Supervisory Board
Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board consists of sixteen members. As a controlling body, the Supervisory Board has rights of access and information. Furthermore, the Supervisory Board assigns the annual auditor elected by the Annual General Meeting. Together with the Shareholder Committee, the Supervisory Board advises and supervises the management.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board is Prof. Dr. Michael Hoffmann-Becking.


Prof. Dr. Michael Hoffmann-Becking

  • Head of the HELLA supervisory board since 2004
  • Honorary professor at the University of Bonn since 2002
  • Partner at law firm Hengeler Mueller since 1975 until 2018, lawyer since 1971
  • Law studies, doctorate
  • Supervisory board and shareholders’ committee member at (selection): Rheinisch-Bergische Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Spencer Stuart & Associates GmbH, Stihl AG, Stihl Holding AG & Co. KG

Further members of the Supervisory Board:


Alfons Eilers

  • Since 2007, first deputy chairman of the HELLA supervisory board
  • 2006 - 2012 member of the audit committee of the HELLA supervisory board Chief authorized representative and managing director of IG Metall Hamm-Lippstadt
  • Previously, several positions with the German Trade Union Federation and the Industrial Metal Union (IG Metall)
  • Graduate of the Social Academy of the Technical University in Dortmund

Michaela Bittner

  • Since 2017, Head of Central Tasks and Administration, before from 1997 until 2017 assistant to general partner(s)
  • Since 2015, family officer
  • Since 2009, member of the HELLA supervisory board as executive employee
  • Since 2004, responsible for coordination of company’s corporate bodies and its family shareholders
  • Since 1991, numerous secretary positions at HELLA
  • Trilingual personal assistant, economics, certified manager, MBA management, Certified Family Officer

Heinrich-Georg Bölter

  • Since 2004, member of the HELLA supervisory board
  • Since 1990, member of the HELLA works council.
  • Since 2006, speaker and head of economics council
  • Since 2010, head of the company’s works council
  • Apprenticeship as toolmaker

Manuel Rodriguez Cameselle

  • Since 2014, member of the HELLA supervisory board                      
  • Since 1994, member of the HELLA works council
  • Since 1984, active in HELLA production, since 1997 as industrial master
  • Previously, several positions as specialized fitter and car mechanic
  • Other positions (selection): supervisory board member of Stadtwerke Lippstadt, Administrative board member of Stadtsparkasse Lippstadt

Christoph Rudiger

  • Member of the HELLA Supervisory Board since 2018.
  • Member of the Works Council of HELLA Innenleuchten-Systeme since 2012
  • Chairman and deputy chairman of the Group Works Council since 2006
  • Apprenticeship as carpenter

Manuel Frenzel

  • Since 2014, member of the HELLA supervisory board
  • Shareholder

Elisabeth Fries

  • Since 2004, member of the HELLA supervisory board
  • Studies in law, fully qualified lawyer
  • Shareholder

Stephanie Hueck

  • Since 2014, member of the HELLA supervisory board
  • From 2013 until 2017, managing director (CEO) of Gerhardi Alutechnik GmbH & Co. KG
  • Previous position at Hueck Consult, Henrichs & Partner and Gerhardi & Cie
  • Studies in English, French, Spanish, interpreter and translator
  • Economics studies
  • Other positions (selection): council member at Messingwerk Plettenberg GmbH & Co. KG

Susanna Hülsbömer

  • Since 2009, member of the HELLA supervisory board
  • Since 2006, chairwoman of the HELLA works council at the Hamm location, works council member since 1994
  • Since 2014, member of HELLA company works council
  • From 1984 until 1996, assembly worker and MAFES, and working hours office at HELLA
  • Commercial education

Klaus Kühn

  • Since 2014, member of the HELLA supervisory board and chairman of audit committee of the executive committee
  • Since 2010, member of the HELLA shareholders committee
  • From 2002 until 2010, head of finance at Bayer AG
  • Former chairman of the supervisory board at Bayer CropSciences AG and Bayer Business Services GmbH
  • Studies in mathematics and physics, MBA
  • Other positions: chairman of the supervisory board at Flossbach von Storch AG

Manfred Menningen

  • Since 2009, member of the HELLA supervisory board
  • Union secretary to the management of IG Metall since 1997
  • Representations at IG Metall in various supervisory boards (selection): Barmag AG, ABB Deutschland AG, MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH
  • Business administration studies
  • Other positions: supervisory board member at Gerry Weber International AG

Claudia Owen

  • Since 2016, member of the HELLA supervisory board
  • Culture manager, Shareholder
  • Since 2016, member of executive board at the Dr. Arnold Hueck-Stiftung
  • 2011-2015 project manager for Martinu Festtage Basel
  • Social science studies

Marco Schweizer

  • Since 2014, member of the HELLA supervisory board
  • Since 2011, chairman of works council at HELLA Gutmann Solutions
  • Since 2001, employee at HELLA Gutmann Solutions in area of technical support emissions technology / Peugeot/ Citroen
  • Apprenticeship automotive mechatronics and master craftsman

Dr. Konstanze Thämer

  • Since 2014, member of the HELLA supervisory board
  • Physician since 1975
  • Medical studies, doctorate degree

Christoph Thomas

  • Since 2014, member of the HELLA supervisory board
  • Independent architect since 1993
  • Previous positions at architecture firms in Austria and Germany
  • Engineering studies with focus on architecture
  • Other positions (selection): supervisory board and council member at HUECK FOLIEN Gesellschaft m.b.H., Austria
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2019-09-26Results first quarter 2019/2020 Investor Call
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