Prof. Dr. Walter Eichendorf

Prof. Dr. Walter Eichendorf serves as the President of the German Road Safety Council (DVR) and until the end of 2018 as Deputy Director General of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV). After his university education (physics, mathematics, astrophysics) in Bochum and Bonn, he served as a research staff member at the European Southern Observatory (1980-1983) in Geneva, Munich and Chile. At DGUV he was responsible for all prevention activities. In addition to his role at DVR and DGUV, he has been responsible for a number of large international projects. These include the European Year for Safety and Health at Work, Germany’s Federation for Safety and Health (Basi) and the thematic area “Future of Work” at the world exhibition EXPO 2000 in Hanover.

Walter also currently serves as Vice President both of the research division and the prevention culture division of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and as a board member of the European Traffic Safety Council (ETSC). In August 2014, he received the Federal Cross of Merit from the German Federal President for his work on road and work safety.


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