The Executive Board is in charge of running Welthungerhilfe's affairs. It works in compliance with Welthungerhilfe's charter and with the decisions of the General Assembly and requirements by the Supervisory Board. Take a look behind the scenes and get to know the members of the Executive Board here.
Dr. Till Wahnbaeck
Dr. Till Wahnbaeck has been elected as Secretary General of Welthungerhilfe as of May 2015. The historian has worked in a variety of private enterprise management positions. The founder of a non-profit business consultancy for social projects and head of an educational foundation has shown that it is possible to combine a business position with social engagement.
Executive Director Programmes
Mathias Mogge, an agricultural engineer and environmental scientist, has been working for Welthungerhilfe since 1998. The former development aid worker was responsible for programmes in East and West Africa, amongst other areas, and has been full-time Executive Director Programmes since 2010.
Executive Director Marketing
Michael Hofmann has been full-time Executive Director Marketing since 2012. With this role, the Cuban-born Business Administration graduate has returned to his professional roots – development cooperation. He had held leading roles in multinational companies before joining Welthungerhilfe.
Director Finances and Administration
Klaus Ritsche has been working as Director of Finances and Administration as well as Chief Representative of Welthungerhilfe since 2009. The agricultural economist has been working at the organisation's headquarters since 1995. Previously he worked on overseas development cooperation projects in such places as Zambia, Rwanda and Cameroon.