Member of the Supervisory Board of the Week: Martina Merz


According to media reports, two important personnel decisions could be made when the ThyssenKrupp Supervisory Board meets next Tuesday. This week’s reporting focused on Daimler CFO Bodo Uebber (59), who is to join the Supervisory Board and replace Bernhard Pellens as Chairman of the Supervisory Board – possibly as early as next year. Another interesting personnel received less media attention: In addition to Uebber, former Bosch manager Martina Merz is to be appointed to the Supervisory Board of ThyssenKrupp.

Merz mandates: Lufthansa, Volvo, SAF Holland

The two of them would take the places that have been vacant since the retirements of Ulrich Lehner and René Obermann. And they would each have surveillance experience: Daimler Manager Uebber served on the Airbus Board between 2007 and 2013 and served as Chairman from 2009. Merz, 58, who until three years ago headed Chassis Brakes International, a company that emerged from the Bosch Brakes division, sits on several supervisory boards – including Lufthansa, the Volvo Group, and the listed commercial vehicle supplier SAF Holland, where she serves as chairman of the board.