Pascale Ehrenfreund has been Chair of the DLR Executive Board since 17 August 2015.
Klaus Hamacher, Vice Chairman of the Executive Board, is the DLR Executive Board member responsible for administrative and technical management, including personnel, finance, corporate control, corporate organisation, quality and product assurance, auditing, joint ventures, large-scale projects and career management. serves as the representative for the DLR site in Berlin.
Rolf Henke joined the DLR Executive Board on 1 November 2010 and is responsible for Aeronautics research.
Hansjörg Dittus was appointed as DLR Executive Board Member for Space Research and Technology on 1 October 2011.
Walther Pelzer has been a Member of the DLR Executive Board since 1 January 2018. He is Head of the DLR Space Administration, based in Bonn.
Karsten Lemmer is the DLR Executive Board Member responsible for Energy and Transport. An electrical engineer, he pursued a career in academia and worked in the railway industry before joining DLR as an Institute Director in 2001.