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Mr. Wilfried Lemke was born on August 19, 1946 in Pönitz, Ostholstein, Germany. He attended the University of Hamburg, graduating with an advanced university degree in Educational Science and Sports in 1970. He is now married and has four children.




Nov. 2011

Receipt of the Berlin Peace Clock

Nov. 2010 Receipt of the Bobby Award for the engagement for athletes with disabilities
Sept. 2010 Honorary Professor at the University of Western Cape, South Africa
Since May 2010

Board Member of the International Truce Foundation and the International Olympic Truce Centre

Since 2008 Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace
2008 Member of the City Council of Bremen
2007-2008 Minister for the Interior and Sport in the state of Bremen
and as such, member of the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO
Since 1999

Member of the Supervisory Board of Werder Bremen - First Division (German Bundesliga)

Chairman of the club since 2005

1999-2006 Vice President of the Global Cities Dialogue
1999-2007 Minister for Science and Education in the State of Bremen and as such, President of the Federal Conference of the German Ministers of Science and Education in 2000
1998 Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Sports at the University of Bremen
1981-1999 General Manager of Werder Bremen - First Division (German Bundesliga)
1974-1981 Member of the Regional Council of Sport
1974-1981 Executive Officer of the Regional Board of the Social Democratic Party in the state of Bremen
1971-1974 Scientific Researcher in the Department of Sports at the University of Bremen





  • Initiating and overseeing relief and cooperation projects, including the mobilization of funds for Georgia and Romania, as general Manager of Link Werder Bremen
  • Regularly holds lectures on  the beneficial role of sports and education in society
  • Active member and chairman of various boards of trustees of regional foundations in the field of sport, science and education
  • World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Role of Sports in society
  • Nomination as World Ambassador for Peace and Sport


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