Who we are

The registered society XertifiX was founded in 2005 and was registered in the official registry of clubs and societies of Freiburg the following year. Current members of the executive board are:


Ingrid Sehrbrock


Former deputy chairwoman of the DGB

Ulrich Meinecke

Deputy Chairman

Ulrich Meinecke has been head of iMOVE training Made in Germany since January 1, 2015.      

iMOVE is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to internationalize German education and training services. IMOVE helps German training providers with a comprehensive range of services for opening up international markets. With the slogan “Training – Made in Germany”, iMOVE promotes German competence in vocational education and training abroad. IMOVE is a working area of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in Boonn.

Since 2013, Ulrich Meinecke was coordinator and Deputy Director. Head of the Central Agency for International Vocational Training Cooperation (GOVET). One of his responsibilities was the office function of the Round Table International Vocational Training Co-operation. The Round Table and the Central Office were launched on the basis of a Cabinet decision of 3.7.2013 and officially opened in September 2013. Roundtable and central office serve a coherent and efficient co-operation of German actors within the framework of vocational training co-operation.

Previously, Mr. Meinecke had been working at the German Embassy in New Delhi since September 2009. There he was responsible for the area of responsibility “Social & Labor Affairs, Vocational Education & Training” and accompanied the German-Indian working group on vocational training and the resulting activities.

Wilfried Eichhorn


Industrial trade union Building-Woods-Internationale

Peter Weiß


Chairman of the employee group of CDU/CSU party

Dr. Walter Schmidt


Ethicist and theologian

Dietmar Hexel

Board Member

Dietmar Hexel is an organizational developer and German trade unionist.      

From 2002 to May 2014, he was a member of the DGB Executive Board and from 2007 to 2011 a member of the SPD party executive committee. Party executive. From 2002 to 2015, he was a member of the Government Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code (DCGK).

In the DGB Federal Board, he was responsible for structural industry and service policy with energy, environmental and climate policy, for co-determination, corporate governance and CSR, union organizing policy and development, human resources, internal audit and the DGB-Rechtsschutz GmbH. In 2005, he launched measures to strengthen the DGB trade unions with the Trendwende project.

Thomas Steins

Board Member

Er ist Gründer, Gesellschafter und Geschäftsführer der CAIDAO Holding GmbH mit Standorten in Berlin, Bremen, Nürnberg und Wiesbaden.      

In terms of content, Thomas leads collaborative projects on digital transformation and diversity at the interface of personnel and organizational development as well as strategy and communication consulting. Previously, Thomas gained experience as a Berlin branch manager of the consulting firm ISA CONSULT, as a consultant to the international management consultancy Corporate Value Associates and as a trained business and political editor of Axel Springer AG. Thomas is a Master of Arts in Communication Science, Political Science and Business Administration from the Free University of Berlin and the Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga. He is a former fellow of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and an alumnus of the career networks e-fellows.net and RAHM.CEO.

Patron: Dr. Norbert Blüm, former Federal Minister for Employment

Members of the first hour are Jörg Bollin and Burkhard Krupp (representatives of the artist group SIGNUM) as idea giver, Benjamin Pütter (Initiator and Co-Founder), Willi Wölting from Essen, Thilo Hoppe, and Klaus-Maria Brandauer, Otto Tausig (†) and Erwin Steinauer from Vienna.