Erivan And Helga Haub

Remembering Erivan Haub (1932-2018)

The American Academy in Berlin mourns the loss of businessman Erivan Haub. Our thoughts are with his extended family, particularly his wife, Helga Haub, a dedicated former Academy trustee and donor, and an abiding supporter of the transatlantic relationship. Over the years, Erivan and Helga Haub visited the American Academy in Berlin, especially for the Henry A. Kissinger Prize.

Born in Wiesbaden in 1932, Erivan Haub was the driving force behind the German international food-retailer Tengelmann, a fourth-generation company he inherited in the 1970s. He became Tengelmann’s managing director in 1969, after apprenticing as a wholesale trader in Germany and America—in Chicago and in La Habra, California—and receiving a degree in economics, from the University of Hamburg. Prior to Tengelmann, Haub worked at several major banks and a real estate firm.

The Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University is named after Erivan Haub, and the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, at the University of Wyoming, is named after his wife.

Erivan Haub was 85. He died at his Wyoming ranch.