Members of the Commission of the
German Corporate Governance Code
Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Gentz
Chairman of the German Corporate Governance Commission
Dr. iur. Dr. rer. oec. h.c. Manfred Gentz, Chairman of the German Corporate Governance Commission
Dr. Manfred Gentz is the Chairman of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex since October 2013. He is a member of the Commission since 2006 and was in charge of the working group management compensation, which has influenced the Code amendments 2013.
Dr. Manfred Gentz studied law at the Universities of Berlin and Lausanne and was awarded a doctoral degree from the ‘Freie Universität Berlin’. He started his professional career at Daimler-Benz AG in 1970 and was appointed to the management board in 1983 where he was responsible for the division of human resources. From 1990 to 1995 Dr. Gentz was member of the management board of Daimler-Benz AG and CEO of Daimler-Benz Interservices (debis) in Berlin. From 1995 on he was responsible for corporate finance and human resources in the management board of Daimler AG. Since 1997 until his retirement in 2004 Dr. Gentz was responsible for corporate finance and controlling. Since 1998 Daimler operated under the title Daimler Chrysler AG.
From 2005 until March 2012 Dr. Gentz served as chairman of the administrative board of Zurich Financial Services and was chairman of the supervisory board of Deutsche Börse AG from 2008 until May 2012. Furthermore, Dr. Gentz was the speaker of the foundation initiative of the German economy which resulted in the establishment of the foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future”.
Further to the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex Dr. Gentz serves in numerous scientific and cultural institutions.
Prof. Dr. Dres h.c. Theodor Baums
Director of the Institute for Law and Finance, Goethe – University Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Theodor Baums, Professor for Civil Law, Commercial Law and Economic Law and Director of the Institute for Law and Finance, Goethe-University Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Baums was appointed as member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in June 2009. He significantly contributed to the Commission in its present form as a chairman of the former German commission “Corporate Governance – Unternehmensführung – Unternehmenskontrolle – Modernisierung des Aktienrechts” in 2000 and 2001. Prof. Dr. Baums, Professor for civil law, commercial law and economic law, initiated in 1999 the Frankfurt Corporate Governance Commission. In 2005 the European Commission appointed Prof. Dr. Baums to its council for corporate governance and company law. Furthermore he received the Euro Corporate Governance Quality Award in 2005 from the German Minister of Justice.
After a university career in Münster and Osnabrück, and stays as visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley as well as visiting professor at the universities of Vienna, Stanford and Columbia (New York), Prof. Dr. Baums headed the department of banking law at the institute of labour, economic and civil law at the “Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität” in Frankfurt. He is both a founding and a board member of the Goethe-University’s Institute for Law and Finance.
Prof. Dr. Baums is the editor and co-editor of numerous journals and further scientific publications in Germany and abroad. His list of publications in company law, capital markets law and competition law amounts to over 150 titles. He has acted as an advisor in legal questions to various national and international public institutions (Federal German Government, Deutscher Bundestag, World bank OECD, EU Commission). In 2006 he has been awarded the “Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland“ by the German Federal President.
Dr. Joachim Faber
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Deutsche Börse AG
Dr. Joachim Faber, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Deutsche Börse AG and Member of the Board of Directors of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
Dr. Joachim Faber was appointed to the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in 2013. He is the chairman of the supervisory board of Deutsche Börse AG. Furthermore he serves as board member of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), Coty Inc., New York and Allianz France.
In addition, Dr. Faber is a member of the board of Osram AG and chairman of the partner-committee of Joh. A. Benckiser SARL in Luxemburg. A qualified lawyer, he was CEO of Allianz Global Investors AG and member of the management board of Allianz SE until 2011. Prior to this function he was responsible for corporate finance on the management board of Allianz-Versicherungs AG. Before joining Allianz in 1997 Dr. Faber worked for the Citicorp in Frankfurt and London for 14 years.
Dr. Faber is a member of the board of German Cancer Aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe, Bonn) and member of the supervisory board of the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. He also is the chairman of the investment committee of the Sponsor Association for the German Science and was appointed by Chancellor Angela Merkel to the German Sustainability Council which he served until his appointment to the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex.
