Dominik Asam (Bertelsmann)

Interesting personnel development in Gütersloh: On January 1, Airbus CFO Dominik Asam will join Bertelsmann’s Supervisory Board, the company announced. The mechanical engineering graduate will not replace anyone there: Bertelsmann is increasing the supervisory body 13 to 14 members. The 52-year-old newcomer Asam will meet numerous experienced managers in Gütersloh, including Deutsche Bank board member Bernd Leukert, VW supervisory board chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch and Bodo Uebber. Two years on …

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Axel Hefer (Patrizia AG)

The Augsburg-based real estate group Patrizia has expanded and almost completely replaced its Supervisory Board: At the Annual General Meeting, the shareholders elected four new members to the now five-member body. Among the newcomers are Trivago CEO Axel Hefer (44), Doctolib COO Philippe Vimard (47) and FinTech entrepreneur Jonathan Feuer (59), three digital managers. Axel Hefer may also be known to some as the head of the supervisory board of …

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Stefan Asenkerschbaumer (Bosch)

Volkmar Denner is breaking with tradition: The chairman of the Bosch Group’s board of management will not be heading the supervisory board when he hands over to his successor Stefan Hartung at the end of the year. Instead, chief financial officer Stefan Asenkerschbaumer will replace the current chairman of the supervisory board, Franz Fehrenbach (71), the company announced. The 65-year-old Stefan Asenkerschbaumer started as a trainee at Bosch in 1987, …

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Oliver Samwer

Zuckerberg, Musk, Samwer: Dear founders, disempower yourself!

In addition to Elon Musk’s strong slogans, the electric car manufacturer Tesla has recently had considerable delivery problems in the headlines. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, had to report to the politicians after the data scandal surrounding Cambridge Analytica. And Germany’s best-known founder Oliver Samwer finds it difficult to develop young growth companies into established companies. Three problems – one cause: Many founders miss the right moment …

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