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Supervisory Board

Six of the 12 members of the Supervisory Board have been elected as shareholder representatives by the Annual General Meeting 2020. Mr Peters has been elected by the 2018 Annual General Meeting until the close of the Annual General Meeting 2023. The terms of four shareholder representatives will end with the close of the Annual General Meeting 2023 and for the other two shareholder representatives until 2024. The terms of offices of the employee representatives will end with the close of the Annual General Meeting 2025. Therefore, Supervisory Board has ensured a regular opportunity, at least every three years, to refresh its composition, if necessary.

Born on: 4 July 1956
Nationality: German
Resident in: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
First appointment: 2015
Terms served: 2nd term (2020 – 2024)
Independence: Yes
Committees: Audit Committee (Chairman)
Executive and Nomination Committee
Risk Committe
Expertise: Accounting and corporate reporting, assessing the effectiveness of internal control and risk management systems, including in the accounting process, assessing the effectiveness of the governance framework
   
Professional milöestones
since 2021  Chairman of the Supervisory Board
since 2008 Auditor and tax advisor, holds several supervisory board mandates
since 2008 Professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
2002 – 2008 Partner, Global Financial Services and other management functions, Ernst & Young, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1999 – 2001 Regional Managing Partner Frankfurt and Managing Partner Financial Services Germany, Arthur Andersen GmbH
1998 – 1999 Branch manager Frankfurt, KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft AG, Germany
1992 – 1997 Partner, KPMG Peat Marwick Treuhand GmbH and the subsequent KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1983 – 1991 Bank auditor at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., from 1988 with power of attorney
   
Education
  Chartered accountant
  Accredited tax advisor
  PhD in Economics
   
Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards or similar domestic and international governing bodies according to Section 125 (1) Sentence 5 of the German Public Limited Companies Act
  Squadra Immobilien GmbH & Co. KGaA (member of the Supervisory Board)
  PEH Wertpapier AG (stock listed, member of the Supervisory Board)
  capsensixx AG (subsidiary of PEH Wertpapier AG, stock listed, member of the Supervisory Board)*
  Corestate Capital Holding S.A. (stock listed, member oft he Supervisory Board
   

*Since PEH Wertpapier AG and capensixx AG belong to the same group of institutions, both mandates are considered to be one according to Section 25d (3), Sentence 3 No. 1 of the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz - KWG).

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Born on: 09 April 1970
Nationality: German
Resident in: Eppstein, Germany
First appointment: 2020
Terms served: 1st term (2020 - 2024)
Independence: Yes
Committees: Technology and Innovation Committee (Deputy Chairman)
Risk Committee
Expertise: Payment services, digitalisation, IT risk/cyber risk
   
Professional career
since Oct. 2020 Chief Information Officer, 1&1 Telecommunication SE (Montabaur, Germany)
2019 – 2020 Chief Technology Officer D/A/CH, Nets Group (Eschborn, Germany)
2018 – 2020 Managing Director and Chief Information Officer, Concardis Payment Group (Eschborn, Germany)
2015 – 2018 Head of Digital Solutions (Managing Director), Deutsche Bank AG (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
2014 – 2015 Head of Application Development (Managing Director), Deutsche Bank AG (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
2008 – 2014 IT Program Manager (Director), Deutsche Bank AG (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
2006 – 2007 Head IT/Operations, Norisbank GmbH (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
2003 – 2006 IT Portfolio Manager Channels/CRM/Finance, Deutsche Bank AG (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
1998 – 2002 Head of Online Banking Systems, Deutsche Bank AG (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
1991 – 1998 Software Developer/Project Manager, Shared Medical Systems Corporation
   
Education
  Degree in Business Information Systems and Economics, AKAD Hochschule für Berufstätige, Leipzig, Germany
  Training as Computer Science Technician, Ingenieurschule für Elektronik und Informationsverarbeitung, Görlitz, Germany
  Apprenticeship in Electronic Engineering
   
Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards or similar domestic and international governing bodies according to Section 125 (1) Sentence 5 of the German Public Limited Companies Act
  IQ-optimize Software AG, Chairman of the Supervisory Boar
   

