Board and Advisory Board

The Board includes the institutions participating in ATHENE.
The Advisory Board is composed of inter­nationally renowned and highly qualified cybersecurity experts from business, industry and research.



Fraunhofer SIT

Prof. Michael Waidner
Chairman of the Board

Fraunhofer IGD

Prof. Dieter W. Fellner

TU Darmstadt

Prof. Mira Mezini


Prof Christoph Busch


Fraunhofer SIT

Dr. Haya Shulman

Fraunhofer IGD

Prof. Jörn Kohlhammer

TU Darmstadt

Prof. Matthias Hollick


Prof. Andreas Heinemann


Dr. Markus Schneider


MinR'in Dr. Ulrike Mattig, HMWK

MinR'in Dr. Heike Prasse, BMBF

Advisory Board

Prof. Yehuda Afek
Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Professor of Computer Science
Dr. Jan Camenisch
Dfinity Foundation, Thalwil, Switzerland
Head of Research
Guus Dekkers
TESCO PLC, London, United Kingdom
Chief Technology Officer
Prof. Dr. Simone Fischer-Hübner
Karlstad University, Sweden
Professor of Computer Science | Head of Privacy & Security (PriSec) Research Group
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Felix Freiling
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany
Professor of Computer Science
Dr. Sharon Goldberg
Boston University, USA
Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department
Prof. Dr. Igor Podebrad
Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt, Germany
Divisional Head Information Security and Group Chief Information Security Officer | Honorary Professor for IT forensic and Cyber Crime at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Posch
Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort, Wien, Austria
Chief Information Officer of the Austrian Federal Government
Prof. Dr. Bart Preneel
University of Leuven, Belgium
Professor of Computer Science | Head of Research Group COSIC
Prof. Awais Rashid
University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Professor of Cyber Security | Director EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security
Dr. Ralf Schneider
Allianz SE, München, Germany
Group CIO Allianz