection.