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 Klaus Kühn.

09/02/2021

Klaus Kühn

  • Studies in mathematics and physics, MBA
  • From 1979 to 1981 IT Systems Engineering at Siemens AG
  • From 1981 to 1998 Head of Corporate Staff as well as Head of Finance at Schering AG
  • From 1998 to 2002 Head of Finance at Bayer AG
  • Between 2002 and 2010 Chief Financial Officer (Finanzvorstand) of Bayer AG and other functions within the Bayer Group including supervisory board chairman at Bayer CropSciences AG and Bayer Business Services GmbH
  • Since 2010 Member of the Shareholder Committee of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Since 2014 Member of the Supervisory Board of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA as well as chairman of the Supervisory Board's Audit Committee
  • Since 2019 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HELLA
09/27/2019
 
 
 
 

Further members of the Supervisory Board:

05/31/2017

Tatjana Bengsch

  • Studies in law
  • From 2011 to 2013 different positions as a Law clerk, among others at Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Beijing, China 
  • From 2013 to 2014 Legal Advisor and Consultant at Sino-German legal cooperation program of Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Beijing, China 
  • From 2015 to 2017 Legal Counsel at DKV Mobility Services 
  • From 2017 to 2020 Legal Counsel at Faurecia 
  • Since 2020 Head of Legal, North Europe at Faurecia 
  • Since 2020 Member of the Supervisory Board of Faurecia Automotive GmbH 
  • Since 2022 Member of the Supervisory Board of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
02/23/2022
 
 

Paul Hellmann

  • Apprenticeship as production mechanic
  • 2003-2014 Quality product auditor at HELLA in Lippstadt, Germany
  • Member of the workers council since 2006, released as of 2014
  • Member of the Economic Committee since 2014
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of HELLA since 2019
09/27/2019
 
 

Gabriele Herzog

  • Studies in European Business
  • From 1988 to 2002 different positions in controlling and accounting at Bahlsen, ultimately as Director Operations Controlling 
  • From 2002 to 2012 different director positions within controlling and finance positions at Faurecia Automotive Seating, ultimately as Director Controlling North Europe Seating Division 
  • From 2012 to 2017 Vice President Finance of Faurecia Automotive Exteriors Business Group 
  • Since 2017 Chief Financial Officer Europe of Faurecia Group
  • Since 2020 Deputy Vice President Global Business Services 
  • Since 2022 Member of the Supervisory Board of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
02/23/2022
 
 

Susanna Hülsbömer

  • Commercial education
  • From 1984 until 1996, assembly worker and MAFES, and working hours office at HELLA
  • Since 2006, chairwoman of the HELLA works council at the Hamm location, works council member since 1994
  • Since 2009, member of the HELLA supervisory board
  • Since 2014, member of HELLA company works council
09/30/2019
 
 

Rupertus Kneiser

  • Studies in automation technology 
  • From 1979 to 1984 Development Engineer for automotive hardware and software at Robert Bosch GmbH 
  • From 1984 to 1995 different positions at ANT Telecom, ultimately as Head of Management Development 
  • From 1996 to 2000 Director Management Development at Bosch Telecom
  • From 2000 to 2003 Vice President Human Resources at Marconi Communications 
  • From 2003 to 2008 different positions in human resources at Wincanton, ultimately as Director Group Organisation Development 
  • From 2008 to 2019 different positions in human resources at Faurecia, ultimately as Vice President Human Resources Group Projects, afterwards retirement 
  • Since 2022 Member of the Supervisory Board of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
02/23/2022
 
 

Andreas Marti

  • Studies in Economics and Organizational Sciences (Diplom-Kaufmann) 
  • From 1983 to 1994 Officer / Commander in the German Armed Forces 
  • From 1994 to 2002 different general management positions at Esso 
  • From 2002 to 2007 Head of Human Resources, Law and Communication at Total (‘Mitteldeutsche’ oil refinery)From 2008 to 2010 Human Resources Manager at ROCHE Diagnostics 
  • From 2010 t0 2015 Managing Director and Human Resources Director at Peugeot Citroen Germany (today, Stellantis) 
  • Since 2015 Group Country Human Resources Director Germany, Netherlands and Austria at Faurecia and General Manager Faurecia Automotive GmbH 
  • Since 2022 Member of the Supervisory Board of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
02/23/2022
 
 

Thorsten Muschal

  • Studies in economics 
  • From 1992 to 2004 different positions in controlling, operations and sales at Faurecia 
  • From 2006 to 2011 Vice President North Europe Seating Division at Faurecia 
  • From 2011 to 2014 President Automotive Seating North America at Faurecia 
  • From 2014 to 2017 Senior Vice President Group Customer Strategy & Programs at Faurecia 
  • Since 2017 Executive Vice President Sales & Program Management of Faurecia Group 
  • Since 2020 Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Faurecia Automotive GmbH 
  • Since 2020 President of CLEPA (European Association of Automotive Suppliers)
  • Since 2022 Member of the Supervisory Board of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
02/23/2022
 
 

Britta Peter

  • Apprenticeship as materials tester
  • 1991-2002 Technical customer consultant at Hoesch Hohenlimburg GmbH
  • 2002-2016 Political Secretary, IG Metall
  • 2016-2017 Second General Manager of IG Metall Hamm-Lippstadt, also Cashier since 2017
  • Since 2018 First General Manager and Cashier of IG Metall Hamm-Lippstadt
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of HELLA since 2019
09/27/2019
 
 

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
04/04/2019
 
 

Christophe Schmitt

  • Studies in economics and commercial management 
  • From 1991 to 1998 different positions at Sommer-Allibert in the areas of plant management and general management 
  • From 1998 to 2003 Industrial Director at Faurecia Interior Systems Business Group 
  • From 2003 to 2006 Executive Vice President of Faurecia Components Business Group
  • From 2006 to 2013 Executive Vice President of Faurecia Interior Systems Business Group 
  • From 2013 to 2019 Executve Vice President of Faurecia Clean Mobility Business Group 
  • Since 2019 Executive Vice President Group Operations at Faurecia Group 
  • Since 2022 Member of the Shareholder Committee of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA 
  • Since 2022 Member of the Supervisory Board of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
02/23/2022
 
 

Franz-Josef Schütte

  • Technical apprenticeship at HELLA
  • 1981-2010 Employee in the quality management department
  • Since 2010 Chairman of the Works Council of HELLA Distribution GmbH
  • Member of the Group Workers' Council since 2011
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of HELLA since 2019
09/27/2019
 
 

Kirsten Schütz

  • Studies in business administration and law, EMBA International HR management
  • From 2006 to 2015 in Human Resources at Airbus Operations, i.a. as manager labour law, manager labour relations and data protection officer, ultimately as Head of HR business partners and Head of Human Resources Stade site 
  • 2015/2016 Sabbatical 
  • Since 2016 Independet Lawyer 
  • From 2016 to 2021 in Human Resources at Faurecia Interior Systems, i.a. as Plant Human Resources Manager, ultimately as Director Human Resources for Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia 
  • Since 2021 Vice President Head of Human Resources Germany at Siemens Energy 
  • Since 2022 Member of the Supervisory Board of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
02/23/2022
 
 
 
 
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Financial calendar
2022-07-20Prelim. Results FY 2021/22
05/25/2022
2022-08-18Annual Results 2021/22
09/14/2021
2022-09-29Results First Quarter FY 2022
05/25/2022
2022-09-30Annual General Meeting Fiscal Year 2021/22
09/14/2021
 
07/28/2016
Contact

Dr. Kerstin Dodel
Investor Relations
Email: investor.lvwn@izeurelations@hella.com

 
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