The President - Wolfgang Maassen
Resident in Schwalmtal, Germany
President since 2005, re-elected 2013 in Essen (Germany)
Editor-in-chief of „philatelie“ (monthly stamp journal of the German Philatelic Association – BDPh), APHV-Magazin (stamp journal of the German Philatelic Dealers Association – APHV), The Philatelic Journalist (AIJP) and Publisher of PHILA HISTORICA, a cost free digitally published special interest paper on www.philahistorica.de (quarterly with about 250 pages each).
Author of numerous philatelic books, amongst others the guidebooks „Ratgeber für Briefmarkensammler“ and many research studies about philatelic history.
RDP; fellow der Royal Philatelic Society, London; member of the Académie Européenne de Philatélie (AEP); president of the Consilium Philatelicum.