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Born on: 18 February 1963
Nationality: German
Resident in: Alzey-Worms District, Germany
First appointment: 2006
Terms served: 4th term (2020 - 2025)
Committees: Technology and Innovation Committee
Expertise: ERP systems, digital products for the housing industry
   
Professional milestones
since 2002 Full-time Works Council member at Aareon Deutschland GmbH and Chairman of the General Works Council at Aareon Group
since 1989 Various positions held at Aareon Deutschland GmbH
   
Education
  Economics degree from the University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität)
   
Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards or similar domestic and international governing bodies according to Section 125 (1) Sentence 5 of the German Public Limited Companies Act
  None
   
Further mandates as a member of a body at other companies
  Aareon Deutschland GmbH (company of Aareal Bank Group, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
   

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Born on: 26 January 1968
Nationality: German
Resident in: Groß-Gerau district in Germany
First appointment: 2018
Terms served: 2nd term (2020 - 2025)
Committees: Risk Committee
Audit Committee
Expertise: Loan portfolio administration and management, including problem loans and intensive management, risk classification, legal and regulatory requirements for banking, settlement of securitisation transactions
   
Professional milestones
since 2018 Full-time Works Council member and member of the Economic Committee at Aareal Bank AG, General Works Council
1999 – 2018 Various positions at Aareal Bank AG, including Credit Management and Loan Syndication and Securitisation
1999 Attorney at Joachim Lederle law firm
1998 Attorney and specialised commercial lawyer for Sparkasse Bodenwerder
   
Education
  Legal studies and traineeship (First and Second State Examination in law)
  Qualified banker
   
Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards or similar domestic and international governing bodies according to Section 125 (1) Sentence 5 of the German Public Limited Companies Act
  None
   

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Born on: 17 May 1973
Nationality: German
Resident in: Mainz, Germany
First appointment: 2020
Terms served: 1st term (2020 - 2025)
Committees: Technology and Innovation Committee
Expertise: ERP, digitalisation issues (especially SAP and GES systems), Aareon's business and products, business process analysis
   
Professional milestones
since 2010 Member of the Works Council at Aareon Deutschland GmbH
since 1999 SAP 2nd Level Support FI/CO/KIM in Aareon Deutschland GmbH's SAP/BE Competence Center
   
Education
  Certified Project Management Associate Level D (GPM)
  International Accountant
  Business Administration, Leipzig University, Germany
   
Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards or similar domestic and international governing bodies according to Section 125 (1) Sentence 5 of the German Public Limited Companies Act
  None
   
Further mandates as a member of a body at other companies
  Aareon Deutschland GmbH (Aareal Bank Group company; member of the Supervisory Board
   

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Born on: 10 February 1967
Nationality: German
Resident in: Rhein-Lahn district in Germany
First appointment: 2019
Terms served: 2nd term (2020 - 2025)
Committees: Executive and Nomination Committee
Remuneration Control Committee
Expertise: Property financing and risk management systems of credit institutions
   
Professional milestones
since 2018 Chairman of the General Works Council at Aareal Bank Group
since 2013 Full-time Works Council member
since 1983 Aareal Bank AG and its legal predecessor in various Credit Management positions
   
Education
  Certified banking specialist (Diplom-Bankfachwirt)
  Vocational training as a banker
   
Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards or similar domestic and international governing bodies according to Section 125 (1) Sentence 5 of the German Public Limited Companies Act
  None
   

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Born on: 27 March 1957
Nationality: German
Resident in: Kandel, Germany
First appointment: 2013
Terms served: 2nd term (2018 - 2023)
Independence: Yes
VBL shareholder representative, which, at 6.5% is less than the 10% threshold set by Aareal Bank.
Committees: Executive and Nomination Committee (Deputy Chairman)
Remuneration Control Committee
Audit Committee
Expertise: strategic planning, risk management systems, including remuneration systems which are consistent with the standards defined by such schemes, risk management, treasury, accounting and corporate reporting, IT, transformation and cyber risks.
   
