Management

Supervisory Board members

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

Vita

Klaus Rinnerberger

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Member of the Board of Directors, Pierer Industrie AG, Wels/Austria

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
2 March 1964, Vienna (Austria)
Nationality
Austrian

 

Education:

1982 – 1987
Studies in law, Magisterium
1991
Qualification as tax consultant (Steuerberater)

 

Career:

since 2010
Pierer Industrie AG, Wels (Austria), Member of the Board of Directors
2009 – 2012
Polytec Holding AG, Hörsching (Austria), CFO and CRO; Peguform Group, Bötzingen (Germany), CEO
2005 – 2009
Magna Steyr AG, Graz (Austria), Member of the Board of Directors
2001 – 2004
VA Tech Transmission & Distribution, Vienna (Austria), CFO
1998 – 2000
Magna Automobiltechnik AG, Oberwaltersdorf (Austria), Member of the Board of Directors
1994 – 1997
Lindt & Sprüngli Austria GmbH, Vienna (Austria), CFO
1991 – 1994
TAC GmbH, Vienna (Austria), CFO
1987 – 1991
Arthur Andersen & Co., Vienna (Austria), Audit and tax consultancy

 

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

19 May 2021; elected until 2027

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SHW AG, Aalen (Germany) (listed until 31-12-2021)*
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schwäbische Hüttenwerke Automotive GmbH, Aalen (Germany) (not listed)*

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

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pierer Mobility AG, Wels (Austria) (listed)*
  • Deputy chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pankl AG, Kapfenberg (Austria) (not listed)*
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pankl Racing Systems AG, Kapfenberg (Austria) (not listed)*
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board of Gartner KG, Edt bei Lambach (Austria) (not listed)

Mandates marked with an asterisk (*) are mandates for companies within the Pierer Industrie AG group.

Franz Spieß¹

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Head IG Metall, Schwabach

Personal data:

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

 

Education:

Chemical processor

Career:

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

 

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2006; elected until 2027

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

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

None

Günther Apfalter

President Magna Europe & Asia & Magna Steyr, Magna International Europe GmbH

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
21 August 1960, Linz (Austria)
Nationality
Austrian

 

Education:

1985
Engineering studies, graduated with a Master‘s degree (Diplom-Ingenieur), agriculture, University of Vienna (Austria)

 

Career:

since 2022
Magna International Europe GmbH, Vienna (Austria), President Magna Europe & Asia & Magna Steyr
since 2021
Magna International Europe GmbH, Vienna (Austria), President Magna Europe & Asia
2010 – 2020
Magna International Europe GmbH, Vienna (Austria), President Magna Europe & Magna Steyr
since 2007
Magna Steyr AG, Graz (Austria), President
2005 – 2007
Magna Powertrain AG, Lannach (Austria), President Europe and Asia
2001 – 2005
Magna Steyr Powertrain AG, Graz (Austria), Executive Vice President
1999 – 2001
Case IH, Paris (France), Vice President Commercial Business
1998 – 1999
Case Europe, St. Valentin (Austria), Sales and Marketing Director; Case Steyr Landmaschinentechnik AG, St. Valentin (Austria), Member of the Supervisory Board
1996 – 1998
Case Steyr Landmaschinentechnik AG, St. Valentin (Austria), CEO; Case Germany GmbH, Heidelberg (Germany), managing director
1994 – 1996
Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG, St. Valentin (Austria), head of agricultural machinery division
1988 – 1994
Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG, St. Valentin (Austria), head of the sales and export department of the tractor division
1986 – 1988
Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG, St. Valentin (Austria), head of the special vehicles division
1985 – 1986
Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG, St. Valentin (Austria), head of regional tractor sales department for southern Germany

 

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2022; elected until 2027

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 Swarco AG, Wattens (Austria) (not listed)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG, Graz (Austria) (not listed)*
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Magna Powertrain GmbH, Lannach (Austria) (not listed)*

The offices marked with an asterisk (*) are offices held at companies that form part of the Magna Steyr AG Group.

