Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kleiner assumed office as President of the Leibniz Association in July 2014
The President represents the joint interests of the member institutions externally, that is, in dealings with the Federation, the Länder, other science organisations and the public. He or she participates in national and international science-policy committees and organisations as well as chairing the Senate (non-voting), the Board, the Executive Board and the General Assembly.
The President and the Board are responsible for the day-to-day business of the Leibniz Association. The President also formulates guidelines and develops strategies. He or she is elected for four years and may be re-elected once.