Governing Board Members

Prof. Rekha Vaidya Rajan

Prof. Rekha Vaidya Rajan

Ambassador Scientist, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

Rekha V. Rajan completed her B.A. in German Studies from Elphinstone College, Mumbai and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Centre of German Studies.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Jürgen Lehmann

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Jürgen Lehmann

Chairman of the Board of Directors of BayIND and President of Hof University of Applied Sciences

After completing his degree in law (University of Erlangen), Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Jürgen Lehmann worked as an administrative attorney at the Government of Middle Franconia (Bavaria) and the District Office in Roth.

Ms. Martina Burkard

Ms. Martina Burkard

Board member of DWIH on behalf of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Ms. Burkard took over as Director of the Competence in Motion Unit with GIZ India in March 2015.

Sabine Dues

Ms. Sabine Dues

Manager International Affairs at Forschungszentrum Juelich, regional responsibilities: India, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

Ms. Sabine Dues is the Manager International Affairs at the office of the Board of Directors at the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH since January 2015.

Ms. Anandi Iyer

Ms. Anandi Iyer

Head of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, India Office

Ms. Anandi Iyer is the Head of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, India Office and also Special Advisor to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research Govt. of Germany (BMBF).

Dr. Stefan Diederich

Dr. Stefan Diederich

Head, Freie Universität Berlin Liaison Office New Delhi

Stefan Diederich is the Head of Freie Universität Berlin’s Liaison Office in New Delhi. In 2010, he finished his studies of Political Science of South Asia, History of South Asia and Public Law at the University of Heidelberg.

Ms. Heike Mock

Ms. Heike Mock

Director, Regional Office New Delhi, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Ms. Heike Mock studied German as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Business Communication at the University of Jena.

Dr. Jörg Schneider

Dr. Jörg Schneider

Head of International Affairs’ Division
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Bonn.

Dr. Jörg Schneider is the Head of International Affairs’ Division at Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Bonn

Mr. Radu Carciumaru

Mr. Radu Carciumaru

Resident Representative, Heidelberg Centre South Asia (HCSA)

Radu Carciumaru, M.A. (Heidelberg University), fellow of the German National Academic Foundation and Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, is Lecturer and PhD Researcher, Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University.

Ms. Sonia Prashar

Ms. Sonia Prashar

Deputy Director General, Indo German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC)

Graduate in Science and Education (B.Sc. and B.Ed). Also Graduate in German Language.

Felix Kahle

Mr. Felix Kahle

Head of International Relations, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Felix Kahle is Head of Division of International Relations at the Head Office of the Max Planck Society.

Dr. Henriette Finsterbusch

Dr. Henriette Finsterbusch

Director of the International Office, RWTH Aachen University

Henriette Finsterbusch received her B.Sc. in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany and her M.Sc. in Biotechnology from the Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg, France.

Hanna Kriebel

Ms. Hanna Kriebel

Liaison Officer for Technical University of Munich (TUM), Mumbai Office

Ms. Hanna Kriebel represents TUM in India. Before joining TUM in November 2014 she worked for the Bavarian-Indian Centre for Business and University Cooperation (BayIND) and Hof University of Applied Sciences.

Ms. Amisha Jain

Ms. Amisha Jain

Country Head- India, University of Cologne India Office

Ms Amisha Jain is the Country Head of University of Cologne India Office. She is an (Indian) Advocate and a registered Solicitor (UK).

Ms. D Chandrika

Mr. Netra Bhandari

Director India Office, University of Göttingen

Mr. Netra Bhandari is Director of India Office and Head of the Region (South, South East Asia, Central Asia and Middle East) at the International Office, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany.

Mr. Stephan Lanzinger

Mr. Stephan Lanzinger

Counsellor and Head of the Science and Technology Section,
Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany

Starting July 16, 2015, Mr. Stephan Lanzinger has taken over as Counsellor and Head of the Science and Technology Section at the German Embassy, New Delhi.