Executive Board

The executive board consists of the president, the vice president, the directors of the regional institutes and the head of finances and administration. This body strategically guides the entire institute, coordinates the GIGA’s work and advises on the allocation of financial resources. The executive board is also responsible for all matters concerning human resources development.

Name Responsibility Expertise
Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar President of the GIGA International trade, trade disputes and WTO reform, multilateral negotiations, geoeconomics and global governance, emerging powers (especially India)
Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner Vice President of the GIGA, Director of IAS The Korean conflict, Japan, New Zealand, foreign policy think tanks, comparative area studies
Prof. Dr. Matthias Basedau Director of IAA Ethnic, religious, and resource conflicts, political institutions, parties and democratisation (especially in sub-Saharan Africa)
Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield Director of ILAS Gender and socio-economic inequalities, politics, social and labor policies, with a focus on Latin America
Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz Director of IMES Political economy, energy issues, food security (especially in Middle East and North Africa)
Dr. Peter Peetz Managing Director