Ingrid Wünning Tschol
Senior Vice President Strategic Development | Germany | Robert Bosch Stiftung
After receiving her PhD in Zoology from the University of Tübingen in 1985, Ingrid did her postdoctoral work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, and State University of Stony Brook, US from 1985-1990. Further career steps include positions as Head of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Bonn and Head of the European Medical Research Councils at European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg, France. She joined the Robert Bosch Foundation in 1999, first as Head of Research, since 2005 as Senior Vice President Research, and later as Senior Vice President Strategic Development. Amongst many other activities she initiated and designed AcademiaNet, an internet platform for outstanding female researchers. Her numerous committee activities include membership in national and international bodies, such as membership in the Board of Trustees (BOT) as Co-Initiator of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF), Africa; BOT Falling Walls Conference in Berlin; BOT University of Ulm; BOT Natural History Museum in Berlin, the German Museum in Munich, the African Agricultural Technology Fund (AATF) in Nairobi and Vice Chair of ERAB (European Research Area Board, advising the EU-Commissioner for Research); She is Co-Initiator of the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF), Member of ESOF Supervisory Board, Vice Chair/Co-Chair/ Member Steering Committees and Programme Committees of ESOF 2006-2020. In 2019 she received the Woman of the Decade Awardof the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi.