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Supervisory Board

Members, Committees and Participation meetings

Honorary Chairman

Entrepreneur, Berlin

  • Born in 1933
  • Nationality: German

Short biography

1954 - 1957 Practical training as a steel fitter
Studies at the Technical University of Stuttgart
1996 Honorary doctorate from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technical University (RWTH), Aachen
1975 - 1980 Chairman of the Baden-Württemberg Metalworking 
Industry Association and member of the executive committee of the German Metalworking Industry Federation
1980 - 1990 Chairman of the Management Board of AEG
1986 - 1990 Member of the Management Board of Daimler Benz AG
1990 - 2013 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG
1991 - 1999 Chairman of the Management Board of the Deutsche Bundes- und Reichsbahn, later renamed Deutsche Bahn AG (German Rail), and Supervisory Board Chairman from 1997
1999 - 2003 Commissioner of the Carl Zeiss Foundation
Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG since 2013
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Chairman

Independent consultant, Gengenbach

  • Born in 1954
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Industrial Engineering
  • Appointed until the end of the Annual general meeting in 2025

Short biography

1980 - 1982 Paschal-Werk G.Maier, Steinach
Assistant to the Managing Director
1982 - 1988 E. Scheurich Pharmwerk
Head of Planning and Control / Marketing Controller
1988 - 1989 Heinrich Heine
Head of Business Planning
1989 - 2003 Schoeller & Hoesch, Gernsbach and/or Glatfelter Company, US
1989: Head of Finance and IT
1997: Commercial Director
2001: Vice President at the headquarters of the parent company, Glatfelter Company, York PA, US
2003 - 2013 Schunk-Group
2003: Managing Director of the holding company
2007: CEO of the holding company
Various international advisory and supervisory board mandates within the Group
since 2016 Member of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG
since 2020 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Mandates:

  • HOMAG Group AG*, Schopfloch (Chairman, part of the Dürr Group)

* listed on stock exchange (regulated unofficial market)

Committees:

  • Personal committee / Executive committee (Chairman)
  • Audit committee
  • Mediation committee (Chairman)
  • Nomination committee (Chairman)

Special expertise:

  • Expertise in the fields of accounting

Deputy Chairman | Employees' representative

Full-time Chairman of the Group Works Council of Dürr AG, Stuttgart | Full-time Chairman of the Works Council of Dürr Systems AG, Stuttgart, at the Bietigheim-Bissingen site

  • Born in 1960
  • Nationality: German
  • Court-appointed member of the Supervisory Board

Short biography

1981 Commercial apprenticeship
1981 - 2006 Various positions at Dürr, lastly as Deputy
Head of Department, Customer Service Controlling
since 2006 Chairman of Dürr AG’s central Group works council
Member of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG since 2006
Member of the local IG Metall trade union administration in Stuttgart (until December 31, 2009) and in Ludwigsburg (since December 1, 2009)
Honorary judge at the labor court in Stuttgart
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Mandates:

  • Dürr Systems AG, Stuttgart (Deputy Chairman, part of the Dürr group)

Committees:

  • Personal committee / Executive committee
  • Mediation committee (Deputy Chairman)

Additional Deputy Chairman

Supervisory Board member, Wentorf near Hamburg

  • Born 1954
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Economics
  • Appointed until the end of the Annual general meeting in 2025

Short biography

1978 - 1980 VAW Leichtmetall
Department business management
1980 - 1984 Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen
Business Division Opto
Head of planning and cost controlling
1984 - 1990 Lindenmaier Präzision AG, Laupheim
inter alia Manager Finance and Administration of the Group, Managing Director of a group company
1990 - 1994 Maho AG, Pfronten
Member of the Management Board
1994 - 1997 Gottlieb Gühring KG, Albstadt
Member of the Management Board
1997 - 2016 Körber AG, Hamburg
Member of the Management Board
Chairman of the Management Board
Member of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG since 2017
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Mandates:

  • Körber AG, Hamburg (Chairman)

Committees:

  • Personal committee / Executive committee
  • Mediation committee
  • Nomination committee

Employees' representative

Full-time member of the Group Works Council of Dürr AG, Stuttgart | Full-time member of the Works Council of Dürr Systems AG, Stuttgart, at the Bietigheim-Bissingen site

