Departure of Director Guntram Wolff

The director and CEO of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Prof. Dr. Guntram Wolff, will leave the organization on February 29, 2024.


“We are very grateful to Guntram Wolff for his deep commitment. He has set important strategic and substantive priorities at DGAP that will have a positive impact beyond his term of office,“ said DGAP President Tom Enders. Prof. Wolff has raised DGAP’s public profile in times of multiple geopolitical crises with scientifically sound policy advice, e.g., with numerous events at the ministerial level or through his participation in hearings in the Bundestag. He has intensified cooperation among the members of the organization. With Guntram Wolff, a distinguished economist and foreign policy expert is departing from DGAP.

Guntram Wolff said: “I would like to thank the German Council on Foreign Relations for our work together. I extend my special thanks to my colleagues for their close and trusting cooperation and to the many honorary members. Together, we have been able to provide a great deal of impetus for German foreign and security policy. After nearly two years at DGAP, I would like to devote more time to substantive issues in the field of geoeconomics and climate policy. I will maintain a friendly connection with the organization and my colleagues.”

Guntram Wolff took over the leadership of DGAP in the summer of 2022. An open recruitment process for the upcoming reappointment will be immediately initiated by a widely composed search committee. Until further notice, Martin Bialecki will assume the role of the spokesperson for the management.

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