As members of the Board of Directors, the Managing Director and the Head of Administration form the management of the IPK. According to the statues, they represent the institution legally and out-of-court according to the rules of procedure.


Managing Director

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Head Dept. Genebank

Prof. Dr. Andreas Graner

The Managing Director represtents the Foundation externally. He presides over the Board of Directors and the affairs in the scientific field.

Administrative Director

Head Dept. Administration and Central Services


The Administrative Director is solely responsible for the current business of the management. He is the commissioner for budget.

Managing Office

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Head of Managing Office

Dr. Jens Freitag

As the staff unit of the IPK the Managing Office supports the Board of Directors in carrying out its management responsibilities.