Biografie (english)

Ministerin Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen

Minister Pfeiffer-Poensgen was born in Aachen on 25 April 1954. She is a fully qualified lawyer.

since 30.06.2017 Minister of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia
2004 – 2017 Secretary General of the Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States
1999 – 2004 Councillor of the City of Aachen with responsibility for Cultural and Social Affairs
1989 – 1999 Chancellor of the Cologne College of Music
1985 – 1989 Adviser at the Ministry of Science and Research, Hamburg

Mandates and Memberships

  1. Heinrich Hertz Foundation, Düsseldorf, Head of the Board of Trustees
  2. German Research Foundation / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (DFG), Bonn, Member of the Main Committee
  3. Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany) / Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK), Berlin,Member of the Plenum
  4. Joint Science Conference / Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz (GWK), Bonn, Member
  5. German Council of Science and Humanities / Wissenschaftsrat (WR), Cologne, Member of the Administrative Board and thereby of the Plenary Assembly
  6. Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen GmbH, Recklinghausen, Member of the Supervisory Board
  7. Neue Schauspiel GmbH Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Member of the Supervisory Board
  8. Kultur Ruhr GmbH, Bochum, Head of the Supervisory Board
  9. Kunststiftung NRW, Düsseldorf, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
  10. Foundation Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
  11. Dependent Foundation "Kunst im Landbesitz" / Unselbstständige Stiftung "Kunst im Landesbesitz" (Trustee = Foundation Kunstsammlung NRW), Düsseldorf, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
  12. Museum Schloss Moyland Foundation, Collection van der Grinten, Joseph-Beuys-Archive, Bedburg-Hau, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
  13. Deutsche Oper am Rhein gGmbH, Düsseldorf, Member of the Supervisory Board
  14. Insel Hombroich Foundation, Neuss, Head of the Board of Trustees
  15. Cultural Foundation of the Federal States / Kulturstiftung der Länder, Berlin, Member of the Foundation Board
  16. Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Berlin, Member of the Foundation Board
  17. Peter und Irene Ludwig Foundation, Aachen, Head of the Board of Trustees
  18. Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen Foundation, Schöppingen, Member of the Foundation Board
  19. NRW Natural, National and Cultural Trust / NRW-Stiftung Naturschutz, Heimat und Kulturpflege, Düsseldorf, Member of the Foundation Board
  20. North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, Düsseldorf, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
  21. Deutschlandradio, Cologne, Member of the Board
  22. Zollverein Foundation / Stiftung Zollverein, Essen, Member of the Board of Trustees