The Investment Advisory Committee

Over and above the indispensable audit of the annual accounts by an auditing company, an Investment Advisory Committee made up of high-ranking representatives from German business and academia advises the Foundation on its investment strategy and on evaluating the results achieved.

Professor Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D. (Chairman)
Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Head of the Department Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research, Munich
Honorary Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and Head of the Research Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Folker Hellmeyer
Chief Economist/Head of Research, Solvecon Invest GmbH, Bremen

Dr. Ingrid Hengster
Member of the Executive Board, KfW Bankengruppe, Frankfurt

Dr. Michael Menhart
Chief Economist, Munich Re, Munich

Otto Hörner
Director/Head of Group Asset Management BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

(As of June 2020)