Executive Board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Reimund Neugebauer

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

 

Prof. Dr.

Georg Rosenfeld

Executive Vice President Technology Marketing and Business Models

 

Prof. Dr.

Alexander Kurz

Executive Vice President Human Resources, Legal Affairs and IP Management

 

Prof. (Univ. Stellenbosch) Dr.

Alfred Gossner

Executive Vice President Finance, Controlling and Information Systems

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 consists of the members of the Executive Board and the chairmen of the seven working alliances. It participates in Executive Board decision-making processes and a s such is entitled to make proposals and recommendations and has the right to be heard. The Presidential Council meets once a quarter.

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 Alliances:

 

Prof. Dr. Peter Elsner

Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Materials and Components – MATERIALS
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT

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. Rainer Fischer

Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME

Prof. Dr. Hubert Lakner

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

Prof. Dr. Reinhart Poprawe

Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Prof. Dr. Michael Schenk

Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Production
Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation  IFF

 

Guests: Prof. Dr. Dieter Prätzel-Wolters (Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Council) and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Beyerer (Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Defense and Security).