Here you will find the various departments of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
Board of Management
Prof. Dr. Joachim Rogall has been Executive Director of the Stuttgart-based Robert Bosch Stiftung since April 1, 2013, and the Foundation’s President and CEO since September 1, 2017. He studied Eastern European History, Slavic Philology, and German Language and Literature at the universities of Mainz/Germany, Posen/Poland, and Heidelberg/Germany. He graduated with a PhD from Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in 1988, and received his postdoctoral lecturing qualification in 2000. Between 1988 and 1996, he worked as a research and teaching fellow at the University of Mainz and the Johann Gottfried Herder Institute in Marburg/Lahn. He joined the Robert Bosch Stiftung on April 1, 1996.
Since 2003, he has been an Adjunct Professor for Eastern European History at the University of Heidelberg.
Sandra Breka was appointed to the Board of Management of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in September 2017. Her portfolio includes the foundation’s areas of support International Relations, Society, its program and liaison work in Berlin as well as the Robert Bosch Academy. She furthermore supervises the Events and Operations at the Berlin Representative Office.
Since joining the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2001, she has been responsible for a wide range of programs, the establishment of the Robert Bosch Academy, the liaison with public and private partners in Berlin as well as the foundation’s Berlin Representative Office, most recently as Senior Vice President since April 2013.
An expert in international relations as well as foreign and security policy, Sandra Breka previously served as Program Director at the Aspen Institute Berlin after an assignment with the American Council on Germany in New York. After studies in Germany, France and the United States, she obtained her M.A. at Columbia University in New York. She was a Yale World Fellow in 2008.
Sandra Breka is a Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) as well as the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED). She represents the foundation on the European Foundation Center (EFC) Governing Council, the Board of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) and the Executive Committee of the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV).
Dr. Hans-Werner Cieslik is Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Stuttgart. He is in charge of law/compliance, finance, controlling, organization, and IT, as well as the Robert Bosch Hospital and the medical research institutes.
Dr. Cieslik studied law in Germany, France, and Switzerland. After his German bar exam, he began working as an in-house attorney in the head office of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1990. He completed his PhD in Law in 1992.
From 1999 to 2003, he served as CEO of Robert Bosch AG in Zurich, Switzerland and became Vice President for Mergers & Acquisitions in the head office of Robert Bosch GmbH in 2004. In 2009, Dr. Cieslik joined the Board of Management of Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH.