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Stroeer SE & Co KGaA (SAXG.DE)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Christoph Vilanek

51 Independent Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Shareholder's Representative

Udo Mueller

57 Chairman of the Management Board, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Christian Schmalzl

46 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Management Board

Dirk Steoer

50 Independent Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Shareholder's Representative

Bernd Metzner

49 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Angela Barzen

54 2019 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Shareholders’ Representative

Vicente Bosch

38 2015 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Shareholders’ Representative

Martin Diederichs

57 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Shareholders’ Representative

Christian Gellesch

49 2017 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Sabine Heuttinger

45 2017 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Andreas Huster

59 2018 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Petra Loubek

40 2019 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Rachel Marquardt

39 2017 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Thomas Meuller

62 2017 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Tobias Meuser

47 2017 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Nadine Reichel

34 2018 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Petra Sontheimer

49 2018 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Shareholders’ Representative

Simone Thianer

47 2019 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Shareholders’ Representative

Ulrich Voight

54 2013 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Shareholders’ Representative

Christoph Loehrke

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Christoph Vilanek

Mr. Christoph Vilanek serves as Independent Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Shareholder's Representative of the Company. He began after studying business administration at the Leopold-Franzen University in Innsbruck (Austria) his professional career with the publishing house Time-Life International. Before becoming managing director of the online fashion business boo.com, he worked in various positions within the mail-order business. In 2001, the native Austrian switched to the management consultancy McKinsey, where his focus was on the field of telecommunication in Germany and Eastern Europe. In 2004, he became joint managing director of iPublish, a subsidiary of the Ganske publishing group in Hamburg. Before his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of freenet AG, Christoph Vilanek held various positions from 2005 until 2009 within the area of customer communication, customer development, customer service and customer retention at debitel AG in Stuttgart. He is married with two children. In June 2014 Christoph Vilanek was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board. As CEO of freenet AG and member of supervisory boards and boards of directors of other (listed) companies, Christoph Vilanek has extensive experience in retail, technology and international experience as well as digitalization and experience in management.

Udo Mueller

Christian Schmalzl

Dirk Steoer

Mr. Dirk Steoer serves as Independent Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Shareholder's Representative of the Company. He is the managing partner of Ströer Außenwerbung GmbH & Co. KG and Media Ventures GmbH. After completing his degree in business studies, and as early as 1998, Dirk Ströer founded City Design GmbH with the purpose of marketing information media in German cities. In early 1999, he moved to Warsaw and supervised the inception of the Polish states corporation of Ströer Group. At the end of 1999, he became self-employed and founded orangemedia.de GmbH and neu.de GmbH. This venture formed the foundation for Media Ventures GmbH, which in the following years developed portals and market places, such as weg.de, mp3.de, or pkw.de, into successful business models. Dirk Ströer has extensive experience in advertising and as an entrepreneur. In February 2004 he was appointed for the first time to the Supervisory Board of Ströer Out-of-Home Media AG, today’s Ströer SE & Co. KGaA. Due to his professional career, Dirk Ströer has outstanding knowledge of the advertising industry (out of home and online advertising) and as an entrepreneur. He has extensive experience in strategic control, management, M&A and commercial matters. In addition, he has proven expertise in the field of digitization and the development of web platforms.

Bernd Metzner

Angela Barzen

Ms. Angela Barzen serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Shareholders’ Representative of the Company. She studied business administration at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Today, as an independent business coach and trainer, she advises companies and executives, among others. In 1993 she founded Plakativ Media GmbH in Munich and established the medium of giant posters as an integral part of outdoor advertising on the German market. Following the sale of the company in 2017 to BlowUP Media GmbH she continues to advise the same company today as a freelance consultant. In 2003, Angela Barzen founded Plakativ Media International GmbH to expand the marketing of giant posters to the foreign market. In 2009 Angela Barzen became a communications trainer and then became a certified coach and Certified Consultant Positive Psychology. She works very successfully as an independent business coach and trainer for executives and companies. Since June 2019 Angela Barzen is a member of the Supervisory Board of Ströer SE & Co. KGaA. In addition to her proven expertise in the field of outdoor advertising and the marketing of giant posters, Angela Barzen has many years of profound knowledge as an entrepreneur and as a business coach and trainer, particularly in the field of business well-being.