Professional milestones
since 2012 President and Chairman of the Management Board of Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder (VBL), responsible for, among other things, organisation, HR, accounting, risk management, including cyber risks and internal audit in Karlsruhe, Germany
1998 - 2012 Member of the VBL Management Board at Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder (VBL) responsible for VBL's core business, investments and IT, among other things
1995 – 1997 Head of the Collective Bargaining and Labour Law Department at the Thuringia Ministry of Finance, Germany
1992 – 1995 Human Resources officer at the Regional Tax Office in Erfurt
1986 - 1992 Head of the social and wage policies department at the head office of Karstadt AG in Essen, Germany
   
Education
  Legal studies and traineeship
   
Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards or similar domestic and international governing bodies according to Section 125 (1) Sentence 5 of the German Public Limited Companies Act
  None
   
Further mandates as a member of a body at other companies
  VBLU e.V. (Chairman of the Management Board
   

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Born on: 6 July 1950
Nationality: German
Resident in: Main-Kinzig district, Germany
First appointment: 2015
Terms served: 2nd term (2020 – 2023)
Independence: Yes
Committees: Risk Committee (Chairman)
Expertise: Strategic planning, structured finance, financial markets, M&A investments, risk management and the assessment and design of risk management systems for lending institutions, including suitable remuneration systems, implementation and monitoring of risk classification procedures, accounting and corporate reporting
   
Professional milestones
since 2013 Holds several other mandates
2005 – 2013 Chairman of the Board at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank und Group Senior Country Officer at the Credit Agricole Group in Germany and Austria with affiliated companies such as Amundi, Caceis, CreditPlus and Eurofactor – with a focus on corporate financing, capital markets, structured finance and M&A, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2002 – 2005 Managing Director at Bank of America for Germany, Switzerland and Austria with responsibility for Corporate and Investment Banking, Structured Finance, Equity Linked Products, M&A, Leasing Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1989 - 2002 Member of the Management Board at JP Morgan AG in Germany and its predecessor banks with a focus on the Corporate Customers, International Business and Investment Banking divisions in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1978 – 1989 Various management positions at JP Morgan AG and its predecessors, including Credit Analysis, Capital Markets, Structured Finance, Portfolio Management, etc.
   
Education
  Degree in wholesale and foreign trade
  Qualified banker
   
Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards or similar domestic and international governing bodies according to Section 125 (1) Sentence 5 of the German Public Limited Companies Act
  None
   

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Born on: 24 January 1964
Nationality: British/German
Resident in: Surrey, near London, England
First appointment: 2015
Terms served: 2nd term (2020 – 2024)
Independence: Yes
Committees: Risk Committee (Deputy Chairman)
Technology and Innovation Committee
Expertise: Strategic planning, property financing, risk management and assessment, as well as the design of risk management systems, including remuneration systems which are consistent with the standards defined by such schemes, legal and regulatory requirements, IT and cyber risks
   
Professional career
since 2018 External Member, Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England
since 2017 External Member, Financial Market Infrastructure Board, Bank of England
2015 - 2018 Senior Advisor, Prudential Regulation Authority, Bank of England
2013 - 2014 Global COO, member of Global Management Committee and Global Operating Committee, including Strategy / M&A, Real Estate, Finance, Legal, Compliance, Tax, Human Resources, IT, LaSalle Investment Management, London, England und Chicago, USA
1988 - 2012 Different Positions in the Investment Banking Division and Global Capital Markets, at last Chief Operation Officer (COO), Real Estate and Natural Resources, including Strategy / Financial Management, Legal/Compliance, Internal Audit/Operational Risk, Talent Management, Morgan Stanley, London, England
   
Education
  Business Administration, Vereins- und Westbank AG, Hamburg, Germany
  Business Administration at the Hamburg School of Business
  Degree in Business Studies, London School of Economics, England
   
Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards or similar domestic and international governing bodies according to Section 125 (1) Sentence 5 of the German Public Limited Companies Act
  Edinburgh Investment Trust Plc (publicly listed, non-Executive Director, Board of Directors)
  Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), (External Member of Audit and Risk Committee)
   

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Supervisory Board Affiliation  
Name Member of the supervisory board since
Prof Dr Hermann Wagner (Chairman of the Supervisory Board ) 2015
Thomas Hawel 2006
Jana Brendel 2020
Petra Heinemann-Specht 2018
Jan Lehmann 2020
Klaus Novatius 2019
Richard Peters 2013
Sylvia Seignette 2015
Elisabeth Stheeman 2015