Supervisory Board and CommitteesAdvice and Supervision

The purpose of our Supervisory Board is to advise the Executive Board on the management of the company and supervise its activities in accordance with the law, the Articles of Association, and its bylaws. Its members are involved in decisions of fundamental importance for the company and it works closely with the Executive Board in the company’s best interests.

Our Supervisory Board consists of twelve members, all of whom are elected for a period of five years. Six are elected at the Annual General Meeting (in accordance with the Aktiengesetz - German Stock Corporation Act), and six are elected by employees (in accordance with the Mitbestimmungsgesetz - German Co-determination Act).

Our current Supervisory Board’s term of office ends at the close of the Annual General Meeting resolving on the approval of their activities for the fiscal year 2023.

Members of the Supervisory Board

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pöllath

Member of Supervisory Board since Mai 2002
Chairman since April 2008

 

Personal Information
Year of Birth: 1948
Nationality: German
Profession: Lawyer, P+P Pöllath + Partners  


Career  
2002-2003 Tchibo Holding AG
Member of the Executive Board
1997-2012 P+P Pöllath + Partners
Partner
1993-1997 General Manager of a hotel- and real estate company
1980-1993 Partner of a German law firm
Since 1977 Lawyer

Education
Studies of law in Regensburg, Munich and Harvard (United States)


Memberships in statutory supervisory boards in Germany  

- maxingvest ag (Chairman)
- Wanzl GmbH & Co. Holding KG

 

Memberships in comparable boards
None  

 

Material other activities
None

Martin Hansson

Member of Supervisory Board since April 2018
Deputy Chairman since April 2018

 

Personal Information
Year of Birth: 1975
Nationality: Swedish
Profession: Member of the Executive Board, maxingvest ag


Career
Since 2017 maxingvest ag, Hamburg (Germany)
Member of the Executive Board
1999-2016

IKEA Group

2013-2016: Retail and Expansion Manager IKEA Group, (CEO Retail) (Sweden)
2012-2014: Regional Retail Manager Region Asia-Pacific, IKEA Group (China)
2008-2011: Retail Manager (CEO) IKEA UK Ltd, IKEA IE Ltd (England/UK)
2006-2008: Assistant to IKEA Group President, Andres Dahlvig/Ingvar Kamprad (Sweden)
2004-2006: Store Manager IKEA Nottingham (England/UK)
1999-2006 : Operational & Finance positions

Education
1995-1999:  Master in Law, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards in Germany
Supervisory Board member, Tchibo GmbH, Hamburg (Germany)

 

Memberships in comparable boards
None

 

Material other activities
None

Hong Chow

Member of Supervisory Board since April 2017

 

Personal Information
Year of Birth: 1971
Nationality: German
Profession: General Manager, Roche Pharmaceuticals (China)


Career

 

Since 2015 Roche Pharmaceuticals China, General Manager
2005-2015 Bayer Group
           

2012-2015: Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals (China), Regional Managing Director, Strategic Market
2011-2012: Bayer Animal Health (China), General Manager
2010-2011: Bayer Healthcare (Singapore), Business Unit Head, Region Asia-Pacific
2007-2010: Bayer Healthcare (Germany), Regional Marketing Head, Region Europe/Canada
2005-2007: Bayer Healthcare (Germany), Head of Commercial Operations, Region Europe

2001-2005 Schering AG, Berlin (Germany), Senior Licensing Manager, Corporate Business Development           
2001 Pixelpark AG, Berlin (Germany), Investor Relations Director
1997-2000 Schering AG, Berlin (Germany)
1999-2000: Head of Investor Relations
1997-1999: Group R&D Controller, SAP System Analyst
1996-1997 Deloitte Consulting (UK), Business Analyst, Strategic Consulting Practice  

Education

Studies of European Business Administration:
Diploma in Business Administration, Berlin School of Economics, Berlin
Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (UK)

 

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards in Germany
None

 

Memberships in comparable boards
None

 

Material other activities
Vice Chairwoman of Executive Committee of RDPAC (R&D-based Pharmaceutical Association Committee) in China

Reiner Hansert

Member of Supervisory Board since April 2017

 

Personal Information
Year of Birth: 1961
Nationality: German
Profession: Director Legal Affairs Europe and Director Corporate Brand Protection, Beiersdorf AG


