Chairman of the Board

Dr. Jörg Schneider

Dr Matthias Kiesselbach

Director, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Matthias Kiesselbach has been the Director of DFG's India Office in New Delhi since July 2017. Before coming to India to head DFG's India Office, Mr. Kiesselbach was subject specialist for the discipline of Philosophy

Governing Board Members

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.

Eva Portius

Ms. Eva Portius

Manager International Affairs at Forschungszentrum Juelich, responsible for India, Eastern Europe, Russia and Middle East

Eva Portius is the Manager of International Affairs at Forschungszentrum Juelich since May 2018. She links the international executive strategy with activities of the Juelich scientists, supervises foreign collaborations and strategic alliances,

Ms. Anandi Iyer

Ms. Anandi Iyer

Head of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, India Office

Anandi Iyer is the Head of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, India Office since the last 9 years. She has more than 20 years of professional experience, playing a leading role in organizations such as the Confederation

Dr. Stefan Diederich

Dr. Stefan Diederich

Head, Freie Universität Berlin - Liaison Office New Delhi

Since June 2016 Stefan Diederich has been 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

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. She also holds an MBA in International Management. She joined the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 1997, taught German Studies at Universities in

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. Working with the Indo - German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) for nearly 20 years. Present position as the Deputy Director General stationed in the Delhi office of IGCC since 1996.

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.

Dr. Amisha Jain

Dr. Amisha Jain

Head of the University of Cologne India Branch Office

Dr. Amisha Jain (Ph.D., Law) is the Head of the University of Cologne India Branch Office since its establishment in 2009. Dr. Jain is a lawyer by profession

Mr. Netra Bhandari

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.