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Winfried Kneip was appointed as Executive Director of Stiftung Mercator in 2014 and heads the Education and in 2016 is serving as spokesman of the Executive Board, a position that is held on a rotating basis for one calendar year. Since 2009 he has been responsible for Education.
Previously, he spent six years as a Managing Director of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in Germany. Since 2004, he has also been on the Executive Board of the Buddy Project, a project to promote social competence which he initiated and managed. Winfried Kneip previously worked as editor-in-chief at the publishing firm “Verlag an der Ruhr” and was the owner of the “Agentur Menschenskinder” organization, which develops educational concepts and materials.