Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors establishes the guidelines for Fraunhofer Chile. It is currently composed of:

Dr. Johann Feckl President

Managing Director International Affairs and Internal Research Programs

Director Fraunhofer USA

Cornelia Sonnenberg Vice President and Treasurer

General Manager Chilean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, CAMCHAL

Prof. Dr. Dirk Prüfer


Deputy Director of the Molecular Biotechnology Division of the Fraunhofer Institute of Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME).


Iván Vera


Expert in innovation. Founder and president of Innspiral, Magical Startups and Turingo.

Fernando Fischmann


Founder and President of Crystal Lagoons.
Member of the Competitiveness Innovation National Council and the Endeavor Advisory Council.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Henning


Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE).
Spokesperson for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Energy Alliance
Member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering.

Harald Mann


Head of Financial Control, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Francisca Castro


Economist, director of Antofagasta Minerals S.A.  

Bernardo Larraín


President of the Chilean Industrial Development Society (SOFOFA).
Director of the electric company Colbún.