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Sponsoring CERES Award

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Germany is proud to sponsor the Ceres Award 2016 in the category “female entrepreneur”. The Ceres Award honors unique personalities and projects in the agricultural sector.


With the choice of the “female entrepreneur” category, we want to underline the important role of women in the green industry, who excel thanks to their personal engagement and expertise” says Bertrand Négrier, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Germany.


The winners of this year’s Ceres Award will be announced on October 18th during the “night of agriculture” in Berlin. 


Claudia Königsmann

Claudia Königsmann vividly described her projects centred around the theme of “ farm experiences for children”. Beside various arts and crafts options, children are invited to explore the farm, meet the animals and play in the huge hay castle. By word-of-mouth the venue has become a popular destination for school and kindergarten outings.

Jana Hansen

Jana Hansen has just completed a large investment in new horse boarding facilities. The 31-year-old graduate in Agricultural studies and professional horse trainer explained her innovative concept. Instead of keeping the horses in individual paddocks, they are allowed to roam freely as a herd. Advanced digital technology allows for optimal care of the animals as well as smooth and efficient work processes.

Katharina Mayer

Katharina Mayer has many talents: a trained veterinarian, she also has extensive knowledge in the production and marketing of meat products. Right now she is complementing her skills set with courses in “farm education”. In the past years she has extended the services offer, centering around activities for children and a farm shop. The shop is a benchmark in the region and its success has encouraged her to now venture into a large investment in new onsite facilities.

Pictures: © Ursula Schlaghecken for dlz agrarmagazin