Joachim Mertes

Joachim Mertes is the full-time Vice President at the Foundation of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo) since July 2016.

Prior to his current position, Mertes was division manager and authorized signatory at Klinikum Region Hannover, one of the largest municipal hospital companies in Germany. The focus of his work was, among other things, the further development of administrative and organizational structures.

As a member of the presidium, he is responsible in particular for the following areas at the TiHo:

  • Budget and Finance
  • Personnel and Legal Affairs
  • Student and Academic Affairs
  • Information and Data Processing Service (IDS)
  • Purchasing

TiHo has an annual budget of about 94 million euros and employs about 1,200 people.