The Board of Trustees decides on all fundamental questions that are part of the remit of the EVZ Foundation.
It determines the focuses of the Foundation’s funding and activities, and establishes guidelines for the use of the resources. The Board of Trustees is international, and its current 28 members are delegated for four-year terms, for example, by the German Bundestag and Bundesrat, German economic players, and the states and organizations involved in the international negotiations that led to EVZ’s establishment. The Board of Directors is responsible for current business activities of the EVZ Foundation and implements the resolutions of the Board of Trustees.
|Organization||Member of the Board of Trustees||Deputy|
|Chair||Annette Schavan, Bundesministerin a. D.||Dr. Jörg Freiherr Frank von Fürstenwerth|
|Dr. Jörg Freiherr Frank von Fürstenwerth||Dr. Dirk Förterer|
|Foundation initiative||Christoph Kübel||Dr. Helen Müller|
|Foundation initiative||Thomas Wessel||Andreas Klugescheid|
|Foundation initiative||Prof. Dr. Susanne Sophia Spiliotis||N.N.|
|Bundestag (CDU/CSU)||Karin Maag||Martin Patzelt|
|Bundestag (CDU/CSU)||MdB Stephan Mayer||MdB Andrea Lindholz|
|Bundestag (SPD)||MdB Dietmar Nietan||MdB Marianne Schieder|
|Bundestag (FDP)||MdB Renata Alt||Ulla Ihnen|
|Bundesrat||StM Lucia Puttrich||StS Dr. Mark Speich|
|Bundesrat||Sawsan Chebli||Secretary Birgit Honé|
|Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF)||MDgin Petra von Wick||RDn Barbara Busch|
|Federal Foreign Office||Ralf Beste||Ambassador Dr. Robert Klinke|
|Jewish Claims Conference||Greg Schneider||Rüdiger Mahlo|
|Sinti and Roma **||Zoran Dimov||Sophie Voets-Hahne|
|Israel||Arie Zuckerman||Dr. LL.M. Avraham Weber|
|USA||Ellen J. Germain||Mary Swartz|
|Poland||Paweł Kuglarz||Jakub Deka|
|Russian Federation||Vladimir P. Lukin||Oleg J. Krasnizkij|
|Ukraine||Dr. Anton Drobovych||Ambassador Dr. Andrij Melnyk|
|Czech Republic||Botschafter Dr. Jiři Šitler||Dr. Tomáš Jelínek|
|Plaintiff's Attorney USA||Monica Dugot||Christiane Reeh|
|UNHCR||Katharina Lumpp||Dr. Roland Bank|
|International Organization for Migration||N.N.||N.N.|
|Bundesverband für NS-Verfolgte (Federal Association of NS Persecutees)||Dr. Jost Rebentisch||Svetlana Fourer|
|MdB Ulle Schauws (MdB – Member of the German Bundestag)***|
* updated 11th August, 2022
** These staff functions will be carried out namely as of 15 November 2016.
*** Co-opted since 9th June, 2021
The Board of Directors is responsible for current business activities of the EVZ Foundation and implements the resolutions of the Board of Trustees. Chief Executive Officer Dr. Andrea Despot is responsible for designing the Foundation’s strategy, developing the organization, and ensuring its resources are used for the designated economic purpose. The Board of Directors represents the Foundation in and out of court and was appointed on March 4, 2020, at an extraordinary meeting of the international Board of Trustees. The Director took office in June 2020.
The international Board of Trustees of the Foundation EVZ elected historian and science manager Jakob Meyer as a member of the Board at its meeting on May 16, 2022. He took office on July 1, 2022.
The EVZ Foundation has two financial committees: The asset advisory committee generally meets once a year and provides the Board of Directors of the Foundation with advice regarding strategic matters and topics. Operational decisions relating to the management of the EVZ Foundation’s assets are made by the investment commission. The Directors bear full responsibility for the decisions made by the body.
The asset advisory committee generally meets once a year and provides the Board of Directors of the Foundation with advice regarding strategic matters and topics. Operational decisions relating to the management of the EVZ Foundation’s assets are taken by the investment commission. The Directors bear full responsibility for the decisions.
Information about investment strategies as well as facts and figures under Finances and Transparency.