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Deutsche Börse

The Wirecard case proves: Corporate governance regulations in Germany have reached their limits. It is time for a change of course!

Dear readers of the GermanBoardNews, what is going on in Corporate Germany? We dealt with Lufthansa on several occasions, and then Wirecard suddenly surprised us. Really? Yes. I too was inclined to see the company with rose-colored glasses. After all, Wirecard has brought reputable supervisory board members on board in the last two years (and, by the way, has a quota of women that exceeds everything else). Further Supervisory Board …

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Top vs. Flop

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Thiele

Top vs. flop: Heinz-Hermann Thiele – lateral thinker or lateral driver?

The exchange of blows between Lufthansa’s major shareholder Thiele, management, and the German government shows We need more entrepreneurial spirit in the corporations.   Heinz-Hermann Thiele is a wanderer between two worlds: On the one hand, the owner of Knorr-Bremse is a genuine medium-sized entrepreneur with a patriarchal habitus. On the other hand, the 79-year-old skilfully moves in the habitat of top managers, investment bankers and M&A lawyers, as he …

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News from the Scene

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Emma Watson

Supervisory Board Member of the Week: Emma Watson (Kering)

Interesting personnel at the French luxury group Kering, which includes brands such as Gucci and Yves Saint-Laurent: The British actress Emma Watson (30), who became famous as Hermione, the magic student in the Harry Potter films, has joined the “Board of Directors”. Other new additions are former Credit Suisse boss Tidjane Thiam and Jean Liu, manager of a Chinese logistics company. The reason for Watson’s appointment is not her acting …

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#FutureGoodGovernance

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