Organization

The Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung is overseen by a board of trustees. It is made up of six members plus six deputies appointed for five years by the Federal President. These representatives of politics and society were associated with Helmut Schmidt in various ways during his lifetime. 

The foundation’s day-to-day business is run by a board made up of two honorary members and a chief executive.

Members of the Board of Trustees

Peer Steinbrück
Chair
 

Giovanni di Lorenzo
© Jim Rakete

Dirk Fischer
© Michael Zapf

Johannes Kahrs

Sandra Maischberger
© Peter Rigaud

Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller
© Marc Darchinger

Deputies

Niels Annen

Dr. h.c. Edelgard Bulmahn
© Stella von Saldern

Dr. Herlind Gundelach
© Thorsten Wulff

Matthias Naß

Dr. Olaf Schulz-Gardyan
© Michael Zapf

Dr. Martin Willich
© Michael Zapf

Management Board

Dr. Meik Woyke
Chairman of the Management Board and Managing Director
m.woyke@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Dr. Hans-Gerhard Husung
Vice Chairman of the Management Board
h-g.husung@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Bernd Neuendorf
Board Member
b.neuendorf@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Foundation Staff

Axel Becker
Receptionist
© Michael Zapf

Manuela Bergner
Housekeeper
m.bergner@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Giulia Berkitz
Office of the Management Board
g.berkitz@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Cécile Busche
Funding and Partnerships Manager
c.busche@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Laura Capolongo
Receptionist

Karin Ellermann
Archivist
k.ellermann@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Ekaterina Eylin
Receptionist
© Michael Zapf

Dorothée Falkenberg
Student Assistant
d.falkenberg@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Charlotte Gaitzsch
Receptionist
c.gaitzsch@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Clarissa Härtel
Student Assistant
c.haertel@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Johanna Hofmann
Student Assistant
j.hofmann@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Ulfert Kaphengst
Head of Communication and Media
u.kaphengst@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Lorena Karn
Voluntary Social Year in the Field of Culture
l.karn@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de​​​​​​​

Felix Kern
Student Assistant
f.kern@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Dr. Magnus Koch
Head of Exhibitions and History
m.koch@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Lukas Kopske
Student Assistant
l.kopske@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de

Magda Krawcewicz
Receptionist
m.krawcewicz@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de​​​​​​​

Doris Leupold
Programme Officer
d.leupold@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de

Isabell Lukoschek
Student Assistant
i.lukoschek@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
 

Thorsten Mehrtens
Receptionist

Isra Mohamed
Student Assistant
i.mohamed@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Sara Caren Mundt
Student Assistant
s.mundt@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de​​​​​​​

Lisa Querner
Student Assistant
l.querner@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Alisa Rieth
Project Manager Escape Game
​​​​​​​a.rieth@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Uta Schlott
Editor Communication and Media
u.schlott@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Patrick Schröder
Receptionist
p.schroeder@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Axel Schuster
Archivist
a.schuster@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Nele Stöhr
Student Assistant
n.stoehr@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Dr. Julia Strasheim
Deputy Managing Director and Programme Director for European and International Politics
j.strasheim@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Claudia Strecker
Receptionist
c.strecker@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Philipp Strugholz, M.A.
Event Manager and Project Manager BKHS Magazine
p.strugholz@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Merle Strunk, M.A.
Education and Knowledge Transfer Officer
m.strunk@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Miriam van der Linden, M.A.
Event Manager
m.vanderlinden@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Ann-Sophie Weißgerber
Assistant Communication and Media
a.weissgerber@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Elisabeth Winter
Programme Director Global Markets and Social Justice
e.winter@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Dr. Johannes Zechner
Curator of Exhibitions
j.zechner@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf

Franziska Zollweg, M.A.
Head of the Correspondence Project
f.zollweg@remove-this.helmut-schmidt.de
© Michael Zapf