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Foundation committees

The Carl Zeiss Foundation consists of the three foundation bodies Foundation Administration, Shareholder Council, and Management Advisory Board.
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Foundation Administration

The Foundation Administration, based in Stuttgart, forms the board of the foundation. It consists of the respective ministers responsible for universities of the two federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Thuringia, with the Baden-Württemberg Minister presiding over it as the chair. The Foundation Administration represents the Foundation judicially and otherwise in so far as the Shareholder Council is not responsible for protecting the economic interests of the Foundation vis-a-vis the foundation companies as a special representative in accordance with Articles 30 and 86 of the German Civil Code (BGB).
 

Tasks

  • Ensuring proper fulfilment of the purposes set out by the foundation, in particular the allocation of funding for research and teaching
  • Appointment of the members of the Shareholder Council
  • Cooperation with the Shareholder Council and the Management Advisory Board
  • Awareness of daily operations of the foundation
  • Adaptation of the foundation statute
  • Reporting and accounting

 

Members of the Foundation Administration

Theresia Bauer

Theresia Bauer

Minister for Science, Research and Art of the State of Baden-Württemberg

 
Wolfgang Tiefensee

Wolfgang Tiefensee

Minister for Economics, Science and Digital Society of the State of Thuringia
Ongoing operations of the Foundation Administration in Stuttgart are managed by the office.
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Shareholder Council

The Shareholder Council, which is appointed by the Foundation Administration, consists of a chairman and two additional members. The chairman forms the “link” between the foundation and the foundation companies and must be elected as chairman of the supervisory board of the two foundation companies.
 

Tasks

  • Managing the economic interests of the foundation for the foundation companies
  • Exercising the rights of the foundation from the shares in the foundation companies, in particular exercising voting rights in the general meetings

Members of the Shareholder Council

Chairman: Dr. Dieter Kurz

Chairman: Dr. Dieter Kurz

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG and SCHOTT AG
Dr. Eric Schweitzer

Dr. Eric Schweitzer

President of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Barner

Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Barner

President of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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Management Advisory Board

The Management Advisory Board consists of the members of the Boards of the two foundation companies, whereby two Chairmen of the Boards of Carl Zeiss AG and SCHOTT AG respectively represent the Management Advisory Board jointly. Above all, the Management Advisory Board provides advice and support to the other two foundation bodies.
 

Tasks

Consultation and advisory function in 
  • the selection of members of the Shareholder Council
  • Allocation of subsidies
  • Modification of the foundation statute

Members of the boards

Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke

Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke

CEO Carl Zeiss AG
Dr. Karl Lamprecht

Dr. Karl Lamprecht

Board member Carl Zeiss AG
Dr. Matthias Metz

Dr. Matthias Metz

Board memberd Carl Zeiss AG
Dr. Ludwin Monz

Dr. Ludwin Monz

Board member Carl Zeiss AG
Dr. Jochen Peter

Dr. Jochen Peter

Board member Carl Zeiss AG
Dr. Christian Müller

Dr. Christian Müller

Board member Carl Zeiss AG
Dr. Frank Heinricht

Dr. Frank Heinricht

CEO SCHOTT AG
Hermann Ditz

Hermann Ditz

Board member SCHOTT AG
Dr.-Ing. Heinz Kaiser

Dr.-Ing. Heinz Kaiser

Board member SCHOTT AG
Dr. Jens Schulte

Dr. Jens Schulte

Board member SCHOTT AG
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