Boards and Bodies

The Institute is headed by the Board of Directors with Dirk Messner as Director, Imme Scholz as Deputy Director and Gabriele Kahnert as Head of Administration.

DIE’s institutional agreement ensures the principle of scientific independence of the Institute. The shareholders of the Institute – the Federal Republic of Germany (75 %) and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (25 %) – appoint the Board of Trustees of the DIE.