The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors manages the day-to-day business of the Foundation and implements the decisions of the Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for distributing the resources of the Foundation and for managing the funding programmes. It oversees the purposeful and prudent expenditure of the Foundation’s funds and represents the Foundation in both judicial and extrajudical matters.

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Chief Executive Officer 

Dr. Andrea Despot has been the CEO of the EVZ Foundation since 1st June 2020. 


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Dr. Petra Follmar-Otto has been the director of the EVZ Foundation since 1st June 2020.