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:

From Left to Right: Dr. Benjamin Härte, Volker Thiedemann, Markus Bohni, Dr. Amichia Biley (Deputy Chair), Gertrud Bohrer, Dr. Peter Heesch, and Dr. Siegfried Fischer (Chair of the Supervisory Board). Missing in the picture are Dr. Helga Rau, Dr. Nina Roßmann (Deputy Chair) and Claus Duncker. 

Profiles of the Supervisory Board

With his experience as a severely visually impaired Protestant theologian, political scientist and public relations worker, Dr Benjamin Härte wants to contribute to ensuring that persons with disabilities receive medical help, an audible voice, and an appropriate place in their society. 

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. 

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!"  

Dr. Amichia Biley (Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board), financial expert, wants to help ensure that persons with disabilities in the Global South participate as a matter of course in all areas of society and receive the support they need. 

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. 

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. 

Dr. Siegfried Fischer (Chairperson of the Supervisory Board), independent consultant, supports CBM because it is committed to inclusion in the poorest countries of the world and offers uncomplicated medical help and support to persons with disabilities. 

Not in picture 

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. 

Dr. Nina Roßmann (Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board), judge, supports the anchoring of the idea of inclusion in development cooperation. 

Claus Duncker, 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.