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Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of adidas AG - in accordance with the German Co-Determination Act (Mitbestimmungsgesetz) is composed of sixteen members.

The core functions of the Supervisory Board include the appointment and dismissal of Executive Board members, the supervision and consultancy of the Executive Board, the approval of the financial statements as well as the authorisation of important operative planning and corporate decisions.

By rotation, the next Supervisory Board elections will be held in 2019. In accordance with the German Co-Determination Act (Mitbestimmungsgesetz - MitBestG) eight of its members are elected by the Annual General Meeting and eight members are elected by the employees.

For further information on the Supervisory Board members, please see below.

Igor Landau, Chairman


BORN // 1944

NATIONALITY // French

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Pensioner


 

Sabine Bauer, Deputy Chairwoman*

BORN // 1963

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Full-time member of the Works Council Herzogenaurach, adidas AG, Chairwoman of the Central Works Council, adidas AG and Chairwoman of the European Works Council, adidas AG


 

Willi Schwerdtle, Deputy Chairman

BORN // 1953

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Independent Management Consultant as well as Partner, WP Force Solutions GmbH, Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe, Germany

Mandates

  • Member of the Supervisory Board, Eckes AG, Nieder-Olm, Germany
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Windeln.de SE, Munich, Germany 

 

Ian Gallienne

BORN // 1971

NATIONALITY // French

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Co-Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, Brussels, Belgium

Mandates

Mandates within the Groupe Bruxelles Lambert:

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Imerys SA, Paris, France
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Sienna Capital S.à r.l., Strassen, Luxembourg
  • Member of the Board of Directors, GBL Energy S.à r.l., Strassen, Luxembourg

Memberships in comparable domestic or foreign controlling bodies of commercial enterprises:

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Pernod Ricard SA, Paris, France
  • Member of the Board of Directors, SGS SA, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Erbe SA, Loverval, Belgium

 

Dieter Hauenstein*

BORN // 1957

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Full-time member of the Works Council Herzogenaurach, adidas AG


 

Dr. Wolfgang Jaeger*

BORN // 1954

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Movements at the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Expert Commission "Cultures of remembrance of social democracy" of Hans-Böckler-Stiftung


 

Dr. Stefan Jentzsch

BORN // 1960

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Corporate Finance Consultant/Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners LP, New York, NY, USA

Mandates

  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, AIL Leasing München AG, Grünwald, Germany 

 

Herbert Kauffmann

BORN // 1951

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Independent Management Consultant, Stuttgart, Germany

Mandates

  • Member of the Supervisory Board, DEUTZ AG, Cologne, Germany 

 

Katja Kraus

BORN // 1970

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Author/Managing Partner, Jung von Matt/sports GmbH, Hamburg, Germany


 

Kathrin Menges

BORN // 1964

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Executive Vice President Human Resources and Infrastructure Services, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf, Germany

Mandates

Mandates within the Henkel Group

  • Member of the Supervisory Board, Henkel Central Eastern Europe GmbH, Vienna, Austria
  • Member of the Supervisory Board, Henkel Nederland B.V., Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Henkel Norden AB, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Henkel Norden Oy, Vantaa, Finland

 

Udo Müller*

BORN // 1960

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Director Future Communication, adidas AG


 

Roland Nosko*

BORN // 1958

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Trade Union Official, IG BCE, Headquarters Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany

Mandates

  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, CeramTec GmbH, Plochingen, Germany 
  • Member of the Supervisory Board, Plastic Omnium Automotive Exteriors GmbH, Munich, Germany

 

Hans Ruprecht*

BORN // 1954

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Vice President Customer Service Central Europe West, adidas AG


 

Nassef Sawiris

BORN // 1961

NATIONALITY // Egyptian

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, OCI N.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Mandates

Mandates within the OCI N.V. Group:

  • Member of the Board of Directors, OCI Partners LP, Wilmington, Delaware/USA

Memberships in comparable domestic or foreign controlling bodies of commercial enterprises: 

  • Member of the Board of Directors, LafargeHolcim Ltd., Jona, Switzerland

Memberships in other bodies:

  • Member of the International Leadership Board, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio/USA
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois/USA

 

Heidi Thaler-Veh*

BORN // 1962

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Member of the Central Works Council, adidas AG


 

Kurt Wittmann*

BORN // 1963

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Full-time Member of the Works Council Herzogenaurach, adidas AG, First Deputy Chairman of the Works Council Herzogenaurach, adidas AG


*Employee Representative