Board of Trustees

The members of the Board of Trustees are appointed by the executive committee.  They supervise and support the undertakings of the EVBB and are in contact with decision makers in politics, business and science in each of the countries.

The members of the Board of Trustees are:

Prof. Dr. habil. András Benedek
Under-secretary of state for Vocational Education and Training at the Hungarian Ministry of Cultural Heritage
Direktor General of Teacher Education Centre
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
President of Hungarian Society of Education

Anton F. Börner, Dipl.-Kfm., business graduate
President of the Federation of German Wholesale and Foreign Trade, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg
Heidelberg University of Education,
Visiting Professor at Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (Vilnius), University of Tallinn.

Ioan Cindrea
Former Secretary of state at the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity, Romania
County Council of Sibiu County, Romania

Dr. Karl Dittrich
Former Chancellor of the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
Former Chairman of the Dutch-Flemish organization for the accreditation of higher and scientific education in the Netherlands and Flanders
Chairman of the Association of Dutch Universities

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Durman
Former Rector of Sakarya University, Turkey

Hagen Humrich
Former Chief Human Resources Officer for the company A. Friedr. Flender AG, Chemnitz

Univ. Prof. Dr. Jürgen J. Justin (retd.)
Former Chair of Vocational Education at the Technical University of Chemnitz

Dr. Jochen F. Kirchhoff (†)
Former President of the National Employers’ Association in North Rhine-Westphalia
Vice President of the Institute of the German Economy
Executive committee of the German National Employers’ Association, Berlin

Dr. Hanna-Renate Laurien
Former President of the House of Representatives of Berlin

Drs. Johan R. van der Leeuw
Director (retd.) of the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Heinz Markmann
Former Head of the Economic and Social Science Institute of the German Federation of Trade Unions, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Nikolai D. Nikandrow
Former President of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow

Prof.  Niall O’Higgins  PhD
Formerly of the International Labour Office (ILO), University of Salerno, Italy

Dieter Philipp
Former President of the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts, Aachen

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Algirdas Gaizutis
Rector, Academy of the Lithuanian Sciences,
Rector of the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences in Vilnius, Lithuania

Prof. Dr. Almut-Barbara Renger
Professor of Ancient Religion, Culture and the History of their Reception, FU Berlin
2007-2010 Fellow at Harvard University
Along with Roland Alexander Ißler, editor of “Europa – Stier und Sternenkranz” and the paperback book “Mythos Europa”

Prof. Harald Richter
Former Technical University of Aachen and Bayer AG, Leverkusen

Prof. Dr. Hermann Schmidt
Former President of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Berlin

Dr. Franz Schoser
Former Managing Director of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, Berlin

Otto Semmler
Former Vice-president of the Nuremberg Federal Agency for Labour, Nuremberg

Prof. Dr. Igor Pawlowitsch Smirnov
Department of Education of the City of Moscow,
Scientific Research Institute for the Development of Vocational Education and Training, Moscow, Russia

Pastor Eduard Wörmann
Evangelical Church of Germany

Prof. Dr. Eng. Carl-Dieter Wuppermann, graduate industrial engineer
Former Executive Member of the Board of the Steel Institute VDEh
cdwuppermann innovation & strategy CD.WIS, Krefeld

Prof. Dr. Gerhard M. Zimmer
Vocational and Corporate Education – University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg

Dr. phil. Karin Elisabeth Zinkann
c/o Dr. Peter-Christian Zinkann
Co-owner of Miele & Cie., Gütersloh