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 second-division club Schalke 04 (he was voted out of office in the meantime due to disputes with Clemens Tönnies). He is joined by Frenchwoman Marie Lalleman (57), who worked for US market researcher Nielsen until the beginning of the year.

“Digital transformation successfully managed”

“We want to keep our finger on the pulse,” commented Patrizia founder and CEO Wolfgang Egger. For this reason, he said, the supervisory board had selected members who had successfully managed the digital transformation in their industries. In addition, they bring “a distinctive entrepreneurial mindset.”” The only remaining member of the supervisory board is Uwe Reuter (66), CEO of the VHV insurance group. He moves to the top of the board, replacing Augsburg lawyer Theodor Seitz (70). Alfred Hoschek (59), Patrizia’s head of finance for many years, has also left the board.