Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the operation of the Foundation within the stipulations of the law or statute. The incumbent represents the institute’s administration vis-à-vis the authorities in Germany and stipulates instructions for the personnel administration of employees subject to German labour, tax and social security laws. Further executive management tasks include:

  • judicial and extrajudicial representation of the Foundation,
  • Compilation, implementation and closure of the Foundation’s budget duly considering the component budgets of the institutes,
  • Organisation and guidance of external evaluations in line with the procedure conceived by the Foundation Council,
  • Administrative support in establishing and developing institutions of the Foundation,
  • Public relations work in Germany,
  • Technical establishment and provision of a digital publication platform,
  • Managing the Central Office and tasks charged to it,
  • Coordination and support for the commissions and working groups deployed by the Board of Trustees.

The Executive Director of the Max Weber Foundation is Dr. Harald Rosenbach.