News Item, , Gütersloh: Wolfgang Schüssel joins Bertelsmann Stiftung Board of Trustees

Former Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel has been elected to the Bertelsmann Stiftung Board of Trustees. In his role as co-organizer of the annual Salzburg Trilogue, a cultural forum dedicated to European topics, and as a guest at numerous international conferences, Dr. Schüssel has been affiliated with the Bertelsmann Stiftung for a number of years. From February 2000 to January 2007 he served as the federal chancellor of Austria, holding the position of chairman of the EU Council for the first half of 2006.

In addition to Dr. Schüssel, members of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Board of Trustees include Prof. Ernst Buschor, the board’s chair and vice-president of the board of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Liz Mohn, the board’s vice chair and chair of the Bertelsmann Management Company; Reinhard Mohn, founder of the Bertelsmann Stiftung; Prof. Werner J. Bauer, executive vice-president of Nestlé AG; Dr. Wulf H. Bernotat, CEO of  E.ON AG; Dr. Hubertus Erlen, vice-chair of the Bayer Schering Pharma Supervisory Board; Caio K. Koch-Weser, former undersecretary at the German Finance Ministry; Prof. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, president of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation; Dr. Elisabeth Pott, director of the German Federal Center for Health Education; Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, CEO of SonyBMG; Klaus-Peter Siegloch, deputy editor-in-chief of the ZDF broadcasting company; Dr. Gunter Thielen, chairman of the Bertelsmann AG Executive Board; and Prof. Dieter H. Vogel, chairman of the Bertelsmann AG Supervisory Board.

About the Bertelsmann Stiftung

Die Bertelsmann Stiftung is dedicated to serving the common good. It executes projects in its four core areas of education, business and social affairs, health, and international relations, and strives to promote peaceful coexistence among the world's diverse cultures. Through the example of its civic engagement, it wants to encourage other individuals and organizations to support their own communities as well. Founded in 1977 as a registered charity, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is majority shareholder of Bertelsmann AG. Structured as a private operating foundation, it is politically non-partisan and works independently of Bertelsmann AG.