Members of the Board

Romani Rose (Chairman)

Romani Rose was born in Heidelberg in 1946, where he worked as businessman until 1982. After the establishment of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma in 1982, he was elected as the first chairman by the delegates of the member organizations – at that time nine, today 16 state associations and regional associations – and has since been confirmed in office every four years by the general assembly. From 1991, Rose assumed the management of the Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg. In 2017, he was personally awarded the Grand Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Oswald Marschall (Vice Chairman)

Erich Schneeberger (Vice Chairman)

Board of Trustees

Dr. h.c. Manfred Lautenschläger

Dr. h.c. Manfred Lautenschläger
Founder, MLP SE

Prof. Monika Grütters
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Solms
Professor emeritus, University of Marburg

Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner
Lord Mayor, City of Heidelberg

Prof. Dr. Gert Weisskirchen
Former Member of the Bundestag

Georg Wacker
Managing Director, Staatliche Toto-Lotto GmbH Baden-Württemberg