Doreen Nowotne

Board Member of the Week: Doreen Nowotne (Haniel)

Haniel, the long-established Duisburg-based company, is to be replaced by a non-Family Chairman of the Supervisory Board: As the company announced this week, Doreen Nowotne will replace Franz Markus Haniel (63) in April. The 47-year-old management consultant and private equity specialist has been a member of the twelve-member board for around one and a half years. She also sits on the supervisory boards of Brenntag, Jenoptik and Lufthansa Technik. “With …

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Christoph Brand

Supervisory Board of the week: Christoph Brand (Scout24)

Pelham Capital has asserted itself: Christoph Brand has surprisingly moved into the supervisory board of the portal operator Scout24 (Autoscout24, Immobilienscout24) at the suggestion of the hedge fund. The Swiss media manager had received around 54 percent of the votes, Supervisory Board Chairman Hans Holger Albrecht announced following the Annual General Meeting last Friday. The majority of shareholders thus opposed the company’s management, which had been nominated by Mathias Hedlund, …

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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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Harald Kujat

Supervisory Board of the week: Harald Kujat (Heckler & Koch)

At this Friday’s Annual General Meeting, the shareholders of the Baden-Württemberg arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch are to elect Harald Kujat to the three-member Supervisory Board. The 77-year-old is expected to take over the chairmanship of the committee and thus replace the former bomber manager Dieter John. According to a “Welt” report, retired Air Force General Kujat, who served as General Inspector of the Bundeswehr from 2000 to 2002, was …

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Curevac AG

Supervisory Board of the week: Timothy Wright (CureVac AG)

The shareholders of Tübingen-based CureVac AG have elected two new Supervisory Board members. This was announced by the biotech company at the beginning of the week. As a result, the Supervisory Board has expanded from six to eight members – in line with the motto the more the better. “We are very pleased to welcome Tim Wright and Craig Tooman as new board members,” said Ingmar Hoerr, chairman and co-founder …

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Tele Columbus

Supervisory Board of the week: André Krause (Tele Columbus)

On Friday next week, the showdown will take place at the Annual General Meeting of the Berlin-based fiber-optic network operator Tele Columbus (annual revenue 495 million euros). The major shareholder United Internet, which holds almost 30 percent of the shares, calls for a new start on the supervisory board and proposed six new controllers at the end of May – including two managers of United Internet subsidiaries, Claus Beck and …

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Rainer Hillebrand

Supervisory Board of the Week: Rainer Hillebrand (Otto Group)

Only one month after his retirement at the end of April, former Otto board member Rainer Hillebrand joins the supervisory board of the Hamburg trading giant. According to Manager Magazin, the 63-year-old will replace Wolfgang Lindner, also a former Otto manager, as of 1 June. Hillebrand is regarded as the initiator of cultural change and has therefore had a strong influence on the company in recent years. After an almost …

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Dieter Zetsche

Supervisory Board of the week: Dieter Zetsche (TUI)

Dieter Zetsche is not bored: Next Wednesday, he will hand over his position as CEO to Ola Källenius at the Daimler Annual General Meeting – and just one day later, the 66-year-old is to be named Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the travel group TUI. According to media reports, the control committee will meet next Thursday to elect Dieter Zetsche as Klaus Mangold’s successor. Shareholder advisors are appeased Originally, …

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Sabine Bendiek

Member of the Supervisory Board of the Week: Sabine Bendiek (Schaeffler)

During our Easter break, German companies reported some exciting new members for their supervisory boards. Former ThyssenKrupp boss Heinrich Hiesinger is a candidate for the supervisory board of Deutsche Post, and Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Rabe wants to move into the Adidas supervisory board (and resign from Symrise in return). However, we find two personal details reported by the automotive supplier Schaeffler particularly interesting. Shortly after Easter, two renowned female tech …

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Siegfried Russwurm

Supervisory Board of the week: Siegfried Russwurm (ThyssenKrupp)

In recent days, German companies have reported several exciting personal details from their supervisory bodies, including the withdrawal of liquor patriarch Emil Underberg (78) from the supervisory board and the nomination of former Siemens boss Klaus Kleinfeld (61) for the board of directors of SNP SE. However, ThyssenKrupp Supervisory Board Chairman Martina Merz announced what is probably the most important new appointment: Siegfried Russwurm (55) joins the committee and succeeds …

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Sigrid Nikutta

Supervisory Board Member of the Week: Sigrid Nikutta (Vossloh)

The head of Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Sigrid Nikutta, is to be elected to Vossloh’s six-member Supervisory Board at the May AGM. As the company announced on Tuesday, the 50-year-old is scheduled for the office as deputy chairperson. The appointment of a new Vossloh Supervisory Board member is necessary because the former Rail Executive Board member and Chairman of the Executive Committee Volker Kefer resigned a month ago for personal reasons. …

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Philipp Rösler

Supervisory Board of the week: Philipp Rösler (Fortum)

The shareholders of the Finnish energy group and Uniper’s major shareholder Fortum elected the former Federal Minister of Economics Philipp Rösler (FDP) to the nine-member Board of Directors on Tuesday. There, the 46-year-old will meet, among others, the former Eon Management Board member Klaus-Dieter Maubach, who was re-elected and acts as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The former RWE manager Heinz-Werner Binzel, on the other hand, has left the …

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