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Supervisory Board

As a controlling body, the Supervisory Board monitors and advises dena’s management board. The Supervisory Board must approve important, long-term decisions taken the management board.

In addition to representatives of the Federal Ministries, dena’s Supervisory Board includes other prominent figures from the fields of industry and international cooperation as well as representatives from the dena workforce.

There are nine positions on the Supervisory Board. Three of these positions are held by representatives of the dena workforce.


Stefan Wenzel (Chair of the Supervisory Board)
Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven (Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board)
Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Stefan Tidow
Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection

Claudia Müller
Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Antje Geese
Ministerial Director, Head of the Budget Department (H) at the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport

Dr Helmut Schönenberger
Managing Director of Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners GmbH and UnternehmerTUM GmbH

Beatrice Kuhn
Employee representative

Johanna Meier
Employee representative

Rafael Noster
Employee representative