The DGRV association council is an assembly of delegates and as such the highest authority of the DGRV. It consists of 40 members who are appointed by means of proportional representation of all cooperative structures and institutions. Its role is to communicate its views on policy issues to the executive committee and the board of directors. It is responsible for the election of members of the executive committee and for discharging the executive committee and the board of directors.
Michael Bockelmann Werner Böhnke Georg Litmathe
The chairman of the association council is Michael Bockelmann, also president of the Genossenschaftsverband e. V. (Cooperative Federation). Deputy chairmen are Werner Böhnke, chairman of the board of directors of the WGZ Bank AG and Georg Litmathe, chairman of the Genossenschaftsverband Weser-Ems e. V. (Cooperative Federation Weser-Ems).