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The advisory board advises and monitors the management.

Corporate Governance

The Felix Schoeller Group has traditionally been committed to a responsible, fair, reliable and transparent corporate policy that is geared towards expanding and exploiting entrepreneurial potential, achieving medium-term financial targets and systematically and sustainably increasing the value of the company. Corporate governance in the company is very similar to that of listed companies and forms the basis for the guidelines for managing and monitoring the company. The Felix Schoeller Group's highest body is the Advisory Board, which consists of seven members and the Honorary Advisory Board Chairman. The advisory board advises and monitors the management. In this function he must agree to all major strategic decisions. The selection of four advisory board members is made directly by the five family members of the company's shareholders. Three additional members are co-opted by the elected four advisory boards and the representatives of the family groups.

The Advisory Board of Felix Schoeller Holding GmbH & Co. KG belong to the company:
Prof. Dr. Andreas A. Georgi, Dr. Bernhard Klofat, Dr. Matthias Blaum, Dr. Christopher Grünewald, Astrid Hamker, Dr. Alois-Bernhard Kerkhoff, Dr. Jost Massenberg

Hans-Michael Gallenkamp, long-standing CEO and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Felix Schoeller Group, was appointed Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board by the shareholders in June 2018.

Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board

HANS-MICHAEL GALLENKAMP

Hans-Michael Gallenkamp was CEO of the Felix Schoeller Group from 1990 to 2006. He was Chairman of the Advisory Board until 2018. In recognition of his achievements for the Felix Schoeller Group and in appreciation of his life's work, the shareholders of the Felix Schoeller Group appointed him Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board in 2018.

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas A. Georgi
    <p>Prof. Dr. Andreas A. Georgi</p>

    Prof. Dr. Andreas A. Georgi has taken over the chairmanship of the advisory board in 2018, to which he was appointed in 1999.

    He was a former member of the Board of Managing Directors of Dresdner Bank AG, is a member of several supervisory boards, including chairman and member of various committees, honorary professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and acts as executive advisor. Born in Bremen in 1957, he trained as a banker at Bremer Bank, a branch of Dresdner Bank AG, and then studied industrial engineering and management at Darmstadt Technical University. He then worked as a research assistant in the department of financial and tax law at the Technical University of Darmstadt and at the same time received his doctorate in this field.

    Georgi joined Dresdner Bank AG in 1986, initially in the Group Credit / Risk Management department of the head office, then as assistant to Kurt Morgen, member of the Board of Managing Directors of Dresdner Bank. In 1993 Andreas Georgi joined Bankhaus Reuschel & Co., Munich, as a personally liable partner. In 2000 he was appointed to the Board of Managing Directors of Dresdner Bank AG in Frankfurt am Main.

    In addition, there were various appointments to supervisory boards of listed (DAX and MDAX) and family-run companies, in particular to cover the Finance & Capital Markets competence area.

    Georgi was an honorary professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

    Georgi currently holds the following mandates:

     

    Company

    Committee / Function

    Felix Schoeller Holding GmbH & Co. KG

    Member of the Advisory Board since 1999

    • Since 2018 Chairman of the Advisory Board
    • Chairman of the Personnel Committee
    • Member of the Audit Committee
     
    Rheinmetall AG

    Since 2002 member of the Supervisory Board

    • Chairman of the Audit Committee
    • Member of the Personnel Committee
     
  • Dr. Bernhard Klofat
    <p>Dr. Bernhard Klofat</p>

    From 2007 to 2018, Dr. Bernhard Klofat was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Felix Schoeller Holding GmbH & Co. KG FROM 2007 TO 2018. He was elected to the Advisory Board in mid-2018 and has since held the office of Deputy Chairman.

    Born in Düsseldorf, Klofat completed his training as an industrial clerk and business assistant at Henkel KGaA in Düsseldorf from 1976 to 1979. He then studied business administration at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich from 1980 to 1985. After completing his doctorate, Klofat joined Klöckner & Co. in Duisburg in 1988 as assistant to the Management Board, where he became head of the central accounting/business administration department in 1989. In January 1993 he joined the Schoeller Group as head of the central commercial department.

    From January 1995 to the end of 2005 he was head of the Imaging division with the three divisions Photo, Digital Imaging and Specialty Papers. In 1996, he was appointed to the Management Board of Felix Schoeller Holding. From January 1, 2007 to June 30, 2018, Klofat headed the company as CEO.

    Klofat remains associated with the company as a consultant and deputy chairman of the advisory board.

    Klofat currently holds the following mandates: 

     

    Company

    Committee / Function
    Felix Schoeller Holding GmbH & Co. KG      Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board since 2018
    • Chairman of the Audit Committee
    • Member of the Personnel Committee
     
    Westfalen AG, Münster

    Member of the Supervisory Board since 2009

    • Since 2012 Deputy Chairman
    • Member of the Executive Committee
     
    VSM AG, Hannover

    Member of the Supervisory Board since 2011

    • Member of the Personnel and Finance Committee
     
    Poppe & Potthoff GmbH, Werther Member of the Advisory Board since 2011
    Deutsche Bank AG Member of the Regional Advisory Board Bielefeld since 2010