The Foundation's bodies

The Board

The Board (from left): Bärbel Epp und Inge Epp

Inge Epp, Chairwomen of the Board
Inge Epp studied business administration and worked for many years as managing director of various family businesses. She has been actively involved as a founder since the foundation was established and now chairs the foundation's board.

Bärbel Epp, Chairwoman of the Board
Bärbel Epp studied physics and is working internationally in the field of solar thermal technology via her consulting company Solrico. Her professional experience is an important contribution to the foundation's activities to promote solar energy.

Dr. Christian Epp, Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Christian Epp has worked for many years as a consultant in the area of applying for EU funding. He manages the family businesses. He contributes his professional experience to the management of the foundation's assets and their profitable investment.

Bärbel Faber, Treasurer
Bärbel Faber has been working for more than 30 years for the companies of the Family Epp in the commercial department. She is responsible for the commercial administration of the foundation.

Alassani Mama, consultant of the board
As electric engineer Alassani Mama has been supporting the Urbis Foundation right from the start. With his widespread network in Togo he is supporting the work of the foundation for many years. He has coordinated numerous installations of innovative solar systems in Togo.


Treasurer Bärbel Faber and Alassani Mama at the opening ceremony of a solar air conditioning system at the children’s right center Creuset in Sokodé, Togo, 2016


The Foundation Council

The Council (from left to right): Martin Weiß, Kathrin Weiß, Matthias Schmidt, Dr. Inez Kipfer-Didavi, Andreas Böning and Dr. Christian Epp

Matthias Schmidt, Chairman of the Foundation Council
Matthias Schmidt is an independent auditor/tax consultant. Due to his professional experience he monitors and consults the foundation on economic matters, especially regarding the foreign activities of the foundation.

Dr. Christian Epp, Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Christian Epp was a member of the Board of Trustees until November 2023 and now supports the Executive Board with regard to the Foundation's financial resources.

Kathrin Weiß, Foundation Council
Kathrin Weiß works in leading position in the Environmental Ministry for the government of Brandenburg. Kathrin Weiß has been responsible for the maintenance of good relationships with eastern European countries. Subsequently, she and her husband Martin are responsible for the foundation's activities in Eastern Europe.

Martin Weiß, Foundation Council
Martin Weiß is a political scientist and has been volunteering in the Foundation for many years. As senior analyst for climate transition in the Federal Economy Ministry in Berlin, he will support the Council with his expertise.

Andreas Böning, Foundation Council
Andreas Böning is the Managing Director of Kinderrechte Afrika e. V. and has lived and worked in Africa for many years. As a financial expert for development aid, he mainly supports the Council in third-party funded projects.

Dr. Inez Kipfer-Didavi, Foundation Council
Dr. Inez Kipfer-Didavi is the Managing Director of Handicap International Germany and has been working in humanitarian aid for many years. She enriches the Council with her profound knowledge of Togo and West Africa and longstanding experience on the ground.