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.

Lucienne Damm


Ralf Hieke

Vice Chairman

Friederike Grupp

Executive Board Member

Ingo Lies

Executive Board Member

Florian Käufer

Executive Board Member

Thomas Bohlander

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

Honorary Members

The honorary members initiated Futouris and played a key role in the founding phase as board members.

Jens Hulvershorn

Founding Board Member

Andreas Koch

Managing Director blueContec GmbH
Founding Board Member

Arne Ahrens

Managing Director blueContec GmbH
Founding Board Member

Scientific Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Julia E. Beelitz

Professor for Sustainability and Internationl Management at the Kempten University for Applied Sciences
Scientific Advisory Committee 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) 40 - 809034 - 4055

Swantje Lehners

Managing Director Projects & Cooperations
+ 49 (0) 40 - 809034 - 4055

Tatjana Peters

project manager
+ 49 (0) 40 - 809034 - 4055