The Presidency is responsible for DSW's fundamental operational and strategic business. 

The Presidency is comprised of the President and his two Vice Presidents  plus up to four additional regular members. The members of the Presidency are elected by DSW's general assembly for a three-year term. 


Honorary President

  • Dr. Otto Graf Lambsdorff (†)
    Retired Federal Minster, Bonn

  • Roland Oetker
    Managing Partner of ROI Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Düsseldorf


  • Ulrich Hocker
    Lawyer, Düsseldorf

  • Daniela Bergdolt
    Managing Director DSW in Bavaria, lawyer, Munich
    Vice President

  • Klaus Nieding
    Managing Director DSW in Hesse/ Rhineland-Palatinate/ Saarland, Lawyer, Meddersheim
    Vice President

  • Dr. Florian Drinhausen 
    Lawyer, Kronberg

  • Ulrich Grillo
    CEO of Grillo-Werke AG, Mülheim a.d. Ruhr

  • Ulrich M. Harnacke 
    Auditor, Mönchengladbach 

  • Dr. rer. oec. Rolf Pohlig 
    Business consultatnt, Mülheim a.d. Ruhr