Press release

Hertie School of Governance establishes Practice Council

Wolfgang Dold, Federal Foreign Office, becomes Chairman of the Council.

Berlin, 16 March 2015 – The Hertie School is now supported by a Practice Council. Chaired by Wolfgang Dold, Director-General for Central Services in the German Federal Foreign Office, the 14 members of the council will ensure that the School's ongoing curricular developments combine academic excellence with a practice orientation that is in keeping with the requirements of the German and international job markets. “As a Professional School, the Hertie School counts academic excellence and a strong practice-driven approach among its key objectives. We want to be able to react to future developments in the private and public sectors as well as in civil society, in order to prepare our students with the necessary skills and work experience while they are still studying. This is also in their future employers’ interest. We are therefore very grateful for the Practice Council members’ commitment to the School”, says Anna Herken, Managing Director of the Hertie School. 

The members of the Practice Council are: Dr. Achim Dercks, Deputy Managing Director, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Wolfgang Dold, Director-General for Central Services, Federal Foreign Office, Dr. Thomas Fritz, Director of Recruiting, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Prof. Dr. Hans Hofmann, Director-General for Central Services, Federal Ministry of Interior, Anke Kirn, Director, Head of Talent Acquisition Germany, Deutsche Bank AG, Janina Kugel, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG,
Michael Kühn, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development, German Federal Employment Agency, Richard Kühnel, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Germany, Dr. Michael Leicht, Director HR Strategy, Controlling & Planning, E.ON SE, Dr. Norbert Sack, Partner, Egon Zehnder International GmbH, Prof. Dr. Andreas Schlüter, Secretary General, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Heino von Meyer, Head of the OECD Berlin Centre, Dr. Wolfgang Wonneberger, Director-General for Central Services, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and Lutz Zimmermann, Director General of the Germany Department, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

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A picture of the Practice Council’s first meeting is available at the Hertie School’s Press Office.