  • Born in 1975
  • Nationality: German
  • Court-appointed member of the Supervisory Board

Short biography

1995 Apprenticeship as industrial fitter (completed at Dürr, Stuttgart)
2006 Dürr AG, Stuttgart
Full-time works council member
2007 Training school for master craftsmen, qualification as Master Craftsman in Precision Mechanics
2007 Dürr Systems GmbH, Stuttgart
Full-time deputy chairman of the works council
since 2010 Dürr Systems AG, Stuttgart, at the Bietigheim-Bissingen site
Full-time works council member
Member of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG since 2007
Honorary judge at the administrative court for social security and related matters in Heilbronn
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Committees:

  • Audit committee

President and CEO of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, Lippstadt

  • Born in 1963
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Mechanical engineering, economics
  • Appointed until the end of the Annual general meeting in 2025

 

Short biography

1988 - 1991 PhD (Dr.-Ing.)
1989 - 1992 SHM Sinter - HIP - Materials, Aachen
Head of Development and Production
1992 - 1994 RWTÜV Rheinisch-Westfälischer Technischer Überwachungsverein e.V., Essen Senior Executive and Lead Auditor
1995 - 2004 McKinsey & Company, Düsseldorf
Partner (2000 - 2004)
since 2004 HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, Lippstadt
CEO
Member of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG since 2018
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Professor for medical genetics and research team head, Paris Brain Institute, Paris, France

  • Born in 1962
  • Nationality: French
  • Study: Medical studies (Freiburg, Ulm, Montpellier, Paris)
  • Appointed until the end of the Annual general meeting in 2025

Short biography

1998 PhD in human genetics, Université Paris Diderot, France
2009 Habilitation for research management at Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
since 2014 Professor for medical genetics at Sorbonne Université and University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France
since 2019 Head of the research team "Basic to translational Neurogenetics“ at the Paris Brain Institute, Paris, France
Member of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG since 2006
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Committees:

  • Audit committee
  • Nomination committee

Employees' representative

Full-time Chairwoman of the Group Works Council of HOMAG Group AG, Schopfloch | Full-time Chairwoman of the Works Council of Homag GmbH, Schopfloch

  • Born 1968
  • Nationality: German
  • Court-appointed member of the Supervisory Board

Short biography

1988 Apprenticeship as office administrator
1991 - 2012 Homag Holzbearbeitungssysteme GmbH, Schopfloch
Member of the Strategic Purchase department
2013 - 2015 Homag Holzbearbeitungssysteme GmbH, Schopfloch
Team leader Strategic Purchase
since 2004 Homag Holzbearbeitungssysteme GmbH, Schopfloch
Works council chairman as well as member of the Supervisory Board
since 2007 HOMAG Group AG, Schopfloch
Member of the Supervisory Board
since 2015 HOMAG Group
Full-time chairman of the works council
since 2015 Homag GmbH, Schopfloch
Full-time chairman of the works council
Member of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG since 2016
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Mandates:

  • HOMAG Group AG*, Schopfloch (Deputy Chairwoman, part of the Dürr group)
  • HOMAG GmbH, Schopfloch (Deputy Chairwoman)

* listed on stock exchange (regulated unofficial market)

 

Committees:

  • Mediation committee

Employees' representative

Commercial manager of Dürr Systems AG, Stuttgart (Division Application Technology)

  • Born in 1964
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Business administration and politics
  • Court-appointed member of the Supervisory Board

Short biography

2000 Joined the Dürr Group initially as personnel officer
2002 - 2006 Commercial director at the Business Unit “Application Technology“
since 2007 Personnel director at Dürr Systems AG
since March 2020 Commercial manager of Dürr Systems AG, Stuttgart
(Division Application Technology)
Honorary positions as judge at the labor court in Stuttgart and in the administrative councils of health insurer AOK Baden-Württemberg
Member of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG since 2008
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Committees:

  • Audit committee

Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy FMH, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Born 1961
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Medical degree
  • Appointed until the end of the Annual general meeting in 2025

