Andrea Runow is the new Chief Financial Officer (komm.) and Member of the Executive Board at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH)

At the beginning of 2019, Andrea Runow took over as Head of Finance and Controlling and as acting Chief Financial Officer and Executive Board member of Berlin Institute of Health (BIH). She succeeds Dr. Rolf Zettl, who is leaving BIH after three years to become Managing Director of the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart. Runow, who previously headed the Central Administration Department at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, brings 20-plus years of experience in science administration to the position.


In her new role, Andrea Runow will be provisionally in charge of all business and administrative operations at BIH while, together with the other board members, also being responsible for management of the Institute. Professor Axel Radlach Pries, Dean of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and interim Chairman of the BIH Executive Board welcomes his new colleague on the Board: “In Andrea Runow we are gaining an experienced scientific manager for BIH, thus ensuring the stability and seamless operation of the Institute.” I look forward to working with her and am confident that together we can successfully develop BIH further.”

Andrea Runow is also looking forward to her new duties: “BIH’s mission of swiftly bringing research findings from the lab to patients is something that is very close to my heart. I’m pleased to be able to bring to bear my experience to this field.”

Runow studied economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, specializing in financial management. She began her career at the district administration of Riesa, where she held various financial management posts and eventually became head of the district administration, before moving to the Saxon State Ministry of Finance. In 1996, she joined the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW), where she last served as Head of the Administration Department. Starting in 2007, she led the administrative operations of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, which included the Departments of Personnel Affairs, Finance, Procurement, Central Services, and Administrative Information Technology. Andrea Runow is married and has two adult children.