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Committees

The board of trustees and the research council support the work of the institute.

Board of Trustees

The board of trustees appoints the president of the institute and determines the research programme in agreement with him/her. The board is also responsible for supervising the management of the foundation's assets. Besides, it examines and approves the institute's budgetary plan according to the respective provisions of the federal government.

Rules of procedure of the board of trustees (in German)

Members of the board of trustees

The founders have appointed the following persons as members of the board of trustees. An additional (automatic) member is the chairperson of the research council.

Chair

Hartmut Schauerte
Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy
www.bmwi.de

Deputy Chair

Karl-Uwe Bütof
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitisation and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
www.wirtschaft.nrw/ministerium

Other members

Dagmar Rothacher
Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy
www.bmwi.de

Andreas Lux
Federal Ministry of Finance
www.bundesfinanzministerium.de

Thorsten Menne
Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
www.mkw.nrw.de

Dr. Peter Markus
Ministry for the Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
www.umwelt.nrw.de

Chairperson of the Research Council

Prof. Dr. Sabine Rau
PETER MAY Family Business Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
www.petermay-fbc.com

Research council

The research council supports the institute in developing short and medium-term research priorities and accompanies their implementation. Furthermore, it promotes the institute's co-operation with academia, Mittelstand (SME) enterprises, their associations and the administration.

Rules of procedure of the research council (in German)

The research council consists of the following eight members, who are appointed for four years by the board of trustees:

Chair

Prof. Dr. Sabine Rau
PETER MAY Family Business Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
www.petermay-fbc.com

Deputy Chair

Prof. Dr. Michael Fritsch
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
https://m-fritsch.de

Other members

Prof. Dr. Constanze Chwallek
University of Applied Sciences Aachen
fh-aachen.de

Prof. Dr. Urs Fueglistaller,
KMU-HSG, University of St. Gallen
kmu.unisg.ch

Prof. Dr. Michael Gielnik
Leuphana University Lüneburg
www.leuphana.de

Holger Lösch
Deputy General Manager of the Federation of German Industries (BDI)
bdi.eu

Dr. Matthias Mainz
Managing Director IHK NRW - Die Industrie- und Handelskammern in Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V.
www.ihk-nrw.de

Holger Schwannecke
Secretary General, German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH)
www.zdh.de