Ralph Wiegmann (born 1957 in Hannover) is Managing Director of iF International Forum Design GmbH, the iF DESIGN TALENTS GmbH, and the iF Industrie Forum Design eV. Through his worldwide commitment and decades of experience, especially on the Asian continent, he is a highly sought-after conference speaker, an intimate connoisseur of the design scene and programs with a focus on Asia, and thus an extremely accomplished networing partner. He also worked as a Project Officer and Senior Employee for Deutsche Messe AG from 1981 to 1995. Ralph Wiegmann is a former board member of the ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) and, in his capacity as iF Managing Director, was responsible for the international significance and successful direction of the iF DESIGN AWARDS.
iF now stands for one of the most important awards in the global design scene. For more than 60 years, the organization has been committed to raising the awareness of good design among the audience, seeking and supporting unique design ideas, especially from young artists, and creating synergies between business, society, and designers.