Career

Since 2001 Beiersdorf AG
 

Since 2018: Director Legal Affairs Europe and Director Corporate Brand Protection 
2013-2017: Director Legal Affairs Europe and Near East and Director Corporate Brand Protection
2001-2013: Corporate Director Intellectual Property
since 2006: Member of the Spokespersons' Committee of Senior Managers, since 2010 Chairperson

1999-2001 Enneking, Volhard & Partner, Rechtsanwälte & Notar, Berlin
Partner
1996-1999 Biotronik GmbH & Co., Berlin
Head of Legal and Patents
1990-1996  DROSTE Rechtsanwälte, Munich
Senior Associate

Education

since 1982 Studies of law in Freiburg, Munich und Speyer
1987 1. State Examination, Munich
1990  2. State Examination, Munich

 

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

 

Membership in comparable boards in Germany
None

 

Material other activities
None

Michael Herz

Member of Supervisory Board since June 2004

 

Personal Information
Year of Birth: 1943
Nationality: German
Profession: Member of the Executive Board, maxingvest ag


Career

Since 2009 Member of the Executive Board of maxingvest ag 
Since 1989 General Manager Participia GmbH
1965-1989 General Manager Tchibo Frisch-Röst-Kaffee Max Herz KG, later Tchibo Frisch-Röst-Kaffee AG

 

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards in Germany
- Tchibo GmbH
- tesa SE

 

Memberships in comparable boards
None

 

Material other activities
None

Jan Koltze

Member of Supervisory Board since April 2019

 

Personal Information
Year of Birth: 1963
Nationality: German
Profession: Regional head of the union IG BCE


Career

Since 2005 Member of the German union Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries
Head of the IG BCE for the Hamburg region
Since 1992 Member of the union Chemical, Paper and Ceramics Industries, Hamburg
Political secretary
1988-1990 Aurubis AG
Electronic technician for energy systems

Education

1990-1992 Union Chemical, Paper and Ceramics Industries, Berlin Trainee (secretary in vocational training)
 1985-1988 Aurubis AG
Vocational training for electronic technician for energy systems

 

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards in Germany
Member of the Supervisory Board of Aurubis AG
Member of the Supervisory Board of ExxonMobil Deutschland Holding

 

Memberships in comparable boards
Management Board member of the mortuary GBI (Großhamburger Bestattungsinstitut rV)

 

Material other activities
None

Olaf Papier

Member of Supervisory Board since April 2019

 

Personal Information
Year of Birth: 1974
Nationality: German
Profession: Chairman of the works council, Beiersdorf AG


Career

Since 2012 Beiersdorf AG
Senior expert for legal & labor relations and HR business partner in the area of Global Derma

Since 2018: Chairman of the works council
2010-2012 BASF SE
Labor law lawyer at BASF SE
2006-2010 State Federation of Business Trade Associations for Rhineland-Palatinate
Legal adviser
2004-2005 State chancellery for North Rhine-Westphalia
Consultant 
2003-2004 University of Münster
Research associate 

Education

2002 Second German state exam 
2000 First German state exam 
1995-2000 Law studies with a focus on commercial, business, and corporate law 
 

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards in Germany
Ilume Informatik AG, Mainz

 

Memberships in comparable boards
None

 

Material other activities
None

Frédéric Pflanz

Member of Supervisory Board since April 2019
(previously from September 2015 to April 2018)

 

Personal Information
Year of Birth: 1968
Nationality: Franco-German
Profession: Chief Financial Officer, Aryzta AG (Switzerland)

 
Career

Since 2018 Aryzta AG (Switzerland)
Chief Financial Officer 
2015-2017  maxingvest ag
Member of the Executive Board 
2015-2018  Beiersdorf AG
Member of the Supervisory Board 
2010-2014 

Rémy-Cointreau Group

2014 Director of External Development
2010-2014 Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

1992-2010 

L’Oréal Group

2006-2010 Chief Financial Officer, Global Consumer Products Division
2003-2006 Chief Financial Officer, Asia Zone
1998-2002 Chief Financial Officer, Consumer Products Division Europe
1992-1998 various leading positions in financial management at L’Oréal Germany

Education
Graduate Business Economist, ESB Business School, Reutlingen University (Germany)
Bachelor of Business Administration in European Studies (DESEM) – CESEM, Neoma Business School, Reims (France)

