DNW Aero

Our Organization


 Board of DNW

The Board of the Foundation is formed from members appointed by NLR and DLR, including the representatives of the German and Dutch governments, acting as observers. On 25 November 2021, the Board consists of:

  • Mr. M.A.G. Peters, NLR, Chairman
    Mr. M. Fischer, DLR, Vice Chairman
  • Dr.-Ing. O. Brodersen, DLR
  • Ms. S. Reif, DLR on behalf of German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy
    Mr. H. Hemmer, German Ministry of Defence
    Mr. L.W. Esselman, R.A., NLR
  • Observers:
  • Mr. S. Portius, German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy
    Mr. N. Lobé, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
    Mr. A. Venema, Dutch Ministry of Defence
  • Secretary: Mr. O. Fries, DNW 

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee, representing the aerospace industry and research establishments, advises the Board of DNW about the industry's long-term needs. On 01 January 2020, the Advisory Committee consists of:

  • Mr. C. Beers, NLR
  • Mr. Y. Desvallées, Safran Aircraft Engines
  • Mr. M. Stojanowski, Dassault Aviation
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. S. Levedag, DLR
  • Dr. G. Heller Airbus Defence and Space
  • Dr. M. Meyer, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Mr. P. White, Airbus Commercial
  • Dr.-Ing. O. Brodersen, DLR
  • Dr. M. Wilson, Rolls-Royce
  • Dr. J. Bolger, Rolls-Royce


DNW is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of:

  • Ir. J. Hakkaart and Dr.-Ing. A. Bergmann