The Advisory Council

A circle of outstanding personalities in economics, politics and the public sphere forms the Advisory Council of the German Cancer Research Center.

Advisory Council

Meeting in spring 2019
© DKFZ / Uwe Anspach

Members of the council are Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger, Honorary Chairman of the Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Dr. Manfred Bischoff, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG, Dr. Michael Endres, Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the non-profit Hertie Foundation, Dr. Rüdiger Grube, former CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, Albrecht Hornbach, Chief Executive of HORNBACH Holding AG, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Huber, former Chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Michael Kleinemeier, former member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold, Chairman of Mangold Consulting GmbH, Siegmar Mosdorf, Parl. State Secretary (retd.), Partner, Kekst CNC, Dr. Arend Oetker, Managing Director of Dr. Arend Oetker Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Aygül Özkan, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former Minister for Social Affairs, Health and Equal Opportunities, Lower-Saxony, Petra Roth, former mayor of Frankfurt am Main and former president of the Association of German Cities (Deutscher Städtetag), Bernhard Schadeberg, Executive manager of Krombacher Brewery, Dr. h. c. mult. Annette Schavan, former Federal Minister of Education and Research, Helmut Schleweis, President of the German Savings Banks Association, former Federal Chancellor Dr. h.c. Gerhard Schröder, Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, Chief Executive of CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA, Dr. Stefan Schulte, Chairman of the Executive Board of Fraport AG, Dr. Henning Schulte-Noelle, former Chief Executive of Allianz SE, Caspar Seemann, Executive Director of Hartz, Regehr & Partner GmbH, Michael Sen, former member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG,  Ulrike Thümmel, First Chairperson of the registered association “Friends of the German Cancer Research Center”, Tilman Todenhöfer, former Managing Partner of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG and Maximilian Viessmann, Executive Director of VC/O GmbH. Prof. Roland Berger chairs the Advisory Council.

The members of the Advisory Council consider themselves ambassadors of the German Cancer Research Center. They come together regularly and meet up with the Managing Board and scientists of the Center. They inform themselves of the current research projects and infrastructural activities and discuss comprehensive strategic questions. With their vast sum of experience they are able to provide a wealth of advice in support of the Cancer Research Center, and take full advantage of their contacts to build vital relationships. The members of the Advisory Council also make it their goal to tap new resources.

Ulrike Thümmel

Ulrike Thümmel, First Chairperson of the registered association “Friends of the German Cancer Research Center”
© DKFZ / Klaus-Werner Schlie

In May 2011 the Advisory Council founded the registered association “Friends of the German Cancer Center”. Ulrike Thümmel was elected as the First Chairperson, Albrecht Hornbach as the Second Chairperson, and Caspar Seemann as treasurer. The purpose of the registered association according to the statute is as follows: “the acquisition and passing on of funds for the promotion of science and research through the German Cancer Research Center.”

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