Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is an important instrument for communicating with the public. The trustees are influential members of German society from a variety of different backgrounds, such as politics, economy, science and media. They meet once a year to review the latest information on developments at the institute and the Max Planck Society in general. The trustees provide the institutes with advice in social and science-political issues. The President of the Max Planck Society appoints the members of the Board of Trustees.

The members of the Board of Trustees are:  

Melanie Bernstein
Member of the German Parliament

Götz Bormann
Board Förde Sparkasse

Delara Burkhardt

Björn Demmin         
District Administrator
District of Plön

Prof. Dr Ralf-Udo Ehlers   
Former shareholder
e-nema GmbH

Prof. Dr Simone Fulda      
Kiel University

Prof. Dr Gabriele Gillessen-Kaesbach
University of Lübeck

Peter Höver
Journalist and former government spokesman

Dr Kristian Klinck
Member of the German Parliament

Tanja Köhler
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Kieler Zeitung Verlags- und Druckerei KG-GmbH & Co.

Dr Ralf Neumann

Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Orlemann
Managing Director
Kiel Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Mira Radünzel-Schneider
City of Plön

Prof. Dr Ulrich Schaible
Centre Director
Research Centre Borstel

Birgit Schulz
Head of Plön Section
Schleswig-Holstein University Society

Prof. Dr Ulrich Sommer
Emeritus Professor of Biological Oceanography
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Guido Wendt
State Secretary
Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Culture

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