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 Cologne-based fashion company Juvia, which specialises in comfortable luxury clothing.

Dommermuth family gains influence

Her husband Ralph Dommermuth (56) founded United Internet AG in Montabaur, Rhineland-Palatinate, where he is the CEO and major shareholder. He also holds a five percent stake in Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co KGaA and is active as a sponsor: The United Internet brand “1&1” adorns the Borussians’ jerseys. The shareholders are to re-elect the remaining members of the nine-member Supervisory Board according to the agenda. Among the candidates for re-election are Signal-Iduna boss Ulrich Leitermann, Puma CEO Björn Gulden and Silke Seidel (Dortmunder Stadtwerke). Ex-model Dommermuth would thus be the second woman on the board.