Senior Experten Service (SES)

Senior Experten Service (SES) is the Foundation of German Industry for International Cooperation. It is a non-profit organisation. SES is Germany’s leading volunteering organisation for experts and executives who are either retired or taking some time off work (Weltdienst 30+). SES Experts are volunteers; their activities are oriented towards quick and pragmatic assistance, predominantly in technical and economic sectors, as well as for providers of vocational training and health care services. The expert knowledge helps to boost sustainable economic and social development.

At present, the SES has access to the knowledge and experience of over 12,000 experts from all professional spheres. Since 1983, the SES has completed more than 45,000 voluntary expert assignments in over 160 countries, with approximately a third of the placements being in Germany.

The main beneficiaries of the SES network’s expertise are small and medium-sized businesses, public authorities, professional and business associations, social and medical facilities, and institutions which provide basic education or vocational training. In Germany, there is a special focus on supporting the development of young people at school or in training.

The SES is based in Bonn. It has some 200 representatives in 90 different countries around the world. The SES is supported by Germany’s top business organisations:

  • The Federation of German Industries (BDI)
  • The Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA)
  • The German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK)
  • The German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH) 

The SES primarily receives funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Sutanwee Pandit,
SES Representative, IGCC, Kolkata,
+91-33-22837 962