Luisa Delgado (Swarovski)

The Austrian crystal group Swarovski has “reconstituted” its board of directors and appointed several independent experts. According to a report in Manager Magazin, former SAP personnel manager Luisa Delgado has joined the board. The Swiss-born Delgado already sits on a number of boards and supervisory boards, for example at IKEA and the Finnish energy supplier Fortum. Other newcomers to the Swarovski board of directors include ex-Cartier manager Annalisa Loustau, ex-Jacobs …

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Oliver Blume (Bugatti Rimac)

Porsche boss Oliver Blume and his chief financial officer Lutz Meschke will in future oversee electric car pioneer Mate Rimac, which once began in a – yes – garage in Zagreb. The VW subsidiary announced Tuesday that the two top executives are moving to Bugatti Rimac’s supervisory board. The joint venture, which Rimac’s founder and namesake heads as CEO, began operations in early November. Porsche and the Croatian e-sports car …

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Axel Hefer (Patrizia AG)

The Augsburg-based real estate group Patrizia has expanded and almost completely replaced its Supervisory Board: At the Annual General Meeting, the shareholders elected four new members to the now five-member body. Among the newcomers are Trivago CEO Axel Hefer (44), Doctolib COO Philippe Vimard (47) and FinTech entrepreneur Jonathan Feuer (59), three digital managers. Axel Hefer may also be known to some as the head of the supervisory board of …

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Pier Paolo Righi (Tengelmann)

The brothers Christian and Georg Haub have reached an agreement: Pier Paolo Righi, head of the Lagerfeld fashion brand, will join the three-member advisory board of the Tengelmann Group. He replaces asset manager Carl-Thomas Epping, whom the company appointed to the board earlier this year (at the request of the family of the late Karl-Erivan Haub). Astrid Hamker, entrepreneur and chairwoman of the CDU Economic Council, and Thomas Ingelfinger, member …

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New to the Supervisory Board: Uwe Hück (Bownce AG)

New task for the former Porsche works council chairman: Uwe Hück takes over as chairman of the supervisory board at the Constance-based fitness startup Bownce AG. The company has developed the “Bownce Ball”, which uses sensors to track exercises and health data. The information is then transmitted to an app and evaluated. Other digitized sports equipment such as dumbbells or skipping ropes are to follow. As European Thai boxing champion …

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Frank Lindenberg (Lucid Motors)

California-based electric car startup Lucid Motors has nominated former Mercedes CFO Frank Lindenberg to its “board of directors.” According to a report in Manager Magazine, shareholders of a SPAC called Churchill Capital IV are expected to elect the 57-year-old to the board on July 22. SPAC stands for special purpose acquisition company. These are publicly traded shell companies with no business operations that acquire a startup within two years of …

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Stefan Asenkerschbaumer (Bosch)

Volkmar Denner is breaking with tradition: The chairman of the Bosch Group’s board of management will not be heading the supervisory board when he hands over to his successor Stefan Hartung at the end of the year. Instead, chief financial officer Stefan Asenkerschbaumer will replace the current chairman of the supervisory board, Franz Fehrenbach (71), the company announced. The 65-year-old Stefan Asenkerschbaumer started as a trainee at Bosch in 1987, …

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Jörg Simon (BER Airport)

The scandalous Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) is getting a new head of the supervisory board: The head of the Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Jörg Simon, will replace Rainer Bretschneider on July 1. The 72-year-old former Brandenburg state secretary is leaving at his own request, the company announced. Bretschneider had taken over the office more than four years ago from Berlin Mayor Michael Müller (SPD). The Association of Supervisory Boards in Germany (VARD) …

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Stefan Oschmann (AiCuris)

Shortly after leaving the Merck pharmaceutical group, where he was replaced by Spaniard Belén Garijo at the beginning of the month, Stefan Oschmann joins the supervisory board of AiCuris. As the Düsseldorf-based company announced at the end of May, the former Merck CEO is joining the supervisory board and taking over as chairman. He thus replaces venture capital investor Helmut Jeggle, who had headed the supervisory board on an interim …

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Caroline Seifert (Commerzbank)

Commerzbank shareholders elected four new members to the supervisory board at the annual general meeting on Tuesday. Among them is long-time Telekom manager Caroline Seifert, whose move to Indian mobile giant Jio six years ago made headlines. The now 54-year-old marketing expert worked there for two years as “Chief Brand & Design Officer” before setting up her own business as a management consultant. She currently holds no other mandates in …

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Klaus Rinnerberger (Leoni)

Nuremberg-based automotive supplier Leoni has nominated Austrian industrial manager Klaus Rinnerberger for the supervisory board. The 57-year-old currently sits on the board of automotive and motorcycle specialist Pierer Industrie, which has a stake of around ten percent in Leoni. Nevertheless, Rinnerberger is to be classified “as independent of the company and its Management Board”, according to the documents for the Annual General Meeting on May 19. In addition, the supervisory …

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Supervisory Board of the Week: Rouven Westphal (SAP)

At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on May 12, SAP shareholders are to elect a confidant of their Supervisory Board chairman Hasso Plattner to the supervisory body: As the agenda shows, Rouven Westphal will face the shareholders’ vote. The 48-year-old is a full-time board member of the Hasso Plattner Foundation and managing director of HPC Germany in Potsdam (a kind of family office). Westphal is to replace former Nokia …

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