According to § 10 of the Foundation’s Articles of Association, the Foundation Council is responsible for monitoring, advising and supporting the Executive Board in its activities. It appoints the Executive Board and approves the Foundation’s annual report. The Chairman of the Foundation Council is Prof. Dr. Rudolf Tauber.
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Tauber, Chairman
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Tauber is Senior Professor at the Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, which he headed as Director until 2022. At the same time, he is director emeritus of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Toxicology and former scientific director of Labor Berlin Charité Vivantes GmbH. His work focused on elucidating the pathogenesis of diseases and developing new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and strategies.
Prof. Tauber is a member of numerous scientific associations. In 2011, he was appointed as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Foundation Tinnitus and Hearing Charité. In July 2013, he was elected by the Foundation Board as its Chairman.
Dr. Ing. Heinz Dürr
Dr. Ing. Heinz Dürr is Honorary Chairman of Dürr AG, a leading global supplier of products, systems and services for the automotive and aircraft industries. He restructured the AEG Group and merged Deutsche Bundesbahn and Deutsche Reichsbahn. Together with his wife, he founded the HEINZ UND HEIDE DÜRR STIFTUNG (HEINZ AND HEIDE DÜRR FOUNDATION), which supports research projects, especially in the fields of human genetics and molecular biology, and promotes early childhood education and German-language theater.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Norbert P. Haas
Prof. Dr. Norbert P. Haas, full professor at the Charité since 1992, is director emeritus of the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Clinic for Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery and Clinic for Orthopedics. The center is the largest accident surgery-orthopedic center in Germany. Prof. Dr. Haas is a member/honorary member of numerous national and international scientific societies, institutions, editorial boards and advisory bodies. In 2007 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Burdenko Medical Academy Voronesh/Russia.
Burkhard Jung is Partner Turnaround & Restructuring at Deloitte Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft mbH. Until 2022, he was managing director of Restrukturierungspartner RSP GmbH & Co, one of the leading consulting firms around the crisis. The graduate engineer has many years of experience in out-of-court restructuring and restructuring in insolvency. He is chairman of the restructuring and insolvency consulting association of the Bundesverband Deutscher Unternehmensberater BDU e. V. Burkhard Jung has been associated with the foundation since its inception and was a member of the board in 2019/2020.
“Tinnitus is also a stress-related condition, and the counseling profession is unthinkable without a certain amount of stress. Therefore, a commitment to the German Foundation Tinnitus and Hearing Charité was obvious for me. It is important to me to educate people about tinnitus and how it develops, which in many cases is preventable. Because prevention is the best thing you can do for a disease that is preventable and, when it occurs, very distressing.“
Since 2019, Carsten Jung has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Berliner Volksbank eG, where he previously held senior positions for two decades. After graduating in business administration from the Technical University of Berlin, Carsten Jung completed further studies at the Harvard Business School in Boston. For Carsten Jung, volunteering is part of the way of life. That is why he did not want to avoid involvement in the German Foundation Tinnitus and Hearing Charité:
“Our bank co-founded the foundation and has supported it continuously ever since. But for me, this work, in its combination of research and prevention, is both a very personal and an entrepreneurial concern. Because whatever can be done to help people suffering from tinnitus and hearing disorders deserves our support.”
The cellist was elected a member of the orchestra by the Berlin Philharmonic in 1996. In addition, Martin Menking is engaged in chamber music together with colleagues in various formations, but especially in the unique formation “The 12 Cellists”, of which he is the managing director. Together with the 12 cellists, but also as a soloist, Martin Menking has received many public awards.
“The topic of tinnitus/hearing disorders affects just about all of us. To mark the occasion, we held a benefit concert to launch the foundation, and that’s why I continue to be involved.”
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Morgenstern
Until 1994, Prof. Morgenstern was a senior physician at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Charité. In 1994, he was appointed university professor of pharmacology. In 1996, he was appointed Executive Director of the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Charité. Today, Prof. Morgenstern is Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Charité and a member of several international scientific associations.
Prof. Dr. med. Heidi Olze
Prof. Dr. med. Olze is Executive Director of the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic of Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin at Campus Virchow Klinikum and Campus Charité Mitte. All forms of hearing disorders, which are often associated with tinnitus, are treated at the clinic. The spectrum of care is correspondingly broad, ranging from hearing-improving surgeries to middle ear and cochlear implants to brainstem implants. In addition to this surgical focus, she conducts clinical and basic research in the field of hearing implants.
“Hearing improvement and tinnitus reduction often go hand in hand – understanding these connections is important. That’s why I’m involved with the German Foundation Tinnitus and Hearing Charité.”
After studying law in Bonn, Marburg, Lausanne and Munich and completing his legal clerkship in Berlin, Clemens Scholz-Remes was admitted to the bar and notary public in 1990 and 2000. He is a partner of GÖRG Rechtsanwälte. Clemens Scholz-Remes is active as a business consultant, but also as an ombudsperson for the Federal Ministry of the Interior and some federal authorities. He supports a number of charitable organizations.