Spokesman for the Hans Böckler Foundation
Michael Guggemos, Spokesman for the Hans Böckler Foundation
Michael Guggemos was appointed as a member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in February 2016. He acts as spokesman for the Hans Böckler Foundation since January 2014. The Hans Böckler Foundation deals with co-determination, research linked to the world of work and the support of students on behalf of the DGB, the Confederation of German Trade Unions.
Michael Guggemos started his career as chairman of the youth organization (Jusos) of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) from 1986 to 1988. In 1990, Michael Guggemos was appointed as scientific research assistant to the group of the SPD in the former Parliament of the German Democratic Republic. From 1999 to 2007 he headed the IG Metall’s representation office in Berlin. From 2008 to 2013 Michael Guggemos served as Head of Coordination of Board Tasks at the Board of the union of German metal works (IG Metall) in Frankfurt as first secretary. He studied empirical cultural sciences, political sciences and economics.
Dr. Margarete Haase
Member of the Managament Board Deutz AG
Dr. Margarete Haase, Member of the Management Board Deutz AG
Dr. Margarete Haase was appointed as a member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in February 2016. She is member of the Management Board of Deutz AG, Cologne, and responsible for corporate finance, human resources, investor relations and service. In addition, Dr. Haase is member of the Supervisory Boards of Fraport AG and ZF Friedrichshafen AG. Furthermore she is chairwoman of the Cologne employer’s association kölnmetall.
Dr. Haase started her professional career as an analyst with Kapitalbeteiligungs AG and as Director for Leasing and Tax Transactions at RZB-Leasing GmbH in Vienna. From 1987 to 2009 she worked in different management positions for Daimler AG and its subsidiaries. Her functions included Head of Controlling, Head of Investments North- and South America, Managing Director of Fokker Flugzeugleasing Absatzfinanzierungsgesellschaft, Head of Corporate Finance and Controlling and Director Corporate Audit Europe. In 2007 she joined the Management Board of Daimler Financial Services AG in Berlin.
Dr. Haase graduated from the University of Economics in Vienna from which she also holds a doctorate. In addition, Dr. Haase completed the Executive Education Programme of Harvard Business School in Boston.
Dr. Thomas Kremer
Member of the Management Board Deutsche Telekom AG
Dr. Thomas Kremer, Member of the Management Board Deutsche Telekom AG
Dr. Thomas Kremer was appointed a member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in 2013 by the Federal Minister of Justice. Since 2012 Dr. Kremer is a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Telekom AG and in this function responsible for the divisions data privacy, legal affairs and compliance.
Before his term with Deutsche Telekom AG Dr. Kremer worked for ThyssenKrupp AG. Starting his ThyssenKrupp-career in 1994 in the company‘s legal department he subsequently became head of the Corporate Centre Legal & Compliance in 2003. In 2007 he was appointed as ThyssenKrupp’s Chief Compliance Officer and became in 2011 a fully authorised representative.
Prior to joining ThyssenKrupp AG Dr. Kremer worked as a lawyer for the law firm Schäfer, Wipprecht, Schickert (nowadays CMS Hasche Sigle). After finishing his studies in law, Dr. Kremer served as a scientific researcher at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn. His research-topics comprised the law of public limited liability companies as well as the stock-corporation act and the law of groups of companies. Dr. Kremer was awarded a doctorate in law in 1994.
Managing Director Sustainability & Governance APG Asset Management
Claudia Kruse, Managing Director Sustainability & Governance APG Asset Management
Claudia Kruse was appointed as a member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and for Consumer Protection in March 2016. She is the Managing Director Sustainability & Governance of APG Asset Management in Amsterdam - a dedicated pension fund investor on behalf of five Dutch pension funds. She joined APG in 2009 and heads up the team since 2011. She is on the Board of Eumedion, the Dutch Investor Corporate Governance Platform, and has been working internationally on corporate governance and sustainability in an investment context for more than 15 years.
Prior to her career with APG, Ms Kruse worked at J.P. Morgan Securities (2007 to 2009) and F&C Asset Management (2002 to 2007) in London. Ms Kruse has a degree in International Management and Chinese from Bremen University of Applied Sciences in Germany and an MSc from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. Her academic career also included guest teaching at Kings College, London.
