Our heart also beats for others

The success of any organisation largely depends on the efficiency and commitment of the management board. In addition to the founder and name giver Regine Sixt, who acts as Chief Executive, this also includes her sons Alexander and Konstantin Sixt.

With their many years of expertise, they give the Children's Aid Foundation additional drive. Dr. Julian Freiherr zu Putlitz guarantees the foundation’s perfect financial management. The management board guarantees that the funds raised will arrive safely on site and will be used exclusively for specific purposes, and that 100% of every donation will arrive at the projects and without any deductions.

Together, this committee ensures that the ambitious goals are consistently achieved.

Regine Sixt

Founder and Chief Executive

Our motto is our mission: To dry little tears with drive and transparency. We have already achieved a lot, with committed project partners, courageous supporters and many volunteers, especially from the globally operating Sixt family. So far, we have successfully completed over 175 projects in more than 50 countries. So it is only right that our initiative has also been the Sixt Group’s official CSR programme since 2011. Wherever we can do good, whether in orphanages, children's hospices, kindergartens, schools and children's hospitals: We know that we can make a difference there with your help. And the great thing about it: We find that when we take care of others our own lives gain a deeper meaning.

Alexander Sixt

Management Board

In the Sixt Corporate Social Responsibility programme, we show a sense of responsibility beyond the corporate boundaries. On the one hand, the management board seeks to nurture the capabilities of employees and provide them with scope for their personal development. On the other, we as a company - as well as our employees - wish to show publicly the responsibility we are taking for social concerns. In addition to the day-to-day work for the company, Sixt very deliberately provides employees with scope for such involvement. If an employee has a vision in line with our guiding principles and which matches our values, we provide them with scope to make their vision a reality. So we create a situation that offers benefits for everyone, in that the employee has a role in shaping Sixt and feels valued as a result. This also strengthens his or her loyalty to the company - and helps children around the world who so desperately need our help.

Konstantin Sixt

Management Board

As the Sixt Managing Board and also as board members of the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation, our aim is to do all we can to help as many children as possible around the world.
ith the “Drying Little Tears” programme and with the voluntary help of our employees - which includes the “Drying Little Tears Day” activities initiated and managed by employees themselves - we have succeeded, over the years, in successfully implementing the first 250 projects and initiatives of the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation. As managing board members we seek to contribute with our energy and knowledge so that children can be helped successfully in the next 250 projects. The aim is for there soon to be an aid project in every Sixt country around the world.

Dr. Julian Freiherr zu Putlitz

Management Board

As board members of the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation, we seek to play an active role in contributing to ensuring success over the long-term. It is important not to focus solely on large scale initiatives, but also on a small scale to respond rapidly and help disadvantaged and severely sick children. We ensure that all aid arrives directly with the project managers and is there to help those they are protecting. Our experience helps us in this, as does our network around the globe, which has developed over the decades.


We shouldn’t just wish for a better world, it’s also important to build itRegine Sixt

The Advisory Council is available to provide both long-term strategic direction and valuable incentives and contacts which are necessary for the continued international growth of the Children's Aid Foundation. The first-class professional background of the Advisory Council enables the foundation to act in an absolutely competent and knowledgeable manner in all areas.

Prof. Dr. Marcus Englert

Chairman of the Advisory Council

Prof. Dr. Marcus Englert is Honorary Professor at the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences and General Partner of Texas Atlantic GmbH.

As the Advisory Council, we support the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation, making every effort on behalf of the children in this world in need of help. We provide our help directly and at a very personal level in order to successfully kick-start projects.Prof. Dr. Marcus Englert

Dr. Brigitte Mohn

Advisory Council

Dr. Brigitte Mohn is a shareholder of the Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft and a member of the Group supervisory board.

The Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation is committed in its projects to alleviating emotional and physical hardship suffered by children around the world. As an advisory council member I am pleased to be able to contribute to improving the circumstances in which these children are living and in so doing to dry as many "little tears" as possible.Dr. Brigitte Mohn

Dr. Daniel Terberger

Advisory Council

Dr. Daniel Terberger is CEO of Katag AG

We are passionate in helping the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation to campaign for the weak and overlooked in our world and to support them. In so doing, we take advantage of our global networks, because then our help makes a difference right where it's needed on the ground.Dr. Daniel Terberger

Dr. Peter Biberthaler

Advisory Council

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Biberthaler heads the Traumatology Department at the Rechts der Isar Hospital in Munich

As a doctor, I find myself repeatedly needing to summon up the courage to both provide medical support and to connect at a personal level with children who have been hurt, and to be an example of hope for them. Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation is a fine example of this worldwideProf. Dr. Peter Biberthaler


The Honorary Committee of the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation is comprised of companions and multipliers who, with the help of their network and initiative, support the diverse Children's Aid projects. The international, top-class board of trustees is committed to the interests of the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation and the “Drying Little Tears” initiative abroad.

Board of trustees of the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Balle
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Burdach
  • Dr. Hermann Bühlbecker
  • Prof. Dr. Kathrin Giehl
  • Ron Jakubowicz
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Kokott-Weidenfeld
  • Friedrich Peter Joussen
  • Generalkonsul Prof. Dr. Alexander Liegl
  • Mauritia Mack
  • Andrea Sixt
  • Noni Sixt
  • Börries von Notz
  • Dr. Stefan Piëch
  • Prof. Dr. med. Dr. Chris P. Lohmann
  • Michael Schade
  • S.D. Alexander Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe
  • Dr. Sigrid Streletzki
  • Douglas Graf von Saurma-Jeltsch
  • Dr. Franz Graf von Salm-Reifferscheidt
  • Gabriela Fürstin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
  • Ralph Teckentrup

SIXT International Committee of the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation

  • Dr. Sir Trevor Carmichael
  • Lord Michael Anders-Cavendish
  • Prof. Dr. David Khayat
  • Michel Bouquier
  • S.D. Hugo Fürst zu Windisch-Graetz

SIXT - Leaders committee of the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation

  • Per Voegerl, Sixt UK, Managing Director
  • Michael Meissner, Sixt Italien, Managing Director
  • Jean Philipe Doyen, Sixt Frankreich, Managing Director
  • Estanislao De Mata Perez, Sixt Spanien, Managing Director
  • Detlev Krehahn, Senior Director International Franchise
  • Rüdiger Proske, Senior Director International Franchise
  • Frantisek Paces, Sixt Tschechien, General Manager
  • Sebastian Birkel, Sixt USA, Co-President
  • Christoph Beisheim, Sixt Schweiz & Österreich, Managing Director
  • Karen van den Boom, Sixt Benelux, Managing Director
  • Daniel Florence, Sixt USA, Co-President