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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John Feldmann

Supervisory Board of the Week: John Feldmann (Kion)

After eight years as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, John Feldmann (69) resigns from his position at the forklift and warehouse technology specialist Kion. The former BASF board member announced that he would leave the board after the Annual Meeting in May, the company announced, praising Feldmann’s achievements. In his aegis, Kion had “set up his Management Board in a diverse, international and sustainable manner” and “further developed the composition …

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Wulf Matthias

Supervisory Board of the week: Wulf Matthias (Wirecard)

Following the allegations of compliance against Wirecard, which had triggered a slide in the share price last week, the Supervisory Board has come under fire. There is no one among the committee members “who could shine with an earlier Management Board position or a Supervisory Board mandate in another large corporation,” wrote former Handelsblatt editor-in-chief Bernd Ziesemer this week in his Capital column (“The Strange Supervisors of Wirecard AG”). Even …

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Bernhard Riedel

Board Member of the Week: Barbara Münch (Gigaset)

Bernhard Riedel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Munich-based telephone manufacturer Gigaset, died unexpectedly at the age of 57. At the end of last week, the company announced that Barbara Münch, the “substitute member elected by the general meeting”, would therefore move up into the six-member supervisory body. The lawyer works full-time as managing director for the Munich financial services provider Assetmetrix. Until further notice, the current Vice Chairman, the …

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Jürgen Hambrecht

Supervisory Board of the Week: Jürgen Hambrecht (BASF)

Jürgen Hambrecht (72) is expected to have started his last full year as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF: According to the company, he “intends” to resign from his mandate after the 2020 Annual General Meeting (in favour of former CEO Kurt Bock, for whom the two-year “cooling off” phase is currently underway). And it looks as if Multi-Supervisory Board Hambrecht will leave his successor a well-positioned body. For …

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Jörg Wildgruber

Supervisory Board of the week: Jörg Wildgruber (ING)

Jörg Wildgruber (54), Haspa’s long-standing board member, has moved into the supervisory board of ING Deutschland. There he replaces the former ING-Diba and Quelle-Bank board member Hermann Zeilinger (65), who resigned at the end of last week after more than ten years. Chief Executive Officer Nick Jue welcomed the personnel according to ING press release: Jörg Wildgruber will “contribute many important and valuable perspectives through his function in various supervisory …

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