The Foundation Staff

At present some 100 people work directly for the Volkswagen Foundation – in the "Staff Divisions" of the Secretary General as well as in the departments "Funding", "Investment Management" and "Finance and Administration".

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Claudia Bleckmann

Assistant to the Secretary General

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Michael Blume

Caretaker

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Dr. Andreas Bodemer

Interest-bearing Securities, Cash Management

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Dr. Johanna Brumberg

Program Director

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Georg Brünig

Network Administration

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Regina Buch

Assistant

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Isolde Christoffer

Administrative Support Human Resources

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Selahattin Danisman
Dr. Selahattin Danisman

Program Director

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Additional Information

Member of the funding team "Understanding Research". Responsible for projects in medicine, health sciences and science communication (research).

Career: degree in biology at Bielefeld University, PhD in molecular biology at Wageningen University, then research assistant at Bielefeld University and (briefly) funding officer at the Dutch national funding organization (NWO).

Gabriele Darge
Gabriele Darge

Assistant; Accounts Payable

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Mareile Demuth

Head of Human Resources

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