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Officers

Trustees

Stefan Asenkerschbaumer

Managing Partner, Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG; Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Robert Bosch GmbH

Klaus Biesenbach

Director, Neue Nationalgalerie

Manfred Bischoff

Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Mercedes-Benz Group

Leon Botstein

President, Bard College

Martin Brand

Blackstone Private Equity

Gahl Burt

Chairman Emerita

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Film Director

Mathias Döpfner

Chairman & CEO, Axel Springer SE

Marina Kellen French

Philanthropist

Hans-Michael Giesen

Partner, Legerwall Law Firm

Jeffrey Goldberg

Journalist; Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

C. Boyden Gray

Boyden Gray & Associates

Andrew Gundlach

Director, First Eagle Holdings

Tim Höttges

Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Telekom AG

Dirk Ippen

Münchener Zeitungs-Verlag

Wolfgang Ischinger

Chairman, Munich Security Conference

Josef Joffe

Editor & Publisher, Die Zeit

Joe Kaeser

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Siemens Energy AG; Daimler Truck Holding AG

Michael Kellen

Director, First Eagle Holdings

Michael Klein

Managing Partner, M. Klein & Company LLC

Joseph Koerner

Professor, Harvard University

Regine Leibinger

Architect, Barkow Leibinger

Kati Marton

Journalist & Author

Julie Mehretu

Visual Artist; Academy Alumna

Jeffrey A. Rosen

Deputy Chairman, Lazard

Volker Schlöndorff

Filmmaker

Peter Y. Solmssen

Anthony Vidler

Professor, Cooper Union, Yale University

Christine Wallich

Former Executive, World Bank

Caroline A. Wamsler

Lecturer, Department of Art History and Archeology, Columbia University

Maureen White

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Thomas Chatterton Williams

Writer, Academy Alumnus

Andrew Wylie

The Wylie Agency

Leah Joy Zell

Lizard Investors LLC

Senior Counselors

Richard Gaul

Deutscher Rat für Public Relations

Xavier Ohnesorg

Stiftung Klavier-Festival Ruhr

Bernhard von der Planitz

Former German Consul General to the United States

Victoria Scheibler

Karen Roth

Co-Founder and Advisory Board Treasurer, KCRW Berlin gGmbH

Academic Consultant

Michael Steinberg

Academy Alumnus; Brown University

Officers, Executives, and Trustees Emeriti

Gahl Burt

Chairman Emerita

Karl M. von der Heyden

Chairman Emeritus

Norman Pearlstine

President Emeritus

Gary Smith

Executive Director Emeritus

John P. Birkelund (1930-2019)

Trustee Emeritus; Saratoga Partners

Diethart Breipohl

Trustee Emeritus; Former CFO, Allianz SE

Richard Goeltz (1942-2020)

Trustee Emeritus; American Express

Wolfgang Mayrhuber (1947-2018)

Trustee Emeritus; Former CEO, Lufthansa

Fritz Stern (1926-2016)

Trustee Emeritus; Columbia University

Founder & Founding Chairmen

Richard C. Holbrooke (1941-2010)
Former US Ambassador to Germany, Diplomat, and Author; Founder
Henry A. Kissinger
Former US Secretary of State; Founding Chairman
Thomas Farmer (1923-2015)
Attorney and Intelligence Officer; Founding Chairman
Richard von Weizsäcker (1920-2015)
Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany; Founding Chairman

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