Mark Dischner¹

Chairman of the General Works Council of LEONI AG

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
22 December 1973, 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; elected until 2027

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany 

  • Member of the Administrative Board of Sparkasse Mittelfranken-Süd (not listed)

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

none

Carolin Geist¹

Political secretary

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
3 July 1990, Kassel (Germany)
Nationality
German

 

Education:

2019 – 2020
IG Metall trainee program
2018 – 2019
Studies at the Europäische Akademie der Arbeit, Frankfurt
2007 – 2011
Training at VW as an industrial mechanic, Kassel

 

Career:

since 2020
Political Secretary at IG Metall Nuremberg
2011 – 2018
Employed at Volkswagen AG

 

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2022; elected until 2027

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

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

None

Tom Graf

CEO of Huf Group

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
20 February 1956, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Nationality
German

 

Education:

1979 – 1983
business administration studies; graduated with a Master‘s degree (Dipl.-Betriebswirt), EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Oestrich-Winkel (Germany), Paris (France) and London (United Kingdom)

 

Career:

since 2018
Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG (Huf Group), Velbert (Germany), managing director
2015 – 2018
Schletter GmbH, Kirchdorf i. Ob. (Germany), managing director
2012 – 2014
F.S. Fehrer Automotive GmbH, Kitzingen (Germany), managing director
2008 – 2012
Oystar Holding GmbH, Karlsruhe (Germany), managing director and CFO
1999 – 2008
hde Solutions GmbH, Menden / Chemnitz (Germany), managing shareholder
1998 – 1999
Carradon Heating Europe plc, Brüssel (Belgium), president and managing director
1995 – 1997
Deutz-Fahr GmbH, Cologne/Lauingen (Germany), managing director
1991 – 1994
Textilgruppe Hof, Hof (Germany), commercial director (kaufmännischer Vorstand) / CFO

 

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2022; elected until 2027

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

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

None

Martin Hering¹

Chairman of Works Council of LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH Kitzingen

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
5 July 1979, Dettelbach (Germany)
Nationality
German

 

Education:

2017
Company addiction counselor
2015
Certified vocational trainer (IHK)
2014
Trainer aptitude test (IHK)
2009 – 2010
Training as a purchasing and logistics specialist (IHK)
1996 – 2001
Training as a state-certified educator

 

Career:

since 2022
Chairman of Works Council of LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH
since 2020
Chairman of the European Works Council of LEONI AG
2018 – 2022
Independent Works Council LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH
2007 – 2018
Project Purchaser (various customer areas) LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH
2006
HR management clerk LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH
2001 – 2006
Civil service / work as a state-approved educator

 

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2022; elected until 2027

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

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

None

Sina Maier¹

Technical Purchasing Officer

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
29 November 1997, Hof/Saale (Germany)
Nationality
German

 

Education:

2019 – 2021
Part-time further training to become an IHK business administrator
2015 – 2018
Apprenticeship as industrial clerk, LEONI Kabel GmbH

 

Career:

since 2019
Technical Purchasing Officer, LEONI Kabel GmbH
2018 – 2019
Material planning and customer service clerk, LEONI Kabel GmbH

 

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2022; elected until 2027

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

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

None

Dr Ulla Reisch

Partner at the law firm of Urbanek Lind Schmied Reisch Rechtsanwälte OG

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
22 April 1968, Vienna (Austria)
Nationality
Austrian

 

Education:

1995
bar exam
1991 – 1993
doctoral program in law, Doctor iuris, University of Vienna (Austria)
1986 – 1991
studies in law, Magister iuris, University of Vienna (Austria)
1986 – 1988
branch of study: history, 1st stage of studies

 

Career:

since 2016
ASIMMOG Privatstiftung, Vienna (Austria), Member of the Executive Board of the foundation (honorary post)
2016 – 2020
Schachinger Logistik Holding GmbH, Hörsching (Austria), Member of the Advisory Board
2014 – 2018
QuadraCir AG „in liqu.“ (previously trading under Asamer Holding AG), Ohlsdorf (Austria), Member of the Supervisory Board
2014 – 2016
Austro Holding GmbH, Vienna (Austria), Member of the Advisory Board
2012 – 2014
Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding AG, Leoben (Austria), Member of the Supervisory Board
since 2000
law firm of Urbanek Lind Schmied Reisch Rechtsanwälte OG, Vienna (Austria), partner
1997 – 2000
law firm of Schulyok, Unger & Partner Rechtsanwälte OG, Vienna (Austria), partner
1992 – 1997
trainee lawyer

 

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2022; elected until 2027

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

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

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Rath AG, Vienna (Austria) (listed)
  • Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board of Austro Holding GmbH, Vienna (Austria) (not listed)
Karin Sonnenmoser

Former CFO, Supervisory Board member

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
8 October 1969, Biberach/Riss (Germany)
Nationality
German

 

Education:

1992 – 1993
business administration studies, graduated with M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration), University of Dayton/Ohio (USA)
1989 – 1994
business administration studies, degree in business administration (Diplom-Kauffrau), University of Augsburg (Germany)

 