Vicente Bosch

Mr. Vicente Vento Bosch serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Shareholders’ Representative of the Company. He is the co-founder and CEO of Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, and a member of Deutsche Telekom’s top leadership team. Prior to founding DTCP, he had been the Head of M&A and a Senior Vice President at Deutsche Telekom, after having held various advisory and asset management positions at Morgan Stanley, Blackstone and Royal Capital Management. Vicente Vento Bosch holds a degree in business administration (Lic&MBA) from ESADE Business School. From November 12th, 2015 until March 1st, 2016 Vicente Vento Bosch was a member of the Supervisory Board of Ströer SE, today’s Ströer SE & Co. KGaA. Since April 2016 he is a member of the Supervisory Board of Ströer SE & Co. KGaA. Vicente Vento Bosch is an international experienced manager in the field of venture capital and private equity investments. He has a special expertise in media, digital and telecommunications. He also has outstanding knowledge of M&A with a focus on innovation, long-term value creation and growth as well as in the field of asset management.

Martin Diederichs

Mr. Martin Diederichs serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Shareholders’ Representative of the Company. After completing his legal studies at the universities of Bonn and Nice and his legal clerkship within the district of the superior court of Cologne, he became a practicing attorney in Cologne. He has been a partner with the law firm Heidland Werres. Diederichs based in Cologne since 1994. His main areas of practice are construction and architectural law, with a specialization in international plant construction, as well as general corporate law. He has been a specialist attorney for construction and architectural law since 2007, as well as a recommended arbitrator of the mediation and arbitration work group for construction law with DAV (SOBau). He has been active as an arbitrator with the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and as an attorney representative in various arbitration proceedings domestically and internationally. In May 2010, Martin Diederichs once again joined the Supervisory Board of the Company and he was a member until the Company had been changed into Ströer SE in October 2014. Since August 2018 he is a member of the Supervisory Board of Ströer SE & Co. KGaA. Due to his legal expertise as a lawyer, Martin Diederichs has profound knowledge, particularly in the areas of commercial law, M&A and corporate governance. In addition, Martin Diederichs has profound knowledge of the German advertising market as a result of his supervisory board activities for the company.

Christian Gellesch

Mr. Christian Sardina Gellesch serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. After he completed high school in 1990, he began vocational training to become an electroplater at LPW Blasberg GmbH in Solingen and subsequently worked as a technical employee in surface technology. He gained his initial experiences in outdoor advertising starting in 1995 as a commercial employee at City Billboard GmbH in Cologne and was responsible for the establishment and expansion of the “Moskito” network for advertising cultural events. In 1999, Christian Sardiña Gellesch successfully completed an in-service study course in business economics at the Düsseldorf Chamber of Trades and Crafts Academy and became a managerial assistant at GEGA Ges. für Gasflaschen-Instandsetzung mbH & Co. KG. Since 2001, Christian Sardiña Gellesch has held various positions of responsibility at Ströer: he started his Ströer career as head of contract management, then became head of acquisitions and portfolio management and was also a branch manager for the locations in Essen and Bochum. Since the start of 2017, he has been the head of portfolio management for the West region and is responsible for the product life cycle of Ströer advertising spaces. Since 2018 he has been Regional Manager Portfolio West (Rhine). Christian Sardiña Gellesch has two children. He has been a member of the Ströer SE & Co. KGaA Supervisory Board since March 2017. His current term of office runs from August 2018 until the end of the ordinary General Meeting in 2022.

Sabine Heuttinger

Ms. Sabine Heuttinger serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. After completing her vocational training to become an office clerk in 1997, Sabine Hüttinger began her career at mediateam Werbeagentur GmbH. During this time, she completed her in-service study course to become a qualified business manager at the Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie in Berlin. Since 2004, Sabine Hüttinger has been a commercial employee of the Ströer branch in Berlin-Brandenburg. As an employee in the Public Affairs division, she is responsible for municipal contracting parties. Sabine Hüttinger has been a member of the Ströer SE & Co. KGaA Supervisory Board since March 2017. Her current term of office runs from August 2018 until the end of the ordinary General Meeting in 2022.

Andreas Huster

Mr. Andreas Huster serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. After finishing high school in 1979, he began studying the humanities at Humboldt University in Berlin. In 1986, he successfully completed his degree, and went on to work in different industries, mostly in retail, in particular as a store manager, and in different roles in the service sector. He began working for the D+S Group in October 2008. As a team leader in Customer Care Service for Avedo Gera GmbH (formerly operating under the name of D+S communication center Gera GmbH), he was responsible for the area of telecommunications. Since 2009, he has also been a member of the Works Council and Group Works Council of STRÖER Dialog Verwaltung Hamburg GmbH. He has worked as a full-time Works Council member and Works Council Chairman in Gera since August 2013. Andreas Huster is married, has an adult daughter and three grandchildren. Andreas Huster has many years of experience in the field of Dialogmarketing. Andreas Huster has been a member of the Ströer SE & Co. KGaA Supervisory Board since August 2018. His current term of office runs from August 2018 until the end of the ordinary General Meeting in 2022.