Dr.-Ing. Michael Mertin
President and CEO of Jenoptik AG
Dr. Michael Mertin, President and CEO of JENOPTIK AG
Dr. Michael Mertin is chairman of the board of JENOPTIK AG since 2007 and was appointed to the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in 2013. Dr. Mertin is a physicist by profession and joined the management board of JENOPTIK AG in 2006 where he was responsible for technology and the operational business.
Prior to his JENOPTIK career he worked for the Carl Zeiss Group in various management functions. Dr. Mertin is chairman or member of various economic and technology associations. In June 2013 he was elected as vice president and member of the Thuringian executive committee of the Economic Council to the CDU. Since November 2012 Dr. Mertin is president of Photonics21, a technology platform for the European photonic industry. Furthermore he is a member of the board of Spectaris, the association of high tech industries, and a member of the university council of the Illmenau University of Technology as well as chairman of the board of trustees of the Fraunhofer-Institut for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF), Jena.
Dr. Mertin holds a degree in physics of the university RWTH (Aachen). He was awarded a doctorate from the Fraunhofer-Institute for Laser Technology in the field of laser material processing and surface technology.
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Naumann
Qualified Auditor, Tax Advisor, Spokesman of the Board Institute of Public Auditors in Germany
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Naumann, Qualified Auditor, Tax Advisor, Spokesman of the board of the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany
Professor Klaus-Peter Naumann, qualified auditor and tax-advisor, was appointed as spokesman of the board of the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany (Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer – IDW) in the year of 2002. Prior to this appointment, he served on behalf of IDW as German delegate of the “Accounting Advisory Group” of the FEE from 1996 to 2001 and as technical advisor of the German delegation within the IASC (1998 – 2001). Furthermore he served the council of the FEE (since 2001). Professor Naumann holds a doctorate from the University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität). He served as honorary professor at the Georg-August University of Göttingen from 1997 to 2009. In 2009 he was appointed as honorary professor of the University of Münster.
Prof. Dr. Rolf Nonnenmacher
Member of the Supervisory Boards and Chairman of the Audit Committees of Continental AG, Covestro AG and ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
Prof. Dr. Rolf Nonnenmacher, Member of the Supervisory Boards and Chairman of the Audit Committees of Continental AG, Covestro AG and ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
Rolf Nonnenmacher has been appointed as a member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in June 2016. He serves as a member of the Supervisory Boards and chairman of the Audit Committees of Continental AG (since 2014), Covestro AG (since 2015) and ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (since 2015).
Rolf Nonnenmacher obtained a Master of Business Administration of the University of Regensburg in 1978 and a Doctorate in Economic Sciences of the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, in 1981. He is Wirtschaftsprüfer (German CPA) and worked for KPMG from 1981 to 2013, since 1987 as a partner, since 2005 as German Senior Partner, since 2007 as Co-Chairman of KPMG Europe LLP and since 2011 as Chairman KPMG Europe Middle East Africa.
Rolf Nonnenmacher served as a member of the Regierungskommission „Corporate Governance – Unternehmensführung – Unternehmenskontrolle – Modernisierung des Aktienrechts“ in 2000/2001. In addition he served as a member of the boards of the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany, of the International Federation of Accountants and of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany.
Prof. Dr. Wulf von Schimmelmann
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Deutsche Post AG
Prof. Dr. Wulf von Schimmelmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Deutsche Post AG
Wulf von Schimmelmann has been appointed as a member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in February 2016. He acts as chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post AG since 2009. Prior to that, he served as a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Post AG and as CEO of Deutsche Postbank AG from 1999 to 2007.
Wulf von Schimmelmann has started his professional career with McKinsey & Co., Inc., working in Zurich, Cleveland, Kuwait and Dusseldorf, and became a partner in 1978. He served as a member of the Management Boards of Landesgirokasse Stuttgart, DG Bank Frankfurt and BHF Bank AG Frankfurt before he became managing partner of REGIUS GmbH & Co. KG Frankfurt. Wulf von Schimmelmann’s present board mandates include Allianz Deutschland AG, Maxingvest AG, Accenture Corp. Ireland and Thomson Reuters Corp. Canada.
