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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 authorization of important operative planning and corporate decisions.

By rotation, the next Supervisory Board elections will be held in 2024. 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


 

Udo Mueller*, Deputy Chairman

BORN // 1960

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Chairman Works Council Herzogenaurach, adidas AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany


 

Dr. Thomas Rabe, Deputy Chairman

BORN // 1965

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bertelsmann Management SE, Gütersloh, Germany

Mandates

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Symrise AG, Holzminden, Germany (Chairman until August 7, 2019)

Membership in comparable domestic and foreign controlling bodies of commercial enterprises;
Mandates held in foreign subsidiaries of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

  • Member of the Supervisory Board, ACR – Advanced Customer Relation S.à r.l., Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Penguin Random House LLC, New York, USA

 

Petra Auerbacher*

BORN // 1969

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Project Manager Creative Direction, adidas AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany


 

Ian Gallienne

BORN // 1971

NATIONALITY // French

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

Mandates

Mandates within the Groupe Bruxelles Lambert or entities under common control with 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, Compagnie Nationale à Portefeuille SA, Loverval, Belgium
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Frère-Bourgeois SA, Loverval, Belgium
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Château Cheval Blanc, Société Civile, Saint Emilion, France
  • Member of the Board of Directors, GBL Advisors Ltd, London, United Kingdom
  • Member of the Board of Directors, GBL Development Ltd, London, United Kingdom

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

 

Roswitha Hermann*

BORN // 1962

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Deputy Chairwoman of the Works Council Herzogenaurach, adidas AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany


 

Herbert Kauffmann

BORN // 1951

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Independent Management Consultant, Stuttgart, Germany


 

Kathrin Menges

BORN // 1964

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Self-employed Entrepreneur, Neuss, Germany


 

Roland Nosko*

BORN // 1958

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // District Manager of the Industrial Union IG Bergbau, Chemie, Energie, District of 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

 

Beate Rohrig*

BORN // 1965

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // State District Manager of the Industrial Union IG Bergbau, Chemie, Energie, State District Bavaria, Munich, Germany

Mandates

  • Member of the Supervisory Board, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH, Essen, Germany
  • Member of the Supervisory Board, Heraeus Holding GmbH, Hanau, Germany

 

Nassef Sawiris

BORN // 1961

NATIONALITY // Egyptian/Belgian

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

Mandates

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
  • Member of the International Council, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., New York, New York/USA
  • Executive Chairman, Aston Villa Football Club Limited, Birmingham, United Kingdom

 

Frank Scheiderer*

BORN // 1977

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Director Head Office – Group Functions Finance, adidas AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany


 

Michael Storl*

BORN // 1959

NATIONALITY // German

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


 

Bodo Uebber

BORN // 1959

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Independent Management Consultant, Munich, Germany

Mandates

  • Member of the Supervisory Board, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA / Bertelsmann Management SE, Gütersloh, Germany

Memberships in other bodies

  • Member of the Steering Committee, Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Gütersloh, Germany
  • Member of the Advisory Board Bavaria, Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Chairman, Berlin Center of Corporate Governance (BCCG), Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Stiftung Deutsche Sporthilfe, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

 


 

Jing Ulrich

BORN // 1967

NATIONALITY // American

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Vice Chairman of Global Banking and Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase & Co., New York, USA

Mandates

Memberships in other bodies

  • Member of the International Advisory Committee, Robert Bosch GmbH, Gerlingen-Schillerhöhe, Germany
  • Member of the G20 CEO Advisory Group, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France
  • Member of the Strategy Advisory Board, L Catterton, Singapore
  • Member of the China Advisory Panel, CapitaLand Limited, Singapore

 

Guenter Weigl*

BORN // 1965

NATIONALITY // German

EXERCISED PROFESSION // Senior Vice President Global Sports Marketing & Brand Relations, adidas AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany

*Employee representative