Dr. Verena Metze-Mangold is President of the German Commission for UNESCO. She studied political sciences, sociology and history. Mrs. Metze-Mangold worked as a journalist for the Hessian broadcasting station HR from and managed the public relations department. At the time of the German reunification she held the position of press speaker of the chairman of the German television channel ARD.
Dr. Verena Metze-Mangold is member of the UNESCO Commission since 1982 and became its President in October 2014. She is also a member of the German institute for external relations (ifa) and its scientific advisory board.