The Board of Trustees

The Fraunhofer Center Leipzig’s Board of Trustees

The members of the Board of Trustees advise the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW on matters related to the institute's strategic profile and strategy development and promote the research staff's interaction with businesses, policy-makers and society.

From digital value creation to artificial intelligence to internationalization, the topics of this year’s Board of Trustees meeting on 28 May 2019 covered a broad range. Eleven curators, including Dr. Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation, and Susanne Burger from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research discussed with representatives of the institute how Fraunhofer IMW can be thematically future-oriented and how to make synergies possible.  


The members of the Board of Trustees are:

Dr. Wilhelm Krull, the Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation

Arndt G. Kirchhoff, Kirchhoff Group Iserlohn managing partner and Chairman of the Executive Board of Kirchhoff Holding GmbH & Co.

Dr. Johannes Beermann, member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Bundesbank and former Minister of the State and Chief of the State Chancellery of the Free State of Saxony,

Dr. Michael Brandkamp, managing director of High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH,

Susanne Burger from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Jürgen Chrobog, former Chairman of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt Board of Trustees and former German Federal Foreign Office State Secretary,

Dr. Peter Claussen, owner and managing director of the systemic consultancy firm evolve!,

Uli W. Fricke, co-founder of Triangle Venture Capital Group and CEO of FunderNation GmbH,

Babett Gläser, Abteilungsleiterin Forschung, Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

Thomas Jarzombek, MdB, Koordinator der Bundesregierung für Luft- und Raumfahrt

Marianne Kothé, Unterabteilungsleiterin des Bundesfinanzministeriums (BMF)

Manuela Mackert, Deutsche Telekom AG, Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) Leiterin Group Compliance Managements

Thomas Sattelberger, MdB, Member of the German Parliament, former Chief Human Resources Officer at Deutsche Telekom AG,

Dr. Hans-Jörg Stotz, Senior Vice President, IoT Strategy & Innovation at SAP

Oliver Schenk, Chef der Sächsischen Staatskanzlei und sächsischer Staatsminister für Bundes- und Europaangelegenheiten


Former members of the Board of Trustees: 

Peter Nothnagel, managing director of Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH),

Dr. Fritz Jaeckel, former Chief of the State Chancellery of the Free State of Saxony and Saxony's State Minister for National and European Affairs a.D.,

Peter Tils, Central and Eastern Europe CEO at Deutsche Bank AG,