What the new generation of supervisory board members should be made of – and how we can pave the way for the right people to join these boards

Dear readers of GermanBoardNews, how do you become a board member? What do you have to be able to do or be? And what does corporate governance have to do with it? These questions occupy hundreds of women and men every year – for the most varied of motives (often they do not know them themselves). However, there is also a not insignificant number of people for whom these questions …

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Baerbock, Röttgen, Merz – Jamaica danger for your China business

The CDU/CSU and the Greens are unanimously pushing for a tougher course against Beijing. This entails high risks for companies, but many managers underestimate the danger – a case for the supervisory boards. Annalena Baerbock and Friedrich Merz are worlds apart, but they both agree on one thing: Germany must change course in its China policy after the Merkel era. Baerbock speaks of more “toughness”, Merz of a more resolute …

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What remains of the work of a supervisory board?

Dear readers of the GermanBoardNews, we are now back for you! The summer holidays are over, the madness of everyday life has long since caught up with us again. As always, we will keep calm and look at current topics through corporate governance glasses. The current situation: We have not heard much from the so-called Government Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code (DCGK) or from the Association of Supervisory …

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New to the Supervisory Board: Uwe Hück (Bownce AG)

New task for the former Porsche works council chairman: Uwe Hück takes over as chairman of the supervisory board at the Constance-based fitness startup Bownce AG. The company has developed the “Bownce Ball”, which uses sensors to track exercises and health data. The information is then transmitted to an app and evaluated. Other digitized sports equipment such as dumbbells or skipping ropes are to follow. As European Thai boxing champion …

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Paul Achleitner’s coup in succession planning

Ex-investment banker Mayree Clark decides who will be the new head of Deutsche Bank’s supervisory board. Why she will make a good choice Identifying companies with the best supervisory boards and management boards: That was the approach of the fund initiator Eachwin Capital, which Mayree Clark founded after her investment banking career. So the American has a soft spot for corporate governance – and that should now benefit Deutsche Bank. …

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Katja Kraus vs. Gianni Infantino: The Governance Battle in Professional Football

Whether clubs or associations: When it comes to corporate governance, professional football is lagging far behind, as the European Championship has once again revealed. It’s good that experts are now putting the pressure on In the wake of the European Championship, we have been discussing football more often than usual in recent weeks. And there have also been exciting topics beyond results, performances and tactical formations – for example with …

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Thomas Rabe & Kasper Rorsted: Does the new Adidas tandem harmonize?

Following the appointment of Thomas Rabe as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, different philosophies collide in Herzogenaurach. This holds potential for conflict – and the chance to learn from each other. One of the most exciting personalities this summer was the election of Thomas Rabe (55) as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Adidas: As planned, the Bertelsmann CEO replaced 76-year-old Igor Landau in August, who had previously served as …

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