The Association

The WGA, founded in 1916, is an umbrella organisation based in Hamburg and supports very different trade associations, their members and individual companies from wholesale and foreign trade in their day-to-day work in international trade.

The profile of the WGA

More than 1,000 companies worldwide currently benefit from this strong association. Where individual trade associations are too weak, the WGA can make its voice heard towards authorities, politics and business in the long term. The WGA and the trade associations united under its roof participate in numerous committees and associations and are constantly in direct dialogue with politics and administration. This enables the targeted people to be addressed. Practically relevant aspects are introduced in a factually sound manner. The basis is for an intensive professional exchange with and among members in a wide variety of committees and event formats.

Executive Board

Entrepreneurial personalities from renowned foreign trade companies are committed board members of the WGA for their respective industries, but also other industries and thus give foreign trade a strong voice.

The composition of the current board, which was elected on 27 February 2019 in accordance with the articles of association:

from left to right
Peter von Kruse, 2nd Deputy Chairman and Treasurer
André Harms, Chairman
Carsten Gerrens, 1st Deputy Chairman

The WGA Office

As a registered association, the WGA has its office in Hamburg.

The management of the WGA:

Dr. Monika Beutgen
Secretary General

RA Lutz Düshop
Secretary General

Dr. Rodger Wegner
Secretary General

Maximilian Wittig
Secretary General

Other employees:

Lisann Bauer
Manager Scientific Affairs

Dr. Julia Biller
Manager Scientific Affairs

Anniina Braun
Manager

Shirley Costello
Assistant

Ramona Eyrich
Assistant

Christiane Hillesheim-Behrens
Assistant

Cordelia Kraft
Manager Scientific Affairs

Bernd Kurzai
Manager

Dr. Marina Panten
Manager Scientific Affairs

Julia Reckel
Assistant

Kyra Schaper
Manager

Julia Zimmermann
Assistant

Do you have any questions? We will gladly help you with your issues.

WGA Wholesale and Foreign Trade Association Hamburg e.V
Sonninstr. 28, 20097 Hamburg

T +49 (0) 40 236016-0
F +49 (0) 40 236016-10 / 11

contact@wga-hh.de