Jacobs Foundation appoints Bernd Ebersold as CEO
Deputy General Secretary of the Max Planck Society takes up his new position on 1 March 2006
Zurich, Switzerland, 29 November 2005 - The Jacobs Foundation, founded by Swiss entrepreneur Klaus J. Jacobs, has appointed Bernd Ebersold, Deputy Secretary General of the Max Planck Society, as its new CEO. Based in Zurich, the Jacobs Foundation is one of the largest private charitable foundations in Europe. It primarily supports projects that work to promote successful youth development in a world characterized by rapid social change. The Jacobs Foundation commits some 20 million Swiss francs per year to funding basic research, developing and implementing intervention programs, and initiating policy applications around the globe.
"As an established leader in scientific management, Bernd Ebersold brings invaluable experience to the Foundation," said Christian Jacobs, Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Ebersold is currently Deputy Secretary General of the Max Planck Society, one of the world’s most prestigious research organizations. He will take up his new position on 1 March 2006.