Our team

Individual skills are important to us because we work in an interdisciplinary and topic-oriented manner. Our actions are effective and future-proof - borne by entrepreneurial spirit and the will to shape things. We value an open feedback culture and personal exchange - digitally and on site with us in Langenhorn.


Areas at a glance


Cooperation between the Executive Board and the Board of Trustees

The division of responsibilities between the Executive Board and the Board of Trustees is based on the model of a stock corporation: The Executive Board manages the business of the Foundation, while the Board of Trustees advises and monitors it. The joint Foundation Committee, which is made up of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Board, deals with fundamental issues relating to the strategic orientation of the Foundation.


Board of Directors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst
Chairwoman Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst Show portfolio
Ulrich Müller
Member of the Executive Board Ulrich Müller Show portfolio
Gabriele von Glahn
Assistent to the Chairwoman of the Executive Board Gabriele von Glahn +49 40 533295-681
Linda Walter
Assistant to the Executive Board Linda Walter +49 40 533295-55
Saskia Brodbeck
Assistant to the Executive Board Saskia Brodbeck + 49 40 53329-531
Dr. Ariane Neumann
Strategy Officer Dr. Ariane Neumann +49 40 533295-615
Katrin Traoré
Advisor to the Executive Board Katrin Traoré +49 40 533295-18

Staff positions

Jurgita Finck
Project and Process Manager Jurgita Finck +49 40 533295-20
André Greve
System Administrator IT André Greve +49 40 533295-27
Marcel Habermann
System Administrator IT Marcel Habermann +49 40 533295-25
Iris Schultz
Program Director USA Iris Schultz +1 40459417-93
Natalia Sliwinski
Project Manager Networking & Alumni Relations Natalia Sliwinski +49 40 533295-30

Board of Trustees

Dr. Henneke Lütgerath
Chairman of the Board of Trustees Dr. Henneke Lütgerath Show portfolio
Martina Sandrock
Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees Martina Sandrock Show portfolio
Prof. Dr. Robert Feidenhans’l
Member of the Board of Trustees Prof. Dr. Robert Feidenhans’l Show portfolio
Herdis Dris
Assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Herdis Dris +49 40 533295-81

Honorary Chair

Petra Herz

Petra Herz has been honorary chairwoman of the Joachim Herz Foundation since 2016. Previously, she had been chairwoman of the foundation since its establishment in 2008 and took over its management after the death of her husband Joachim Herz.

Petra Herz is available to the Foundation in an advisory capacity as Honorary Chair.


Program area natural sciences

Dr. Jörg Maxton-Küchenmeister
Director Dr. Jörg Maxton-Küchenmeister +49 40 533295-37
Sophie-Dorothee Hoppenheit
Assistant Sophie-Dorothee Hoppenheit +49 40 533295-35
Dr. Philipp Giesemann
Project Manager Dr. Philipp Giesemann +49 40 533295-70
Daniel Klaus
Project Manager Daniel Klaus +49 40 533295-637
Dr. Jenny Meßinger-Koppelt
Project Leader Dr. Jenny Meßinger-Koppelt +49 40 533295-42
Dr. Jennifer Plath
Project Manager Dr. Jennifer Plath +49 40 533295-96
Ingolf Sauer
Project Manager Ingolf Sauer +49 40 533295-36
Dr. Matthias Tamminga
Project Manager Dr. Matthias Tamminga + 49 40 533295-643

Program area Economy

Dr. Jan Brosse
Project Leader Dr. Jan Brosse +49 40 533295-39
Dr. Simone Gobien
Senior Project Manager Dr. Simone Gobien +49 40 533295-95
Lilit Linhoff
Project Manager (parental leave) Lilit Linhoff +49 40 533295-41
Isabell Meyer
Project Manager Isabell Meyer +49 40 533295-72
Dr. Philipp Poppitz
Project Manager Dr. Philipp Poppitz + 49 40 533 295-638
Martin Rüster
Project Manager Martin Rüster +49 40 533295-94

Program area personality development

Developing potential in vocational education and training

Dr. Yulia Kozyrakis
Head of project "Azubis USA & Canada" Dr. Yulia Kozyrakis +49 40 533295-48
Isabel Dwinger
Project Manager Isabel Dwinger +49 40 533295-89
Cornélie Lefèvre
Project Manager Cornélie Lefèvre +49 40 533295-79

Participation in education through personal development

Andrea Dutzek
Director "grips gewinnt" Andrea Dutzek +49 40 533295-92
Melek Dreshaj
Office Manager (parental leave) Melek Dreshaj + 49 40 533 295-71
Franziska Gaube
Project Manager Franziska Gaube +49 40 533295-43
Pina Morgenstern
Project Manager Pina Morgenstern +49 40 533295-52
Thora von Ramin
Office Manager Thora von Ramin +49 40 533295-679
Jasmin von Engelbrechten-Ureña
Office Manager Jasmin von Engelbrechten-Ureña +49 40 533295-644
Kristin Heldewig
Project Manager Kristin Heldewig +49 40 533295-53
Lina-Kai Berwik
Project Manager Lina-Kai Berwik +49 40 533295-622
Andrea Ipsen
Senior Project Manager Andrea Ipsen +49 40 533295-26
Taina Hencke
Project Manager (parental leave) Taina Hencke +49 40 533295-51

Funding area

Rebecca Kohlmeyer
Project Manager Rebecca Kohlmeyer +49 40 533295-56
Dr. Dorothea Pieper
Project Manager Dr. Dorothea Pieper +49 40 533295-672

Public Relations, Communication & Events

Katalin Akócsi
Crossmedia Communications Manager Katalin Akócsi +49 40 533295-49
Sarah Bloch
Press Officer and speechwriter Sarah Bloch +49 40 533295-32
Annette Flandrin
Event Manager Annette Flandrin +49 40 533295-23
Stephanie Harting
Event Manager Stephanie Harting +49 40 533295-87
Nora Just
Crossmedia Communications Manager Nora Just +49 40 533295-636
Carolin Matysek
Digital Communication Manager Carolin Matysek +49 40 533295-73
Julia Pascual Romero
Event Manager Julia Pascual Romero +49 40 533295-74
Nelly Tekhaus
Crossmedia Communication Manager Nelly Tekhaus + 49 40 533 295-82

Legal Department

Katharina Copony
General Counsel & Compliance Officer Katharina Copony +49 40 533295-19
Katja Schmid-von Linstow
Legal Associate Katja Schmid-von Linstow + 49 40 533 295-86

Investment & Organization

Andreas Meier
Head Asset Management Andreas Meier +49 40 533295-17
Tatiana Boldt
Portfolio Manager Tatiana Boldt +49 40 533295-650
Robin Saerbeck
Portfolio Manager Robin Saerbeck +49 40 533295-670
Florian Schell
Portfolio Manager Florian Schell +49 40 533295-640
Antonio Izzo
Facility Management Antonio Izzo +49 40 533295-75
Celina Izzo
Commercial Assistant Organization Celina Izzo +49 40 533295-667
Sandra Lübcke
Commercial Assistant Organization Sandra Lübcke +49 40 533295-83

Human Resources

Gerhard Mathus Calderón
HR Specialist Gerhard Mathus Calderón +49 40 533295-21

Accounting & Controlling

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