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Management

Shareholder Representatives

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lehner, Düsseldorf

  • Chairman
  • Member of the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

(member since 2008)

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Dr. Ingrid Hengster, Frankfurt

  • Member of the executive board of KfW Bankengruppe

(member since 2015)

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Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Keitel, Essen

  • Vice President of the Federation of German Industries (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.)

(member since 2010)

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Dr.-Ing. Ralf Nentwig, Essen

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation

(designated Supervisory Board member, member since 2013)

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René Obermann, Bonn

  • Partner of Warburg Pincus LLC, New York, USA

(member since 2013)

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Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens, Bochum

  • Professor of Business Studies and International Corporate Accounting, Ruhr University Bochum

(member since 2005)

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Carola Gräfin v. Schmettow, Düsseldorf

  • Chairman of the Management Board of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG

(member since 2012)

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Carsten Spohr, München

  • Chairman of the Executive Board & Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG

(member since 2013)

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Dr. Lothar Steinebach, Leverkusen

  • former Member of the Management Board of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

(designated Supervisory Board member, member since 2013)

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Jens Tischendorf, Zürich, Switzerland

Partner and Director of Cevian Capital AG, Pfäffikon, Switzerland

(member since 2015)

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Employee representatives

Markus Grolms, Frankfurt/Main

  • Vice Chairman
  • IG Metall trade union secretary

(member since 2009)

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Tekin Nasikkol, Duisburg

  • Vice Chairman of the Works Council of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG

(member since 2016)

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Susanne Herberger, Dresden

  • Engineer (FH) information technology
  • Chairwoman of the Works Council Union thyssenkrupp Elevator Technology

(member since 2009)

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Tanja Jacquemin

  • Head of coordination of corporate co-determination, IG Metall Executive Committee

(member since 2016)

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Ernst-August Kiel, Blumenthal

  • Fitter
  • Chairman of the thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH (Kiel) Works Council and Chairman of the thyssenkrupp Marine Systems General Works Council Union
  • Deputy Chairman of the Works Council Union thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

(member since 2010)

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Dr. Norbert Kluge, Ratingen

  • Head of codetermination support Hans Böckler Foundation Düsseldorf

(member since 2014)

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Peter Remmler, Wolfsburg

  • Wholesale and export trader
  • Chairman of the Works Council of thyssenkrupp Schulte GmbH (Braunschweig) and Chairman of the Works Council Union thyssenkrupp Materials Services

(member since 2009)

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Wilhelm Segerath, Duisburg

  • Automotive body maker
  • Chairman of the General Works Council of thyssenkrupp AG

(member since 1999)

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Fritz Weber, Schöndorf

  • Machine setter
  • Chairman of the General Works Council of thyssenkrupp Bilstein GmbH and Chairman of the Works Council Union thyssenkrupp Components Technology

(member since 2013)

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Isolde Würz, Mülheim a. d. Ruhr

  • Attorney, Head of Governance, Legal Department thyssenkrupp

(member since 2015)

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About the supervisory board

In accordance with Article 9 paragraph 1 of the Articles of Association, Article 96 paragraph 1 of the Stock Corporation Act (AktG) and Article 7 paragraph 1 sentence 1 number 3 of the Codetermination Act (MitbestG), the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG is composed of 20 members, of whom 10 are appointed by the shareholders and 10 by the employees. On the basis of its right of designation pursuant to Article 9 paragraph 2 of the Articles of Association, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation has designated two out of the 10 Supervisory Board members representing the shareholders.

The term of office of the Supervisory Board members appointed by the Annual General Meeting ends at the close of the Annual General Meeting in 2020, which resolves on the ratification of the acts of the Supervisory Board in the 2018/2019 fiscal year. The term of office of the employee representatives ends at the close of the Annual General Meeting in 2019, which resolves on the ratification of the acts of the Supervisory Board in the 2017/2018 fiscal year.

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board is Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lehner. The Chairman of the Audit Committee is Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens.

The Supervisory Board supervises and advises the Executive Board and is directly involved in decisions of fundamental significance for the Company. To perform its duties the Supervisory Board has set up a total of six committees, which efficiently support the work of the full Supervisory Board. The committees prepare the resolutions of the Supervisory Board as well as the issues to be dealt with at the full-session meetings. In addition, the Personnel Committee resolves in place of the full Supervisory Board on certain matters specified in the Rules of Procedure which can be passed to the Committee for resolution under the statutory provisions. The Supervisory Board presents a report to the shareholders in connection with the annual financial statements. The Supervisory Board has imposed on itself Rules of Procedure. To supplement these, there are also Rules of Procedure for the Audit Committee, the Executive Committee, the Strategy, Finance and Investment Committee, and the Personnel Committee.

Other Directorships

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards within the meaning of Art. 125 Stock Corporation Act (AktG) are listed under "Other directorships held by Supervisory Board members" (as of September 30, 2016) on pages 237 and 238 of the 2015/2016 Annual Report. Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards can also be found in the résumés of the Supervisory Board members, which are provided above.

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