Corporate Governance

Information on the Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of LEONI AG monitors and advises the Management Board in running the company in accordance with the German Co-determination Act. The Board has an equal number of six members representing shareholders and six members representing employees. Its composition is, furthermore, in line with the latest Code requirements concerning diversity and appropriate participation of women as well as the criteria of independence, experience, internationalism and expertise of the Supervisory Board members.


Member Function Date of birth Profession Place of residence
Dr Klaus Probst Chairman 19 June 1953 Former chairman of the board of directors of LEONI AG, retired Heroldsberg
Franz Spieß1 1st Deputy Chairman 25 January 1957 First Representative of IG Metall trade union, office Schwabach Büchenbach
Dr Werner Lang 2nd Deputy Chairman 21 October 1967 Managing Director of the MEKRA Lang group of companies Ergersheim
Dr Elisabetta Castiglioni   1 October 1964 Managing Director and CEO of A1 Digital International GmbH, Vienna London
Wolfgang Dehen   9 February 1954 Former chairman of the board of directors of Osram Licht AG, retired Tegernheim
Mark Dischner1   22 December 1973 Chairman of General Works Council of LEONI AG Greding
Janine Heide1   4 May 1983 Trade union secretary IG Metall, office Offenbach Bad Camberg
Karl-Heinz Lach1   17 June 1958 Chairmann of Works Council LEONI Kerpen GmbH, Stolberg Eschweiler
Richard Paglia1   25 June 1966 Senior Vice President Global Purchasing Wire & Cable Solutions Division Allersberg
Prof. Dr Christian Rödl   28 February 1969 Lawyer, tax consultant, Managing Partner at Rödl & Partner Nuremberg
Regine Stachelhaus   12 May 1955 Lawyer, Independent entrepreneur Herrenberg
Inge Zellermaier1   7 August 1963 Paramedic Allersberg

1 employee representative


LEONI AG’s Supervisory Board formed four committees. The committees raise the efficiency of Supervisory Board work by dealing in detail with complex subjects outside the actual meetings and preparing the findings for the vote by the whole Board

There are the following committees according to the Supervisory Board’s Rules of Procedure:

Arbitration Committee Pursuant to Article 27 (3) of Germany’s Co-determination Act
Dr Klaus Probst (Chairman), Franz Spieß, Dr Werner Lang, Inge Zellermaier
Audit Committee
Prof. Dr Christian Rödl (Chairman), Richard Paglia, Dr Klaus Probst, Franz Spieß
Personnel Committee
Dr Klaus Probst (Chairman), Franz Spieß, Wolfgang Dehen, Mark Dischner
Nomination Committee
Dr Klaus Probst (Chairman), Dr Werner Lang
Strategy Committee
Wolfgang Dehen (Chairman), Dr Elisabetta Castiglioni, Karl-Heinz Lach, Richard Paglia, 
Dr Klaus Probst, Inge Zellermaier



€ ‘000Fixed
for committee
Dr Klaus Probst1201817010320212
Dr Klaus Probst120171098320.2149
Dr Werner Rupp2201800000
Dr Werner Rupp22017585480.1111
Franz Spieß3201812810160.0154
Franz Spieß3201712810160.4154
Prof. Dr Dr Klaus Wucherer4201800000
Prof. Dr Dr Klaus Wucherer4201747332082
Dr Werner Lang520181286160150
Dr Werner Lang520171129210.1142
Gabriele Bauer6201800000
Gabriele Bauer6201731416-51
Dr Elisabeth Castiglioni7201885782.9103
Dr Elisabeth Castiglioni7201754482.469
Wolfgang Dehen72018857160108
Wolfgang Dehen7201754516075
Mark Dischner7201885780.0100
Mark Dischner7201754580.368
Dr Ulrike Friese-Dormann201885701.593
Dr Ulrike Friese-Dormann201785601.092
Josef Häring6201800000
Josef Häring620173140-35
Ingrid Hofmann6201800000
Ingrid Hofmann620173138-42
Karl-Heinz Lach201885780100
Karl-Heinz Lach201785980.2102
Richard Paglia2018851016-111
Richard Paglia2017851016-111
Prof. Dr Christian Rödl2018851016-111
Prof. Dr Christian Rödl2017851016-111
Carmen Schwarz8201885580.198
Carmen Schwarz8201754380.366
Helmut Wirtz6201800000
Helmut Wirtz6201731481.244
Inge Zellermaier720188570092
Inge Zellermaier720175450059

Addition of the individual payments in € thousands may deviate from the reported totals due to rounding.

1 Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 11 May 2017
2 Chairman of the Supervisory Board until 3 May 2017
3 1st Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
4 2nd Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board until 11 May 2017
5 2nd Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 11 May 2017
6 Member of the Supervisory Board until 11 May 2017
7 Member of the Supervisory Board since 11 May 2017
8 Member of the Supervisory Board until 13 January 2019