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The German-Omani Association

Executive Board

President Bruno Kaiser
Founding member of the German-Omani Association. He worked as a Political Advisor and Coordinator of the Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Cooperation and the German-Arab Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag. 2007 to 2010 Chief Executive of the German-Arab Friendship Society - DAFG e.V.

Vice President Joachim Düster
Founding member of the German-Omani Association, established the Oman Studies Centre in 1975, admitted to the German Bar in 1983, joined the German Foreign Service in 1984. Posts abroad include Damascus, Dubai, Brussels, Cairo, London and Kampala. Currently at the German Embassy in Muscat.
1975 Foundation of the Oman Studies Center

Vice President Dr. Wolfgang Zimmermann
Leading positions in multinational and German organizations for international development cooperation; 2013 foundation of own firm for international project management and consultancy; moderator and trainer for TDC Training Development Consultant in Feldafing/Lake Starnberg. Geographical research in Oman in the 1970s and currently (regional focus Musandam)

Treasurer Jörg Leutloff

Secretary General Georg Popp
Managing Director of Arabia Felix Synform GmbH, visual artist, entrepreneur, photographer and author of the first Oman travel guide published in Germany


Advisory Board

Juma Al-Maskari
Advisor for Communication. Omani, IT-specialist and founding member of the company

Alexander Moll
Advisor for Culture. Organizer of a variety of Oman exhibitions since 2001

Stefan Holzinger
Advisor for Health. Chairman of the Board of Rhön-Klinikum AG

Gabriele Schmidt MdB
Parliamentary Advisor

Dr. Paul Yule
Advisor for Science. Dr. Paul Alan Yule is an archaeologist at Heidelberg University. He has led several large field projects in Oman, Yemen, India and Ethiopia. Yule is an active author, university teacher and lecturer. Well-known are his public photo archives about Oman, Yemen, South Asia and Ethiopia in the virtual image bank of the Heidelberg University Library, heidICON  -> more about Dr. Paul Yule

Holger Brandt
Advisor for Youth. Managing Director of Kiga-Fachverlag

Natascha Plankermann
Advisor for Press and Media, journalist


Honorary Members

Honorary member Dr. Klaus-Dieter von Horn
Ministerialrat ret. 

Honorary member Dr. Peter Ramsauer
Federal Minister ret., Chairman of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy of the German Bundestag

Honorary member Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Scholz
Author of several books related to Oman, former head of the Center for Development Research, at the FU Berlin

Ehrenpräsidentin Deutschland I.E. Frau Lyutha Sultan Ahmed Al Mughairy
Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman in Berlin

Ehrenpräsident Oman S.E. Sheikh Qais bin Salim bin Hilal Al Khalili
Chairman and Managing Director of Al Khalili Group.