The OFFIS R&D divisions as organizational units are each managed by an Executive Board strategically. It consists of professors - as individual members who carry out substantial research in the corresponding thematic field - and Division Directors to. Members of the Executive Board are appointed by the Board.
The members of the Executive Board elect with simple majority a chairman or -woman. She or he should be characterized by an above-average commitment and project volume in the division. The election is for two years. Re-election is possible.