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Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung GmbH
Inhoffenstraße 7 | 38124 Braunschweig | Germany 
Phone: +49 531 6181-0 | Fax: +49 531 6181-2655
Internet: www.helmholtz-hzi.de

Legal Form

The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research is a Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH), which is similar to a limited liability company. 
Commercial Register Braunschweig, Germany
Registration Number: HRB 477

Persons authorised to represent

Prof Josef Penninger, Executive director
Christian Scherf, Administrative Director
(address like above) 

HZI Supervisory Board

MinDir'in Prof. Dr. Veronika von Messling (Chair),
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Ministerialdirigent Rüdiger Eichel (Deputy Chairman),
Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur

Dr. Irene Keinhorst, 
Bundesministerium für Gesundheit

Dr. Jens Rosenbaum,
Saarland - Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitales und Energie

Frau Ministerialrätin Astrid Lagall,
Bayrisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Manns,
 Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

Prof. Dr. Christoph Dehio,
 Universität Basel

Prof. Dr. med. Simone Scheithauer,
 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Dr. Gerd Maass, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Roche Diagnostics GmbH

Prof. Dr. Luka Cicin-Sain,
 Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung

Prof. Dr. Mark Brönstrup,
 Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung

Prof. Dr. Percy A. Knolle,
 Technische Universität München

Prof. Dr. Susanne Herold,
 Universtätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg

Value Added Tax Identification Number (according to § 27 a UStG)

DE 114815244

Responsible for site content

Responsible for journalistic-editorial contents in the sense of § 55 II RStV:

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung GmbH
Susanne Thiele
Inhoffenstraße 7 | 38124 Braunschweig | Germany 
Phone: +49 531 6181-0 | Fax: +49 531 6181-1499

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Corporate Governance

The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research GmbH submits to the "Public Corporate Governance Code (PCGC)" of the federal government according to the memorandum of association. The Code recommends that the management and the supervisory board reports on the Company's corporate governance (Corporate Governance Report) on an annual basis.

The report refers to the PCGK as constituted on 30th of June 2009. Management and Supervisory Board declare that the recommendations of the Code are being complied essentially and will, deviations are explained in the respective report.

The Management Board and Supervisory Board declare that the Federal Public Corporate Governance Code as amended on 30 June 2009 has been complied with with reasonable deviations from the prescribed recommendations.

PCGK-Report 2011
PCGK-Report 2012
PCGK-Report 2013
PCGK-Report 2014
PCGK-Report 2015
PCGK-Report 2016
PCGK-Report 2017
PCGK-Report 2018
PCGK-Report 2019
PCGK-Report 2020
PCGK-Report 2021
PCGK-Report 2022

Annual Financial Statement

Annual Financial Statement 2018
Annual Financial Statement 2019
Annual Financial Statement 2020
Annual Financial Statement 2021
Annual Financial Statement 2022



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