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 01 January 2021, the Board consists of:

  • Mr. K. Hamacher, DLR, Chairman
  • Ir. M.A.G. Peters, NLR, Vice-Chairman
  • Drs. L.W. Esselman, R.A., NLR
  • Mr. H. Hemmer, German Ministry of Defence
  • Ms. S. Reif, DLR
  • Prof. C.C. Rossow, DLR
  • Observer: Mr. N. Lobé, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, 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
  • Dr. M. Stojanowski, Dassault Aviation, Chairman
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. S. Levedag, DLR
  • Dipl.-Ing. J. Pleitner, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. C.C. Rossow, DLR
  • Mr. M. Hales, Rolls-Royce


DNW is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of:

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