Executive Board

Dr Wolfgang Rohe
Chairman of the Board of Management
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Dr Wolfgang Rohe was appointed as Executive Director of Stiftung Mercator in 2014 and heads the Science and Humanities Division. Since 2008 he has been responsible for Science and Humanities.
He previously held various positions at two of the most influential science organizations in Germany. From 1992 to 2002, he worked with the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) in Bonn, initially in the Department for Collaborative Research Centers and then as Head of the strategic planning unit. In 2002, he moved to the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) where he served as Head of the Research Policy Department and since 2005 also as Vice Secretary General. Wolfgang Rohe holds a Ph.D. in German philology.

Dr Markus Piduhn
Executive Director
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Dr Markus Piduhn has been an Executive Director of Stiftung Mercator since 2015 and heads the Commercial Affairs Division.
Previously he was Area Vice President Business Industries at the TecDAX-listed CompuGroup Medical. A chemist with a PhD and MBA, Dr Piduhn has during the course of his career held various positions at the MDAX-listed company Gerresheimer, most recently as Executive Vice President Tubular Glass Europe & Asia, at consultant firm Arthur D. Little and at DSM Polyolefine.

Michael Schwarz
Executive Director
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Michael Schwarz was appointed as Executive Director of Stiftung Mercator in 2014 and heads the International Affairs Division. Since 2011 he has been responsible for International Affairs.
He has worked in the foundations sector since 2005 when, after working for a time as a consultant at CNC, an international strategic communications consultancy, he took up a position at Robert Bosch Stiftung, initially as a project manager in the area of science, then as a management assistant, and most recently as director of communication. He studied public policy and political science in Germany and the US.

Executive Board Office

Eva-Maria Hertfelder
Team Leader Executive Board Office
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Fabian Klein-Arndt
Project Coordinator
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Lidija Kokoume
Assistant to the Executive Board
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Katrin Nieß
Division Assistant
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Isabell Raiss
Division Assistant
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Phil Reckermann
Manager Project Office
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Digital Society

Jeannine Hausmann
Director Centre for Digital Society
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David Alders
Project Manager
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Florian Christ
Project Manager
+49 201 24522-820
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Yvonne Wintersieg
Division Assistant
+49 201 24522-758
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Europe in the World

Dr Anne Duncker
Director Centre for Europe in the World
+49 201 24522-822
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Davide Bracci
Project Manager
+49 201 24522-716
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Luisa Elsig
Project Manager
+49 201 24522-842
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Wiebke Hamel
Project Manager
Wiebke Hamel is currently on parental leave.
Yvonne Hanrath
Division Assistant
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Jennifer Hecht
Project Manager
+49 201 24522-742
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Reena James
Alumni Manager
+49 201 24522-69
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Jana Lassen
Project Manager
+49 201 24522-65
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Mira Luthe
Project Manager
Mira Luthe-Xu is currently on parental leave.
Teresa Spancken
Project Manager
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Matthias Stepan
Designated Head of Beijing Representative Office
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Arthur Tarnowski
Project Manager
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Carina Trepke
Intern
+49 201 24522-833
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Istanbul Office

Jannes Tessmann
Head of Istanbul Office
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Peking Office

Michael Kahn-Ackermann
China Special Representative
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Zhang Yan
Project Manager
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Climate Action

Dr Lars Grotewold
Director Centre for Climate Action
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Dr Klaus Kordowski
Project Manager
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Philipp Offergeld
Project Manager
+49 201 24522-838
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Charlotte Ruhbaum
Project Manager
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Philipp Wesemann
Project Manager
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Yvonne Wintersieg
Division Assistant
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Marlene Terstiege
Intern
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Participation and Cohesion

Dr Susanne Farwick
Director Centre for Participation and Cohesion
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Christiane von Websky
Director Centre for Participation and Cohesion
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Mariam Ahmed
Project Manager
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Charlotte Bongard da Silva
Charlotte Bongard da Silva is currently on parental leave.
Anna Dieterle
Project Manager
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Yvonne Hanrath
Division Assistant
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Viktoria Latz
Project Manager
+49 201 24522-43
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Katharina Tesmer
Project Manager
+49 201 24522-59
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Mona Wallraff
Project Manager
+49 201 24522-848
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Paula Weißenseel
Intern
+49 201 24522-741
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Education

Dr Tobias Diemer
Director Centre for Education
+49 201 24522-68
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Helmut Seidenbusch
Director Centre for Cultural Education
+49 201 24522-37
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Anke Troschke
Project Manager
+49 201 24522-845
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Ruhrgebiet Project Team

Dr Fabian Krahe
Project Manager
+49 201 24522-857
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Communications

Julia Heer
Communication Manager Online
+49 201 24522-849
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Jennifer Heimann
Communication Manager Design
+49 201 24522-41
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Jochen Heimberg
Communication Manager Press
+49 201 24522-841
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Dr Matthias Klein
Communication Manager Online
+49 201 24522-840
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Marie Maternus
Communication Manager Events
+49 201 24522-830
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Beate Wallek
Communication Manager Events
+49 201 24522-46
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Melissa Abreu
Intern
+49 201 24522-868
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Mercator Center Berlin

Gregor Darmer
Head of Mercator Center Berlin
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Kevin Franke
Receptionist
+49 30 2007457-50
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Dilara Gökdemir
Assistant
+49 30 2007457-58
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Franziska Roßland
Event Manager
+49 30 2007457-59
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Aurélie Karadjov
Intern
+49 30 2007457-59
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Commercial Resort

Gudrun Bretsch
Assistant
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Jutta Fritze
Receptionist
+49 201 24522-20
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Susan Sanders
Legal Advisor
+49 201 24522-62
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Angela Steinfeldt
Receptionist
+49 201 24522-20
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Controlling and Finance

Verena Jurgeit
Head of Controlling and Finance
+49 201 24522-49
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Sylvia Burgfeld
Financial Accountant
+49 201 24522-714
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Mathias Busshoff
Subsidiary Controller
+49 201 24522-722
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Christopher Dupin
Project Controller
+49 201 24522-721
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Maria Fricke
Financial Accountant
+49 201 24522-713
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Philipp Seeger
Financial Accountant
+49 201 24522-710
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FACILITY MANAGEMENT

Harald Koschel
Mailroom/Receiving Department
+49 201 245 22-715
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Marcel Nolte
Facility Management
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Ulrike Stüker
Administration/Mailroom
+49 201 24522-717
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Henning Weißmann
Event Technique
+49 201 24522-831
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Human Resources

Marlene Göbel
Human Resources Manager
+49 201-24522-709
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Bettina Hoberg
Human Resources Manager
+49 201 24522-718
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Sabrina Kunz
Salary and Benefit Accountant
+49 201 24522-712
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Jana Lang
Salary and Benefit Accountant
+49 201 24522-719
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Katrin Michaelis
Human Resources Manager
+49 201 240589-18
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Katja Lenz
Trainee
+49 201 24522-725
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IT

Tobias Meinicke
IT Manager
+49 201 24522-824
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Marita Bullmann
Software support
+49 201 24522-825
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