The Supervisory Board of Welthungerhilfe has selected Mathias Mogge as the new Secretary General of Welthungerhilfe. The 54-year-old agricultural engineer and environmental scientist has been responsible for global projects in 38 countries since 2010 as Executive Director Programmes, and during this time he has made a substantial contribution to the success of Welthungerhilfe. Mathias Mogge has extensive experience in development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. He has been working at Welthungerhilfe for over 20 years. From 2005 to 2009 he headed the Knowledge, Innovation and Consulting Unit. Before that, he worked for four years as Regional Coordinator in Bamako, Mali, where he was responsible for developing and managing Welthungerhilfe programmes in Mali, Burkina Faso, Liberia and Sierra Leone. As Country Group Spokesperson and Programme Manager, he was responsible for project work in Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan from 1998 to 2001.
Dr Till Wahnbaeck stepped down as Chairman of the Executive Board of Welthungerhilfe at his own request and has left the organisation on 31st August 2018. Dr Wahnbaeck had served as the Chairman of the Executive Board of Welthungerhilfe and Management Spokesperson for the Welthungerhilfe Foundation since 1st May 2015. The Supervisory Board of Welthungerhilfe thanks Dr Wahnbaeck for his successful work. During the three and a half years of his tenure, Welthungerhilfe had outstanding results and growing numbers of supporters. He particularly helped the organisation make substantive advances in the areas of results-orientation and increased innovation, which will shape Welthungerhilfe over coming years. The Supervisory Board wishes Dr. Wahnbaeck all the best for his future career.
Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany and enjoys both political and religious independence. It is fighting for “Zero Hunger by 2030”. Since being founded in 1962, it has provided funding of EUR 3.53 billion for more than 8,900 overseas projects in 70 countries. Welthungerhilfe bases its efforts on the principle of help for self-help, which it implements with measures ranging from rapid disaster relief to rehabilitation to long-term development cooperation projects with national and international partner organisations.