Supervisory Board

An honorary position against hunger and poverty.

Specialists in the areas of nutrition, social issues and development, economists, human beings – our Supervisory Board consists of voluntarily acting experts who have one thing in common: the desire to end hunger and poverty im the world.

Under the direction of President Bärbel Dieckmann, the board is overseeing the work of the Executive Board internally, as well as representing the organisation externally.

Bärbel Dieckmann, President

Since its foundation, Welthungerhilfe has carried out 8.517 projects in 70 countries with 3.27 billion euros. These projects concern people whom we can help find their way to a self-determined future." Bärbel Dieckmann has been the President of Welthungerhilfe since 2008 and knows that you need structure to fight hunger and poverty. "We have to enable people to care for themselves – now and in the future." 

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun, Vice President

Agricultural economist Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun is an acknowledged expert for food security, development and trade. The Director of the Center for Development Research at the University of Bonn has been Vice-President of Welthungerhilfe since November 2012.

Norbert Geisler, Director Finance Committee

Norbert Geisler has been Treasurer of Welthungerhilfe since 2004. He is the former managing director of a waste disposal company and now works as a professional consultant. He is an academically qualified economist who has previously worked as an auditor.

Amadou Diallo, Supervisory Board

Amadou Diallo is CEO of DHL Freight Land and Rail Transportation. He is also Chairman of the NGO Amref Health Africa and a member of the Board of Directors of African Risk Capacity Ltd. Amadou Diallo is founder of the Banouna Ba Foundation for Girls Education in Senegal. In November 2016 he was appointed to the Supervisory Board of Welthungerhilfe.

Rita Lanius-Heck, Supervisory Board

Rita Lanius-Heck is a member of the Supervisory Board of the German LandFrauenverband and also President of the LandFrauenverband Rheinland-Nassau. Together with her family she runs a farm with the main focus on rural tourism. In 2016 she joined the Supervisory Board of Welthungerhilfe.

Prof. Dr. habil. Conrad Justus Schetter, Supervisory Board

Prof. Dr. habil. Conrad Justus Schetter is Professor of Conflict and Peace Research at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn and Scientific Director at the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC). Previously he was Deputy director at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) of the University of Bonn. In 2016 he was appointed to the Supervisory Board of Welthungerhilfe.  

Dr. Tobias Schulz-Isenbeck, Supervisory Board

Dr Tobias Schulz-Isenbeck, who has a doctorate in economics, has been working for Welthungerhilfe on an honorary basis for many years. He was appointed a member of the Supervisory Board in 2008.

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