Ulrich Harnacke elected as new Chairman of the Board. The Executive Board also consists of Dr Bernd Hillekamps as Deputy Chairman, Ludwig Quacken as Treasurer and Prof Dr Harald Vergossen.

The previous Chairman of the Board, Helmut Linnenbrink, was elected Honorary Chairman of the Association in recognition of his outstanding, significant services to the Association from its founding to the present day and in appreciation of his tireless, ongoing commitment.