Dr. Bussmann has been a Trustee of the Mannheim Trust in New York since 1998. He serves as Director or Manager at the Mannheim Trust portfolio companies, including Mannheim LLC, Springer Publishing LLC, and Rhodanie Investment AG. In 2016 Dr. Bussmann was appointed a Board member of Paramount Group Inc., a NYSE Company, and became a member of its Audit Committee.
From 1998 to 2005, he was a Trustee of the Marico Trust in New York. From 1995 to 2011, he was Manager of Margna Holding SA, a Luxembourg company. From 1980 until 1994, Dr. Bussmann spent 15 years in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries in Germany and the United States at Knoll AG, Abbott Laboratories, BASF AG, and BASF Corporation. Dr. Bussmann passed the Second Legal State Exam in Stuttgart in 1979 and received his Dr. juris utriusque degree from Heidelberg University in 1978. In 1977 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Law School. He studied Law at Frankfurt, Freiburg im Breisgau, Lausanne, and Heidelberg Universities from 1971 to 1975.
Dr. Bussmann is Managing Director of the Friedrich Engelhorn Archiv e.V. in Mannheim, Germany. He is Managing Director of The Ladenburg Foundation, New York. He was appointed to the Board of the American Council of Germany in New York. Dr. Bussmann is a member of the Association for the Support of the Schurman Library e.V. at Heidelberg University. He is a Board member of Friends of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies at the University of Heidelberg and has been a member of its Kuratorium. In 2003 he joined the Board of the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, Washington, DC. He is a Trustee of The Opera Foundation, New York. Dr. Bussmann is a member of the Brook Club, New York. He is a member of the Hyannis Port Civic Association, Hyannis Port Yacht Club, West Beach Club, and The Beach Club in Centerville, Massachusetts.