Petra Loubek

Ms. Petra Loubek serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. After successfully passing her Abitur examination and graduating from the Free University of Berlin with a degree in business administration, she started her career at Möbel Höffner’s in-house advertising agency Wilcom GmbH & Co. KG. In November 2011 she joined the Ströer Group as team leader of the Eastern Sales Service Centre in Dresden. In September 2012 she was appointed team leader of the Eastern Sales Service Centre in Berlin, only to then become team leader of the field sales force for the Dresden/Chemnitz region in September 2015. As of August 2016, she was responsible for the Berlin/Brandenburg area in an identical function. During this time she additionally managed the Sales Service Centre of the Eastern Region as a parental leave replacement. She now works in Cologne as head of Regional Internal Services for the Local Markets and is responsible for all regional Sales Service Centres, Complaints Management, Sales Service Centre Transport and Platinum Product Owners as well as managers of the Ayuda project belonging to the department. Apart from her broad expertise in the fields of personnel management, sales and change management, Petra Loubek has detailed knowledge of the entire process chain of outdoor advertising, starting from the customer perspective and ranging to sales and handling. In addition, she has great experience in organisational development and process management.

Rachel Marquardt

Ms. Rachel Marquardt serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. She graduated with a degree in law from Saarbrücken, followed by a legal internship at the higher regional court of Saarland. As part of her internship, she worked in Saarbrücken (at solicitors’ firms with a focus on labour and social law and insolvency law, among other roles), Speyer (German University of Administrative Sciences) and Berlin (the legal policy department at ver.di, with a focus on collective labour law). Since 2008, the fully qualified lawyer has been a member of the federal executive board of ver.di on a full-time basis. She initially worked in the area of law and law policy before making a change in 2009 to the area of tariffs, industry, publishing, printing and paper and has been responsible for the publishing and media business as well as youth and young talent work since that point. Rachel Marquardt is married and has three children. Rachel Marquardt has been a member of the Ströer SE & Co. KGaA Supervisory Board since March 2017. Her current term of office runs from August 2018 until the end of the ordinary General Meeting in 2022.

Thomas Meuller

Dr. Thomas Meuller serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. He graduated from Goethe University Frankfurt with a doctorate in sociology, having written his thesis about Theodor W. Adorno. After completing his studies, Thomas Müller became a youth education consultant at the Naturfreundejugend Hessen youth association in 1994, and in 1996 he took on a new role at the German Salaried Employees’ Union in Frankfurt. When the Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft – United Services Trade Union (ver.di) was established in 2001, he switched to the telecommunications and information technology specialist division and has been responsible for the IT sector in Hesse since then. He became head of the specialist division in Hesse in 2011. During this time (until 2016) he was also a member of the Supervisory Board at Hewlett-Packard GmbH. Dr Thomas Müller lives with his partner and son in Frankfurt. Dr Thomas Müller has been a member of the Ströer SE & Co. KGaA Supervisory Board since March 2017. His current term of office runs from August 2018 until the end of the ordinary General Meeting in 2022.

Tobias Meuser

Mr. Tobias Meuser serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. After his vocational training as a surveying technician for the city of Düsseldorf in 1992, Tobias Meuser worked as a surveying technician and headed a surveying group in a planning and surveyor’s office in Düsseldorf. As part of his role, he handled projects in the Bayer plant in Dormagen, in the CentrO Oberhausen and for the bridge that allows the A44 to cross the Rhine close to Düsseldorf. He has run his own surveying company in the Düsseldorf metropolitan area since 2008. In 1999, Tobias Meuser became a construction law specialist at Ströer and worked as an acquisitions manager from 2008. Since 2014, he has been portfolio manager for the rail team in the West region and is responsible for the portfolio of advertising spaces in train stations in North Rhine-Westphalia. Tobias Meuser has been a member of the Ströer SE & Co. KGaA Supervisory Board since March 2017. His current term of office runs from August 2018 until the end of the ordinary General Meeting in 2022.

