Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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
Florian Marthaler
Head of the President's Office and Executive Assistant

Florian Marthaler

Phone: +49 721 608-42002
Email: florian marthalerIsq4∂kit edu

Claudia Iordache
Secretary and Assistant STAB

Claudia Iordache

Phone: +49 721 608-42001
Fax: +49 721 608-26123
Email: claudia iordacheRpz2∂kit edu

Sennur Ufuk
Assistant

Sennur Ufuk
Scheduling coordination, event management

Phone: +49 721 608-42003
Fax: +49 721 608-26123
Email: sennur ufukOnt1∂kit edu

Melanie Bacher
Assistant

Melanie Bacher
Welcome speeches, presentations, reporting

Phone: +49 721 608-41069
Fax: +49 721 608-26123
Email: melanie bacherDps5∂kit edu

Vanessa Hueber
Assistant

Vanessa Hüber
Scheduling documents, correspondences, project coordination

Phone: +49 721 608-42007
Fax: +49 721 608-26123

Email: vanessa hueberMrd1∂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.