Sudha David-Wilp receives 2018 Bosch Alumna of the Year Award

Sudha David-Wilp (Bosch XIV)

Sudha David-Wilp received the 2018 Bosch Alumna of the Year award for her high-level impact on the transatlantic relationship. The award is bestowed annually upon a member of the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association (RBFAA) for his/her distinct and continued contribution to transatlantic relations. The recipient must exemplify the mission of the RBFAA Program by strengthening and advancing transatlantic relations through professional or personal endeavors.

David-Wilp is a senior transatlantic fellow and deputy director of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in Berlin. In this role, she serves as an expert on German-American relations for media outlets and the greater public. She also oversees GMF’s Congress-Bundestag Forum, an annual conference convening members of the US Congress and the German Parliament (Bundestag). Prior to her role with GMF in Berlin, David-Wilp worked for nearly eight years in Washington, DC as the director of international programs at the US Association of Former Members of Congress.

David-Wilp was nominated by her peers for “her tireless dedication to transatlantic relations” and serving “as a pillar of the transatlantic community.” She accepted the award on 22 June 2018 at the Robert Bosch Foundation’s Berlin Representation, among a gathering of nearly 100 RBFAA members, friends of the association and representatives of the Robert Bosch Foundation as part of the RBFAA’s 2018 Annual Meeting. David-Wilp is the 14th recipient of the award, which was established in 2005.

“It is a tremendous honor to have my peers select me as this year’s awardee,” says David-Wilp. “The transatlantic relationship is at an inflection point, and my experience as a Bosch fellow has given me a strong background to help strengthen the German-American partnership during this critical period.”

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers fifteen accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive professional development program in Germany. Since the fellowship’s inception in 1984, its alumni association (the RBFAA) has grown to over 500 members. Learn more about the fellowship here.