The Executive Director and the Executive Board are elected by the General Assembly. The Executive Board is responsible for all aspects of governance and management. It comprises the Executive Director, the Scientific Director of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, and one to three further members elected by the General Assembly. The Executive Director is the official representative of DZIF. He is elected by the General Assembly and confirmed by the Commission of Funding Authorities.
Current members of the Executive Board
- Martin Krönke (University of Köln, chairman)
- Ulrike Protzer (Technische Universität München / Helmholtz Zentrum München, vice-chairwoman)
- Dirk Heinz (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig)