Specialists in the areas of nutrition, social issues and development, economists, human beings – our Supervisory Board consists of voluntarily acting experts who have one thing in common: the desire to end hunger and poverty im the world. Under the direction of President Bärbel Dieckmann, the board is overseeing the work of the Executive Board internally, as well as representing the organisation externally.
Bärbel Dieckmann believes in the right to food
Since its foundation, Welthungerhilfe has carried out more than 8.120 projects in 70 countries with 3.033 billion euros. These projects concern people whom we can help find their way to a self-determined future." Bärbel Dieckmann has been the President of Welthungerhilfe since 2008 and knows that you need structure to fight hunger and poverty. "We have to enable people to care for themselves – now and in the future."
795 million people worldwide suffer from hunger
"The number of hungry people in the world is not decreasing as quickly as would be possible. And there is another problem, the hidden hunger. It affects people who have a high enough calorie intake, but are nonetheless malnourished because they don't get enough vitamins and micronutrients. A world with zero hunger is possible! Support us to make it happen!"
The Vice President
Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun
Agricultural economist Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun is an acknowledged expert for food security, development and trade. The Director of the Center for Development Research at the University of Bonn has been Vice-President of Welthungerhilfe since November 2012.
Director Finance Committee
Norbert Geisler has been Treasurer of Welthungerhilfe since 2004. He is the former managing director of a waste disposal company and now works as a professional consultant. He is an academically qualified economist who has previously worked as an auditor.
Other Supervisory Board Members
Prof. Dr. Hartwig de Haen
Prof. Dr Hartwig de Haen was the appointed General Director in Rome of the United Nations World Food Organisation (FAO) for many years. An agrarian economist, he is now retired but continues to work at the Department for Agrarian Economics and Rural Development at Göttingen University in Germany.
Dr. Stephan Reimers
Dr Stephen Reimers represented the Council of the German Evangelical Church in the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union between 1999 and 2009. He founded the street newspaper "Hinz und Kunzt" in Hamburg and established the "Tafel". He joined the Welthungerhilfe Supervisory Board in 2008.
Dr. Tobias Schulz-Isenbeck
Dr Tobias Schulz-Isenbeck, who has a doctorate in economics, has been working for Welthungerhilfe on an honorary basis for many years. He was appointed a member of the Supervisory Board in 2008.
Rosa Karcher is a member of the Supervisory Board for the German Countrywomen's Association and is President of the South Bavarian Countrywomen's Association. She joined the Supervisory Board of Welthungerhilfe in 2011. She specialises in agriculture, rural development and the role of women in developing countries.