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 program, 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 “Help for Threatened Wildlife Foundation” Board.

FZS Board of Directors

Klaus Becker

President Klaus Becker

The President of FZS was elected to this office on 22 September 2014. He is spokesperson of the board of KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in Frankfurt and has been a member of the “Help for Threatened Wildlife Foundation” Board since 2010.

Vice President Professor Dr. Manfred Niekisch

Professor Dr. Manfred Niekisch has been a member of the ZGF Board of Directors since 2002 and is also a member of the “Help for Threatened Wildlife Foundation” Foundation Board since 2010.

Vice President Dr. Thomas Kantenwein

Dr. Thomas Kantenwein is a lawyer in Munich and has been a member of the FZS Board of Directors since September 2008. He is also a member of the “Help for Threatened Wildlife Foundation” Board.

Board Member Professor Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese

Professor Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese has been Director of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) in Frankfurt since 2010. She is a member of the board of directors of the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research and Professor for Biodiversity and Range Dynamics at Goethe University.

Board Member Egon Kochanke

Egon Kochanke has been a member of the FZS Board of Directors since 2017. He worked for the Federal Foreign Office for many years. He was the Federal Government Commissioner for Africa, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Namibia and most recently Ambassador to Tanzania for three years.

Board Member Dr. Norbert Kloppenburg

Dr. Norbert Kloppenburg has been a member of the FZS Board of Directors since 2019. He was a member of the KfW Managing Board. He is also a member of the “Help for Threatened Wildlife Foundation” Board.

Board Member Hans Joachim Suchan

Hans Joachim Suchan has been a member of the FZS Board of Directors since 2002. He was the Administrative Director of the Second German Television ZDF.

Board Member Hans Bernhardt

Hans Bernhardt has been a member of the FZS Board of Directors since September 2020.

"Help for Threatened Wildlife Foundation" Board

Hans Bernhardt – Vorsitzender
Klaus Becker
Dr. Jürgen Heraeus
Dr. Thomas Kantenwein
Gabriele Eick
Sylvia von Metzler
Petra Gerster

Contact

Zoologische Gesellschaft Frankfurt von 1858 e.V.
Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1
60316 Frankfurt

Telephone: +49 (0)69 - 94 34 46 0
Fax: +49 (0)69 - 43 93 48
E-Mail

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