Members of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex

An overview with the current members of the Government Commission can be found here.

 

Clara Christina Streit

Chairwoman of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex

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Clara Christina Streit, Chairwoman of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex


Clara Christina Streit is the Chairwoman of the Government Commission since March 2023. She is also Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Vonovia SE, where she is also Chairwoman of the Governance and Nomination Committee, a member of the Strategy, Finance and Sustainability Committee and a member of the Personnel and Remuneration Committee. Clara Streit holds further Supervisory Board mandates at Deutsche Börse AG (member of the Nomination and Executive Committees) and at Jerónimo Martin SGPS S.A., Lisbon (Chairwoman of the Audit Committee).

Clara Streit has previously served inter alia on the supervisory boards of Unicredit S.p.A., Milan (member of the Internal Controls & Risk and the Corporate Governance,
HR & Nomination Committee), and of NN Group N.V., The Hague (member of the Risk and Remuneration Committees).

Before joining the different supervisory boards, Clara Streit, after studying business administration at the University of St. Gallen, worked for McKinsey in Germany and in numerous locations internationally for more than 20 years, most recently as a senior partner. In 2012, she left McKinsey to focus entirely on her work as a supervisory and administrative board member.

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Dr Werner Brandt

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of RWE AG, Member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG

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Dr Werner Brandt, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of RWE AG

Dr Werner Brandt was appointed as a Member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in April 2020. A graduate in Business Administration, Dr Brandt is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of RWE AG. Werner Brandt also joined the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG in 2018.

He started his career at PriceWaterhouse in 1981 before moving to Baxter Germany in 1992 in his function as a Member of the Management Board and Vice President of European Operations. From 1999 to 2001, Werner Brandt served as CFO at Fresenius Medical Care. Subsequently, he was responsible for Finance and temporarily Human Resources on the Executive Board of SAP SE until 2014.

Werner Brandt was a member of the Supervisory Boards of Qiagen N.V., Lufthansa AG, Osram Licht AG, innogy SE and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE.

 

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Dr Daniela Favoccia

Partner at Hengeler Mueller, Member of the Supervisory Board of Sartorius AG

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Dr Daniela Favoccia, Partner Hengeler Mueller, Member of the Supervisory Board of Sartorius AG

Dr Daniela Favoccia has been practising as a lawyer since 1993 and has been a partner at Hengeler Mueller, a leading German law firm with international focus, since 1999. She is member of the Supervisory Board of Sartorius AG. She was appointed as a member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in April 2020 by the Federal Ministry of Justice and for Consumer Protection.

Daniela Favoccia has developed a wide corporate and M&A practice. In addition she advises on corporate, group and capital market law matters , including corporate governance, compliance and liability issues. She publishes regularly on corporate law topics and is actively promoting diversity in companies.

 

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Dr Margarete Haase

Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of ams Osram AG, Member of the Supervisory Board of Fraport AG

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Dr Margarete Haase, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of ams OSRAM AG,  Member of the Supervisory Board of Fraport AG

Dr. Margarete Haase was appointed as a member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in February 2016. Until April 2018 she was member of the Management Board of Deutz AG, Cologne, and responsible for corporate finance, human resources and investor relations. In addition, Dr. Haase is member of the Supervisory Boards of Fraport AG, ING Bank and chair of the Supervisory Board of ams OSRAM AG. Furthermore she is chair 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.

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Dr Michael Kemmer

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of FMS Wertmanagement, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Umweltbank AG

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Dr Michael Kemmer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of FMS Wertmanagement, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Umweltbank AG

Dr. Michael Kemmer was appointed as a Member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in February 2021. The graduated economist and tax advisor is the Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of FMS Wertmanagement AdöR and Umweltbank AG and Member of the Supervisory Board of Thyssen’sche Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H.

He started his career at Bayerische Vereinbank in 1988 before moving to DG Bank as Head of Finance in 1994. In 1996 Dr. Michal Kemmer returned to Bayerische Vereinsbank (later HypoVereinsbank) as Business Unit Manager and Divisional Director for Group Accounting and Group Controlling. Between 2003 and 2005 he was a Member of the Management Board. From 2006 to 2009 he was a Member of the Management Board of BayernLB, where he was Chief Financial Officer (until 2008) and CEO (until 2009).

From 2010 to 2017 Dr. Michael Kemmer was Chief Executive of Bundesverband deutscher Banken e.V. (BdB).

