Board of Trustees


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Manfred Popp, Secretary of State retired, former Chairman of the Research Center Karlsruhe, Co-founder of the KIT

Deputy Chairman

Dr. Michael Heck, former director of the cultural office of the city of Karlsruhe, involved in the establishment of ZKM


  • Stephanie Czerny, Founder and Managing Director DLDconferences, DLD Media GmbH, Munich
  • Prof. Dr. Ursula Frohne, former head curator of the ZKM | Museum for New Art, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Institute for Art History
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Hanselka, President KIT
  • Dr. Christoph Hauser, former TV Director SWR Baden-Baden
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang M. Heckl, General director Deutsches Museum Munich
  • Dipl.-Ing. Marcel Herzog, former director of Siemens Karlsruhe, later Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG / Unify
  • Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost, Managing Director university of Arts Berlin, Institute of Product and Process Design 
  • Tijen Onaran, CEO of the consulting and networking company Global Digital Women, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Reichle, art, culture and media Scientist and University Professor for media theory at the University of Applied Arts Vienna
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. Michael Resch, Director High Performance Center and Institute for High Performance Computing, Universität Stuttgart
  • Michael Sieber, Secretary of State retired, Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg
  • ​​​​Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski, President Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe HfG

State: März 2022