Advisory Board


  • Approval of the election or deselection of the President,
  • Election or deselection of the Chancellor,
  • Approval of the Charter and the regulations governing quality assessment procedures,
  • Resolution, in agreement with the Senate, on structural and development plans and their updates,
  • Resolution on the basic principles governing facilities and the allocation of resources,
  • Approval of business plans,
  • Acceptance of the Presidium’s annual report,


Walter Conrads is a past chairman of the Philips GmbH Supervisory Board. From 2001 to 2005 he was the company’s management spokesman, having previously been the Philips CEO for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 2005 the Bad Kösen, Saxony-Anhalt, born engineer was awarded the Federal Order of Merit, First Class, in Hamburg for his “exemplary professional and voluntary services.” He has been at the helm of the TUHH’s Advisory Board ever since it was founded in 2003. Conrads studied engineering at the RTWH Aachen University. He plays golf and the guitar, has two adult children and lives with his wife in Hamburg.


Prof. Dr. Kathrin Fischer is Professor and Head of the Institute for Institute for Operations Research and Information Systems at the School of Study for Management Sciences and Technology at the TUHH since March 2009. She is head of the Master's programme in International Management and Engineering and is also involved in teaching in all other study programmes of the School of Study. In research, she is dedicated to the development and solution of quantitative models for economic planning situations, especially in the field of logistics. At the TUHH, Prof. Fischer is involved in numerous committees, including the Academic Senate of the TUHH. Before her appointment to the TUHH, Prof. Fischer worked at WU Vienna in Austria and Aston Business School in England. She studied mathematics and business administration at the University of Hamburg, where she received her doctorate in economics and habilitated in 2003. She lives with her family in the north of Hamburg.

Dr. Anka Mulder studied history at the University of Groningen, where she went on to teach international relations. After spells in Brussels and Vienna she was appointed a head of department at the ROI Dutch Institute for Public Administration. From November 2004 to April 2013 she was Director of Education and Student Affairs at the TU in Delft. In 2008 she joined the Executive Board of the international OpenCourseWare consortium, serving as its President from 2011 to 2013. The consortium is the largest international organization in the field of free online education provision in the form of complete courses. From July 2011 until April 2014 she combined the post of director with the Executive Board management. She is also a member of the edX Consortium, a large online platform set up by Harvard and the MIT in 2012. Since April 2013 she has been Vice-President for Education and Operations at the TU in Delft.

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at NXP Semiconductors, Lars Reger is responsible for opening up new business areas and research & development in the focus markets Automotive, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Mobile, Communication & Infrastructure. In 1997 he started his career at Siemens Semiconductors as a product engineer. At Infineon, Reger held leading positions in the development department and process engineering as well as project manager for ICs for mobile systems and director for IP management. Prior to joining NXP as CTO of the Automotive Division in 2008, he was responsible for business development and product management in Continental's Connectivity business unit. Since December 2018, Reger has had overall responsibility for NXP's technology portfolio. Since April 2019, he has been a member of the Executive Board of the BDI Digital Economy, Telecommunications and Media Committee.

Sibylle Stauch-Eckmann was born and grew up in Kronach, Franconia, and studied business engineering at the TU in Darmstadt. She began her career in 1995 at Drägerwerk AG in Lübeck, relocating a year later to Drägerwerk GmbH in Essen and later t the company’s Bielefeld site. In 2002 she joined the Endo-Klinik, which she managed from 2005 until February 2016. She has since chaired the Executive Board of the Ober Scharrer Group.