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Claudia Kruse

Managing Director Global Responsible Investment & Governance, APG Asset Management

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Claudia Kruse, Managing Director Global Responsible Investment & Governance, APG Asset Management

Claudia Kruse is a member of the extended management of APG Asset Management, a large Dutch asset manager exclusively for pension funds. She was appointed as a member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex by the German Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection in March 2016. She has worked internationally on corporate governance and sustainability in the investment context since 2000 and has been on the board of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) since 2016. She was a member of the EU High-level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance in 2017/18.

Claudia Kruse joined APG in 2009 and has been part of the global management team in portfolio management as Head of Responsible Investment & Governance since 2011. Prior to her career with APG, she worked for 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.

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Prof Dr Klaus-Peter Naumann

Qualified Auditor, Tax Advisor, Former Spokesman of the Board Institute of Public Auditors in Germany

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Prof Dr Klaus-Peter Naumann, Qualified Auditor, Tax Advisor, Former Spokesman of the board of the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany

Professor Klaus-Peter Naumann, qualified auditor and tax-advisor, was spokesman of the board of the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany (Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer – IDW) from 2002 until 2023. 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.

 

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Dr Bettina Orlopp

Deputy Chairwoman of the Board of Managing Directors and Chief Financial Officer Commerzbank AG

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Dr Bettina Orlopp, Deputy Chairwoman and Chief Financial Officer Commerzbank AG

Dr Bettina Orlopp is a member of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG since 2017. She had been responsible for Human Resources, Legal and Compliance before she became CFO with responsibility for Finance, Tax, Treasury and Investor Relations in March 2020. Since July 2021, she is also Deputy Chairwoman of the Board of Managing Directors. Dr Orlopp started her career at Commerzbank AG in 2014 as Divisional Board Member Group Development & Strategy. In 2016 she became an Executive Board Member responsible for Human Resources, Legal and Compliance. Furthermore, Dr Bettina Orlopp serves as Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of mBank S.A. as well as Member of the Board of Directors of Deutsches Aktieninstitut.

After her studies in Business Administration she started her professional career at McKinsey, where she became a partner in 2002. Dr Bettina Orlopp was appointed as a member of Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and for Consumer Protection in April 2020.

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Dr Nicolas Peter

Former Chief Financial Officer of BMW AG, Member of the Supervisory Board of KION Group

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Dr Nicolas Peter, Former Chief Financial Officer of BMW AG, Member of the Supervisory Board of KION Group

Dr Nicolas Peter is a member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of KION Group. He was a member of the Board of Management and chief financial officer (CFO) of the BMW Group until May, 11, 2023. He assumed this function in 2017, with responsibility for finance, controlling, financial reporting as well as for the BMW Banks, BMW Group Financial Services and BMW Group IT.

Nicolas Peter is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt. He served as of the Chairman of the Administrative Board of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany (ASCG), the acknowledged national standard setter in the area of group financial reporting in Germany. He is a member of the Value Balanced Alliance (vba). On a European level, Dr Peter heads the CFO Taskforce of the European Roundtable of Industry (ERT). Dr Nicolas Peter was appointed to the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex by the Federal Minister of Justice, effective 1 May 2023.

In his now over 30 year career with the company, Nicolas Peter held various functions at the BMW Group. In his earlier responsibilities, he served in several senior management functions in central finance as well as in sales & marketing. Before assuming his current role as CFO, he was Head of the Sales Region Europe (2011-2016) and Head of Group Controlling (2007-2011). From 2005-2007, he was responsible for Sales Steering, Process Development and IT of the BMW Group. In the years prior, Nicolas Peter headed several European markets, i.e. Sweden, France and Belgium.  

Nicolas Peter holds a master's degree in law from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany. He completed his doctorate (Dr. jur.) there in 1989 and the second legal state examination in 1991.

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Dr Ariane Reinhart

Member of the Board of Management Continental AG, Member of the Supervisory Board of Vonovia SE and Evonik Industries AG

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Dr Ariane Reinhart, Member of the Board of Management Continental AG, Member of the Supervisory Board of Vonovia SE and Evonik Industries AG

Dr Ariana Reinhart was appointed as a member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in April 2020. Since 2014 she is a member of the management board of Continental AG. Moreover, she is a member of the supervisory board of Vonovia SE and Evonik Industries AG.

After her graduation in Law at the University of Hamburg, Dr Reinhart worked in various units within the Volkswagen AG and became Head of International Labour Relations. Following several other career stages, inter alia in Brazil, Dr Ariane Reinhart was as a member of the board of Bentley Motors responsible for Human Resources from 2012 until 2014.

Her board responsibilities include Human Resources and Sustainability.

