Key Staff

Several members of staff support the president in the areas of organisation, research management and communication.

Personal Assistant to the President
Julia Kramer is the personal assistant to the president and is also responsible for organising work processes and committee meetings for the institute’s management, preparing management decisions and carrying out the staff selection process.

Research Manager
Sonja Bartsch coordinates the development and implementation of the GIGA’s research strategy. She is responsible for assisting in the acquisition of external funding, creating the research plan and carrying out quality assurance in the context of the Leibniz Association.

Communications Manager
Christoph Behrends is responsible for developing the institute’s PR strategies, maintaining close media contacts and handling press enquiries. He is the Head of Public relations and also manages and prepares the editorial content for the GIGA website.

Website and IT Manager
Nikolai Röhl develops strategies for the development of the GIGA's IT infrastructure. In his work, he links research and IT matters, coordinating the implementation of new solutions, and the further development of existing applications. He also administers the GIGA website.