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Olaf von Maydell Joins the Board of Trustees

He served as General Manager of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin from 2006 to 2011, and from 2001 to 2006 he was Head of Finance for Doctors Without Borders in Berlin.

“With his experience in quite diverse organizations in the nonprofit sector, Dr. Olaf von Maydell will play an important role in making the results of the Jacobs Foundation’s work in child and youth development even more transparent,” says Dr. Johann Christian Jacobs, chairman of the Jacobs Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “As a recognized expert in tax and nonprofit law, Dr. von Maydell will assume the leadership of the Board’s Audit Committee.”

After studying economics and agricultural economics and earning his PhD from the Technical University of Berlin, Dr. von Maydell worked in accounting and tax consulting from 1993 to 2001. Among other activities, he teaches courses on taxation in the nonprofit sector at Berlin’s Humboldt University and on tax law and financial reporting at the NPO Academy.

“Searching for excellent projects in the sense of Klaus J. Jacobs’ vision, as well as handling the entrusted funds responsibly and transparently is the foundation’s constant challenge”, says Dr. Olaf von Maydell. “It is a privilege to contribute to this work.”

The new Board of Trustees of the Jacobs Foundation as of May 2013:
Dr. Johann Christian Jacobs (Chairman)
Attorney; Hamburg, Germany
Prof. Ernst Buschor
Former Member of the Government and Minister of Education of the canton of Zurich; Zollikerberg, Switzerland
Lavinia Jacobs
Independent art consultant; Zurich, Switzerland
Nathalie Jacobs
Journalist; Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Ulman Lindenberger
Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Berlin, Germany
Dr. Auma Obama
Founder and Chairwoman of the Sauti Kuu Foundation; Munich, Germany
Prof. Marta Tienda, Ph.D.
Professor at Princeton University; Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Prof. Laura Tyson, Ph.D.
Professor at the Haas School of Business, University of California; Berkeley, California, USA
Dr. Olaf von Maydell
Partner at Schomerus & Partner; Berlin, Germany

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Photos of the Board of Trustees of the Jacobs Foundation are available at www.jacobsfoundation.org.