President: Dr. Dr. hc. Maritta von Bieberstein Koch-Weser

Dr. Maritta Koch- Weser is a Founder and the President of World Heritage Watch. Also, she is the Founder and President of Earth 3000, also a non-profit organisation ( She is an anthropologist, environmentalist and social entrepreneur. Over more than three decades she has led major environmental and social assessment projects and investment programmes for the World Bank and as Director-General of IUCN – The World Conservation Union. She also serves on a number of supervisory and advisory boards of NGOs, companies and in the academic sector. She is the Vice-Chair of the WWF Supervisory Board, Germany.

The Board of World Heritage Watch consists of five persons. These are currently:

  • Stephan Dömpke, Chair
  • Uli F. Gräbener, Vice-Chair
  • Silvan Rehfeld, Vice-Chair
  • Hiltrud Breyer
  • Prof. Dr. Rolf Kreibich, Secretary

Rolf Kreibich, Hiltrud Breyer, Stephan Dömpke, Maritta von Bieberstein Koch-Weser, Uli F. Gräbener (Silvan Rehfeld – not in the picture, names from left to right).