Board of Trustees

The foundation’s Board of Trustees is made up of top businesspeople and leading experts. It provides stimulus, monitors the quality and efficiency of the foundation’s work, and also complements the latter’s activities with know-how from the fields of research, science and business practice.

The members of the Board of Trustees

 

The members of the Board of Trustees

 

Andrea Alexandra Alber

Managing Partner
GEZE GmbH, Leonberg

Tobias Bachmüller

Managing Partner
Katjes Fassin GmbH & Co. KG, Emmerich

Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah

Chair of the Supervisory Board & the Shareholders Committee
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf

Norbert Basler

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Basler AG, Ahrensburg

Prof. Hans B. Bauerfeind

Chief Executive Officer
Bauerfeind AG, Zeulenroda

Beate Beck-Deharde

Managing Partner
Beck Packautomaten GmbH & Co. KG, Frickenhausen

Hans Beckhoff

Managing Director
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG, Verl

Andreas Bettermann

Chairman of the Advisory Board
OBO BETTERMANN Holding GmbH, Menden

Werner Borgers

Member of the Supervisory Board
Borgers SE & Co. KgaA, Bocholt

Prof. Dr. Ing. Hans-Jörg Bullinger

Member of the Senate
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Munich

H. Ill. H. Ferdinand Fürst zu Castell-Castell

Fürstlich Castell’sche Verwaltungs GmbH, Castell

Ulrich Dietz

Chairman of the Administrative Board
GFT Technologies SE, Stuttgart

Xue Hong Dong-Geis

Partner
Geis Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Nürnberg

Max Finger

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Lenze SE, Aerzen

Thomas Fischer

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Mann + Hummel GmbH, Ludwigsburg

Prof. E.h. Senator E.h., E.h. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Klaus Fischer

Chairman of the Advisory Board
fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG, Waldachtal

Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich, Bundesminister a.D.

Vice-President of the German Bundestag

Wolfgang Fritsch-Albert

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Westfalen AG, Münster

Christel Gausepohl

Partner
Thüringer Fleisch- und Wurstspezialitäten Rainer Wagner GmbH, Dornheim

Ortwin Goldbeck

Chairman of the Advisory Board
Goldbeck GmbH, Bielefeld

​Kerstin Grosse

Vorsitzende des Aufsichtsrats
KOMSA Kommunikation Sachsen AG, Hartmannsdorf

Philip Hager

Partner and Member of the Supervisory Board
Hager SE, Blieskastel

Oliver Hermes

President & Chief Executive Officer
WILO SE, Dortmund

S.H. Karl-Friedrich Fürst von Hohenzollern

Unternehmensgruppe Fürst von Hohenzollern, Sigmaringen

Hans-Heiner Honold

Managing Partner
Honold Logistik Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG, Neu-Ulm

Ines Hüvel

Partner
Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller GmbH & Co. KG, Aretsried

Thomas Kaeser

Chairman of the Board
KAESER KOMPRESSOREN SE, Coburg

Prof. Edwin Kohl

Chairman of the Board
Kohl Medical AG, Perl

Johannes Kärcher

Chairman of the Advisory Board
Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG, Winnenden

Ilse Lang

Managing Partner
IBW Industriebeteiligungen Worms GmbH & Co.KG, Worms

Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller

CEO, President & Chairwoman of the Group Management Board
Trumpf GmbH & Co. KG, Ditzingen

Ute Lesch-Gebhardt

Member of the Advisory Board
Gebhardt Transport- und Lagersysteme GmbH, Cham

Robert Lindemann-Berk

Managing Partner
Quarzwerke GmbH, Frechen

Senator E.h. Dr. Thomas Lindner

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Groz-Beckert KG, Albstadt

Dr. Hinrich Mählmann

president and CEO
OTTO FUCHS KG, Meinerzhagen

Emmerich Müller

Partner
B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. Holding AG, Frankfurt

Frank Natus

Managing Partner
NATUS GmbH & Co. KG, Trier

Jan Philippiak

Partner
ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG, Mulfingen

Hartwig Pietzcker

Managing Partner
AKG Unternehmensgruppe, Hofgeismar

Prof. Detlef W. Prinz

Managing Partner
PrinzMedien Holding, Berlin

Angelique Renkhoff-Mücke

Chief Executive Officer and Chairwoman of the Board
WAREMA Renkhoff SE, Marktheidenfeld

Angelika Rheinländer

Managing Partner
Eickhoff Verwaltungs- und Beteiligungs GmbH, Bochum

Florian G. Schauenburg

Managing Partner
Schauenburg International Group, Mühlheim an der Ruhr

Prof. Rolf Schnellecke

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Schnellecke Group AG & Co. KG, Wolfsburg

Rudolf Louis Schweizer

Chairman of the Advisory Board and Partner
Dr. August Oetker KG, Bielefeld

Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp

Chairman Executive Board and Family Board
E. Merck KG, Darmstadt

Selina Stihl

Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Board
STIHL Holding AG & Co. KG, Waiblingen

Frank Straub

Partner, Member of the Administrative Council and
representative of the Blanc family, BLANCO GmbH + Co KG, Oberderdingen

Dr. H.-Werner Utz

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Uzin Utz AG, Ulm

Prof. Dr. Kay Windthorst

Shareholder Representive and Member of the Supervisory Board
Haniel GmbH, Duisburg