“A company is never complete. Why should I stop, if I still see visions, trends and developments?” said Eugen Block, 77, in mid November when presenting his biography penned by Jens Meyer-Odewald, Reporter-in-Chief at Hamburg’s daily Abendblatt. Block has apparently no intention of retiring and has also presented his latest project. Yet, Block settled his legacy first and gave each of his three children a 30 per cent share in his company. Around 10 per cent of the profits will go towards the new Block Foundation which will be headed by Eugen Block, Auxiliary Bishop Dr. Hans-Jochen Jaschke and Dr. med. Gerian Grönefeld. The foundation will fund and conduct research into conditions for a healthy diet, breeding animals according to their species and supporting academic and vocational education. “I wish to help people who live in difficult and far worse circumstances with this foundation,” said Block.
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