Wolfram Rosenbach new Administrative Chairman of the AIP board

Portrait Wolfram Rosenbach

Wolfram Rosenbach, new Administrative Chairman at the AIP.

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March 1, 2021 // On 1 March 2021, Wolfram Rosenbach will start as the new administrative chairman at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), assuming responsibility for all administrative matters of the institute.

After vocational training in industrial business management at Siemens AG, Wolfram Rosenbach studied business administration at the Technical University of Berlin. He then took on management tasks in various industrial companies in the electrical engineering/mechanical engineering and optics/photonics sectors. Among other things, he was Head of Administration/Purchasing of the Berlin Gas Turbine Plant of Siemens AG and Director Finance of the Business Unit Sensors at Jenoptik AG. The latter was dedicated to the development, production and sales of laser rangefinders and – partly publicly funded – infrared observation devices. Most recently, as Managing Director, he was responsible for the joint venture between Jenoptik AG and Hilti AG for the production of high-tech optical devices.

With his many years of commercial management experience especially in the field of optics, Wolfram Rosenbach is looking forward to his new responsibilities at the institute: “Administration provides the best possible support for science. In doing so, it paves the way for successful research.”

Together with the Chairman of the Board of the AIP, Professor Matthias Steinmetz, Wolfram Rosenbach will constitute the AIP's Executive Board. As the administrative member of the Foundation's Executive Board, he is responsible for the budget and represents the Foundation in matters of day-to-day administration. As the supervisory body of the institute, the Executive Board of the AIP is accountable to the Board of Trustees for all tasks and the fulfilment of the Foundation's purpose.

Portrait Wolfram Rosenbach

Wolfram Rosenbach, new Administrative Chairman at the AIP.

Credit: private

March 1, 2021 // On 1 March 2021, Wolfram Rosenbach will start as the new administrative chairman at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), assuming responsibility for all administrative matters of the institute.

After vocational training in industrial business management at Siemens AG, Wolfram Rosenbach studied business administration at the Technical University of Berlin. He then took on management tasks in various industrial companies in the electrical engineering/mechanical engineering and optics/photonics sectors. Among other things, he was Head of Administration/Purchasing of the Berlin Gas Turbine Plant of Siemens AG and Director Finance of the Business Unit Sensors at Jenoptik AG. The latter was dedicated to the development, production and sales of laser rangefinders and – partly publicly funded – infrared observation devices. Most recently, as Managing Director, he was responsible for the joint venture between Jenoptik AG and Hilti AG for the production of high-tech optical devices.

With his many years of commercial management experience especially in the field of optics, Wolfram Rosenbach is looking forward to his new responsibilities at the institute: “Administration provides the best possible support for science. In doing so, it paves the way for successful research.”

Together with the Chairman of the Board of the AIP, Professor Matthias Steinmetz, Wolfram Rosenbach will constitute the AIP's Executive Board. As the administrative member of the Foundation's Executive Board, he is responsible for the budget and represents the Foundation in matters of day-to-day administration. As the supervisory body of the institute, the Executive Board of the AIP is accountable to the Board of Trustees for all tasks and the fulfilment of the Foundation's purpose.

The key areas of research at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) are cosmic magnetic fields and extragalactic astrophysics. A considerable part of the institute's efforts aims at the development of research technology in the fields of spectroscopy, robotic telescopes, and E-science. The AIP is the successor of the Berlin Observatory founded in 1700 and of the Astrophysical Observatory of Potsdam founded in 1874. The latter was the world's first observatory to emphasize explicitly the research area of astrophysics. The AIP has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 1992.
Last update: 1. March 2021