Executive Board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Reimund Neugebauer

President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Corporate Policy and Research Management

 

Prof. Dr.

Ralf Boris Wehrspohn

Executive Vice President Technology Marketing and Business Models

 

Prof. Dr.

Alexander Kurz

Executive Vice President Human Resources, Legal Affairs and IP Management

 

Dipl.-Kfm.

Andreas Meuer

Executive Vice President Finances and Digitization

Duties of the Executive Board

The Executive Board is responsible for managing the business activities of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and represents the organization both internally and externally. It elaborates the basic premises of the organization’s science and research policy and draws up business-development and financial plans. The Executive Board also negotiates to obtain institutional funding for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and defines how it is to be distributed among the institutes. A further duty of the Executive Board is to appoint the directors of the institutes.

 

Presidential Council

The Presidential Council participates in Executive Board decision-making processes on questions relating to the Organization’s busi ness strategy, and assists with the implementation of Executive Board resolutions. The Presidential Council consists of the members of the Executive Board and the chairmen of the Fraunhofer Groups:

 

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm  Bauer

Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research
Executive Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO

Prof. Dr. Dieter Fellner

Chairman of the Fraunhofer Information and Communication Technology Group
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD

Prof. Dr. Hubert Lakner

Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS

Prof. Dr. Horst-Christian Langowski

Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV

Prof. Dr. Karsten Buse

Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Welf-Guntram Drossel

Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Production
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU

Prof. Dr. Peter Gumbsch

Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Materials and Components – MATERIALS
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM

 

Guests: Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann (Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Council) and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Beyerer (Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Defense and Security).