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FZS Board of Directors and Foundation Board

The FZS is run by a board of directors. The General Assembly elects and discharges the Board which consists of up to eight individuals and is elected for three years. The Board approves the yearly programme, the budget and the asset management as put forward by the Executive Director. All the board members conduct their duties on an honorary basis. The FZS Board of Directors, for its part, appoints the members of our "Hilfe für die bedrohte Tierwelt" Foundation Board.

FZS Board 2015
Current FZS Board together with CEO and former president (left to right): Dr. Thomas Kantenwein, Johann-Peter Krommer Hans-Joachim Suchan, Prof. Dr. Manfred Niekisch, Dr. Christof Schenck (CEO), Klaus Becker (president), Gerhard Kittscher (former president), Dr. Altfried Lütkenhaus, Gerold Dieke.

 

Klaus Becker is the current FZS President. He is Chairman of the KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft board in Frankfurt and has been a member of the "Hilfe für die bedrohte Tierwelt" Foundation Board since 2010.

 

Professor Dr. Manfred Niekisch is the Vice President of FZS. The Director of Frankfurt Zoo has been a member of the FZS Board of Directors since 2002 and is also a member of the "Hilfe für die bedrohte Tierwelt" Foundation Board.

Dr. Thomas Kantenwein is also the Vice President of FZS. Heis a lawyer in Munich and has been a member of the FZS Board of Directors since 2008. He is also a member of the Foundation Board.

 

Professor Dr. Dr. h. c. Volker Mosbrugger is the Director General of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and has been a member of the FZS Board of Directors since September 2008.

 

Renate von Metzler holds many different honorary positions in Frankfurt and has been a member of the FZS Board of Directors since 2003.

 

Hans Joachim Suchan was Administrative Director of Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) and has been a member of the FZS Board of Directors since 2002.

 

Gerold Dieke is a former chief administrative officer of the government and has been a member of the FZS Board since 2008.

 

Dr. Rudolf Kriszeleit was State Secretary in the Hessian Ministry of Justice for Integration and Europe; he has been a member of the "Hilfe für die bedrohte Tierwelt" Foundation Board since 2004.

 

Johann-Peter Krommer is a member of the Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main foundation and has been a member of the Foundation Board since 2006.

 

Dr. Altfried M. Lütkenhaus is a member of the management board of the Frankfurter Sparkasse and has been a member of the Foundation Board since 2010.

 

Dr. Manuela Rottmann is City Councillor for Environment, Health and Staffing in Frankfurt am Main and has been a member of the Foundation Board since March 2013.

 

Dr. Jürgen Heraeus is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Shareholders' Committee of Heraeus Holding GmbH. He has been a member of our "Hilfe für die bedrohte Tierwelt" Foundation Board since March 2013.

 

Gerhard Kittscher has been FZS President from 2001 to 2014. He is a retired board member of the Frankfurter Sparkasse. Kittscher has been a member of the FZS Board of Directors since 1980. He is Chairman of the "Hilfe für die bedrohte Tierwelt" Foundation Board since 2001.

 

Egon Kochanke is a retired civil servant and has worked for many years in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was the ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Namibia and later to Tanzania. In Tanzania, he got to know the organisation’s work first hand. He has been a member of the Board since September 2017.