Nadine Reichel

Ms. Nadine Reichel serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. In 2009, she successfully completed her degree in business administration. Nadine Reichel began her career at Thorlabs GmbH in Dachau, a company that produces lasers and measuring instruments in the field of optics, where she worked in controlling and quality management, helping to set up the department. Since 2015, Ms Reichel has been working for Munich-based Infoscreen GmbH, which is part of the Ströer Group. As Commercial Manager she is in charge of controlling and accounting. In this role, she carries out economic analyses and evaluations, takes care of all matters relating to debt and credit as well as tasks in the field of public video. Nadine Reichel is married. Nadine Reichel has been a member of the Ströer SE & Co. KGaA Supervisory Board since August 2018. Her current term of office runs from August 2018 until the end of the ordinary General Meeting in 2022.

Petra Sontheimer

Ms. Petra Sontheimer serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Shareholders’ Representative of the Company. She advised executive teams, managers and companies on the topic of Leadership & Collaboration in the Digital Age as a top management coach and business partner at cidpartners. After completing her degree in business administration at the University of Mannheim and a Diplome International de Management at the Institute Commercial de Nancy, she began her career in human resource management at Beiersfdorf AG. From 1998 to 2001, she was the Director of Human Resources at Pixelpark AG, a Bertelsmann subsidiary, and was in charge of establishing and expanding its human resources department and change management system during the company’s international expansion. She subsequently went into business with a cidpartners partner, founding a consultancy that specialises in supporting companies in dynamically complex environments. Petra Sontheimer is married and has one child. Since August 2018 she is a member of the Supervisory Board of Ströer SE & Co. KGaA. Petra Sontheimer has over 20 years of professional experience in the field of human resources and outstanding knowledge in the areas of staff development, transformation management and top executive coaching as well as change management.

Simone Thianer

Ms. Simone Thianer serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Shareholders’ Representative of the Company. She has been Director of Human Resources at Telekom Deutschland GmbH since 2018 and spokeswoman for the Management of Telekom Ausbildung. After studying law in Passau and Mannheim, Simone Thiäner began her professional career at Bertelsmann in 2000, most recently as Manager for Human Resources Headquarters for the book and media club businesses. In 2004 she moved to Amazon, where she was Senior Manager for Human Resources until 2006, responsible for human resources in the logistics and customer service divisions of Amazon in Germany. Simone Thiäner then returned to Bertelsmann AG, DirectGroup Germany, where she held the position of Director of Human Resources & Internal Communications until she moved to Telekom. Simone Thiäner joined Deutsche Telekom in September 2010. At the corporate headquarters, the fully qualified lawyer initially worked for several years for Top Executive Management, where she was most recently responsible for personnel support for the Management Board and business leaders as well as talent development for the Group's top 250 executives. At the end of 2015, she joined the management team of Christian Illek, Chief Human Resources Officer at Deutsche Telekom, as SVP HR Business Partner for Group Headquarters & Group Services. As of January 1, 2017, she also assumed HR responsibility for the Group Development segment. Simone Thiäner has many years of experience and knowledge in the field of human resources due to her professional career. She has extensive expertise in the area of human resources management for board members and business leaders as well as talent development for top executives. She is an experienced executive and has profound legal knowledge as a lawyer.

Ulrich Voight

Mr. Ulrich Voight serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Shareholders’ Representative of the Company. After completing his training as a commercial banker at Stadtsparkasse Köln in 1987 and further training as a savings bank business administrator at the Rheinische Sparkassenakademie (Rhineland Savings Bank Academy), he worked for the bank in a number of different roles. Between 1997 and 1999, he completed a degree course at the Lehrinstitut für das Kommunale Sparkassen- und Kreditwesen (Institute for Communal Savings Banks and Credit Institutions) in Bonn and became a graduate savings bank business administrator. He occupied a number of management positions at Sparkasse KölnBonn before becoming an authorized representative of the company with responsibility for the Institutional Investments, Asset Management and Shareholdings business units. He has been a member of the Management Board of Sparkasse KölnBonn since 2008. Since 2010, he was responsible for the business areas Central and Local Corporate Clients, Institutional and Municipalities, Shareholdings and Treasury. In May 2019, he was appointed Chairman of the Management Board of Sparkasse KölnBonn. He is responsible for strategy, audit and human resources. Ulrich Voigt has been a member of Ströer Media AG’s, today’s Ströer SE & Co. KGaA, Supervisory Board since November 2013. Ulrich Voigt has extensive management experience as a member of the Management Board of Sparkasse KölnBonn and outstanding knowledge of banking and finance issues. He has proven expertise in the areas of strategy, auditing and human resources. He also has in-depth knowledge of accounting and financial reporting.

Christoph Loehrke