Board of Directors

Mr Anne Willem Bijleveld

Former Director, Division of External Relations and Director of Europe at UNHCR Personal Envoy of the High Commissioner for the Western Balkans
Herr Anne Willem Bijleveld, Vorstandsvorsitzender
hemaliger Direktor für Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Direktor für Europa beim UNHCR. Persönlicher Beauftragte des Hochkommissars für die westlichen Balkanländer


Ms Zeynep Gündüz

Vice Chair – President & CEO of RET Germany
RET’s Chief Executive since 2003, Former senior and executive management of Fortune 500 multinational corporations of the automotive and telecommunications sectors
Frau Zeynep Gündüz – Geschäftsführerin & Vorstandsmitglied
RET-Geschäftsführerin seit 2003, ehemalige leitende und geschäftsführende Managerin von multinationalen Unternehmen der Fortune 500 der Automobil- und Telekommunikationsbranche


Dr Frank Nagelschmidt

Attorney at Law, Partner at SES Berlin
Dr. Frank Nagelschmidt – Sekretär
Rechtsanwalt, Partner bei SES Berlin Rechtsanwälte und Notare

Dr Bahadir Engin

Co-Vice Chair
Human Resources management; Executive Social Policy and Employment – industrial & Labour relations. Ph.D. in Social Policy and Employment – Working Conditions and Occupational Accidents.
Dr. Bahadir Engin – Stellvertretender Vorsitzender
Personalmanagement; Leitung Sozialpolitik und Beschäftigung – Industrie und Arbeitsbeziehungen. Dissertation in Sozialpolitik und Beschäftigung – Arbeitsbedingungen und Arbeitsunfälle.

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New Project Launch – MALI – Empowering Vulnerable Women & Youth

RET officially launched its new project in Mali to address Food Insecurity, Peaceful Relations and Economic Interdependence among the Affected Communities. Project Title:  Improved Livelihoods and Food Security through Training in Climate-Adaptive Agriculture, Handicrafts, and Peaceful Relations…

Addressing the Multidimensional Barriers to Girls’ Education in Niger

Addressing the Multidimensional Barriers to Girls’ Education in Niger Niger is among the world’s countries with the lowest girls’ enrolment, retention, and school completion rates. According to UNICEF, 2.5 million children and adolescents are out of school.[1] 5 Only…

Webinar “Comprehensive Approach within Women’s Socio-Economic Empowerment Programmes are Key for Collective Sustainable Development: Leap Women’s Co-Operative and Leap Natural Social Enterprise Example from Türkiye.” The Regional Forum for Sustainable Development 2022 | The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Check out the Webinar Recording here! Türkiye hosts around 7 million refugees (Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghan) who have fled their home countries. Disproportionately affected by crises, women and girls face more adversities, including barriers to access to…

Gender Equality today for a Sustainable Tomorrow

International Women’s Day – March 8, 2022 The International Women’s Day, March 8, is an opportunity to reflect on the advances and gaps in gender equity and commemorate how women and girls are leading the solutions to…

Pest Monitoring and Integrated Pest Management – Lebanon

RET is implementing a project aimed at “Strengthening the resilience and peaceful coexistence of Lebanese and Syrian refugees through increased income generation in the agricultural and food production sectors” in Lebanon, in partnership with the Lebanese Agricultural Research…

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