Alexander Vogel was appointed Secretary General of the Westerwelle Foundation. Since 2014 he has worked as Head of Office for the Foundation and will now succeed Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz, former Secretary of State, who passed away at the beginning of the year.
“Alexander Vogel has been an integral part of the team ever since the beginning and made a significant contribution to the foundation’s establishment. I am very happy that he will continue the further development of the foundation together with the whole team, now in his capacity as Secretary General”, says Chairman of the Board, Michael Mronz. Alexander Vogel receives additional support from two new team members: Christoph Rohde will join the foundation on November 1st, 2016, as the responsible project manager for the “Young Founders Programme”. The division “Events and PR” will be managed by Daniel Kölle, starting on November 15th, 2016.
With the promotion of business start-ups and education the Westerwelle Foundation aims at creating more opportunities for people around the world. The foundation promotes international understanding, the values of democracy, market-economy, rule-of-law and tolerance. The current focus is set on the “Young Founders Programme” and the “Startup-Haus Tunis”, which opened in March 2016.