The German Board of TrusteesBoard of Trustees (2019-2022)

Sven Afhüppe, Chairman
Sven Afhüppe, Chairman

Chairman: Sven Afhüppe, Editor-in-Chief, Handelsblatt


Honorary Chairman:

Tessen von Heydebreck, former member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank AG



Members of the Board of Trustees
Members of the Board of Trustees


Dorothee Bär, Minister of State for Digitization, Member of Parliament, CDU/CSU

Thomas Bellut, Director-General, ZDF

Reinhard Bettzuege, former Ambassador

Nikolaus Blome, Former Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Bild

Johannes Boie, Editor-in-Chief, Welt am Sonntag

Dr. Volker Breid, CEO, FAZ

Michael Bröcker, Editor-in-Chief, Media Pioneers

Stephan-Andreas Casdorff, Publisher, Der Tagesspiegel

Dr. Mathias Döpfner, CEO, Axel Springer SE

Jörg Eigendorf, Global Head of Communications, Deutsche Bank

Dr. Wolfgang Fink, CEO, GoldmanSachs Bank Europe SE

Leonhard F. Fischer, Partner, LfiCapital

Rüdiger Frohn, Chairman, Mercator Foundation

Dr. Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner, Co-Owner, Funke Media Group & State Minister for Federal and European Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Member of Parliament, FDP

Peter Limbourg, Director-General, Deutsche Welle

Gesine Lötzsch, Member of Parliament, Die Linke

Georg Löwisch, Editor-in-Chief, Die Zeit

Rob Meines, Meines & Partner

Claudia Roth, Vice-President of the German Bundestag, Member of Parliament, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office, Member of Parliament, SPD

Patricia Schlesinger, Director-General, RBB

Gregor Peter Schmitz, Editor-in-Chief, Augsburger Allgemeine

Steffen Seibert, Government Spokesperson and Head of the German Federal Government's Press and Information Office, Parlamentary State Secretary

Dr. Dominik Wichmann, Co-Founder and CEO, Looping Group