Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research forms an important interface supporting the exchange between scientists and the general public. The trustees are important members of the German public life, representing the media, economy, politics and science. Their principal task is to advise the institute on issues of science-policy, finance and organization, and to foster good relations to other parts of society.

The current members of the board are: 

Prof. Dr. Johannes Adolff

Lawyer/Partner, Hengeler Mueller, Frankfurt am Main

Patrick Bernau 

Head of the Economy Department "Geld & Mehr", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurt am Main

Peter Feldmann 

Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Ina Hartwig

Head of the Department of Culture and Science of the City of Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Dr. Volker Lindenstruth

Chairman of the Board of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Dr. Michael Madeja 

Board Member of the Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung, Bad Homburg

Frank Mattern 

Managing Director, Frank Mattern Advisory and Investments, Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Ulrike Mattig 

Ministerial Councillor, Hessian Ministry of Higher Education and the Arts, Wiesbaden.

Dr. Regina Oehler 

Former Science Editor, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Bettina Orlopp

Executive Board Member, Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Jasper zu Putlitz 

Operating Partner, Triton Partners, Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Dr. Enrico Schleiff

President of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
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