Management

Supervisory Board members

LEONI’s Supervisory Board consists of 12 people who monitor the company’s business development and strategic direction.

Vita

Dr-Ing. Klaus Probst

former chairman of the board of directors of LEONI AG, retired

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
19 June 1953 in Nuremberg, Germany
Nationality
German

Education:

1980 – 1982
Earned a doctorate in engineering. Thesis: “Formal kinetic analysis of complex reaction systems”
1975 – 1980

Studied and earned a degree in chemical engineering at Erlangen University (Dipl. Univ.)

Career:

2002 – 2015
Chairman of the board of directors of LEONI AG, Nuremberg
1997 – 2002
Member of the board of directors of LEONI AG, Nuremberg
1989 – 1997
Plant manager at LEONI AG, Roth
1980 – 1989
Planning engineer and subsequently Senior Head of Planning and Operations in the power plant industry at Grosskraftwerk Franken AG, Nuremberg

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2017

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

  • Chairman of the supervisory board of Grammer AG, Amberg, Germany (listed)
  • Member of the supervisory board of ZAPP AG, Ratingen, Germany (not listed)

Memberships of comparable domestic and foreign corporate governance bodies of economic entities

None

There are no decisive personal or business relationships with the Company, its corporate bodies and shareholders that either directly or indirectly hold more than 10% of the Company's share capital.

Franz Spieß

Head IG Metall, Schwabach

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
25 January 1957 in Bischofsreuth, Germany 
Nationality
German

Education:

Chemical processor

Career:

2016
Head and Managing Director IG Metall, Schwabach
2002
Vice-head / IG Metall, Schwabach
1997
DGB Region/ DGB regional head

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2007

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

Memberships of comparable domestic and foreign corporate governance bodies of economic entities

None

Dr Werner Lang

Managing Director of the MEKRA Lang group of companies

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
21 October 1967 in Würzburg, Germany
Nationality
German

Education:

1999
Earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering at the Gear Research Centre (FZG) of the Technical University of Munich; teaching in the field of Machine Elements
1988 – 1993
Studied and graduated in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich (Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.))

Career:

since 2013
Managing Director of MEKRA Global Mirrors GmbH, Fürth
since 2006
Managing Director of Lang Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Fürth
2004 – 2006
Member of the Executive Board of MEKRA Lang GmbH & Co. KG, Ergersheim
2002 – 2004
Global Purchasing Manager Transmissions at BMW AG, Munich
2000 – 2002
Administrator for transmission development at BMW AG, Munich
1998 – 2000
Administrator for advance transmission development at BMW AG, Munich
1993 – 1998
Research associate at the Gear Research Centre (FZG) of the Technical University of Munich

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2012

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

Memberships of comparable domestic and foreign corporate governance bodies of economic entities

  • Chairman of the supervisory board of MEKRA Lang Otomotiv Yan Sanayi A. S., Ankara, Turkey (not listed)
  • Member of the supervisory board of Changchun MEKRA Lang FAWAY Vehicle Mirror Co., Ltd., Changchun, China (not listed)
Dr Elisabetta Castiglioni

Managing Director and CEO at A1 Digital GmbH

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
1 October 1964 in Premosello Chiovenda, Italy
Nationality
Italian

Education:

1990 – 1993
Earned a doctorate in economics at the Technical University of Munich
1984 – 1990
Studied and earned a degree in business administration at Ludwig  Maximilian University of Munich

Career:

Since January 2017
Managing Director and CEO at A1 Digital GmbH - member of the Telekom Austria Group, Vienna
June – December 2016
Head and CEO of Business Unit Digital at Telekom Austria Group, Vienna
2013 – 2016
Member of the supervisory board of Telekom Austria Group AG, Vienna
2012 – 2016
Independent management consultant, London
2006 – 2011
Siemens IT Solutions and Services/ATOS, London, CEO Segment Global Media
2003 – 2006
Siemens AG, Cordless Telephones Business Unit, Munich, Executive Vice President Europe
2001 – 2002
MCI International Ltd., London and Reading, Director, EMEA Country Product Marketing Internet Products – Global Marketing
2000 – 2001
MCI International Ltd., London, Director, EMEA Access Strategy and Third Party-New Ventures
1998 – 2000
MCI International Ltd., London, Director, International Business Programmes – International Business Development
1994 – 1998
Siemens AG, Munich, Senior Project Manager – Siemens Management Consulting
1990 – 1994
Technical University of Munich, research assistant to Prof. Dr Horst Wildemann, Chair of the Department of Corporate Management, Logistics and Production

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2017

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

Memberships of comparable domestic and foreign corporate governance bodies of economic entities

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Euskaltel S.A., Derio, Spain (listed)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of A1 Telekom Austria AG since 2017 (not listed)

There are no decisive personal or business relationships with the Company, its corporate bodies and shareholders that either directly or indirectly hold more than 10% of the Company's share capital.

Wolfgang Dehen

former chairman of the board of directors of Osram Licht AG, retired

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
9 February 1954 in Solingen, Germany
Nationality
German

Education:

1979
Studied and earned a degree in business administration at the University of Siegen

Career:

2011 – 2014
CEO at OSRAM, since 8 November 2012 Chairman of the Board of Directors at Osram Licht AG
2008 – 2011
Member of the Board of Directors at Siemens AG, Division CEO Energy Group
2002 – 2008
Group President Siemens VDO Automotive
2001 – 2002
Vice President Business Unit Switches & Detection System at VALEO Group, Paris
1998 – 2001
Managing Director Business Unit Switch & Sensors Europe at ITT Automotive GmbH
1997 – 1998
Managing Director Business Unit Europe at ITT Automotive GmbH
1995 – 1997
Managing Director product lines Switch & Sensor at ITT Automotive GmbH
1992 – 1995
Managing Director Aftermarket Operations Europe at ITT Automotive GmbH
1987 – 1992
Managing Director and Director Marketing at Kolb GmbH & Co.
1984 – 1987
Managing Director Export / Deputy Managing Director Sales at Alfred Teves GmbH
1982 – 1984
Executive assistant at Alfred Teves GmbH 
1979 – 1982
Market analyst at Alfred Teves GmbH

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2017

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

  • Member of the supervisory board of TÜV SÜD AG, Munich (not listed)

Memberships of comparable domestic and foreign corporate governance bodies of economic entities

None

There are no decisive personal or business relationships with the Company, its corporate bodies and shareholders that either directly or indirectly hold more than 10% of the Company's share capital.

Mark Dischner

Chairman of the General Works Council of LEONI AG

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
22 December 1973 in Ingolstadt, Germany
Nationality
German

Education:

1994 – 1998
In-service advanced training to qualify as master engineer and technician (PGN Roth)
1991 – 1994
Apprenticeship to qualify as certified engineer

Career:

Since 2015
Chairman of the General Works Council (LEONI AG)
2008 – 2015
Senior Project Manager, LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH
2001 – 2008
Development Project Manager, LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH
1999 – 2001
Production Supervisor in wiring systems assembly, EME company
1997 – 1999
Programmierer in der Konstruktion, Fa. Kegler
1994 – 1997
Mechanical engineering technician, Kegler company

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2017

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany 

  • Member of the administrative board of Sparkasse Mittelfranken-Süd (not market-listed)

Memberships of comparable domestic and foreign corporate governance bodies of economic entities

none

Dr Ulrike Friese-Dormann

Lawyer, partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
2 January 1971 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Nationality
German

Education:

2000
Earned a doctorate in law
1996 – 1998
Practical legal training and second state law examination (Koblenz Higher Regional Court)
1992 – 1993
Studied European commercial law at Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
1990 – 1996
Studied law at Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany

Career:

since 2005
Partner at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP, Munich (company law focussed on advising the members of management and supervisory boards of listed enterprises on stock corporation law, reorganisation, public takeovers, D&O liability, compliance and corporate litigation)
since 2000
Lawyer in several international law firms