Dr. Stefan Schulte
Chairman of the Executive Board Fraport AG
Dr. Stefan Schulte, Chairman of the Executive Board of Fraport AG
As acting chairman of the executive board of Fraport AG since 2009 Dr. Stefan Schulte was appointed to the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in 2012 by the Federal Minister of Justice. Dr. Schulte started his career with the Fraport AG in 2003. As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) he took responsibilities for the commercial division of the company as well as IT-services and mergers and acquisitions. In April 2007 Dr. Schulte was appointed as deputy chairman of the Fraport executive board. Subsequently he was in charge of the central units aviation, ground handling, retail & real estate as well as legal affairs. Beforehand Dr. Schulte was a member of the executive board and labour director of DEUTZ AG. A trained banker and economist he was a head of division at Mannesmann Arcor in Eschborn in the 1990s and later CFO of Infostrada S.p.A., the former Italian and Milan-based division of the Mannesmann/ Vodafone group.
Dr. Stefan Schulte is a member of the executive committee of the international airports association Airports Council International (ACI) World. In addition he is a member of the supervisory board of Deutsche Post AG and has various mandates within foundations and institutions in the Rhine-Main region.
Attorney at Law Marc Tüngler
Managing Director Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz e.V.
Attorney at Law Marc Tüngler, Managing Director Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz e.V.
Marc Tüngler has been appointed to the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in 2015 and represents the group of individual shareholders. In 2011 Marc Tüngler overtook the managing director position at a German association for private investors (Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz (DSW)), which he joined in 1999. After being appointed regional manager for North Rhine-Westphalia, he became director at DSW headquarters in 2007.
Marc Tüngler is member of the advisory council at the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), chief executive of the working group German Supervisory Board (Arbeitskreis deutscher Aufsichtsrat (AdAR)), which deals with the professionalisation of supervisory boards, member of Düsseldorf Stock Exchange’s council, as well as chairman of the nomination committee of the Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel (FREP). Moreover, he is member of the supervisory boards of freenet AG and InnoTec AG.
Until May 2016 Chief Governance Officer Deutsche Bank AG
Daniela Weber-Rey, until May 2016 Chief Governance Officer Deutsche Bank AG
Daniela Weber-Rey was appointed to the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex by the Federal Minister of Justice in 2008. In 2012 she became a board member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI, Brussels) and a member of the advisory board of the International Centre for Insurance Regulation (ICIR, Frankfurt).
Mrs. Weber-Rey was a partner of Clifford Chance for more than 20 years until summer 2013. In this function she focused on corporate and capital markets law, corporate governance, compliance and regulatory law of the financial sector. She held several management positions, most recently she was a member of the partnership council of Clifford Chance. From 2008 to 2013 she was a member of the administrative board of BNP Paribas, Paris. From June 2013 till May 2016 Daniela Weber-Rey was Chief Governance Officer of Deutsche Bank AG.
Daniela Weber-Rey has frequently published and lectured on the subjects corporate law and corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets law and law of financial supervision in German, French and English.
Member of the Management Board Union Asset Management Holding AG
Jens Wilhelm, Member of the Management Board Union Asset Management Holding AG
Jens Wilhelm was appointed as a member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in March 2016. He is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and member of the Management Board of the Union Asset Management Holding AG and heads the divisions portfolio management and real estate since 2008.
After completing his bank-apprenticeship, studies of economics at Bonn, Cologne, New York and Paris, he started his professional career at Deutscher Investment Trust (dit) in Frankfurt as a portfolio- and fundmanager. Jens Wilhelm joined Union Investment in 2002 as head of equity funds management and became responsible for the portfolio management as managing director of Union Investment Privatfonds GmbH.
Jens Wilhelm chairs the Supervisory Boards of Union Investment Real Estate GmbH and Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH; he is the deputy chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Union Investment Privatfonds GmbH and Quoniam Asset Management GmbH and, in addition, he is a certified investment analyst and member of the Advisory Board of Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management (DVFA), member of the board of trustees of Union Investment Stiftung and member of the Executive Committee of Deutsches Aktieninstitut.