PDG Board and Working Groups

The Board is the executive authority of the PDG and defines its course of action. It is obliged to implement the decisions of the Members' Conference and is responsible for the smooth operation of the PDG in general. The Board has a minimum of five and a maximum of nine members, who are elected by the Main Delegates for a term of four years, which can be extended once. The Board elects a President and a Vice-President from its members. The day-to-day management of the office of the PDG is done by the Secretary General.

The majority of the activities is taking place in the Working Groups and the Task Forces that fall under these working groups. The Working Group Chairs are appointed by the Board for an unlimited term (i.e. until they resign). 

 

 

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Members

Dietmar Pressner

President

Birte Blichenberg

Vice-President

Marie-Françoise Chabrelie

Board Member

Erik Jansen

Board Member

Georg Steinke

Board Member

Klaus Gundertofte

Board Member

Bernd Wolter

Board Member

Frank Morgenroth

Board Member

Paul van Elburg

Chair Working Group IMPACT

Thorsten Zank

Chair Working Group PDV

Frédérique Klein

Chair Working Group R&E

Catherine Schuurman-Coutron

Chair Working Group A&V

Bettina de Jong

PDG Secretary General

All Board members and Working Group chairs perform their PDG activities beside their normal duties at their employers. They are motivated by the collaboration with colleagues from other companies and by the learning experiences that the PDG activities offer.