Board of Directors

Irene Braam

Irene Braam joined the Bertelsmann Foundation as executive director in April 2016. She is also the first vice president and board director of the Bertelsmann Foundation Board of Directors.

Braam is an experienced lawyer and media expert, and worked for over ten years with the Bertelsmann...

Aart De Geus

Bertelsmann Foundation President and CEO Aart De Geus studied law at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. After his graduation, he completed a course in labor law at the University of Nijmegen.

Starting in 1980, Mr De Geus worked for the Christelijk Nationaal Vakverbond (CNV), a trade-union...

Fred Kempe

Fred Kempe has held the position of president and chief executive officer of the Atlantic Council since December 2006. Under his leadership, the Atlantic Council has achieved significant growth while considerably expanding its staff, work and influence in areas that include international...

Liz Mohn

Following the death of her husband, Reinhard Mohn, Liz Mohn represents the fifth generation of the Bertelsmann and Mohn founding families. She is the vice-chair of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Board and heads the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition, which she initiated. In addition, she...

Stephen F. Szabo

Dr. Stephen F. Szabo is the executive director of the Transatlantic Academy, based at the Washington office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). As executive director, Szabo works with the partners of the Transatlantic Academy to shape the research content of each term, to...

Wilhelm-Friedrich Uhr

Wilhelm-Friedrich Uhr has been with the Guetersloh, Germany-based Bertelsmann Stiftung since 2003. He joined as senior vice president for human resources and organization, and became in 2013 senior vice president for corporate operations.

Prior to joining the Stiftung, Mr Uhr was...