People: Axel Springer SE (SPRGn.DE)
17 Sep 2019
Dr. Giuseppe Vita is Independent Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Axel Springer SE since July 1, 2002. In addition, he acts as Chairman of the Executive Committee, Personnel Committee, Nominating Committee as well as Audit Committee at the Company. He joined the Supervisory Board as Member in 2001. From 1961 to 1962, he worked as Radiology Specialist in Rome. In 1962, he came do Germany with scholarship and internship at the Institute of Radiology of the Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz. In 1964, Dr. Vita joined Schering AG in Berlin as Research Assistant for contrast agent research. In 1965, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Schering S.p.A. In 1987, Dr. Vita was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of Schering AG, where he was active, from 1989 to 2001 as Chairman of the Board and, from 2001 to 2006, as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Dr. Vita serves as Member of the Supervisory Board at Dussmann Verwaltungs AG and of Medical Pork AG. Furthermore, he occupies the position of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Allianz S.p.A. and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Gruppo Banca Leonardo. He also acts as Member of the Board of Directors of Barilla S.p.A. and Humanitas S.p.A. Dr. Vita studied Medicine at Universita degli Studi di Roma and was conferred his Doctor's degree summa cum laude in 1959.
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