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The Senckenberg Nature Research Society is an association with legal capacity in accordance with §22 BGB (Civil Code), which was given the rights of a legal entity by sovereign decree on 17 August 1867. According to §28 of the currently valid articles of association, the society is represented as defined in §26 BGB in and out of court by two members of the board of directors, one of whom must be the general director or the deputy general director.

Board of directors

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Volker Mosbrugger (general director)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Mulch (deputy general director)
Prof. Dr. Uwe Fritz
Stephanie Schwedhelm
Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kröncke

Executive committee

Dr. h. c. Beate Heraeus
Carsten Kratz
Bernd Loewen
Werner Brandt

Supervisory authority

Municipality of the city of Frankfurt / regulatory agency
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