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2015

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

Memberships of comparable domestic and foreign corporate governance bodies of economic entities

None

Karl-Heinz Lach

Chairman of the Works Council, LEONI Kerpen GmbH

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
17 June 1958 in Eschweiler, Germany
Nationality
German

Education:

Power plant electrician

Career:

1986
LEONI Kerpen GmbH, Stolberg, Germany (formerly Kerpen GmbH & Co. KG)
1974
EBV Hüttenbetriebe/Maxhütte, Sulzbach-Rosenberg

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2007

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

Memberships of comparable domestic and foreign corporate governance bodies of economic entities

None

Richard Paglia

Senior Vice President Strategic Purchasing at LEONI Kabel GmbH

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
25 June 1966 in Roth, Germany
Nationality
German

Education:

1982
Trainee wholesale, import & export administrator

Career:

2006
Senior Vice President Strategic Purchasing & Logistics, LEONI Kabel GmbH
2002
Vice President Strategic Purchasing, LEONI Kabel GmbH
1995
Head of Central Purchasing, LEONI Kabel GmbH
1989
Junior buyer, Leonische Drahtwerke AG
1985
Germany Army Sergeant

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2012

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

Memberships of comparable domestic and foreign corporate governance bodies of economic entities

None

Prof. Dr Christian Rödl

Lawyer, tax consultant, managing partner at Rödl & Partner

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
28 February 1969 in Nuremberg, Germany
Nationality
German

Education:

June 1997
Earned a doctorate in law
1996 – 1997
Master of Laws course at Columbia University, New York, USA
1993 – 1996
Practical legal training and second state law examination (Nuremberg Higher Regional Court)
1988 – 1993
Studied law at the University of Würzburg and at Université de Caen, Normandy, France

Career:

since 2011
Chairman of the Executive Board of Rödl & Partner, Nuremberg
since 2001
Member of the Executive Board of Rödl & Partner, Nuremberg
since 1999
Lawyer and tax consultant at Rödl & Partner, Nuremberg
1998 – 1999
Lawyer, Munich
1997 – 1998
Junior notary, Kelheim, Germany

Teaching:

since 2011
Honorary professor at the Faculty of Law and Economics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2015

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

  • Member of the supervisory board of BayernLB Holding AG, Munich (not listed; until 30/04/2017)
  • Member of the supervisory board and of the administrative board of Bayerische Landesbank AöR, Munich (not listed, 100% of the share capital held by BayernLB Holding AG; until 30/04/2017)
  • Member of the supervisory board of Herrenknecht AG, Schwanau, Germany (not listed)

Memberships of comparable domestic and foreign corporate governance bodies of economic entities

  • Member of the board of shareholders of UVEX Winter Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany (not listed)
Carmen Schwarz

Collective Bargaining Secretary at the North Rhine-Westphalia regional office of the IG Metall trade union

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
7 July 1974 in Dortmund, Germany
Nationality
German

Education:

1993-1996
Office Administrator
1996 – 1998
Economist for in-work management studies 

Career:

1996 – 2000
Commercial clerk
2000 – 2003
Youth Secretary of the IG Metall trade union in Bocholt und Rheine
2003 – 2004
IG Metall trade union trainee programme
2004 – 2014
Secretary of the IG Metall trade union in Bocholt
2014 – to date
Collective Bargaining Secretary at the North Rhine-Westphalia regional office of the IG Metall trade union

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2017

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany 

none

Memberships of comparable domestic and foreign corporate governance bodies of economic entities

none

Inge Zellermaier

Paramedic

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
7 August 1963 in Roth, Germany
Nationality
German

Education:

1979 – 1982
Apprenticeship to quality as joiner and cabinet maker

Career:

Since 1985
Emergency response officer / paramedic
1982 – 1985
Joiner and cabinet maker

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2017

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany 

none

Memberships of comparable domestic and foreign corporate governance bodies of economic entities

none


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