Executive Board

The executive board of the foundation consists of the chairman and the vice-chairman, as well as three additional members. All members are appointed by the Governing Mayor of Berlin for a five-year term and serve on a volunteer basis. Reappointment or early dismissal are possible under certain circumstances.

The executive board is the most powerful organ of the foundation; it powers and responsibilities are explained in §6 of the foundation charter.


  • Walter Momper (Chairman), former Governing Mayor of Berlin
  • Anja Schillhaneck (Deputy Chairwoman), Member of the Berlin House of Representatives
  • Florian Graf, Member of the Berlin House of Representatives
  • Daniel Mees, Cultural Attachè, American Embassy in Berlin
  • Ludger Pieper, Berlin Dept. of Education and Chair of the Schools Committee of the Conference of Culture Ministers (ret.d)

This board’s term will expire on June 30, 2019.