Anke Paetsch is a member of the manging board the Association of German Foundation and works as Director of International Relations and Diversity. She was also leading the communication team for many years. Anke has been and is in charge with numerous affiliate groups of foundations, e.g. women, international activities, alumni management, communication, transformative philanthropy and the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (dafne). Anke is a member of the Responsible Leader Network of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt and a trustee at Global Greengrants Fund UK. She studied German philology and Eastern European Studies in Germany, Russia and Czech Republic and holds a postgraduate degree in Public Relations and Foundation Management. Anke worked more than a decade in publishing houses in Berlin, Bonn and Prague. As a fellow of Robert Bosch Foundation she lectured at Slovakian universities.
Director of International Relations and Diversity of the Association of German Foundations