The Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA is subject to European co-determination and consists of six shareholder representatives and four employee representatives from Germany and abroad. It monitors the activities of the Management Board, which conducts the business of Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA. Dr Bernd Bohr, long-standing head of the automotive division at Bosch, is Chair of the Supervisory Board.

The members of the Supervisory Board at a glance

   
Dr Bernd Bohr
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Freelance Business Consultant

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Prof Dr Michael Kaschke
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Physicist, former President and CEO of the Zeiss Group

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Prof Dr Gesche Joost
Member of the Supervisory Board
Professor for Design Research and Director of the Design Research Lab, Berlin University of the Arts

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Jurate Keblyte
Member of the Supervisory Board
CFO, Grammer AG

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Georgia Näder
Member of the Supervisory Board
Student of Business Administration & Innovation in Health Care

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Johannes Reichel
Member of the Supervisory Board
Partner and Head of Private Equity Germany, EQT Partners GmbH

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Jean-Yves Audran *
Member of the Supervisory Board
COO Cluster Mediterranée, Ottobock Group

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Marcus Eder *
Member of the Supervisory Board
Technology Development Engineer, Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH

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Pernilla Fridh *
Member of the Supervisory Board
QEHS Coordinator, Ottobock Scandinavia AB

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Anja Rupprecht *
Member of the Supervisory Board
Idea Manager, Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

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* Representatives of employees in Germany, Austria, France and Sweden

Profile of Skills and Expertise for the Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA has established a profile of skills and expertise that defines the general personal and professional requirements of the Supervisory Board members. The objective is to compose the Supervisory Board so that its members have the knowledge, skills and professional experience required to properly realise its advisory and supervisory function with respect to the Management Board of Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA.

Profile of Skills and Expertise for the Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board Committees

The Supervisory Board has set up two committees with appropriate expertise – the audit committee and the nomination committee – from its own membership in order to carry out its duties efficiently and address complex matters with the required focus.

The audit committee has four members. They are Jurate Keblyte (committee chairperson), Johannes Reichel (deputy chairperson) and Dr Bernd Bohr as shareholder representatives and Jean-Yves Audran as employee representative. The members, and particularly the chairperson of the audit committee, have special knowledge of and experience in applying accounting principles and internal control procedures. They are also familiar with the auditing process. The key aspects of the audit committee’s work are monitoring the financial reporting process, assuring the quality of audits and monitoring the effectiveness of the company’s risk management system and internal auditing system. The committee meets regularly four times a year and as needed.

The nomination committee has four members. They are Dr Bernd Bohr (committee chairperson), Prof Dr Michael Kaschke (deputy chairperson) as well as Georgia Näder and Prof Dr Gesche Joost. The nomination committee proposes suitable candidates to the Supervisory Board when new shareholder representatives need to be appointed. The committee meets only when required to provide nominations for candidates.