Klaus Hamacher is Deputy Chair of the DLR Executive Board. He is responsible for DLR's administration and operational management. This includes human resources, finance, corporate control, organisational structures, quality and product assurance, internal auditing and joint venture management, major projects and appointment procedures. He is also responsible for the project management agencies. Hamacher studied business administration at the University of Cologne. He has been at DLR since 1987, with several short breaks.