Boards

 

Management Board

The Management Board of The Aspen Institute Germany represents the Institute legally and advises the Executive Director on legal matters, fundraising, the program, finance and accounting, and strategic communication.

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Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director and Chairman of the Management Board

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Dr. Christoph Abeln
, Management Board Member
Lawyer and Managing Director, ABELN Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht

 

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Prof. Dr. Gunther Hellmann
, Management Board Member
Professor of Political Science, Goethe-University

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Peter Lennartz
, Management Board Member and Treasurer
Partner, Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

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Ulrich Plett
, Management Board Member
Auditor, UPW7 GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

 

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees supervises the Management Board of the Aspen Institute Germany. It elects Management Board members and the Executive Director and advises on program planning. Many of the Members of the Board of Trustees support the Institute not only through their counsel, but also through major donations.

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Eckart von Klaeden (Chairman of the Board of Trustees)
Vice President, Head of External Affairs
Daimler AG

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Prof. Dr. Volker Berghahn
Seth Low Professor of History
Columbia University

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Carl Douglas
Vice Chairman of the Board
Securitas AB

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Catherine von Fürstenberg-Dussmann
(Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees)
Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees
Peter Dussmann-Stiftung

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Elliot Gerson
Executive Vice President
The Aspen Institute

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Dr. Roland Hoffmann-Theinert
(Chairman of the Friends of the Aspen Institute Germany)
Partner, Rechtsanwalt & Notar
Görg Rechtsanwälte

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August von Joest

CEO
Office – von Joest

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David Knower
Chief Operating Officer
Cerberus Deutschland Beteiligungsberatung GmbH

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Roderick von Lipsey
Managing Director
UBS Wealth Management Americas

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Helmut Meier
Senior Vice President (retired)
Booz Allen & Hamilton

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Fred W. Reinke
Partner
Mayer Brown LLP

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Cecilie Rohwedder
Contributor
Wall Street Journal

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Dr. Kurt Schwarz
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Leifina GmbH

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Frank Sportolari
President
UPS – United Parcel Service Germany

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Till Staffeldt (Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees)
Managing Director
Global Chief Operating Officer
Regulation, Compliance & Anti-Financial Crime
Deutsche Bank AG

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Karsten Voigt
Former Coordinator of German-North American Cooperation
German Federal Foreign Office

 

Ex-Officio Members (Chairmen of the Boards of Trustees worldwide)
Jean-Luc Allavena (France)
Javier Solana (Spain)
Juan Ramon de la Fuente (Mexico)
Mircea Geoana (Romania)
Teisuke Kitayama (Japan)
Jim Crown (USA)
Giulio Tremonti (Italy)
Ivan Hodac (Czech Republic)
Natalie Jaresko (Ukraine)
Satinder K. Lambah (India)

Honorary Members (lifetime appointment)
Georges Berthoin
Kurt H. Biedenkopf
Hildegard Boucsein
Charles King Mallory IV
David Marquand
Walter Momper
Edzard Reuter
Werner Weidenfeld