About Futouris

Get to know the people behind the organisation.


Executive Board

The Executive Board is elected by the General Assembly for two years. The Executive Board is assisted by the Scientific Advisory Board.

Prof. Dr. Harald Zeiss


Lucienne Damm

Vice Chairwoman

Dr. Larissa Wolf

Executive Board Member for Finances

Friederike Grupp

Executive Board Member

Ulrike Braun

Executive Board Member

Dr. Christian Baumgartner

Co-opted Executive Board Member, Representative of the Scientific Advisory Board


The German Travel Association (DRV) and the Austrian Travel Association (ÖRV) support the objectives of Futouris and are commited patrons of Futouris.

Norbert Fiebig

President of the German Travel Association (DRV)
Patron of Futouris

Dr. Josef Peterleithner

President of the Austrian Travel Association (ÖRV)
Patron of Futouris

Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Christian Baumgartner

Landscape Ecologist and Manager of response & ability gmbh
Scientific Advisory Comittee Member

Prof. Dr. Julia E. Peters

Professor for Sustainability and Internationl Management at the Kempten University for Applied Sciences
Scientific Advisory Committee Member

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Lund-Durlacher

Head of the Department for Tourism and Service Management at the MODUL University Vienna
Scientific Advisory Committee Member

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Todt

Emeritus at the Institute for Biology at the Free University Berlin
Scientific Advisory Committee Member

Prof. Dr. Jürg Stettler

Head of the Institute for Tourist Industry (ITW) as well as Vice Director and Head of the Research Department at Luzern University for Economics
Scientific Advisory Comittee Member

Prof. Dr. Edgar Kreilkamp

Head of the Research Focus Tourism Managment at the Leuphana University Lüneburg
Scientific Advisory Comittee Member


In coordination with the Executive Board the team manages the organisation, coordinates the projects and works as contact partners for the members, project partners and the press.

Inga Meese

Managing Director Futouris e.V.
+49 (0) 30 2789 0333
+49 (0) 30 2759 3654

Swantje Lehners

Managing Director Projects & Cooperations
+49 (0) 30 4074 4220
+49 (0) 30 2759 3654

Anja Renner

Senior Manager Projects & Communications
+49 (0) 30 278 90182
+49 (0) 30 2759 3654

Silke Schmitt

Junior Manager Projects & Communications
+49 (0) 30 2789 0182
+49 (0) 30 2759 3654