About WDC Founding Chair
Icsid Senator Professor Dr. Peter Zec, born in 1956, has been President of the internationally renowned Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen since 1991. He developed the institution, founded in 1954, into a qualification and communication center for business, design and society. Its red dot design award is regarded as one of the most prestigious international prizes for innovative design. For over 15 years now, Peter Zec has been working as a design consultant with numerous companies in foreign countries. He has gained worldwide recognition with lectures in more than 40 countries. He is the publisher of the “red dot design yearbook” and the “Who’s Who in Design” among other design books.