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.


Dr. Thomas Brunotte
Executive Assistant to the Secretary General; Board Affairs; Cooperation with Research Organisations and Universities
T  +49 (0)511 8381-211
F  +49 (0)511 8381-4211
Additional information

Background: After completing a "Studium generale" at the Leibniz Kolleg in Tübingen he studied philosophy in Munich, Oxford, Paris and Göttingen, doctoral thesis on Aristotle's metaphysics and philosophy of nature.