Boards of the Foundation

  • The Board of Trustees

    Dr. Werner Zedelius

    Dr. Werner Zedelius

    Chairman of the Board of Trustees; former member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE
    Prof. Dr. Christina Weiss

    Prof. Dr. Christina Weiss

    Associate Chairwoman; Former State Minister at the Federal Chancellery for Media and Culture, Publicist, Honorary Professor for Comparative Studies
    Roya Ahmadi

    Roya Ahmadi

    Allianz Deutschland AG, Head of Claims for North-West, Germany. Chairwoman of the association "Allianz für Kinder und Jugend", North-West, Germany.
    Emilio Galli Zugaro

    Emilio Galli Zugaro

    Former Director of Group Communications of Allianz SE, Chaiman Methodos S.p.A.
    Prof. Dr. Harold James

    Prof. Dr. Harold James

    Professor of Economic History at Princeton University and Professor of International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
    Basil Kerski

    Basil Kerski

    Political Scientist and Director of the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk
    Dr. Gottfried Langenstein

    Dr. Gottfried Langenstein

    ARTE President and Director of the ZDF European satellite programs
    Prof. Dr. Susan Neiman

    Prof. Dr. Susan Neiman

    Philosopher and Director of the Einstein Forum Potsdam
    Esra Küçük

    Esra Küçük

    Managing Member of the Board of Trustees

    Former members of the Board of Trustees

    • Michael M. Thoss, former managing member of the Board of Trustees
    • Dr. Henning Schulte-Noelle, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees; former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE
    • Dr. Michael Albert, former member of the Board of Allianz Private Krankenversicherungs-AG
    • Dr. Diethart Breipohl, former member of the Board of Allianz AG
    • Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h. c. Manfred Erhardt, former President of Deutsche Schillergesellschaft, former Science Senator
    • Dr. Georg Frhr. v. Gumppenberg, former Director of Allianz Kunstversicherungen
    • Ambassador Prof. Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Security Conference
    • Prof. Dr. Claudio Magris, author and translator
    • Dr. Gerhard Rupprecht: former Chairman of the Board of Allianz Deutschland AG (ADAG) († 8.8.2014)
    • Detlev von der Burg, former member of the Board of Trustees of Pinakothek der Moderne Foundation, Munich
  • The Advisory Board

    Prof. Dr. Christina Weiss

    Prof. Dr. Christina Weiss

    Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Allianz Cultural Foundation and former State Minister at the Federal Chancellery for Media and Culture, Publicist, Honorary Professor for Comparative Studies
    Mathias Énard

    Mathias Énard

    French author and translator, Arabic teacher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
    László F. Földényi

    László F. Földényi

    Art Theoretician, Literary Scholar and Essayist, Budapest
    Tino Sehgal

    Tino Sehgal

    Artist and Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice Biennale 2013
    Johan Simons

    Johan Simons

    Director of Ruhrtriennale
    Prof. Manos Tsangaris

    Prof. Manos Tsangaris

    Composer, Festival Director and Performance Artist

    Former Members of the Advisory Board

    • Prof. Dr. Robert Picht: fomer Chairman and Vice-Rector of College of Europe, Bruges
    • Daniel Birnbaum: Direktor of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm
    • Moritz de Hadeln: former Director of Venice Film Festival
    • Sigrid Gareis: Cultural producer with focus on contemporay dance; former Secretary General of the Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne
    • Veronica Kaup-Hasler: former artistic Director of the Festivals steirischer herbst
    • Jean-Baptiste Joly: Director of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
    • Frank Madlener: Director of the Institute for Acoustics and Music Research (IRCAM), Paris
    • Hans Ulrich Obrist: Deputy Chairman and Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery, London
    • Prof. William E. Paterson: former Director of the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham; Honorary Professor for German and European Politics at Aston University
    • Dr. Ilma Rakusa: Author, translator and journalist, Zurich
    • Prof. Dr. Peter Ruzicka: Conductor, Composer and Artistic Director of the Munich Biennial
    • Dirk Snauwaert: Director of Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels
    • Tom Stromberg: former Director of the Deutsche Schauspielhaus, Hamburg
    • Karsten Witt: former Artistic Director Royal Festival Hall, London
The Board of Trustees

