Private Sector Advisory Board

The GIZ Private Sector Advisory Board provides a platform for regular dialogue between the private sector and international cooperation organisations. The Board comprises representatives of companies and business associations. It meets at least twice a year to identify common fields of activity and possible avenues for cooperation.

The goal is to create stronger links between the private sector and international cooperation organisations. Each year, the Board awards a prize on behalf of BMZ to a company that has made a notable contribution to sustainable development

The Private Sector Advisory Board's members

  • Roland Göhde, Sysmex Partec GmbH (Chair) 
  • Matthias Wachter, Federation of German Industries (BDI) (Deputy Chair) 
  • Heike Bergmann, Voith Hydro GmbH & Co KG 
  • Kevin Heidenreich, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK)
  • Olaf Hoffmann, Dorsch Holding GmbH 
  • Renate Hornung-Draus Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA) 
  • Matthias Kühn, Perfekta Unternehmensgruppe 
  • Michael Pittelkow, SAP SE
  • Jörg Thiele, German Association of Consulting Engineers (VBI)
  • Dr Peter Weiss, German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH)