Team

Michaela Bauer


Foundations and administration

mb@maxplanckfoundation.org

Michaela Bauer has been working for the Max Planck Foundation 2009-2014 and again since 2018.

Michaela studied music education at the Franz Liszt School of Music in Weimar.

Thomas van Bremen


Investment Manager

tvb@maxplanckfoundation.org

Thomas van Bremen has been working in the asset management of the Max Planck Foundation since 2018.

Thomas completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität MĂĽnster and his master’s degree in finance & management at the University of St. Andrews.

Marie-Christine Dorndorf


Investment Manager

md@maxplanckfoundation.org

Marie-Christine Dorndorf has been working in the asset management at the Max Planck Foundation since 2019.

Previously, she worked as a risk manager and later as an asset manager for a pension fund.

Marie-Christine completed her Bachelor´s degree in Business Adminstration and her Master´s degree in “Business Management – Banking and Finance” at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State Universitiy in Karlsruhe and Heilbronn.

Franz Gaul


Chief Investment Officer

fg@maxplanckfoundation.org

Franz Gaul has been responsible for the asset management of the Max Planck Foundation since 2008. Previously, he worked as a managing director at a software company and for a family office in the late 1990s building an alternative investment portfolio. He started his career in a bank and as a business consultant.

Franz holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Passau.

Friederike Nohl


Operating Officer Asset Management

fn@maxplanckfoundation.org

Friederike Nohl has been working for the Max Planck Foundation since 2010. Before that she was employed in the tax department of a medium-sized auditing firm; since 2010, she is a certified tax consultant.

Friederike holds a degree in Economics from the University of Heidelberg.

Dr. Regine Oberecker


Development Manager

ro@maxplanckfoundation.org

Regine Oberecker has been working in the fundraising team of the Max Planck Foundation since 2018.

Regine graduated in clinical linguistics and worked for many years at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig.

Johanna Pöllath


General Manager

jp@maxplanckfoundation.org

Johanna Pöllath has been working for the Max Planck Foundation since 2012. Previously, she worked in cultural marketing and public relations.

Johanna studied cultural economy at the University of Passau.

Iryna Shafranovych


Operating Officer Asset Management

shi@maxplanckfoundation.org

Iryna Shafranovych has been working for the Max Planck Foundation since 2016. Before, she was employed in the accounting department of an international automobile and motorcycle manufacturer.

Iryna graduated in business administration at the TU Dresden and at the National University of Economics at Ternopil, Ukraine.

Since early July 2019, Iryna has been on parental leave.

Karin Theede


Managing Director

kt@maxplanckfoundation.org

Since the establishment of the Max Planck Foundation in 2006, Karin Theede has been a main contact for all sponsor and Managing Director. Previously, she worked at the non-profit – also scientifically oriented – Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation.

Karin has a degree in Economic Geography from LMU.

Since April 2017, Karin has been on parental leave.

Verena Walterspiel


Philanthropy & Commitment

vw@maxplanckfoundation.org

Verena Walterspiel has been working for the Max Planck Foundation since January 2019.

After studying philosophy, linguistics and literature, Verena has been in the non-profit sector since 1988: first in the foundation of a visionary entrepreneur, then as the board member of a foundation established according to the last will of an artist.

Max Planck Foundation closely cooperates with the Max Planck Society through their Development Unit. Head and a member of the MPF management is Beatrice Melot.

Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pöllath

Speaker

 

Dr. Paul Lerbinger

formerly banker

RĂĽdiger Willems

Secretary-General of the Max Planck Society

 

Supervisory Board

Dr. Stefan von Holtzbrinck

Speaker

 

Dr. Andrea von Drygalski

Attorney-at-law

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Angela Friederici

Vice-President of the Max Planck Society

 

Dr. Horst Goss

Family office manager

RĂĽdiger Hey

Family office manager

Prof. Dr. Wulf von Schimmelmann

Member of several supervisory boards and of the Government Committee for the Corporate Governance Code

Dr. May Shana’a

R&D Head

Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann

President der of the Max Planck Society

 

 

The members of the Board of Directors and of the Supervisory Board are unpaid volunteers.

The Advisory Board supports the Max Planck Foundation; its members are honorary ambassadors.

Advisory Board

Dr. Barbara Bludau

Speaker
Munich
member since 2014

Dr. Gregor M. Mayer

Munich
member since 2014

Dr. Hans-JĂĽrgen Schinzler

Munich
member since 2014

Ulrike von Sobbe

Hamburg
member since 2014

Dr. Andrea von Drygalski

Munich
member since 2016

Dr. Jasper zu Putlitz

Berlin
member since 2017

Dr. Albrecht Schmidt

Munich
member since 2014

Prof. Sebastian Turner

Berlin
member since 2014

Prof. Dr. Benno Heussen

Munich
member since 2014

Dr. Dietmar Scheiter

Munich
member since 2014

Dr. Marie-Nicolette Schottelius

Munich
member since 2017

Dr. Margot Gräfin von Westerholt

Munich
member since 2014