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Voith

Siegfried Russwurm: Where digitalisation is now a matter for the boss

After the personnel turbulences a few weeks ago, we had elected Siegfried Russwurm (55) as the “hopeful” member of the Voith Supervisory Board. It has now become known that the former Siemens board member will be promoted to head of the committee, replacing Hans-Peter Keitel (71), who is retiring due to age. The traditional Heidenheim family-owned company is thus doing what is often just a buzzword elsewhere – digitisation is …

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VW-Skandal

Co-determination: Lessons from the VW scandal

As if the measure hadn’t been full since Dieselgate, Volkswagen had to admit the next serious mistake: The group has illegally sold thousands of pre-series vehicles. This again raises the question of why a corporate culture with such a focus on turnover and profit maximisation was able to flourish at VW of all places, where the trade unions and the state have a great deal of influence. And since we …

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Uli Hoeneß: Bavarians need governance reform

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Oetker

Member of the Supervisory Board of the Week: Anna Maria Braun (Oetker)

A family entrepreneur strengthens a family business: Anna Maria Braun (39), designated CEO of the medical technology group B. Braun Melsungen, joined the Oetker Advisory Board on 10 December with immediate effect. There, the former business lawyer replaces Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr, who resigned his mandate two and a half months ago because he felt redundant after the sale of the Hamburg-Süd shipping company. The last year for August Oetker …

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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)