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. The members of the Board of Trustees are appointed for a term of office of six years. 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
Luitpold Prinz von Bayern
Dr. Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation
Dr. Georg Brun, Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture, Science and Arts
Martin Eickelschulte, Manager of Eickelschulte AG - IT solutions for SMEs
Prof. Dr. Michael John Gorman, founding director BIOTOPIA - Naturkundemuseum Bayern e.V.
Armin Olbrich, Head of the Department of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Bayerischer Rundfunk
Karl Roth, District Administrator Starnberg
Sue Schmid, Atelier Zobel
Dr. Simone Schwanitz, Ministry of Science, Research and Art of the Land Baden-Württemberg