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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Michael Haubrich

Supervisory Board of the week: Michael Haubrich (Electronic Partner)

A new era is dawning at the Düsseldorf trading company Electronic Partner: With the founder’s grandson Michael Haubrich, the last family member withdraws from the operative business. As the Verbundgruppe announced this week, the 40-year-old, who has been a member of the Managing Board since 2010, will move to the four-member Board of Directors at the beginning of April. There he meets two other family members: Rüdiger and board chairman …

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Christoph von Grolman

Supervisory Board of the week: Christoph von Grolman (Tengelmann)

The supervisory board of the Mülheim trading giant Tengelmann has elected a new chairman: Since the end of last week, Christoph von Grolman has been acting as head of the advisory board. The 60-year-old thus succeeds the lawyer Thomas Kramer, who had already resigned his mandate at the end of the year. “With the other members Franz Markus Haniel, the trade expert Alfons Frenk and not least my brother Georg …

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Hermann Gröhe

Supervisory Board of the week: Hermann Gröhe (Ecclesia)

The former Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe (CDU) becomes a member of the supervisory board of the insurance broker Ecclesia based in Detmold. As the industry magazine AssCompact reported this week, Gröhe is moving into the committee at the beginning of April – then the one-year waiting period, which former ministers have to comply with, has expired. The Federal Government had already decided in February that there were “no …

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Eppendorf AG

Supervisory Board of the week: Thomas Heydler (Eppendorf AG)

The Hamburg-based laboratory service provider Eppendorf AG (around 3100 employees) has appointed Thomas Heydler to its six-member supervisory board. The CEO of the Munich-based software company Definiens succeeds former sales director Michael Schröder, who made his supervisory board mandate available for personal reasons. Thomas Heydler has “more than 30 years of entrepreneurial expertise” and “sound knowledge of the global software business in the pharmaceutical and life science industries,” said Eppendorf, …

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Franz Jürgen Schneider

Supervisory Board of the week: Franz Jürgen Schneider (AS Création)

The major shareholder of the wallpaper manufacturer AS Création in Gummersbach has surprisingly announced that he will resign from his position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board “for health reasons”. Franz Jürgen Schneider (75) is leaving the Supervisory Board after the Annual General Meeting on 9 May, the company announced this week. The Supervisory Board would therefore ‘immediately begin the search for suitable candidates […]’. Schneider has headed the six-member …

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