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".

Frank Häberli

Purchasing; Administration of the Foundation’s Premises

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Frank Hammerich


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Yasmin Hardt

Legal Affairs

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Henrike Hartmann
Dr. Henrike Hartmann

Member of the Executive Management

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Additional Information

Henrike Hartmann is a member of the executive management at the Volkswagen Foundation and head of funding. Previously, she has been in charge of various funding activities in the life sciences, in funding of junior scholars and structural development of the higher education system.

Henrike Hartmann studied pharmacy at the University of Freiburg, and did her PhD in Pharmacology in Heidelberg and Mannheim. She gained her postdoctoral experience at the University of Gainesville, Florida, the Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston and the University of Frankfurt. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research and the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research. She is also a member of the board of trustees of the University of Frankfurt and a member of the administrative Council of the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach. 

Subject area:

  • Pharmacy
Anke Harwardt-Feye

Project Manager Conferences & Symposia

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Anika Haverig
Dr. Anika Haverig

Program Director

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Additional Information

Program Director in the "International Team".

Background: Studies in Social Sciences and Mathematics at Bielefeld and Massey University, New Zealand. Studies towards an MA in Sociology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and PhD in Sociology at the University of Kent, UK.

Subject areas:

  • Demography  
  • Sociology  
  • Educational Studies  

Funding initiatives:

Katja Hawner

Assistant to the Secretary General

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Friederike Hepp


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Michael Hermanns

Corporate Services

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Carola Hinz-Räschke


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