The board of trustees
The Board of Trustees reflects the RAG-Stiftung’s involvement in politics and society. Membership of the Board of Trustees is not regulated in the same way as that of the supervisory boards in the private sector of the economy. The RAG-Stiftung’s Board of Trustees has to involve important individuals from the fields of politics as well as management and labour who have a major impact on the future of Germany’s coal-mining regions. As a result, representatives from these fields are appointed to the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees appoints the foundation’s Board of Executives and supervises the management of the foundation’s business activities. It must be informed about decisions that are of fundamental importance to the foundation. It has five ex officio members and nine additional members.
The ex officio members are as follows (in the order given in the foundation’s statutes):
- The Premier of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
- The Premier of the State of Saarland
- The Federal Minister of Finance
- The Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy
- The Chairperson of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union (IG BCE)
The nine additional members are each appointed for a period of up to five years. The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees is elected from the group of additional members. The Board of Trustees’ composition is regulated by the foundation’s statutes. The Board of Trustees has the following members:
The members of the Board of Trustees
Ex officio members (in the order given in the foundation’s statutes):
Foto: DBT/Inga Haar
Foto: SPD Saar/Susie Knoll