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The Senckenberg Society for Nature Research — Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research (SGN) is an unincorporated association according to §22 of the BGB (German Civil Code) that was awarded the rights of a legal person by sovereign decree on 17 August 1867. According to §28 of the currently applicable statute, the association as defined by §26 of the BGB is represented judicially and extrajudicially by two members of the Board of Directors, which must include the Director General or the Deputy Director General.

Board of Directors
Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner (Director General)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Mulch (Deputy Director General)
Dr. Martin Mittelbach (Administrative Director)
Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese
Prof. Dr. Karsten Wesche

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Magistrate of the City of Frankfurt / Office of Public Order
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Version of 1st July 2021