Among other tasks, the Board of Trustees is responsible for approving:

  • the statutes of the organization and its strategic direction 
  • the appointment of the President, the Scientific Board, and the Managing Director 
  • the procedures for academic appointments and the promotion of scientists

The Board of Trustees consists of 15 members. Seven of them are internationally well-known scientists, four are appointed by the Federal Government, and three are appointed by the Government of Lower Austria.

Claus Raidl

Claus J. Raidl
Chair
President, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna

Catherine Cesarsky

Catherine Cesarsky
Chief Scientific Advisor, High Commissioner for Atomic Energy, CEA-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Alice Dautry

Alice Dautry
Former Managing Director of Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Elisabeth Engelbrechtsmüller-Strauß
CEO/CFO, Fronius International GmbH, Pettenbach

Haim Harari

Haim Harari
Former President of Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Alexander Hartig

Alexander Hartig
Member of the Management Board, Industrieliegenschaftenverwaltungs AG, Vienna

Reinhard Jahn
Director, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

Monika Kircher
Senior Director Industrial Affairs, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach

Olaf Kübler

Olaf Kübler
Former President of ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Peter Layr

Peter Layr
Member of the Executive Board EVN, Maria Enzersdorf

Iain Mattaj
Director General, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany

Kurt Mehlhorn

Kurt Mehlhorn
Director Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany

Pietro Perona
Allen E. Puckett Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computation and Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer

Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Telekom Austria AG, Vienna

Elisabeth Stadler

Elisabeth Stadler
CEO of the Vienna Insurance Group, Vienna