The Donau Soja Organisation consists of a non-profit association, a 100% non-profit subsidiary (Donau Soja GmbH), and offices in Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine.
For details concerning the structure of the Donau Soja Organisation, please refer to the Donau Soja Statutes.
The Donau Soja organs are the General Meeting, the Board, the Steering Committee (Presidium), the Treasurer, the Secretary, the Auditors, the Advisory Board, and the Scientific Advisory Board.
The Ordinary General Meeting is the "members' meeting" and is to be held annually, within nine months after the fiscal year has ended.
The Board may consist of up to 13 persons and currently has 13 members. The Board meets six times a year and is responsible for decisions regarding the Donau Soja Guidelines as well as for projects and strategies.
|Matthias Krön (Chairman)||Donau Soja|
|Stephan Dorfmeister, MBA (Treasurer)||Donau Soja|
|DI Ernst Gauhs (Deputy Chairman)||RWA Raiffeisen Waren AG|
|Dr. Johann Schlederer (Deputy Chairman)||Verband Österreichischer Schweinebauern (Austrian Pork Farmers Union)|
|DI Rudolf Bühler||Bäuerliche Erzeugergemeinschaft Schwäbisch Hall (Farmers Union Schwäbisch Hall)|
|Piero Ciriani||Soia Italia|
|Giorgio della Bona||Cereal Docks|
|Florian Faber||ARGE Gentechnik-frei (Platform for GMO-Free Food Products)|
|Mag. Lukas Wiesmüller||Spar Österreichische Warenhandels-AG|
|Mag. Josef Willim||BAG Ölmühle (BAG Oil Mill)|
The Board is supported by Stephan Dorfmeister, MBA as Treasurer, and Mag. Ursula Bittner, MBA as Secretary.
Auditors are Mag. Ernst Ternon, MBA and DI Karl Fischer.
STEERING COMMITTEE (PRESIDIUM)
The Steering Committee (Presidium) settles suggestions offered by the Board. They may be accepted or rejected. The Steering Committee currently consists of 13 persons from businesses and organisations.
|Dr. Joachim Eder||LfL Bayern|
|Dr. Michael Gohn||Fritz Mauthner Handelsges.m.b.H & Co KG|
|Mladen Jovanović||Victoria Group|
|Jakub Lunter||Alfa Bio|
|Dr. Daniele Marcomin||Oleificio San Giorgio SPA|
|DI Adolf Marksteiner||Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich|
|Mag. Hermann Mittermayr||Bio Austria|
|DI Amos Ramsauer||Agriprotein GmbH|
|Anna Seiwerth||Magyar Szoja Nonprofit Kft.|
|Carsten Lentz Storm||Sodrugestvo|
|Fortunat Schmid||Fenaco Genossenschaft|
|DI Michael Wurzer||Zentrale Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Österreichischen Geflügelwirtschaft (ZAG, Central Consortium of Austrian Poultry Farmers)|
Donau Soja ADVISORY BOARDS
Donau Soja Association has two advisory boards covering two different task areas, an Advisory Board as well as a Scientific Advisory Board.
The Advisory Board supports and counsels the Association in decisions of content and consists of 9 persons from both the private business sector and civil society.
|Dr. Helmut Gaugitsch||Umweltbundesamt (Austrian Environmental Agency)|
|DI Martin Greßl||Agrarmarkt Austria|
|Dr. Csaba Gyurica||NAIK|
|Benedikt Haerlin||Zukunftsstiftung Landwirtschaft (Foundation for Agriculture of the Future)|
|Françoise Labalette||Terres Univia|
|DI Thomas Resl||AWI|
|Dr. Gunter Schall||Austrian Development Agency|
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
The purpose of the Scientific Advisory Board is to provide the Association with independent scientific advice to support the full range of Donau Soja's activities. This includes an advice on how Donau Soja should plan its own scientific investigations and take position on wider scientific matters. The overall goal is to support evidence-based decision making. The Scientific Advisory Board consists of 9 persons from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds, including from universities and research institutes. Its composition is designed to integrate different research disciplines and backgrounds relevant to the development of sustainable cropping systems using soya and the development of related value chains.
|Dr. Svetlana Balesevic-Tubic||Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad|
|Prof. Franc Bavec||University of Maribor|
|Dr. Marion Girard||Agroscope|
|Dr. Volker Hahn||University of Hohenheim|
|Prof. Svitlana Kalenska||National University of Life and Enviromental Sciences of Ukraine|
|DI Christian Krumphuber||Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich (Austrian Chamber of Agriculture)|
|Dr. Cristina Micheloni||Associazione Italiana per l'Agrocoltura Biologica (AIAB, Italian Association for Organic Farming)|
|Dr. Robert Schätzl||Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (Institute for Business Management and Agrarian Structure)|
|DI Dr. Johann Vollmann||Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)|
The following association and commercial authorised signatories have been registered as of April 2014.
Managing Director: Matthias Krön