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Dr Sebastian C. Schulte

Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutz AG

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Dr Sebastian C. Schulte, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutz AG

Dr Sebastian Schulte is Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutz AG in Cologne. After studying economics in Bochum and obtaining his PhD in Finance & Accounting from the University of Cambridge, Dr Schulte initially held various positions at ThyssenKrupp, including in Brazil. Most recently, he was CFO and Managing Director at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH in Hamburg and Kiel until 2020, before joining Deutz AG in 2021 as Chief Financial Officer and Employment Relations Director. He is Chairman of the Board of Management since February 2022.

In March 2023, Dr Sebastian Schulte was appointed to the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex by the Federal Minister of Justice.

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Dr Sebastian Sick

Head of Corporate Law and Corporate Governance at the Institute for Codetermination and Corporate Governance of the Hans Böckler Foundation

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Dr Sebastian Sick, Head of Corporate Law and Corporate Governance at the Institute for Codetermination and Corporate Governance of the Hans Böckler Foundation

Dr Sebastian Sick was appointed as a member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex in April 2021. He is Head of Corporate Law and Corporate Governance at the Institute for Codetermination and Corporate Governance (I.M.U.) of the Hans Böckler Foundation. He advises members of codetermined supervisory boards in Germany and Europe on legal and practical issues in the field of (European) company law and corporate governance. Furthermore, he was involved in negotiations for the establishment of European stock corporations (SE). Sebastian Sick coordinates the qualification program for supervisory boards of the I.M.U. and acts as a speaker in seminars for supervisory board members.

As an expert, he was participating in hearings of the Bundestag, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He is a sought-after expert in the ongoing development of European company law.  

The attorney at law Dr Sick studied law at the University of Cologne and obtained a master degree in European law from the Saarland University. He holds a doctorate in corporate governance in Germany and Great Britain and was a member of several supervisory boards, including SAP SE.

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Ingo Speich

Head of Sustainability & Corporate Governance at Deka Investment GmbH

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Ingo Speich, Head of Sustainability & Corporate Governance at Deka Investment GmbH

Ingo Speich is Head of Sustainability & Corporate Governance at Deka Investment GmbH. After studying business administration and obtaining additional degrees as a "Chartered Financial Analyst" and "Master of Business Administration", the trained banker began after various functions at Dresdner Bank AG in portfolio management at Union Investment in 2004 where he was most recently head of the "Sustainability and Engagement" team. In 2019, he moved to his current position at Deka Investment GmbH.

Ingo Speich is involved in various committees on corporate governance, such as the board of the German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (DVFA). He heads the "Corporate Governance and Stewardship" specialist committee at the DVFA and is a member of the "Corporate Governance Reporting" working group at the Schmalenbach Gesellschaft.

In March 2023, Ingo Speich was appointed to the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex by the Federal Minister of Justice.

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Attorney at Law Marc Tüngler

Managing Director Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz e.V., Chairman of the Supervisory Board of freenet AG

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Attorney at Law Marc Tüngler, Managing Director Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz e.V., Chairman of the Supervisory Board of freenet AG

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 chief executive of the working group German Supervisory Board (Arbeitskreis deutscher Aufsichtsrat (AdAR)), which deals with the professionalisation of supervisory boards and member of Düsseldorf Stock Exchange’s council. Moreover, he is chairman of the supervisory board of freenet AG and member of the supervisory boards of Rheinmetall AG and InnoTec TSS AG.

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Prof Dr Jens Weidmann

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Commerzbank AG, Member of the Supervisory Board of Munich Re

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Prof Dr Jens Weidmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Commerzbank AG, Member of the Supervisory Board of Munich Re

Prof Dr Jens Weidmann is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Commerzbank AG. Since April 2024 he is member of the Supervisory Board of Munich Re. He was President of the Deutsche Bundesbank from 2011 to 2021. After completing his studies, the Doctor of Economics spent two years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington. Subsequently, he was Secretary General of the German Council of Economic Experts and later Head of Department at the Deutsche Bundesbank. From 2006 to 2011, he headed the Economic and Financial Policy Department at the Federal Chancellery. He was the Chancellor's personal representative at the world economic summits of the G8 and G20 (Group of Twenty) countries.

Prof Dr Jens Weidmann was appointed Professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management on 1 June 2023; he will be Professor of Practice in Central Banking in the Finance Department there. Dr Jens Weidmann is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hayek-Stiftung, Freiburg, and Member of the Board of Trustees of FAZIT-Foundation, Frankfurt.

Prof Dr Jens Weidmann was appointed to the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex by the Federal Minister of Justice, effective 1 June 2023

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