Supervisory Board

Vossloh‘s Supervisory Board

Vossloh AG’s Supervisory Board has six members. Chairman of the Supervisory Board is Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Grube. 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.

The Supervisory Board has set up the following by-laws for its tasks: Supervisory Board By-laws (only in German)

Vossloh AG’s Supervisory Board:

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Grube2,4, Chairman, Hamburg, Managing Shareholder of Rüdiger Grube International Business Leadership GmbH and former Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hamburger Hafen- und Logistik AG, Hamburg
  • Non-managing Member of the Board of Directors of RIB Software SE, Stuttgart
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Herrenknecht AG, Lahr-Schwanau
  • Non-managing Member of the Board of Directors of Deufol SE, Hofheim (Wallau)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Bombardier Transportation Germany GmbH, Berlin, and Bombardier Transportation (Bahntechnologie) Holding Germany GmbH, Berlin

Biography Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Grube
  
since Oktober 2017 Professorship at Technical University of Hamburg, Chair in Management Sciences as well as Mobility and Logistics
since August 2017 Company establishment of Rüdiger Grube International Business Leadership, Hamburg
since August 2017Chairman, Lazard Deutschland, Frankfurt
2009 – 2017 Chairman of the Executive Board at Deutsche Bahn AG
2007 – 2009 Member of the Executive Board at Daimler AG responsible for Corporate Development and Shareholdings as well as Merger & Acquisitions; since 2004 responsible for North-Eastern-Asia Activities
2001 – 2007 Member of the Executive Board at DaimlerChrysler AG responsible for Corporate Development and Shareholdings as well as Merger & Acquisitions; since 2004 responsible for North-Eastern-Asia Activities
2000 – 2001 Senior Vice President responsible for Corporate Development at Daimler-Chrysler AG, Head of Post-Merger-Integration (PMI)
1999 – 2000 Chairman of the Executive Board of Häussler Group
1998 – 1999 Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Development Strategy at DaimlerChrysler AG
1996 – 1998 Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at Daimler-Benz AG
1989 – 1995 Different executive tasks at Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm GmbH, Deutsche Airbus GmbH and Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG
1986 - 1989 Independent Consultant for Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm GmbH
1982 – 1986 Teaching Professorship at the University of Hamburg in the field of Manufacturing Engineering; Promotion in the field of Ergonomics and Poly Technics at the Universities of Hamburg and Kassel
1986 Promotion in the field of Ergonomics and Poly Technics at the Universities of Hamburg and Kassel
1982 Degree as Lecturer at the vocational school of Hamburg for Manufacturing and Aircraft Technics
1978 Examination as degreed Engineer and studies in Work and Economic Education at the University of Hamburg
1972 Studies in Vehicle and Aircraft Manufacturing at the technical college of Hamburg
1969 Commercial technical apprenticeship as metal aircraft constructor at Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB)
born 1951 

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 

Dr. Roland Bosch3,4, Königstein/Taunus, former Chairman of the Executive Board of DB Cargo AG
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Danzer Holding AG, Dornbirn (Austria)

Biography Dr. Roland Bosch
  
2017 – 2019 CEO of DB Cargo AG, Frankfurt
2013 – 2017Board Member and Chief Operating Officer, DB Netz AG, Frankfurt
2010 – 2013Board Member and Chief Financial Officer, DB Netz AG, Frankfurt
2005 – 2010 Chief Financial Officer for Daimler Northeast Asia Ltd., Beijing, China
2002 – 2005 Director of Strategic Planning, DaimlerChrysler AG, Stuttgart
1997 – 2002 Project Manager at Boston Consulting Group, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Bangkok and Jakarta
1998 – 2000 Doctorate in business administration, University of Tübingen
1991 - 1997 Studies in business administration, University of Tübingen
1991 – 1996 Studies of physics, Universities of Tübingen and Oxford
born 1971 

Marcel Knüpfer1, Zwenkau, Technical Administration Specialist and shift supervisor

Biography Marcel Knüpfer
  
since 2016Shift supervisor at Vossloh Rail Center GmbH, Leipzig
2013 - 2016Production worker at Vossloh Rail Center Leipzig GmbH, Leipzig
since 2013Workers’ council
2007-2013Different occupations at Stahlberg Roensch Leipzig GmbH, Leipzig, e.g. pavement welder, maschine and pavement device operator, factory worker, Unimog and lorry driver
until 2000Apprenticeship as “Technical Administration Specialist“, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Magdeburg
born 1971 

Andreas Kretschmann1,2,3, 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 

Dr. Bettina Volkens2,4, Königstein/Taunus, former Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of CompuGroup Medical SE & Co. KGaA
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Bilfinger SE

Biography Dr. Bettina Volkens
  
2013 – 2019Member of Executive Board in charge of HR and Legal as well as Head of Group HR, Deutsche Lufthansa AG
2012 – 2013Head of "Group Management Staff," Deutsche Lufthansa AG
2011 – 2012Head of "Group Staff and Group Management Staff Development", DB Mobility Logistics AG
2006 – 2011HR Director at DB Regio AG, from 2008 also Head of "Passenger Traffic HR"
2005 – 2006Project Manager for "Personnel Management Development" project, Deutsche Bahn AG
1997 – 2005Various management positions at DB Regio AG, including legal counsel, Head of "Client Team Legal" and, simultaneously, Head of Passenger Traffic Executive Board Office and HR Officer on the North-East Regional Management Team
1996 – 1997Attorney at Wessing & Partner
1995 – 1996Attorney at law (self-employed)
1994 – 1995Scientific assistant at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
1991 – 1994Legal clerkship and second legal state examination, while working as consultant at the
Federal Environment Agency
1988 – 1991Research associate and doctorate, University of Göttingen
Until 1988Studies of law, University of Göttingen
born 1963 

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