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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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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Supervisory Board of the week: Günther Oettinger (Herrenknecht)

Martin Herrenknecht brings another prominent politician to the Supervisory Board: On January 1, the former Minister President of Baden-Württemberg and former EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger (CDU) will join the board. The company has now confirmed a corresponding report by the WirtschaftsWoche newspaper. Currently, the supervisory board of the tunnel boring machine specialist includes former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD) and the former head of Deutsche Bahn, Rüdiger Grube, among others. …

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Supervisory board member of the week: Judith Dommermuth (BVB)

After ten years, it is over: the former SPD candidate for chancellor, Peer Steinbrück, will not stand for election at the general meeting on November 19. His mandate on the Supervisory Board of Borussia Dortmund will probably be taken over by the entrepreneur Judith Dommermuth: According to the agenda, the board members propose to elect the 44-year-old as controller. Judith Dommermuth’s main occupation is founder and managing director of the …

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Werner Conrad

Supervisory Board of the week: Werner Conrad (Conrad Electronics)

A thoroughbred entrepreneur ends his career in the operative business: Werner Conrad (59) takes over as Chairman of the Board of Directors on January 1. His successor as “Managing Director” of Conrad Electronics SE will be the current Chief Sales Officer Ralf Bühler. The company is “operationally well positioned” and has a “clear strategy”, commented Werner Conrad. “This is exactly the right time to hand over the baton.” However, the …

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Supervisory Board of the week: The new VARD management team

Today, for once on its own behalf: The Association of Supervisory Boards in Germany (VARD e.V. ), initiator of GermanBoardNews, has a new executive committee. Following the retirement of former RWE boss Dietmar Kuhnt, the members elected former railway manager Heike Hanagarth and Cewe Supervisory Board Chairman Otto Korte to the board. Hanagarth, who among other things sits on the Supervisory Board of Lanxess, now serves as deputy to long-time …

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Ernst-Moritz Lipp

Supervisory board of the week: Ernst-Moritz Lipp (Grenke)

Our “Supervisory Board of the Week” is not a new addition this time, but an old campaigner: Ernst-Moritz Lipp (69) has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the MDax company Grenke for a good 15 years, but is now facing what is probably his greatest challenge. He has to refute the serious accusations of an analysis company called Viceroy Research, which sent the share downhill this week. The problem …

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Angela Titzrath

Supervisory board member of the week: Angela Titzrath (Lufthansa)

It is now official: Angela Titzrath (54), CEO of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG, is moving into the Lufthansa Supervisory Board. The Federal Ministry of Finance approved the proposal by Supervisory Board Chairman Karl-Ludwig Kley at the end of August. The green light was also given for the second candidate, former Munich Airport CEO Michael Kerkloh (67). The German government had acquired a 20 percent stake in Lufthansa because of …

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Philipp Rösler

Supervisory Board of the week: Philipp Rösler (Brainloop)

Brainloop, the IT and software company, announces a prominent new addition to its supervisory board: former Minister of Economics and Vice Chancellor Philipp Rösler has been a member of the supervisory board since the beginning of the month. The 47-year-old, who now lives with his family in Zurich, is thus continuing his path to the multi-supervisory board: Rösler already sits on the supervisory boards of Siemens Healthineers, the Finnish energy …

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Emma Watson

Supervisory Board Member of the Week: Emma Watson (Kering)

Interesting personnel at the French luxury group Kering, which includes brands such as Gucci and Yves Saint-Laurent: The British actress Emma Watson (30), who became famous as Hermione, the magic student in the Harry Potter films, has joined the “Board of Directors”. Other new additions are former Credit Suisse boss Tidjane Thiam and Jean Liu, manager of a Chinese logistics company. The reason for Watson’s appointment is not her acting …

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Jennifer Hyman

Supervisor of the week: Jennifer Hyman (Zalando)

The US fashion manager Jennifer Hyman will in all likelihood move into the Supervisory Board of Zalando SE: At the virtual annual general meeting on June 23, she is to be elected to succeed Alexander Samwer, who is leaving the supervisory board. Hyman is CEO and co-founder of the New York company Rent the Runway, which rents designer clothing and accessories. In addition, she has been a non-executive member of …

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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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