The executive bodies

The executive bodies of the foundation are the five-person Board of Trustees and the two-person Executive Board. The Executive Board consists of Mrs. Evi Hoch (social engagement) and Mr. Wolfgang Mertineit (finances).

Members of the board of trustees are (from left to right): Advocate Lars Roßner, Dr.-Ing. E.h. Jochen Opländer, Chairman Oliver Hermes, Prof. Dr. Norbert Wieselhuber and Jan Opländer.

Oliver Hermes

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

In April 2019, Oliver Hermes took over as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Wilo Foundation, the shareholder of WILO SE. He has been a member of the board and CEO of WILO SE, the global leader in pumps and pump systems for building services, water management and industrial sectors since 2006.

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Mrs. Evi Carola Hoch

Executive Board

Mrs. Evi Carola Hoch was appointed to the Executive Board of the Wilo-Foundation in 2012 and is managing, among other things, the social engagement of the foundation. Furthermore, she is a member of the Executive Board of the Society of Friends of the Technical University Dortmund, and of the Board of Governors of the Hof University of Applied Sciences.

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Mr. Wolfgang Mertineit

Executive Board

With effect from the end of 2016, Wolfgang Mertineit was appointed to the Executive Board of the Wilo-Foundation and is primarily responsible for financial planning, accounting and controlling. He has been Senior Vice President Group Controlling & Accounting of WILO SE for several years.


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