ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research

09/12/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/12/2023 08:24

Claudia von Schuttenbach Appointed New Managing Director of ZEW Mannheim

From left to right: Thomas Kohl, Managing Director of ZEW Mannheim, Claudia von Schuttenbach, future Managing Director, and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dr. Hans J. Reiter.

The Supervisory Board of the ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim is pleased to announce the appointment of Claudia von Schuttenbach as the institute's new managing director. Ms. von Schuttenbach will assume her role on 1 March 2024, succeeding Thomas Kohl, who will be retiring. Kohl has devoted over 31 years to various roles at ZEW, serving as the managing director since 2004 and co-leading the institute with Professor Achim Wambach since 2016.

Dr. Hans J. Reiter, chairman of the Supervisory Board, comments, "I am delighted that we have successfully recruited Claudia von Schuttenbach to join ZEW. With her operational leadership experience, she possesses the qualities required to further develop ZEW within the dynamic research and business environment of Germany and Europe. Claudia von Schuttenbach is ideally suited to meet the challenges facing the institute."

ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach says: "With Claudia von Schuttenbach, we have found an excellent candidate with substantial experience in academic management to succeed Thomas Kohl. I am very much looking forward to our collaboration."