Supervisory Board

The GIZ Supervisory Board consists of ten shareholder representatives and ten representatives of the employees.

The shareholder is represented by five members of the German Federal Parliament (four members of the Budget Committee and one member of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development) and four representatives of the German Government (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Federal Ministry of Finance, the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy), as well as one representative of the German Foundation for International Development. The employees are represented by ten workforce representatives (three trade union representatives, one executive manager and six employees).

Shareholder representatives

  • Martin Jäger (Chairperson)
    State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Berlin
  • Claudia Dörr-Voß
    State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Berlin
  • Anja Hajduk
    Member of the German Federal Parliament, Berlin
  • Michael Hinterdobler
    Chairman of the Board of Directors of the German Foundation for International Development (DSE)
  • Carsten Körber
    Member of the German Federal Parliament, Berlin
  • Antje Leendertse
    State Secretary at the German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
  • Michael Leutert
    Member of the German Federal Parliament, Berlin
  • Dr Peter Ramsauer
    Member of the German Federal Parliament, Berlin
  • Wolfgang Schmidt
    State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin
  • Sonja Steffen
    Member of the German Federal Parliament, Berlin

Employees’ representatives

  • Jan Wesseler (1st Deputy Chairperson)
    GIZ, Eschborn / Substitute member: Katrin Gothmann, GIZ, Ecuador
  • Dr Wibke Thies (2nd Deputy Chairperson)
    GIZ, Eschborn
  • Christiane Einfeldt
    GIZ, Sri Lanka
  • Armin Hofmann
    GIZ, Myanmar / Substitute member: Martina Agrell, GIZ, Eschborn
  • Birgit Ladwig
    Unified Service Sector Union (ver.di), Administrative Headquarters
  • Dr Sabine Müller
    GIZ, Eschborn / Substitute member: Robert Kressirer, GIZ, Eschborn
  • Mariella Regh
    GIZ, Bonn / Substitute member: Stefan Mager, GIZ, Berlin
  • Thomas Schenk
    Unified Service Sector Union (ver.di), Frankfurt am Main
  • Paul Schlüter
    GIZ, Bonn / Substitute member: Dr Joachim Langbein, GIZ, Bonn
  • Tobias Schürmann
    Unified Service Sector Union (ver.di), Administrative Headquarters