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The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees can have up to 14 members. It is made up of Liz Mohn and other public figures who have had contact with or who have shown an ongoing interest in the foundation's work, on the one hand, and who have leadership experience and an appreciation of the importance of continuity within organizational structures, on the other.

Our members

Prof. Dr. Werner J. Bauer

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of  Nestlé Deutschland AG


Liz Mohn

Vice-Chair of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Executive Board, Chair of the Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft (BVG) (Bertelsmann Management Company)


Wolf Bauer

Chief Executive Officer of UFA Film & TV Production


Dr. Wulf H. Bernotat

Former chair of the board of E.ON AG


Dr. Ing. Ralph Heck

A director at McKinsey, Ralph Heck has been with the management consulting firm for some 30 years.


Christoph Mohn

CEO, Christoph Mohn Internet Holding GmbH


Carolina Müller-Möhl

Member of the Board of Directors of Orascom Development Holding AG and of Neue Zürcher Zeitung AG, and president of the Müller-Möhl Foundation


Prof. Dr. Thomas Rauschenbach

Director and CEO of the German Youth Institute


Rolf Schmidt-Holtz

Chairman Just Software AG


Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel

Former Austrian Chancellor


Dr. Jürgen Stark

A former chief economist of the European Central Bank (ECB), Dr. Jürgen Stark, 64, was from 2006 to 2012  a member of the ECB’s Executive Board.


Dr. Guido Westerwelle

former German federal minister; founder of the Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding; member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Board of Trustees (as of January 1, 2015)


Reinhard Mohn

Until his death on October 3, 2009, the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s founder, Reinhard Mohn, was a member of the organization’s Board of Trustees.


Executive Board

Here you will find all the members of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board.

To the list of members of the Executive Board
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