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COMMITTEES

Legal form

RWI operates as a legally independent registered association. Members of the association can be companies and corporations under public law as well as social and economic organizations interested in the goals of the institute. Members pay an annual membership fee, the amount of which is left to their own discretion. The minimum membership fee is set annually by the General Assembly and currently amounts to 1,300 euros. Membership fees are donations for charitable purposes for the promotion of science. 

The statutory bodies of the association are: 

The Research Advisory Board acts as an advisory body. 

General Meeting

The general meeting has the following main tasks:  

  • Receipt of the annual report of the Board of Directors  
  • Adoption of resolutions on the annual financial statements, discharge of the Governing Board and the Board of Directors 
  • Election of the members of the Governing Board as well as the auditor 
  • Passing resolutions on amendments to the Articles of Association as well as the dissolution of the Association. 

Governing Board

The Governing Board shall consist of at least 11, but no more than 16 persons, to be elected, if possible, from among the members, who are qualified to safeguard and promote the interests of the Institute.

Members

Prof. Dr. Birgitta Wolff
Chairwoman of the Governing Board of RWI,
Professor of General Business Administration at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt a.M.


Manfred Breuer
Vice Chairman of the Governing Board of RWI, President of the Society of Friends and Sponsors of RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Chairman of the Executive Board of Commerzbank AG, Düsseldorf Branch i.R.
Essen  


Prof. Dr. Claudia M. Buch
Vice Chairwoman of the Governing Board of RWI,
Deutsche Bundesbank  


Reinhold Schulte
Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Board of RWI, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SIGNAL IDUNA Group
Dortmund  


Dr. Stefan Dietzfelbinger
Chief Executive of the Lower Rhine Chamber of Industry and Commerce Duisburg-Wesel-Kleve to Duisburg
Duisburg  


Knut Giesler
IG Metall, District Manager North Rhine-Westphalia
Düsseldorf  


Dr. Dirk Günnewig

Vertreter des zuständigen Fachressorts der Landesregierung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Staatssekretär im Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen


Prof. Dr. Hans Jörg Hennecke
Chief Executive HANDWERK.NRW
Düsseldorf  


Ronald Janßen-Timmen
Chairman of the Works Council of RWI
Essen  


Dr. Thomas A. Lange
Chairman of the Executive Board of National-Bank AG
Essen  


Dr.-Ing. Herbert Lütkestratkötter
Former Chairman of the Executive Board of Hochtief AG
Essen  


Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Martin Paul
Rector of the Ruhr University Bochum
Bochum


Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus

Vice President TU Munich


Dr. Stefan Profit
Representative of the responsible department of the Federal Government, Head of Subdepartment IC Macroeconomic Development, Analyses and Projections at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Berlin  


Helmut Schiffer
Chairman of the Board of Sparkasse Essen
Essen


Dr. Martin Sonnenschein
Partner and Managing Director of Kearney GmbH
Berlin