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Marion Helmes

Marion Helmes & Martina Merz: They just have to say “no” to learn

In addition to the usual suspects such as Ann-Kristin Achleitner, other women join the ranks of the most powerful supervisory boards: ThyssenKrupp Supervisory Board Chairman Martina Merz, ProSiebenSat1 inspector Marion Helmes and former BASF manager Margret Suckale have made it into the top 25 in a current ranking. This is gratifying, especially as the rise shows: More and more women occupy central positions within the committees. The quota of women …

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Norbert Reithofer

Norbert Reithofer & Dieter Zetsche: Too hot to cool down?

The move of CEOs to the top of the Supervisory Board is once again right at the top of the corporate governance agenda. There are two triggers for this. Firstly: the surprising withdrawal of BMW boss Harald Krüger, who according to critics was never able to step out of the shadow of his predecessor and chairman of the supervisory board Norbert Reithofer. Second: Daimler’s profit warning, as a result of …

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Anke Schäferkordt

Member of the Supervisory Board of the Week: Anke Schäferkordt (Serviceplan)

Former RTL director Anke Schäferkordt has moved into the newly founded supervisory board of the advertising agency Serviceplan. Chairman of the three-member committee is co-founder Peter Haller, who has resigned from the management board. In addition, Sybille Stempel, daughter of co-founder Rolf Stempel, has assumed a mandate. As the largest owner-managed communications agency in Europe, the Serviceplan Group “occupies a special position in the rapidly changing agency industry”, Schäferkordt commented …

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Keynote speech at the 13th German Supervisory Board Meeting

The motto of the 13th German Supervisory Board meeting is “Thinking Corporate Governance Further”. And for good reason. Some of you will remember: last November, at the 12th DART, Rolf Nonnenmacher, Chairman of the Government Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code, spoke about his vision of the’fundamental revision of the Code’ announced six months earlier. At that time I had hoped that a lively, transparent debate would develop – …

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Guest contribution: Jens C. Laue (KPMG)