Vorstand” ist a German word that designates in it‘s broad sense any body or committee that is in charge of a company or an institution. In a legal sense the word “Vorstand” refers to the executive board of certain legal persons under German law, in particular the executive board of an “Aktiengesellschaft”, a “Stiftung” and a “Verein”.

The word “Vorstand” also refers to any natural person who is a member of such a body.

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The definition given above was proposed as part of the Digital Era Framework by Dr. Dr. Jörn Lengsfeld. The text was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Digital Era Framework. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.