Supervisory board of the week: Tom Enders (Lilium)

Prominent reinforcement for the flight taxi developer Lilium from near Munich: Long-time Airbus boss Tom Enders (62) is moving onto the startup’s board of directors, as he himself announced on the Lilium blog this week. The young company stands for pioneering spirit and entrepreneurial courage, Enders wrote. He therefore did not have to think long when he was asked. On the board, the passionate helicopter pilot will meet tech investor …

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Recommended reading: The current press review of the GBN editorial office

‘Stadler testimony in Audi trial’ Ex-Audi boss Stadler has spoken out for the first time himself in the diesel trial at Munich Regional Court. Click here for the article ‘All signs point to storm at Inter’ The second new boss in a short time is expected to get the sluggish chip giant back on track. Click here for the article ‘Major shareholder Kretinsky wants to expand power on Metro supervisory …

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Top vs. Flop: Supervisory boards, defend democracy!

*Anyone who thinks entrepreneurially must take a clear stance against populists. A plea for more consistent business lobbying We don’t know about you. But we can’t get the images of the storming of the Capitol out of our minds. The event brought home to all of us with brutal clarity how fragile our democracy is. It is not self-evident or immutable; it is an achievement that must be defended. And …

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ThyssenKrupp & Wirecard: Excesses of the corporate governance system crisis – and opportunity for real change.

Dear readers of the GermanBoardNews, two weeks ago I announced at this point that I would be carrying out an updated assessment of the ThyssenKrupp case. Seiher has made the issue more explosive: The Supervisory Board was severely criticized for its decision to grant the Executive Board members special compensation. I also consider the bonuses to be very questionable in view of the situation of the Company. Admittedly, the whole …

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The current press review of the GBN editorial office

‘Union attacks Conti: “If investor for the plant” in Aachen’ The trade union IG BCE accuses Conti’s supervisory board chairman Reitzle of wanting to rule through. Here you can read the article ‘Ex-Innogy boss Tigges to become chairman of Amprion’s board of directors’ After the takeover by Eon, Tigges left the energy supplier a good year ago – now he is to become the new chief controller at the network …

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Auto Engineering

Supervisory board member of the week: Liz Centoni (Daimler)

Daimler Supervisory Board Chairman Manfred Bischoff (78), whom we criticized in the last issue, is introducing a generational change: At the Annual Meeting on March 31, 2021, shareholders are to elect three new controllers – BASF Chairman Martin Brudermüller, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden and Cisco manager Liz Centoni. The trio has been nominated for ex-Nestlé manager Petraea Heynike (73), former BASF CEO Jürgen Hambrecht (74) and Bischoff himself, who …

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Flache Hierarchie

Pötsch vs. Steinemann – the supervisory board as a brake on transformation?

The danger of blockades in the controlling bodies is growing. Why we need to rethink co-determination to prevent dangerous hangings. Good supervisory boards have been pushing vehemently for some time for flatter hierarchies and shorter decision-making paths. Because they have recognized: Only “agile” companies could react fast enough to rapid technological and social changes. It is therefore all the more annoying when the supervisory boards themselves become the brake on …

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