Short biography

1993 Dissertation
License to practice medicine
1994 - 2004 Resident physician working in different departments at hospitals in Schaffhausen and Basel
2002 FMH specialist qualification in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (Swiss Medical Association)
2003 - 2016 Self-employed psychiatrist and psychotherapist, group practice Frobenstraße, Basel
Member of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG since 2016
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Mandates:

  • HOMAG Group AG*, Schopfloch (part of the Dürr group)

* listed on stock exchange (regulated unofficial market)

Employees' representative

Business management consultant of IMU Institut GmbH, Stuttgart

  • Born in 1958
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Information technology, Doctorate in sociology
  • Court-appointed member of the Supervisory Board

Short biography

Working experience Development engineer at Index-Werke GmbH & Co. KG, Esslingen and Foxboro Eckhardt GmbH, Stuttgart, among others
since 2002 Consultant and social researcher at the IMU Institute, Stuttgart
since 2006 Managing Director of IMU Institute GmbH, Stuttgart
since 2020 Business management consultant of IMU Institut GmbH, Stuttgart
Member of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG since 2011
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Committees:

  • Audit committee

Employees' representative

Head of Department for Industrial, Energy and Structural Policy on the Board of Management of IG Metall, Frankfurt/Main

  • Born 1961
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Economics
  • Court-appointed member of the Supervisory Board

Short biography

1986 - 1991 University of Kassel
Research assistant in the field of "empirical economic research"
1991 PhD
1991 - 2009 Institute of Economic and Social Research of the DGB (German Federation of Trade Unions), Düsseldorf (since 1995 part of Hans-Böckler-Stiftung)
Research officer for structural policy and research
2009 - 2011 IG Metall, Frankfurt / Main
Head of department for industrial policy on the board of management of IG Metall
2012 - 2013 IG Metall, Frankfurt / Main
Political secretary responsible for industrial and transport policy on the board of management of IG Metall
since 2014 IG Metall, Frankfurt / Main
Head of department for industrial, structural and energy policy on the board of management of IG Metall
since 2020 IG Metall, Frankfurt / Main
Head of the functional area industrial, energy and structural policy
Member of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG since 2016
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Mandates:

  • Pfleiderer Deutschland GmbH, Neumarkt/Oberpfalz

Committees:

  • Personal committee / Executive committee

Supervisory Board member, Königstein im Taunus

  • Born in 1962
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Economics
  • Appointed until the end of the Annual general meeting in 2025

Short biography

1988 - 1997 Ernst & Young, Frankfurt am Main
Auditing activities with a focus on multinational industrial companies and banks as well as risk management systems
1997 - 2002 BDO AG, Frankfurt am Main
Partner financial services, mergers & acquisitions as well as due diligence audits
2002 - March 2020 Software AG, Darmstadt, member of the Board of Management (CFO)
Responsibilities: finance, controlling, treasury, M&A, investor relations, business operations including pricing, taxes, general services
Member of the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG since 2020
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Mandates:

  • Aareon AG, Mainz
  • Grant Thornton AG (Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft), Düsseldorf

Committees:

  • Audit committee (Chairman)

Special expertise:

  • Knowledge in applying accounting principles, internal control procedures and audit principles
Independent Members of the Supervisory Board  
(According to the opinion of the Supervisory Board: 7 Members are classified to be independent)
Gerhard Federer (independent)
Richard Bauer (independent)
Dr. Rolf Breidenbach (independent)
Dr. Anja Schuler (independent)
Dr. Martin Schwarz-Kocher (independent)
Dr. Astrid Ziegler (independent)
Arnd Zinnhardt (independent)
Carmen Hettich-Günther (Employees' representative)
Hayo Raich (Employees' representative)
Mirko Becker (Employees' representative)
Thomas Hohmann (Employees' representative)
Committees
Personal committee/ Executive committee                   The Personnel Committee, which also acts as the Executive Committee, is primarily responsible for the appointment of members of the Board of Management and their compensation, and conducts the groundwork for the corresponding resolutions by the full Supervisory Board.

