Alessandra Genco (BASF)

The chemical company BASF wants to rejuvenate and internationalize its Supervisory Board: At the Annual Meeting in May, shareholders are to elect Alessandra Genco to the board. The 48-year-old works full-time as chief financial officer of the Italian aerospace and defense company Leonardo SpA (formerly Finmeccanica) in Rome. The former Goldman Sachs banker is joined in the election by ex-Bosch manager Stefan Asenkerschbaumer (65). The newcomers are to replace former …

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Africa – the blind spot of German management boards

A look at the boardrooms reveals this: It is no coincidence that many companies leave future markets in Africa to the left. Supervisory boards should address another diversity category. Siegfried Russwurm’s message to the young leaders was clear: Africa is a continent of opportunity, said the BDI President in his keynote speech at “AGYLE Week 2021”. The “African German Young Leaders in Business” (AGYLE) must now convince those who decide …

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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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HelloFresh & Zalando – who has the better supervisory board?

High female quotas, successful digital entrepreneurs, few conflicts of interest: the young Dax newcomers also differ from the top dogs at supervisory board level. Emulation is encouraged. Those looking for an interesting supervisory board will also find what they are looking for at Zalando: Chief controller Cristina Stenbeck has not only gathered four other women around her, which corresponds to a female quota of 55 percent. In addition, Niklas Östberg …

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Katja Kraus vs. Gianni Infantino: The Governance Battle in Professional Football

Whether clubs or associations: When it comes to corporate governance, professional football is lagging far behind, as the European Championship has once again revealed. It’s good that experts are now putting the pressure on In the wake of the European Championship, we have been discussing football more often than usual in recent weeks. And there have also been exciting topics beyond results, performances and tactical formations – for example with …

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