 

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards in Germany
None

 

Memberships in comparable boards
None

 

Material other activities
Advisory Board member (Beirat) Meridian Stiftung, Essen (Germany)

Dr. Dr. Christine Martel

Member of Supervisory Board since April 2012

 

Personal Information
Year of Birth: 1970
Nationality: French
Profession: Global Commercial Manager, Nestrade S.A. (Switzerland), Nestlé Group


Career

 

 Since 1999

Nestlé-Group
Since 2018:  Nestrade S.A. (Switzerland)
Global Commercial Manager
2013-2018:  Nestlé Danmark A/S (Denmark)
Head of division Nescafé Dolce Gusto Nordics (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland)
2010-2013:  Nestlé S.A. (Switzerland)
Head of finance and strategic corporate planning of division Nescafé Dolce Gusto
2007-2010:  Nestlé S.A. (Switzerland)
Strategic division industry and research & development for beverages
2003-2006:  Nestlé S.A.(Switzerland)
Strategic division industry
1999-2002:  Nestlé Deutschland AG (Germany)
Member and leader of the team industrial organisation

 1993-1998 University of Karlsruhe and Großkraftwerk Mannheim
Scientific assistant at the German-French Institute for environmental research (DFIU) and Head of research & development projects for Großkraftwerk Mannheim

Education

Doctorate in economic science (Karlsruhe) and in process engineering (Stuttgart)
Studies of process engineering (Lyon and Berlin)

 

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards in Germany
None

 

Memberships in comparable boards
None

 

Material other activities
None

Prof. Manuela Rousseau

Member of Supervisory Board since June 1999
Deputy Chairwoman since April 2019

 

Personal Information
Year of Birth: 1955
Nationality: German
Profession: Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Headquarters, Beiersdorf AG 


Career

 

since 2000 Professor at the Academy for Music and Theatre, Hamburg
Graduate program culture and media management; specialised in fundraising management  
since 1982 Beiersdorf AG
since 2007:  Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Headquarters
1991-2007:  Vice spokesman of Beiersdorf group
1989-1990:  Head PR-programmes
1987-1989:  Press officer
1984-1986:  Procurement manager laboratory chemicals
1982-1983 Teldec Schallplatten GmbH, Hamburg
Volontary service public relations
1979-1982 Co-partner in retail business for entertainment electronics
1974-1978 Procurement manager in retail business for entertainment electronics

Education

Commercial apprenticeship
Certification “The Supervisory Board” (November 2012) at Europäische Fern- hochschule Hamburg, University of Applied Sciences

 

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards in Germany
maxingvest ag

 

Memberships in comparable boards
None

 

Material other activities
None

Regina Schillings

Member of Supervisory Board since April 2019

 

Personal Information
Year of Birth: 1959
Nationality: German
Profession: Inventory Accounting, Beiersdorf Shared Services GmbH

  
Career

Since 2003

Beiersdorf Shared Services GmbH
Inventory accounting,
Vice chairwoman of the works council

Since 2012: Head of European Dialogue Beiersdorf

Since 2003: Member of the group works council of Beiersdorf AG

1985-2003 

Beiersdorf AG

2000-2003: Inventory accounting

1997-2000: Corporate controlling

1996-1997: Financial control for subsidiaries

1985-1996: Accounts payable

Education
University education with majors in business administration and chemistry at the University of Hamburg

 

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards in Germany
Since 2006: maxingvest ag

 

Memberships in comparable boards
None

 

Material other activities
None

Kirstin Weiland

Member of Supervisory Board since April 2019

 

Personal Information
Year of Birth: 1969
Nationality: German
Profession: Member of the works council, tesa SE

 
Career

Since 2012 tesa SE
Exempt member of the works council
Vice chairwoman of the works council
Chairwoman of the tesa group works council 
1996-2012  tesa SE
Research and development
Product developer for cloth tape
Technology developer for polyurethane, primer, specialties 
1995-1996  Beiersdorf AG, tesa business segment
Application technician for masking tapes for car repairs 
1995  Beiersdorf AG
Temporary employee in the quality assurance lab
Medical production 

Education

1990-1994 Graduate Engineer, University studies in process engineering 

 

Memberships in statutory supervisory boards in Germany 
None

 

Memberships in comparable boards
None

 

Material other activities
None