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".

Portrait Rahm
Sibylle Rahm

Assistant Conferences & Symposia

F +49 (0)511 8381-4279
Portrait Raethel
Dr. Maximilian Räthel

Program Director

F +49 (0)511 8381-4345
Additional Information

Supervising funded projects in the realm of classical and ancient studies and at the intersection of analog and digital sciences.

Education: Magister and PhD in Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, and Ancient Oriental Studies (Göttingen and Thessaloniki); PhD thesis "Midas and the Kings of Phrygia – Studies on the History of Phrygia and Its Rulers from the 12th to the 6th Century B.C."

He previously held positions as administrative assistant at the department of information technology of the University Medical Center Göttingen and as scientific advisor for the German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures (RfII).

Portrait Rehberg
Antonia Rehberg


F +49 (0)511 8381-4202
Jens Rehländer

Head of Communication

F +49 (0)511 8381-4380
Portrait Reimer
Nadine Reimer


F +49 (0)511 8381-4206
Portrait Reinhart
Miriam Reinhart


F +49 (0)511 8381-4208
Beate Reinhold
Beate Reinhold

responsable for Public Relations (Print, Special Projects; Corporate Design)

F +49 (0)511 8381-4277
Portrait Richter
Nicole Richter


F +49 (0)511 8381-4243
Barbara Riegler

Online Editor

F +49 (0)511 8381-4230
Birgit Rosengart-Kamburis
Birgit Rosengart-Kamburis


F +49 (0)511 8381-4381