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.
|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. Sabine Kurtenbach||Acting Director of ILAS||Post-war societies, violence and social change as well as the role therein of youth (particularly in Colombia and Central America), Latin America’s security sector reform|
|Dr. André Bank||Acting Director of IMES||War in Syria and the movements of refugees, political rule (especially authoritarianism), power relations in the Middle East, Islamism and Arabism|
|Dr. Peter Peetz||Head of Finances and Administration|