Gerhard Federer (Chairman), Richard Bauer, Hayo Raich, Dr. Astrid Ziegler
Audit committee The Audit Committee deals with financial reporting, risk management, internal control system and internal auditing. It also oversees the compliance management system, reviews the annual and consolidated financial statements of Dürr AG, and conducts the groundwork for the corresponding resolutions by the full Supervisory Board.

Arnd Zinnhardt (Chairman)*, Mirko Becker, Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexandra Dürr, Gerhard Federer**, Thomas Hohmann, Dr. Martin Schwarz-Kocher
*Mr. Zinnhardt is an independent member of the Audit Committee. He has specific knowledge and experience in applying accounting principles, internal control procedures and audit principles. The requirements of the German Corporate Governance Code are fulfilled. He has gained industry expertise in leading positions with various consulting and audit firms as well as in the financial sector of a large software company.

**Mr. Federer is an independent member of the Audit Committee. He has specific knowledge and experience in applying accounting principles, internal control procedures and audit principles. He has gained extensive expertise in leading positions with various companies.
Mediation committee The Mediation Committee convenes if there are differences of opinion within the Supervisory Board regarding the appointment or dismissal of members of the Board of Management. At Dürr AG, this committee has never had to convene.

Gerhard Federer (Chairman), Hayo Raich (Deputy chairman), Richard Bauer, Carmen Hettich-Günther
Nomination committee The Nominating Committee proposes to the Supervisory Board candidates who are professionally and personally suitable for election as shareholder representatives at the annual general meeting. It takes account of the provisions of the Act on Equal Participation of Women and Men in Executive Positions, of the skills profile and of the objectives for the composition of the Supervisory Board.

Gerhard Federer (Chairman), Richard Bauer, Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexandra Dürr
Participation meetings Supervisory Board and committees in 2021
(Number of possible meetings attended)
Gerhard Federer Supervisory Board meetings
Committee meetings
Total
7 out of 7
6 out of 6
13 out of 13 (100%)
Hayo Raich Supervisory Board meetings
Committee meetings
Total
7 out of 7
3 out of 3
10 out of 10 (100%)
Richard Bauer Supervisory Board meetings
Committee meetings
Total
7 out of 7
4 out of 4
11 out of 11 (100%)
Mirko Becker Supervisory Board meetings
Committee meetings
Total
7 out of 7
6 out of 6
13 out of 13 (100%)
Dr. Rolf Breidenbach Supervisory Board meetings
Committee meetings
Total
7 out of 7
0 out of 0
7 out of 7 (100%)
Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexandra Dürr Supervisory Board meetings
Committee meetings
Total
6 out of 7
7 out of 7
13 out of 14 (92.8%)
Carmen Hettich-Günther Supervisory Board meetings
Committee meetings
Total
7 out of 7
0 out of 0
7 out of 7 (100%)
Thomas Hohmann Supervisory Board meetings
Committee meetings
Total
7 out of 7
2 out of 2
9 out of 9 (100%)
Dr. Anja Schuler Supervisory Board meetings
Committee meetings
Total
7 out of 7
0 out of 0
7 out of 7 (100%)
Dr. Martin Schwarz-Kocher Supervisory Board meetings
Committee meetings
Total
7 out of 7
6 out of 6
13 out of 13 (100%)
Dr. Astrid Ziegler Supervisory Board meetings
Committee meetings
Total
7 out of 7
3 out of 3
10 out of 10 (100%)
Arnd Zinnhardt Supervisory Board meetings
Committee meetings
Total
7 out of 7
6 out of 6
13 out of 13 (100%)

Profile of skills Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board – self-assessment

Every three years, the Supervisory Board uses a comprehensive (39-page) questionnaire to review the efficiency of its activities, the organization and the conduct of meetings including their preparation, information provided by the Board of Management and other aspects (self-assessment according to recommendation D.13 of the German Corporate Governance Code). The questionnaire must be completed by every Supervisory Board member, and the result is discussed anonymously in plenary session. Based on the outcome, the Supervisory Board then decides where and how processes must be changed, or the Supervisory Board determines that no changes are required. Following the last review in the summer of 2021, one of the decisions taken was that external experts should also be consulted to a greater extent on specific issues. Information events are to be offered to Supervisory Board members on selected topics. Finally, the Supervisory Board determined that it saw no need to form further committees.