Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of a minimum of four members, the Chairman, the Deputy Chair, a treasurer and responsible for the minutes.

The Board of Directors is elected every three years by the general meeting.

The current Board of Directors is composed as follows:

Manfred Schüller Chairman
Partner, Nordpol+ Agency for Communication

Dr. Lothar Dittmer Deputy Chair

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Althans
Dr. Althans - Consulting & Coaching

Dr. Katja Barth
Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel

Dr. Thomas Fenner Treasurer
Laboratory Dr. Fenner and Colleagues

Prof. Dr. Rolf Horstmann
former Chairman of BNITM
c/o Bernhard-Nocht-Institut for Tropical Medicine



A group picture of the VdF Board of Directors, four people standing, two more people kneeling in front of them.
VdF Board of Directors (from left to right): Top row: Prof Dr Jürgen Althans, Dr Katja Barth, Manfred Schüller, Dr Thomas Fenner
Bottom row: Prof Dr Rolf D. Horstmann, Dr Lothar Dittme   ©BNITM | Julia Rauner


  • Ulrike Kolander (VdF)
  • Administration
  • phone: +49 40 285380-402
  • email: vdf@bnitm.de