Governing Bodies | Memberships

ZIF is a non-profit company with limited liability. Sole shareholder is the Federal Republic of Germany represented by the Foreign Office. Its Supervisory Board is composed of parliamentary undersecretaries from the foreign, defense, development and interior ministries and one MP from each of the parliamentary groups in the Bundestag. An international Advisory Board supports and oversees the work of ZIF. The Center's director is Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi.

Supervisory Board

ZIF's Supervisory Board members for the current legislative period are:

  • Michael Roth (Chairperson of the Supervisory Board) | MP | State Minister | Federal Foreign Office
  • Dr. Emily Haber (Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board) | State Secretary | Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI)
  • Thomas Silberhorn | MP | Parliamentary State Secretary | Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Dr. Ralf Brauksiepe | MP | Parliamentary State Secretary | Federal Ministry of Defense (BMVg)
  • Michael Vietz | MP | German Bundestag, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group
  • Tom Koenigs | MP | German Bundestag, Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen Parliamentary Group
  • Dr. Alexander Neu | MP | German Bundestag, Die Linke Parliamentary Group
  • Dr. Bärbel Kofler | MP | German Bundestag, SPD Parliamentary Group

The International Advisory Board of the ZIF

  • Bernd Mützelburg (Chairman of the Advisory Board) | Ambassador ret., former Special Envoy for Afghanistan / Pakistan | Federal Foreign Office, Berlin (Germany)
  • Yvonne Akpasom | Head of Unit, Peace and Security | GIZ Support Programme to the ECOWAS Commission, Abuja (Nigeria)
  • Major General Obed Boamah Akwa | Chief of Army Staff | Ghana Armed Forces, Accra (Ghana)
  • Jonas Alberoth | Deputy Director-General | Folke Bernadotte Academy, Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Stefan Feller | UN Police Adviser | United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), New York (USA)
  • Lt. General Erich Pfeffer | Commander | Bundeswehr Operations Command, Potsdam (Germany)
  • David Haeri | Head of Policy, Training and Evaluation Division | United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations/Department of Field Support (DFS), New York (USA)
  • Kathinka Hewitt | Civilian Expert, Member of ZIF Expert Roster, currently seconded to the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna
  • Axel Jaenicke | Civilian Expert, Member of ZIF Expert Roster, currently deployed in Serbia
  • Andrea Kienle | Training Coordinator | Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna (Austria)
  • Michael Georg Link | Director | OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
  • Dr. Christoph Beier | Vice-Chair, Management Board | Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn/Berlin (Germany)
  • Margarete Sobral | Senior HR Advisor; Field Personnel Division | United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS), New York (USA)
  • Colonel Michael Uhrig | Director | UN Training Centre of the German Armed Force, Hammelburg (Germany)

 

As of May 2016

Shareholders

The Shareholders’ Meeting is attended by representatives of the pertinent divisions of the Federal Foreign Office.