President of the KIT

Professor Dr.-Ing. Holger Hanselka was born in 1961. He studied mechanical engineering at Clausthal University of Technology. In 1988, he joined the German Aerospace Center (DLR) as a research assistant, specializing in lightweight construction and fiber composites. After a professorship at Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, he was appointed Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability and Head of the Institute for System Reliability and Machine Acoustics at TU Darmstadt in 2001. From 2006 to 2012, Hanselka was a member of the Presidential Council of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and held the office of Vice President of TU Darmstadt from 2010 until he moved to Karlsruhe.

Since October 01, 2013, Holger Hanselka has been President of KIT and also Chief Information Officer. Hanselka's first term as President ended on September 30, 2019. Due to his re-election, he will head the KIT through September 30, 2025.

Phone: +49 721 608-42000
Email: president∂kit.edu

Holger Hanselka, President of the KIT

President's Team

Sebastian Heinrich Ströbel
Head of the President's Office and Executive Assistant

Sebastian Heinrich Ströbel

Phone: +49 721 608-42002
Fax: +49 721 608-26123
Email: sebastian stroebel does-not-exist.kit edu

Andrea MeynUli Deck/dpa
Executive Assistant Science Platform Climate Protection

Dr. Andrea Meyn

Phone: +49 721 608-28366
Fax: +49 721 608-26123
Email: andrea meyn does-not-exist.kit edu

Yasmin Hafner
Secretary

Yasmin Hafner

Phone: +49 721 608-42001
Fax: +49 721 608-26123
Email: office-president does-not-exist.stab kit edu

Sennur Ufuk
Assistant

Sennur Ufuk

Email: sennur ufuk does-not-exist.kit edu

Melanie Bacher
Assistant

Melanie Bacher
Welcome speeches, presentations, reporting

Phone: +49 721 608-41069
Fax: +49 721 608-26123
Email: melanie bacher does-not-exist.kit edu

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Secretary

Daniela Zutavern

Phone: +49 721 608-42003
Fax: +49 721 608-26123
Email: office-president does-not-exist.stab kit edu

President Holger Hanselka is assisted in his operational and strategic responsibilities by the CEO and CIO Office (STAB). 
Head of the Staff Office and Chief Digital Officer is Dr. Julia Winter.