Supervisory Board

Vossloh‘s Supervisory Board

Vossloh AG’s Supervisory Board has six members. Since, in the wake of the various transactions conducted in 2002, the number of German employees has fallen below the threshold of 2,000 employees, the Supervisory Board composition is no longer governed by the German codetermination legislation of 1976. Supervisory Board membership is now subject to the provisions of the German Stock Corporation Act (“AktG”) and thus also to those of the German Industrial Constitution Act 1952 according to which one-third of its members must be employee representatives and two-thirds stockholder representatives.

The Supervisory Board oversees and advises the Executive Board’s management and conduct of business. Certain material transactions and Executive Board actions (specified in the Executive Board Rules of Procedure) are subject to prior Supervisory Board approval. The Supervisory Board periodically discusses with the Executive Board the business trend, as well as the corporate plan and strategy and their implementation. Moreover, the Supervisory Board approves the annual budget and financial statements of Vossloh AG and the Group with due regard to the reports of the internal and the statutory auditors, apart from being responsible for the appointment and removal of Executive Board members.

Vossloh AG’s Supervisory Board:

Dr.-Ing. Volker Kefer2,4, Chairman, Erlangen, former Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Bombardier Transportation (Global Holding) UK Limited (Board Member)

Biography Dr.-Ing. Volker Kefer
  
2015 – 2016 Deutsche Bahn AG, Vice Chairman of the Management Board
2010 – 2016Deutsche Bahn AG, Management Board member for Infrastructure Division
2009 – 2016Deutsche Bahn AG, member of Group Management Board for Technology, Integrated Systems and Services Division
2006 – 2009DB Netz AG, Chairman of the Management Board
2005 – 2006 Siemens Transportation Systems, Head of Mass Transit Division
2001 – 2005Siemens Transportation Systems, Head of Locomotives Division
1998 – 2001Siemens SGP Verkehrstechnik, Executive Board member for the Bogies business unit
1996 – 1998 Siemens AG, Head of Central Marketing for power plant instrumentation & control
1993 – 1996Siemens AG, Product Manager for steam-electric power stations
1988 – 1993 Siemens AG, Project / Department Manager for global heat recovery steam generation projects
1983 – 1988 Siemens AG, Development Engineer
1988PhD at Technical University of Munich
until 1982Studied Electrical and Mechanical Engineering,
Engineering Degree (Diplom-Ingenieur) at Technical University of Munich
born 1956 

Prof. Dr. Anne Christine d’Arcy3,4, Vienna (Austria), Full Professor for Corporate Governance and Management Control

Biography Prof. Dr. Anne Christine d’Arcy
  
since 2010Full Professor for Corporate Governance and Management Control at Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)
2006 - 2010Full Professor for Accounting, University of Lausanne/HEC (Switzerland)
2001 - 2006 Head of European Accounting & Disclosure Regulation, Deutsche Bank AG (Director)
1998 – 2001 Listing Department, Deutsche Börse AG
1993 - 1998Research Assistant, Chair of International Accounting at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main
until 1998 Studies in business administration at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main and graduation as Dr. rer. pol.
born 1968  

Dr. Bernhard Düttmann4, Meerbusch, Independent Business Consultant
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of alstria office REIT-AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of CECONOMY AG

Biography Dr. Bernhard Düttmann
  
2017 Interim Member of the Management Board (CFO) of STADA Arzneimittel AG
since 2015Independent Business Consultant
2011 - 2015Member of the Management Board (CFO) of Lanxess AG
2006 - 2011Member of the Management Board (CFO) of Beiersdorf AG
2001 – 2006 Member of the Management Board (CFO) of tesa AG
1999 – 2001Head of Division Controlling for the global tesa business
1995 - 1999Vice President Finance & Controlling at Four-Pillars Beiersdorf Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
1989 – 1994 Various functions (Controlling, Distribution and Marketing) at Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg
1980 – 1989 Studies in business administration at University of Cologne, MBA (Diplom-Kaufmann) and graduation as Dr. rer. pol.
born 1959  

Ulrich M. Harnacke2,3,4, Vice Chairman, Mönchengladbach, Independent Accountant, Tax Advisor and Business Consultant
  • Member of the Shareholders’ Committee of Thüga Holding GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Brenntag AG
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Zentis GmbH & Co. KG

Biography Ulrich M. Harnacke
  
since 2015Independent Accountant, Tax and Business Consultant also as Partner at RHODION ADVISORS GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
2007 – 2015 Managing Director at Deloitte & Touche GmbH
1997 – 2006 Member of the Board of Directors of BDO AG
1988 – 1997 Partner at Dr. Kohlstruck, Telgenbüscher, Knecht, Harnacke Partnership
1981 – 1988 Treuarbeit AG (now PwC)
1988State Examination as Chartered Accountant
1986State Examination as Chartered Tax Advisor
1976 – 1981RWTH Aachen University, University of Cologne. Major fields of study: business taxation, auditing and fiduciary management, MBA (Diplom-Kaufmann)
born 1957 

Andreas Kretschmann1, Neuenrade, Certified Social Security Professional

Biography Andreas Kretschmann
  
since 2017Deputy Head of Group Works Council
since 2013Head of local works council and member of Group and European Works Councils
1999 – 2013 Vossloh Fastening Systems GmbH, Human Resource Officer
1987 – 1999Vossloh-Werke GmbH, Managing Director of company health insurance funds
1982 – 1987AOK Märkischer Kreis, Lüdenscheid, Social Security Professional
1979 – 1982AOK Märkischer Kreis, Lüdenscheid, vocational training as social security professional
born 1962 

Michael Ulrich1,2,3, Kiel, machinist

Biography Michael Ulrich
  
since 2013Head of Group and European Works Councils of Vossloh AG
since 2000Various functions in the Vossloh Locomotives and Vossloh AG works councils, including Head of Works Council at Vossloh Locomotives
1998 – 1999 Vossloh Locomotives, Unit Head in charge of employee suggestion scheme
1990 – 2001 Vossloh Locomotives (formerly Krupp Verkehrstechnik / Siemens Schienenfahrzeugtechnik), machinist in Locomotive Assembly Department
1989 – 1990Alternative service (in lieu of military duty)
1984 – 1988Vocational training as machinist
born 1966 

1) Employee representative
2) Member of the Personnel Committee
3) Member of the Audit Committee
4) Member of the Nomination Committee