Executive and Supervisory Board

As a membership corporation the IWH is statutably divided into different functional units of organisation (Management and Boards) through which it is leaded and coordinated, advised and supervised. The Boards of the IWH consist of the Executive Board, the Supervisory Board, the Members' Assembly as well as the Scientific Advisory Board.

Below you can find more details on the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of the IWH.

Executive Board

The Executive Board consists of the President, the Vice Presidents and the Head of Administration. The members of the board are individually authorized to represent the IWH (board within the meaning of § 26 BGB [German Civil Code]).


Professor Reint E. Gropp, PhD is the President of the IWH.

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Professor Dr Oliver Holtemöller is Vice President and Head of the Department of Macroeconomics.

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Professor Michael Koetter, PhD, is Vice President and Head of the Department of Financial Markets.

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Dr Tankred Schuhmann is the Head of Administration.

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Supervisory Board

Dr Martina Münch

Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board; Mayor and Councillor for the Department of Social Affairs, Health and Diversity of the City of Leipzig

Professor Dr Armin Willingmann

Minister of Science, Energy, Climate Protection and Environment of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

Dr Stefan Profit

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action; Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Professor Dr Christoph Wunder

Faculty of Law, Economics and Business, Chair of Econometrics, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Professor Dr Abdolkarim Sadrieh

Faculty of Economics and Management, Chair in E-Business, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg

Dr Matthias Brachert

Chairman of the works council

Stephan Freiherr von Stenglin

President of the Deutsche Bundesbank's Regional Office in Bremen, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt (ret.)

MR Klaus Brandenburg

Federal Ministry of Finance

Kristina Kostial, PhD

International Monetary Fund

Professor Dr Jutta Schnitzer-Ungefug

Secretary-General of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (retd)

Dr Michael Wolgast

Managing Partner, twp Berlin PartG

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