Dr Wolfgang Rohe was appointed as Executive Director of Stiftung Mercator in 2014.
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 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 was appointed as Executive Director of Stiftung Mercator in 2014.
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.