Dr. Werner Zedelius

Dr. Werner Zedelius

Chairman of the Board of Trustees; former member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE
Prof. Dr. Christina Weiss

Prof. Dr. Christina Weiss

Associate Chairwoman; Former State Minister at the Federal Chancellery for Media and Culture, Publicist, Honorary Professor for Comparative Studies
Roya Ahmadi

Roya Ahmadi

Allianz Deutschland AG, Head of Claims for North-West, Germany. Chairwoman of the association "Allianz für Kinder und Jugend", North-West, Germany.
Emilio Galli Zugaro

Emilio Galli Zugaro

Former Director of Group Communications of Allianz SE, Chaiman Methodos S.p.A.
Prof. Dr. Harold James

Prof. Dr. Harold James

Professor of Economic History at Princeton University and Professor of International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Basil Kerski

Basil Kerski

Political Scientist and Director of the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk
Dr. Gottfried Langenstein

Dr. Gottfried Langenstein

ARTE President and Director of the ZDF European satellite programs
Prof. Dr. Susan Neiman

Prof. Dr. Susan Neiman

Philosopher and Director of the Einstein Forum Potsdam
Esra Küçük

Esra Küçük

Managing Member of the Board of Trustees

Former members of the Board of Trustees

  • Michael M. Thoss, former managing member of the Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Henning Schulte-Noelle, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees; former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz SE
  • Dr. Michael Albert, former member of the Board of Allianz Private Krankenversicherungs-AG
  • Dr. Diethart Breipohl, former member of the Board of Allianz AG
  • Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h. c. Manfred Erhardt, former President of Deutsche Schillergesellschaft, former Science Senator
  • Dr. Georg Frhr. v. Gumppenberg, former Director of Allianz Kunstversicherungen
  • Ambassador Prof. Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Security Conference
  • Prof. Dr. Claudio Magris, author and translator
  • Dr. Gerhard Rupprecht: former Chairman of the Board of Allianz Deutschland AG (ADAG) († 8.8.2014)
  • Detlev von der Burg, former member of the Board of Trustees of Pinakothek der Moderne Foundation, Munich

The Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Christina Weiss

Prof. Dr. Christina Weiss

Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Allianz Cultural Foundation and former State Minister at the Federal Chancellery for Media and Culture, Publicist, Honorary Professor for Comparative Studies
Mathias Énard

Mathias Énard

French author and translator, Arabic teacher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
László F. Földényi

László F. Földényi

Art Theoretician, Literary Scholar and Essayist, Budapest
Tino Sehgal

Tino Sehgal

Artist and Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice Biennale 2013
Johan Simons

Johan Simons

Director of Ruhrtriennale
Prof. Manos Tsangaris

Prof. Manos Tsangaris

Composer, Festival Director and Performance Artist

Former Members of the Advisory Board

  • Prof. Dr. Robert Picht: fomer Chairman and Vice-Rector of College of Europe, Bruges
  • Daniel Birnbaum: Direktor of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  • Moritz de Hadeln: former Director of Venice Film Festival
  • Sigrid Gareis: Cultural producer with focus on contemporay dance; former Secretary General of the Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne
  • Veronica Kaup-Hasler: former artistic Director of the Festivals steirischer herbst
  • Jean-Baptiste Joly: Director of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
  • Frank Madlener: Director of the Institute for Acoustics and Music Research (IRCAM), Paris
  • Hans Ulrich Obrist: Deputy Chairman and Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery, London
  • Prof. William E. Paterson: former Director of the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham; Honorary Professor for German and European Politics at Aston University
  • Dr. Ilma Rakusa: Author, translator and journalist, Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Ruzicka: Conductor, Composer and Artistic Director of the Munich Biennial
  • Dirk Snauwaert: Director of Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels
  • Tom Stromberg: former Director of the Deutsche Schauspielhaus, Hamburg
  • Karsten Witt: former Artistic Director Royal Festival Hall, London