Board of Directors

The Board of Directors conducts the foundation’s business activities and manages its assets. It shall assume all tasks unless they are carried out by the General Assembly or the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Directors is elected by the General Assembly for two years. It consists of the Chairperson, up to three Deputy Chairs, the Treasurer as well as the Secretary General and up to 16 other members; three of which are co-opted by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors recruits over half of its members from Association Members.


Members of the Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert
President of the German Bundestag (retired)
Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.

Norbert Lammert, born in 1948 in Bochum has been Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung since January 2018. He has actively participated in German politics for over almost four decades and helped in shaping important offices. For twelve years, he was President of the German Bundestag, of which he was a member between 1980 and 2017. In the governments of Helmut Kohl, he served as Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministries of Education and Science, Economic Affairs and then Transport as well as Federal Government Coordinator of Aerospace Policy. In 2003, Lammert was awarded a lectureship for political science at the Ruhr University Bochum, which appointed him honorary professor in 2008. His numerous publications deal with social, economic and cultural policy issues.

 

Further information in the biogram

Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss
Deputy Chairwoman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.

Beate Neuss, born in 1953 in Essen, is Professor Emeritus for Political Science at the Department of Philosophy at the Technical University Chemnitz. She headed the Chair for International Politics at the Institute of Political Science at the TU Chemnitz between 1994 and 2018. The focus of her research and teaching is German foreign policy, European integration and transatlantic relations. Since 1997, she has been an Academic Advisor of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung at TU Chemnitz and between 1998 and 2006, was a member of the Academic Advisory Committee at the Federal Agency for Civic Education.

Hildigund Neubert
Secretary of State (retired)
Deputy Chairwoman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.

Hildigund Neubert, born in 1960 in Quedlinburg, was State Secretary at the Thuringian State Chancellery between 2013 and 2014. In 1989, she campaigned in Berlin for the founding of the Democratic Beginning and the Peaceful Revolution, later in the Free Baltic Committee. Between 1997 and 2003 she was employed at the “Bürgerbüro e.V. Zur Aufarbeitung von Folgeschäden der SED-Diktatur”, which had been founded by Helmut Kohl, Bärbel Bohley, Jürgen Fuchs, Ignatz Bubis and Rudolf Scharping in 1996. From 2003 to 2013, she was State Representative of the Free State of Thuringia for the Records of the State Security Service of the former German Democratic Republic GDR.

Hermann Gröhe MP
Federal Minister (retired)
Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group
Deputy Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.

Hermann Gröhe, born in 1961 in Uedem, was Federal Minister for Health between 2013 and 2018. Since the end of March 2018, he has been Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag. There he is responsible for the topics of Labour and Social Affairs as well as Economic Cooperation and Development. From 1989 to 1994, Hermann Gröhe was Federal Chairman of the Junge Union. In 1994, he entered the German Bundestag for the first time, and has been a member without interruption since. Between 2009 and 2013 he was General Secretary of the CDU of Germany.

 

Further information in the biogram

Bernhard Vogel
Minister-President (retired)
Honorary Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.

Bernhard Vogel, born in 1932 in Göttingen, has been Honorary Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung since 2010. In 1965 he won the direct mandate in the Neustadt-Speyer (Palatinate) constituency and entered the German Bundestag. As early as two years later, in 1967, he was appointed Minister of Culture in the state government of Rhineland Palatinate.  From 1976 to 1988 he led the state government of Rhineland Palatinate as Minister-President. In 1972 he became President of the Central Committee of German Catholics; he held the office until 1976. Between 1989 and 1995 and again from 2001 to 2009, Bernhard Vogel was Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. In 1992, he moved to Thuringia as Head of Government and remained in office until 2003. 

 

Further information in the biogram

Christoph Brand
Treasurer of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.

Christoph Brand is an International Advisor at Goldman Sachs. Prior to this, he worked for Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt, recently as Partner and Chairman of Investment Banking Deutschland and was involved in various transactions in the areas of Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Shares and Bond Issues as well as Privatisations. As a shareholder, he has been Deputy Chairman of the supervisory board (Family Board) of the domestic appliance manufacturer Miele & Cie. KG since 1999. From 1985 to 1987, Christoph Brand was Federal Chairman of the Circle of Christian Democratic Students (RCDS) and co-opted member of the Christian Democratic Union’s (CDU) Federal Executive Committee.

Michael Thielen
Secretary General of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.

Michael Thielen, born in 1959 in Prüm/Eifel has been Secretary General of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung since 2008. Between 2006 and 2008 he was Secretary of State at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. From 1987 he was employed in the office of the Bundestag member Jürgen Rüttgers. He then worked as a Consultant for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag. After Rüttgers was appointed Federal Minister for Education, Science, Research and Technology by Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl, from 1995 Thielen took over as Head of the Minister’s Office and the Executive Staff in the Federal Ministry for Education, Science, Research and Technology. From 1999 to 2005 he was Head of Division at the CDU party headquarters.

Dieter Althaus
Minister-President (retired), Vice President for Governmental Affairs MAGNA Europe
Further information in the biogram

Dr. Christoph Brand
Treasurer of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.

Tanja Gönner
Chairwoman of the Management Board of the German Association of International Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ)

Hermann Gröhe MP
Federal Minister (retired)
Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group
Deputy Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.
Further information in the biogram

Prof. Dr. Hans Walter Hütter
President of the Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Foundation

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Federal Minister of Defence (retired)
Further information in the biogram

Volker Kauder
Chairman of the Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Kohl-Stiftung Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert
President of the German Bundestag (retired)
Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.
Further information in the biogram

Armin Laschet MP
Minister-President (retired)
Further information in the biogram

Dr. Angela Merkel
Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (retired)
Further information in the biogram

Friedrich Merz MP
Chairman of the CDU and Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group at the German Bundestag 

Hildegard Müller
Secretary of State (retired), 
President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (Verband der Automobilindustrie, VDA)

Hildigund Neubert
Secretary of State (retired)
Deputy Chairwoman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.

Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss
Deputy Chairwoman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Rödder
Holder of the Chair for Modern and Contemporary History at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers
Minister-President (retired)
Further information in the biogram

Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel
Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria (retired)
Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V. Board of Trustees
Further information in the biogram

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Sternberg
Former President of the Central Committee of German Catholics (Zentralkomitee der deutschen Katholiken, ZdK)

Dr. Sabine Sütterlin-Waack
Minister of the Interior, Rural Areas, Integration and Gender Equality of Schleswig-Holstein and President of the Hermann Ehlers Stiftung e. V.

Michael Thielen
Secretary General of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Vogel
Minister-President (retired)
Honorary Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.
Further information in the biogram

Klaus Welle
Secretary General of the European Parliament

Prof. Dr. Birgitta Wolff
Professor of Business Administration, President of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (retired)

 


 

Permanent guests

Mario Czaja MP
Secretary General of the CDU

Thorsten Frei MP
Chief Whip of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group at the German Bundestag

Dr. Stefan Hennewig
Federal Managing Director of the CDU

Anton Pfeifer
Secretary of State (retired)
Further information in the biogram

Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering
President of the European Parliament (retired)
Representative for European Affairs of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.
Further information in the biogram

Christina Stumpp MP

 

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As of: February 2022

Contact

Michael Rimmel

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Head of the Executive Board Office

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