Annette Messemer

Supervisory board member of the week: Annette Messemer (Société Générale)

New task for Annette Messemer: The former divisional director of Commerzbank has moved to the board of directors of the financial institution Société Générale. This is already her fourth mandate on a French supervisory body: the Ludwigshafen-based woman also serves on the board of directors of the optician chain EssilorLuxottica, the food manufacturer Savencia and the minerals group Imerys. This makes Annette Messemer probably the most influential German manager in …

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Antonella Mei-Pochtler

Supervisory Board Member of the Week: Antonella Mei-Pochtler (ProSiebenSat.1)

The MDax Group ProSiebenSat.1 has appointed the Italian manager Antonella Mei-Pochtler (61 ) was appointed to the Supervisory Board. The special advisor to Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was initially appointed by the court in April. At the Annual General Meeting in June, the shareholders are to approve the personnel. Born in Rome, she succeeds the former Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard manager Angela Gifford, who had already resigned her mandate in January. …

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Tim Höttges

Supervisory Board of the week: Tim Höttges (Daimler)

Daimler Supervisory Board Chairman Manfred Bischoff has found a well-known successor for the outgoing Paul Achleitner: At the Annual Meeting, shareholders are to elect Telekom CEO Tim Höttges to the supervisory body. For the 57-year-old, this would be “the first relevant position on a German supervisory board,” the Handelsblatt commented. Tim Höttges is “a proven expert for digitalization in telecommunications”, Bischoff praised according to a statement by the company. He …

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Horst Baier

Supervisory Board of the week: Horst Baier (Bayer)

Baier on Bayer: At the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting of the Leverkusen-based Bayer Group on April 28, stockholders are expected to elect Horst Baier (63) to the Supervisory Board. The former Chief Financial Officer of Tui would thus take over from Werner Wenning (73), who had unexpectedly announced his retirement at the end of February. Wenning said that he had actually intended to retire last year after reaching retirement age. At …

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Christian Klein (Adidas)

Supervisory board of the week: Christian Klein (Adidas)

After 16 years, eleven of which as head of the supervisory board, Igor Landau takes his hat off: At the Adidas annual general meeting on 14 May, the 75-year-old Frenchman will not stand for election. Thomas Rabe (54) will succeed him as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, as the company announced a few days ago after a Supervisory Board meeting. The Bertelsmann boss has controlled the sporting goods giant since …

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Aufsichtsrätin der Woche: Xiaoqun Clever (Infineon)

Supervisory Board Member of the Week: Xiaoqun Clever (Infineon)

Chip manufacturer Infineon is bringing a media and digital expert on board: At the Annual General Meeting on February 20, shareholders are expected to elect Xiaoqun Clever to the 16-member Supervisory Board. In recent years, the 49-year-old has served as Chief Technology Officer at both ProSieben Sat 1 and the Swiss Ringier publishing house. In the meantime, Xiaoqun Clever is CEO of the software development and IT consulting company LuxNova …

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Friederike Helfer

Supervisory Board Member of the Week: Friederike Helfer (ThyssenKrupp)

A big change of seats on the Supervisory Board of ThyssenKrupp: At the Annual General Meeting at the end of next week, three members of the Supervisory Board will be leaving the board: Professor Bernhard Pellens, head of HSCB Germany Carola von Schmettow and former Cevian partner Jens Tischendorf. The former Ford manager Birgit Behrendt (60), Innogy finance director Bernhard Günther (52) and Friederike Helfer (43) from the major shareholder …

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Rüdiger Grube

Supervisory Board of the week: Rüdiger Grube (Vossloh)

The transport technology group Vossloh has hired a prominent manager: Former Railway boss Rüdiger Grube is to move into the six-member supervisory board shortly and then take over as chairman, the company announced earlier this week. The current Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Ulrich Harnacke, will retain his mandate and take over the chairmanship of the Audit Committee. A place on the supervisory body had become vacant because Bernhard Düttmann …

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Martin Jetter

Supervisory Board of the Week: Martin Jetter (Deutsche Börse)

The successor to Joachim Faber (69) has been appointed: The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse has nominated Martin Jetter as its new Chairman. The 60-year-old is therefore likely to move up to the position of chief executive after the Annual General Meeting in May. The head of IBM Europe, who has spent almost his entire career with the US technology group, has been a member of the 16-member control committee …

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Florinda Bogner

Board Member of the Week: Florinda Bogner (Willy Bogner)

Now it’s official: As the sports fashion company Willy Bogner announced last week, founder’s daughter Florinda Bogner is moving into the supervisory board. Her father was pleased in a press release that the 34-year-old has decided to “assume responsibility on the supervisory board”. Together with him, she will in future “represent the tradition of the brand and the interests of the family”. Florinda Bogner studied interior design in the USA …

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