The Executive Board of DSW appoints the Executive Director and monitors their activities.
The Supervisory Board is an honorary body that appoints, counsels, supports and monitors the Executive Board.
PROF. THOMAS BUETTNER
DR. ANDREA FADANI
DR. BARBARA KLOSS-QUIROGA
SYLVIA VON METZLER
DR. ANJA LANGENBUCHER
The Advisory Board advises the Executive Board, the Supervisory Board, and the Executive Director on thematic issues, especially in respect of fulfilling the purposes of the Foundation. The Advisory Board carries out its activities on a voluntary basis and is comprised of distinguished public figures.
PROF. MARGOT KAESSMANN
DR. SARA SEIMS
DR. NAFIS SADIK
PROF. KLAUS TOEPFER
PROF. ERNST ULRICH V. WEIZSAECKER
DSW’S Executive Team
The Executive Director is in charge of the day-to-day business of the Foundation under its own rules of procedure. DSW is bound by the articles of association, the rules of procedure for the management board, and the guidelines and instructions of the management board.
The Executive Director is responsible to the board and reports on current business, projects, activities and finances. It is supported by two International Directors. Together with the Executive Director, they form the Executive Team that is responsible for the implementation of the strategic orientation as well as the activities of the Foundation in Germany and internationally.