The Management of the DAAD includes the President, the Vice President, the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General. Get to know our management.


DAAD Praesident Joybrato Mukherjee (c) Jonas Ratermann

Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee began his term as president of the DAAD on 1 January 2020.

According to the charter of association, the President is responsible for representing the DAAD in all organisation-related matters. He serves as the chairperson of the Executive Committee, prepares its deliberations and resolutions, and ensures their implementation. He also chairs the meeting of the Board of Trustees and the General Assembly. His responsibilities include appointing the Secretary General following confirmation by the Executive Committee and supervising the management of the organisation.

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Vice President

Portrait of Dr. Muriel Helbig

Dr. Muriel Kim Helbig has served as vice president of the DAAD since 1 January 2020.

The Vice President represents the President, if prevented from carrying out his duties, by managing the bodies of the organisation, representing the organisation and in other matters entrusted to her by the President.

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Secretary General

Dr Kai Sicks

Dr. Kai Sicks is the new Secretary General of the DAAD from 1 April 2021.

The Secretary General is responsible for the administration of the DAAD. He implements resolutions passed by the bodies of the organisation and ensures compliance with requirements stipulated by the funding authorities in accordance with the rules of procedure.


Deputy Secretary General

DAAD Deputy Secretary General Christian Müller

Christian Müller has served as Deputy Secretary General of the DAAD since July 2018.

He is based in Berlin and represents the organisation in the capital. He supports the Secretary General with managing the DAAD’s administration and oversees the Berlin Office.

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Deputy Secretary General

Deputy Secretary General Rudolf Boden

Rudolf Boden has served as Deputy Secretary General of the DAAD since November 2018.

He is based in Bonn and supports the Secretary General with managing the DAAD’s administration.

Curriculum vitae of Rudolf Boden will follow shortly.