At the beginning of the year, numerous new Supervisory Board chairmen took up their duties. And in the discussion about the personal details, we noticed Second-tier companies also rely on high-calibre chief inspectors. The Osnabrück-based building materials company Sievert AG (1700 employees, 400 million euros annual turnover) has appointed the former PwC spokesman of the board and multi-supervisory board Nobert Winkeljohann (62) to succeed Hans-Wolf Sievert. However, the family entrepreneur will remain with the supervisory board as “honorary chairman”, it was said.
Fresh wind for professionalization
Born in Osnabrück, Winkeljohann is already a member of several supervisory bodies, including the supervisory boards of Bayer AG and Deutsche Bank. Among the other exciting personalities in the second row of companies are the former Bosch manager Bernd Bohr (62), who replaced Hans-Georg Härter (73) as chairman of the supervisory board of the engine manufacturer Deutz, and the new Orderbird chief inspector Oliver Kaltner. We are convinced that the fresh wind will do many boards good – and drive professionalization beyond the Dax 30 companies. The year can go on like this.