Career:

since 2022
2020 – 2022
Senior Advisor, Al Alpine (Luxembourg) S.a.r.l., Luxemburg (Luxemburg)
Swiss Steel Group AG, Luzern (Switzerland), Member of the Administrative Board and member of the Audit Committee
2019 – 2021
Ceconomy AG, Düsseldorf (Germany), Member of the Board of Directors, CFO
2014 – 2020
Vivantes-Netzwerk für Gesundheit GmbH, Berlin (Germany), Member of the Supervisory Board and Chair of the Business Committee
2016 – 2019
Schweizer Electronic AG, Rottweil (Germany), Member of the Supervisory Board
2014 – 2018
Zumtobel Group AG, Dornbirn (Austria), Member of the Board of Directors, CFO
2010 – 2014
Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH/ Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden/VW Bildungsinstitut GmbH, Zwickau Germany), managing director in charge of financing and controlling, commercial managing director (kaufmännische Geschäftsführerin) of Volkswagen Bildungsinstitut GmbH, and, since October 2011, managing director in charge of financing and controlling of Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden (Germany)
2009 – 2010
Autovision GmbH, Wolfsburg (Germany), CEO
2007 – 2009
Autovision GmbH, Wolfsburg (Germany), managing director responsible for the finance, procurement, legal, strategy and organisation, IT, communication, investment management and process management departments
2002 – 2006
Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (Germany), head of the general secretariat of the Volkswagen brand group and general secretary of the CEO of Volkswagen AG
1996 – 2002
Volkswagen AG/Volkswagen PKW brand, Wolfsburg (Germany), various posts in the area of finance/controlling
1996
Seat S.A., Barcelona (Spain), specialist in the accounting department
1995
Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (Germany), group-wide trainee program

 

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2022; elected until 2027

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

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

  • Member of the Administrative Board and member of the Audit Committee of Swiss Steel Group AG, Lucerne (Switzerland) (listed)
Klaus Wolff¹

Head of Development Support, LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
2 May 1967, Ochsenfurt (Germany)
Nationality
German

 

 

Education:

1986 – 1989
Würzburger Hofbräu AG, Industrial business manager
1991 – 1993
IHK Würzburg, Accountant, trainer qualification exam
2001 –­ 2004
Akademie Gauting, Controller
2011 – 2015
Social Court Würzburg, Honorary Judge 

 

Career:

1993 – 2001
Deputy Commercial Director
2001 – 2013
Deputy Commercial Director
2011 – 2015
Intedis Shanghai, Supervisor Finance & HR
2013 – 2016
Managing Director
2016 – 2017
Head of Business Unit E-Mobility
2018 – 2020
Head of Tech Center E-Mobility
2021 – heute
LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH, Head of Development Support

 

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2022;

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

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

None

 

Dr Lorenz Zwingmann

Independent advisor and member of Supervisory Boards and Advisory Boards of various companies

Personal data:

Date and place of birth
16 September 1964, Brunswick (Germany)
Nationality
German

 

Education:

1990 – 1994
doctoral program in political sciences, graduated with Dr. rer. pol., Georg August University of Göttingen (Germany)
1987 – 1990
business administration studies, graduated with Diplom, Georg August University of Göttingen (Germany)
1985 – 1987
studies in economics, intermediate exam, Carola Wilhelmina Technical University of Brunswick (Germany)

 

Career:

since 2022
Brückner Group GmbH, Siegsdorf (Germany) Member of the Advisory Board
since 2020
Benteler International AG, Salzburg (Austria), Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee
since 2020
A. Kayser Automotive Systems GmbH, Einbeck (Germany), Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board
since 2019
Karl Mayer Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Obertshausen (Germany), Member of the Advisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee
since 2018
Baerlocher GmbH, Unterschleißheim (Germany), Member of the Advisory Board and Chairman of the Financial Committee
since 2005
Johann Bunte Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG, Papenburg (Germany): Member of the Supervisory Board (2015 – 2017), Chairman of the Supervisory Board (since 2018)
2018 – 2020
Marquard & Bahls AG, Hamburg (Germany), Member of the Board of Directors and CFO
2008 – 2017
Knorr-Bremse AG, München (Germany), Member of the Board of Directors and CFO, additionally from 2011 – 2013 speaker of the Board of Directors
2003 – 2008
STILL GmbH, Hamburg (Germany), member of the management and CFO and labour director
2001 – 2003
Philips GmbH, Hamburg (Germany), member of the management and CFO
1994 – 2001
Philips GmbH, Hamburg (Germany), various management posts at Philips Electronics

 

Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI AG since

2022; elected until 2027

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards in Germany

None

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

  • Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Benteler International AG, Salzburg (Austria) (not listed)

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