Supervisory Board

The Executive Management is accountable to the Supervisory Board for the overall performance of CBM. The Board approves strategy and budget and consists of ten members, working in an honorary capacity:

Claus Duncker (Chairperson of the Supervisory Board), Markus Bohni (Deputy Chairperson), Dr. Nina Roßmann , Prof. Dr. Anna-Svea Fischer, Dr. Benjamin Härte, Gertrud Bohrer, Helga Rau, Peter C. Heesch, Dr. Rainhard Koch, Volker Thiedemann

Profiles of the Supervisory Board

  1. Prof. Dr. Anna Svea Fischer is a university lecturer in Munich. She supports CBM with her Supervisory Board mandate because she believes it is important to help people in the Global South who are otherwise so often forgotten.
  2. Dr. Benjamin Härte wants to use his experience as a severely visually impaired Protestant theologian, political scientist, and public relations worker to help ensure that persons with disabilities receive medical help, an audible voice, and the appropriate place in their society.
  3. Claus Duncker (Chairperson of the Supervisory Board), Director of the Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt e.V. (blista), believes it is important that good care and support for people with visual impairments also becomes standard in developing countries. 
  4. Gertrud Bohrer, a psychologist, is committed to CBM because it promotes the idea of inclusion in the poorest countries of the world. And because CBM provides concrete medical and social aid so that more people can live a life in dignity. 
  5. Dr. Helga Rau is a graduate ecotrophologist and Africa consultant for the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau. She wants to help promote persons with disabilities in countries of the global South, enable them to live in society with equal rights and make equal opportunities a matter of course. 
  6. Markus Bohni, independent investment consultant, wants to break the cycle of poverty and disability in developing countries as well: "So that blind and otherwise disabled people finally get equal opportunities!"  
  7. Dr. Nina Roßmann judge, supports the anchoring of the idea of inclusion in development cooperation. 
  8. Dr. Peter Heesch, lawyer, is committed to CBM as a member of the Supervisory Board because CBM's Christian-motivated help for persons with disabilities is close to his heart.  
  9. Dr. Rainhard Koch is a microbiologist who has worked in applied research for many years. He would like to help ensure that the ethical values of Jesus, which he proclaimed in his teachings on the kingdom of God, take concrete form
  10. Volker Thiedemann was a lawyer and senior church councillor. He brings his knowledge and experience from the fields of law, theology, church, ecumenism, and four years in Tanzania. Sustainability, critical reflection, and reform are particularly important to him.