The research activities of IfM Bonn are accompanied by the board of trustees (Kuratorium) and the scientific advisory board (wiss. Beirat).
Board of trustees
The board of trustees appoints the president of IfM Bonn and defines the research programme in consultation with her/him. Moreover, the board is also in charge of supervising the administration of the assets of the foundation as well as of examining and approving the budget in accordance with the federal budget regulations.
The board members are delegated by the following ministries:
Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Federal Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Ministry of Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Chairman of the scientific advisory board
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kabst, Universität Paderborn
Scientific advisory board
The scientific advisory board has the task to support the institute in developing its short- and medium-term research priorities and to accompany their implementation. Furthermore, it also fosters close network contacts and co-operation with all relevant SME-related players in the research community, the SME economy, their business associations as well as in government and administration.
The scientific advisory board is composed of the following seven members, who are appointed for four years by the board of trustees.
ChairmanProf. Dr. Sabine Rau, PETER MAY Family Business Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
Prof. Dr. Michael Fritsch, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Prof. Dr. Constanze Chwallek, Fachhochschule Aachen
Prof. Dr. Urs Fueglistaller, KMU-HSG, Universität St. Gallen
Prof. Dr. Michael Gielnik, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Holger Lösch, Stellvertretender Hauptgeschäftsführer Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
Dr. Matthias Mainz, Geschäftsführer IHK NRW - Die Industrie- und Handelskammern in Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V.
Holger Schwannecke, Generalsekretär, Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks (ZDH)