Dr. Walter Schön, born 1949, was head of the Bavarian State Chancellery from 1999 to 2010 and head of the Bavarian Ministry of Justice from 2010 to 2014.
He was the main contact person representing the Freestate of Bavaria in the dialogue with the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Key issues were the organizational development of the foundation and the conferences in Lindau. He encouraged the exchange between young excellent scientists and laureates. His intention was to establish the conferences in Lindau as a sustainable forum of excellent scientific discussions and creative ideas.
Dr. Schön currently presides the advisory board of the Buchheim foundation and the board of trustees of the Dokumentation Obersalzberg.