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Governing Bodies

Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Trustees

Governing Bodies

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Viola Angelini, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Catherine Sarah Barnard, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Richard Blundell, University College London, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Hans Fehr, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Elias Felten, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria

Prof. Dr. Kristina Koldinská, Univerzita Karlova, Czech Republic

Prof. Dr. Maarten Lindeboom, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Stephan Rixen, University of Cologne, Germany

Prof. Dr. Margarete Schuler-Harms, Helmut Schmidt Universität, Germany

Prof. Sarah Smith, Ph.D., University of Bristol, United Kingdom



Board of Trustees

Dr. Marc Beise, Head of "Economy and Finance", Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

Dr. Joachim Breuer, President of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and former Chief Executive Officer of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Berlin

Dr. Daniel Deckers, Political Editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurt am Main

Georg Fischer, Director Social Affairs, DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, ret., Brussels

Prof. Dr. Herbert Henzler, Herbert Henzler Beratungs- und Beteiligungs GmbH, Grünwald

Dr. Joachim Lemppenau, Chairman of voestelalpine AG

Dr. Doris Pfeiffer, Chair of the Board, GKV-Spitzenverband, Berlin

Dr. Monika Queisser, Head of Social Policy, OECD, Paris

Gundula Roßbach, President of the German Pension Insurance Association, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Franz Ruland, Chair of the German Social Advisory Council, ret., Munich

Dr. Rainer Schlegel, President of the German Federal Social Court, Kassel


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