Supervisory Board

Vossloh‘s Supervisory Board

Vossloh AG’s Supervisory Board has six members. Chairman of the Supervisory Board is Ulrich M. Harnacke. 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.

Ulrich M. Harnacke2,3,4, 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 

Dr. Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta2,4, Deputy Chairwoman, Berlin, Executive Board Member for Freight Transport at Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of BT Berlin Transport GmbH
  • Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Institut für Bahntechnik GmbH

Biography Dr. Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta
since 2020Executive Board Member for Freight Transport at Deutsche Bahn AG
2010 – 2019Chairwoman of the Executive Board and responsible for Operations at Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) AöR
2001 – 2010DB Schenker Rail Deutschland AG, various positions: Member of the Management Board of DB Schenker Rail Polska S.A. (Production Division), Management Spokesperson for the Block Train Transport Division and Production Director, Director of Staff Management, Planning and Controlling for the Rail Freight Division, and Director of HR/Social Affairs
1996 – 2001Deutsche Bahn AG, various positions: Head of Training and Education, Sales, Marketing at the Frankfurt Training Service Centre; Head of Dresden Training Centre
1993 – 1996Technoprint GmbH: Assistant of the Managing Shareholder and Head of HR at Beckermann Küchen GmbH
2006 – 2009Doctorate in Philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
until 1993Studied Psychology at Bielefeld University
born 1969 

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  

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