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. Hanna Wielandt
Program Director
T  +49 (0)511 8381 291
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Additional information

Program Director in the "Team International". Responsible for the initiative "Knowledge for Tomorrow - Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa" and for projects in economics and business administration.

Background: Studied economics at Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg and Universität Hamburg; MSc in Development Economics & Policy at University of Manchester; PhD in economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Applied Microeconomics).

Subject areas:
 Business Studies  
 Economic Science  

Funding initiatives:
 Knowledge for Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa
 International Research in Computational Social Sciences (Completed)