Berlin, 1 October 2020. – Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla took up her position as Chair of the Executive Board of the German space agency today, DLR said today.
She succeeds Pascale Ehrenfreund, who led DLR for five years and took the helm of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). The DLR Senate unanimously selected Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla as the new DLR Chair for a five year term in March 2020. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, an engineer and scientist, has served before as President of the Technical University of Braunschweig.
With more than 9,000 employees and 51 institutes and facilities at 30 locations across Germany, DLR ranks as one of the largest engineering research institutions in Europe.