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 Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and the Chairwoman of the Strategy, Finance and Investment Committee is Martina Merz. 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 each Committee.
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, 2018) on pages 231 and 232 of the 2017/2018 Annual Report. Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards can also be found in the résumés of the Supervisory Board members, which are provided above.