Jackie Joyner-Kersee & Co. – the colourful birds on German supervisory boards

Veteran managers are increasingly being joined by dazzling personalities from the worlds of sport, politics and civil society. But are the newcomers really driving forces – or just fig leaves? The older ones among you will know them: Former world-class athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee has sat on Adidas’ supervisory board since the annual general meeting in May. This is the first mandate for the 59-year-old, who supports children and young people …

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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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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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