As general manager and director of the institute Dr Cara Schwarz-Schilling is responsible for all business as well as academic affairs. She holds the leadership together with Alex Kalevi Dieke, Dr Thomas Plückebaum and Dr Bernd Sörries, directors of the institute.
In personal union Dr Schwarz-Schilling is as well managing director of WIK-Consult. With respect to research matters. Dr Schwarz-Schilling is supported by the heads of the departments.
The head of the administration, Karl-Hubert Strüver, assists the director with the business and administrative management of the institute.