Current Foundation Board

As stipulated in the Board statutes, the federal government and the Länder of Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia each have two representatives on the Foundation Board. The other Länder each have one. The Board elects its chairperson and vice chairpersons for a term of three years. The chairpersons can be reelected.

Federal Government

The Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Minister of State Prof. Monika Grütters
- Chairwoman -
Representative: Ministerial Director Günter Winands
- also serves as the Chairwoman's deputy –

Federal Ministry of Finance
Ministerial Director Martin Kelleners
- also serves as the Chairwoman's deputy -
Representative: N.N.

Federal States

Baden-Württemberg
State Secretary Petra Olschowski
Representative: Ministerial Director Dr. Claudia Rose
Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg

Bavaria
Ministerial Director Dr. Peter Müller
Representative: Ministerial Director Angelika Kaus
Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Arts

Berlin
Senator Dr. Klaus Lederer
Representative: Department Head Dr. Konrad Schmidt-Werthern
Senate Department for Culture and Europe

Senate Building Director Regula Lüscher
Representative: Senate Councillor Birgitt von dem Knesebeck
Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing, Berlin

Brandenburg
Minister Manja Schüle
- also serves as the Chairwoman's deputy -
Representative: Department Head Reiner Walleser
Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg

Bremen
State Councilor Carmen Emigholz
Representative: Dr. Andreas Mackeben
Senator of Culture of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Hamburg
Senate Director Hans Heinrich Bethge
Representative: Department Head Verena Westermann
Cultural Authority of the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Hessen
Minister of State Boris Rhein
Representative: State Secretary Patrick Burghardt
The Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts


Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
State Secretary Sebastian Schröder
Representative: Dr. Kristina Süße
Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Lower Saxony
State Secretary Dr. Sabine Johannsen
Representative: Ministerial Director Dr. Annette Schwandner
Ministry of Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony

North Rine-Westphalia
Minister Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen
- also serves as the Chairwoman's deputy -
Representative: Hildegard Kaluza
Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

State Secretary Dr. Patrick Opdenhövel
Representative: Ministerial Councilor Eckhard Helms
Ministry of Finance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Rhineland-Palatinate
State Secretary Dr. Denis Alt
Representative: Ministerial Director Christoph Kraus
Ministry of Education, Science, Further Education and Culture

Saarland
State Secretary Christine Streichert-Clivot
Representative: Dr. Heike Otto
Ministry of Education and Culture

Saxony
N.N.
Representative: Ministerial Director Thomas Früh
Saxon State Ministry of Science and Art

Saxony-Anhalt
Minister of State Rainer Robra
Representative: Ministerial Councilor Dr. Gunnar Schellenberger
Ministry of Culture of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

Schleswig-Holstein
Department Head Susanne Bieler-Seelhoff
Representatice: Deputy Department Head Claudia Sieg
Ministry of Education, Science and Cultural Affairs

Thuringia
State Secretary Tina Beer
Representative: Ministerial Director Elke Harjes-Ecker
State Chancellery

Board of Deputies and AG Bau (Deliberative Committees for the Foundation Board)

Chairman
Ingo Mix
Office of the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media

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