Menschen für Menschen Austria

Menschen für Menschen is made up of independent national organisations with the legal status of foundations or associations. The Menschen für Menschen association in Austria was founded by Karlheinz Böhm in 1983, and has been collecting donations for its development projects in Ethiopia ever since.

Donation Account

Raiffeisen Bank Institute
IBAN: AT28 3200 0000 0022 2000

General Assembly

The annual general assembly is the highest decision-making body. Members of the association, who work on a strictly voluntary basis, decide on all matters not transferred to the board. The general assembly elects the association’s supervisory board for a term of three years.


Supervisory Board

The board is made up of members acting on a voluntary basis. They are supervising the activities of the managing board and ensure activities of the managing board are corresponding to statute and general assembly decisions. The supervisory board elects the managing board for a term of three years.

Mag. Markus Beuchert
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Romy SeidlRomy Seidl
Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board


Renate Horak
Supervisory Board member

Vorstand Bernd Lötsch

Univ.Prof. Dr. Bernd Lötsch
Supervisory Board member


Managing Board

The managing board represents the association externally. They shall be responsible for the management of the association. They are bound to the association’s statute and general assembly decisions. The managing board and the staff team of Menschen für Menschen Austria are responsible for the implementation of the decisions. The Managing Board is obliged to ensure the association’s funds are only used for statutory purposes.

Mag. Alexandra Bigl

Deputy Chairwoman
Head of Public Relations

+43 (0)1/58 66 950-12


Team Austria

In case of questions our employees are your contact partners.

Martina Hollauf, Bakk. phil.
Public Relations, Press and Events

+43 (0)1/58 66 950-16

Jasmin Holzmann, Bakk. phil.
Public Relations and Print Production

+43 (0)1/58 66 950-26

Philipp van Berlekom, BA
Digital Marketing and Database

+43 (0)1/58 66 950-25

Bettina Kliesspiess

Bettina Kliesspiess, MSc (leave of absence)
Donor Liaison

+43 (0)1/58 66 950-11

Our team is supported by numerous volunteers.


Jobs at Menschen für Menschen – Meaningful Employment

For our small Viennese team we are always looking for qualified and motivated employees that can identify with the humanitarian goals of Menschen für Menschen, and want to get involved in helping one of the poorest nations on earth.

Currently there are no vacancies. In case you are interested in volunteer work, you will find further information here >>


Supporting Roles

In the public sphere we rely on the strong-voiced and active support of our ambassadors and trustees.

Botschafter Haile Gebrselassie

Haile Gebrselassie

Botschafterin Sara Nuru

Sara Nuru

Kurator Peter Krasser mit Karlheinz Böhm

Peter Krasser

Kurator Michael Obermeyer

Michael Obermeyr