Secretary General, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V.
In September 2018 Mathias Mogge was appointed Secretary General of Welthungerhilfe. The agricultural engineer and environmental scientist has been working for Welthungerhilfe for more than 20 years. Prior to his new role, Mathias Mogge had been Welthungerhilfe's Executive Director Programmes since March 2010. In previous positions he served as Acting Director of the Programmes and Projects Department.
Between 1998 and 2001 he worked on the Regional Desk East Africa and was in charge of the programmes in Ethiopia, Uganda and Sudan. From 2001 to 2005 he served as Regional Director for West Africa in Bamako/Mali and was responsible for the Regional Programme there. From 2005 to 2009 he headed the Knowledge-Innovation-Consultancy Unit in the Programmes Department in Bonn that deals with conceptual issues of overseas programmes and with the internal knowledge management process.
Before joining Welthungerhilfe he worked as a development worker with the German Development Service in Sudan and completed a master’s degree in Norwich, Great Britain.
In an honorary capacity he acts as member of the executive committee of VENRO (Verband Entwicklungspolitik und Humanitäre Hilfe deutscher Nichtregierungsorganisationen e.V./ umbrella organisation of development non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Germany), also as member of the expert team of the Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development of the GIZ (BEAF). Furthermore, he is member of the Advisory Board of the International Congress Hidden Hunger organized by the University of Hohenheim.