Bettina von Siemens
Born in Berlin in 1942 Bettina von Siemens grew up in Switzerland. She has been married to Peter von Siemens since 1966. The couple has four children. A trained translator she spent many years committed to numerous bodies, societies and foundations, including the Karg Foundation for the Promotion of the Highly Gifted, Munich’s Botanical Gardens and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). In 2000 Bettina von Siemens founded the German-Russian Ballet Foundation (formerly Foundation of the Friends to the Mariinsky Theater St. Petersburg) and thereby makes a constant contribution to cultural exchange between Germany and Russia.