Board of trustees

The boards of trustees of the individual Fraunhofer Institutes act as purely advisory bodies to their institute’s management. The members come from academia, industry, and government agencies. In 2016, the Fraunhofer ITEM board of trustees was made up of the following members:


Dr. Eckhard von Keutz

Chairman of the board of trustees, Senior Vice President, Global Head Early Development, Bayer HealthCare AG


Prof. Dr. Christopher Baum

Deputy Chairman of the board of trustees, President and member of the Presidential Council responsible for the Division of Research and Teaching of the Hannover Medical School


Dr. Marcus Beiner

Deputy Head of the Department Research and Innovation, Head of the Division of Life Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sustainable Development, Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture


Prof. Dr. Hillel S. Koren

Managing Director, Environmental Health, LLC; former Director Human Studies Division, United States Environmental Protection Agency; Research Professor Carolina Environmental Program, University of Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA


Dr. Edgar Leibold

Vice President Product Stewardship, BASF SE


Prof. Prof. h. c. Dr. med. Thomas Lenarz

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, and Director of Deutsches HörZentrum, Hannover Medical School


Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pabst

Lower Saxony Professorship in Immunomorphology, Hannover Medical School


Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Rabe

Medical Director and Executive Medical Officer, LungenClinic Grosshansdorf; Endowed Professorship in Internal Medicine/Pneumology, Faculty of Medicine, Kiel University


Dr. Thor A. Voigt

Medical Director Germany, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG


Dr. Torsten Wagner

Senior Vice President, Corporate Technical Operations, Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA