TUM Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is TUM's central supervisory body. It has 20 voting members made up of ten external members, who are are prominent leaders in the fields of science, culture, business and politics, and the ten elected members of the TUM Senate.

This board is responsible for decisions regarding passes the TUM charter and the university's development plan, as well as changes among in the degree programs. It also elects the TUM President and the Senior Vice Presidents.

Internal members

The 10 internal members are the elected members of the TUM Senate.

External members

The 10 external members of the Board of Trustees are prominent leaders in the fields of science, culture, business and politics. These appointments are made by the TUM Board of Management and the Bavarian State Minister of Sciences drawing up a shortlist which is then passed on to the Senate for its approval. The external members are then officially appointed by the Minister of Sciences.


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult.
Otmar Wiestler

President of the Helmholtz Society

Further external Members

Ilse Aigner

President of the Bavarian Parliament

Heather Hofmeister, Ph.D.

Professor for Sociology with the specialty in the Sociology of Work
Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.

CLBO – Center for Leadership and Behavior in Organizations

Harald Krüger

Fomer CEO

Laura Lammel

Lammel Bau GmbH & Co. KG,

Prof. Dr.
Martin Plendl

Former Chief Executive Officer
Deloitte DCE

Reinhard Ploss

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Knorr-Bremse AG

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Wolfgang Reitzle

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Continental Corporation


Maximilian Schöberl

General Manager and
Head of Corporate Communications and Politics
BMW Group

Prof. Dr.
Martin Stratmann

Former President of the Max Planck Society

Technical University of Munich

Presidential Office
University Boards
Dr. Tanja Munk
Tel. +49 89 289 25205
Fax +49 89 289 23399
tanja.munkspam prevention@tum.de

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