Management Board

Here you can find the members of our management board. Do you have any questions? You are welcome to contact us.
Management Board
Portrait Dr. Tanja Dangmann
Dr. Tanja Dangmann
Management Board

Dr. Tanja Dangmann has been active in a capacity as general counsel at the foundation Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung since 2017 and was appointed a member of the Management Board at EKFS in January 2021. In this function she is responsible for the areas of finances, controlling, legal and human resources.
She concluded her studies in law at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Admitted to the German bar as an attorney at law in 1998, her professional career began at a corporate law firm in Frankfurt am Main. After attaining her doctorate, for six years she headed the corporate law division at the DBV-Winterthur insurance group. Further positions followed in the field of insurance and the public service sector.

Dr. Tanja Dangmann is the mother of two children and spends her leisure time with her family or on her parents’ farm.



Portrait Prof. Dr. Michael Madeja
Prof. Dr. Michael Madeja
Chairman of the Management Board

Prof. Dr. Michael Madeja has been a member of the Management Board at the foundation Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung since 2017 and, among other areas, is responsible for the business units in project and public relations work. He was appointed chairman of the Management Board in January 2021. He studied medicine at the WWU University of Münster. He was active at the Institute of Physiology there from 1987 to 2000, as of 1999 in a capacity as adjunct professor. His postdoctoral teaching qualification ensued at the Goethe University Frankfurt in 2004. From 2000 to 2017 he assumed direction of the neuroscientific funding sector at the non-profit Hertie Foundation in Frankfurt am Main. In 2004 he became managing director, involving additional responsibility in charge of university-level, educational training and integration projects. Besides numerous scientific publications, the neuroscientist and father of three children has also written books about the brain in generally understandable language and takes great pleasure in playing piano.