Management Board

NORMA Group SE has a dual management system that consists of a Management Board and a Supervisory Board. The Management Board manages the Company under its own responsibility while the Supervisory Board advises and monitors the Management Board.

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Dr. Michael Schneider

Chairman of the Management Board / CEO
of NORMA Group SE since November 2019
Current Management Board term expires: June 30, 2023

Born in 1963
Nationality: German
Last date of appointment: 2018

Responsibilities
Group Development, Group Communications, Sales, Marketing, Regional Organization, Corporate Responsibility, Personnel, Legal and M&A, Risk Management, Compliance & Internal Audit

Professional background
2010 - 2015 Managing Director / CFO, FTE automotive Group
2006 - 2009 Member of the Management Board, Veritas AG
2003 - 2006 Director of Finance and IT, Aesculap AG (B. Braun Melsungen Group)
Previous Various international management positions, thereof 3 years in Brazil

Studies / professional education
Studies of business economics at the Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen
PhD in Economics at the Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen

Mandates in supervisory boards or comparable bodies outside NORMA Group
Member of the Supervisory Board of Leitwerk AG, Appenweier, Germany
Member of the Supervisory Board of accuris AG, Munich, Germany

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Dr. Friedrich Klein

Member of the Management Board
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of NORMA Group SE since October 1, 2018
Current Management Board term expires: September 30, 2024

Born in 1962
Nationality: German
Last date of appointment: 2018

Responsibilities
Production, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Operational Global Excellence, ICT, Quality, ESG, EHS (Environment, Health and Safety), Product Development, R&D, Divisional Organization

Professional background
2008 - 2018 Various leading positions at Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co KG, Herzogenaurach
2005 - 2007 Director of Operations at Mubea Inc, Florence, USA
1996 - 2004 Various leading positions at Muhr und Bender KG, Attendorn
1989 - 1996 Various leading positions at WZL der RWTH Aachen, Aachen

Studies / professional education
Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen
Doctorate in Engineering from RWTH Aachen

Mandates in supervisory boards or comparable bodies outside NORMA Group
none

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Annette Stieve

Member of the Management Board
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of NORMA Group SE since October 1, 2020
Current Management Board term expires: September 30, 2023

Born in 1964
Nationality: German
Last date of appointment: 2020

Responsibilities
Finance & Reporting, Controlling, Treasury & Insurances, Investor Relations

Professional background
2018 – 2020 Management Board, CFO Finance, Indirect Purchasing & General Services at Hoffmann SE, Munich
1996 – 2017 Various leading positions (most recently as Managing Director and CFO of the Northern and Eastern Europe region) at Faurecia Group, Stadthagen
1991 – 1996 Arthur Andersen & Co GmbH, Audit and Tax Advisory Firm, Hannover

Studies / professional education
Global Senior Management Program (Faurecia Programs), INSEAD, Fontainebleau Cedex, France
Studies of economics at University of Paderborn
Studies of law at the University of Bielefeld

Mandates in supervisory boards or comparable bodies outside NORMA Group
No further mandates

Supervisory Board

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Günter Hauptmann

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of NORMA Group SE
Chairman of the General and Nomination Committee of NORMA Group SE
Member of the Supervisory Board of NORMA Group SE since 2011

Born in 1954
Nationality: German

Current Occupation
Since 2006 Consultant

Career Progression
1999 - 2006 Member of the Management Board of Siemens VDO AG (prior: Mannesmann VDO AG)
1994 - 1999 General representative of Rheinmetall Elektronik AG and Chairman of the Management Board of Preh Group
1984 - 1994 Digital Equipment Corporation, Mass Storage
1981 - 1984 Canon Inc., Japan, Printing/Office Machines

Education
PhD in Engineering at California Coast University, Santa Ana, USA
International Advanced Management Programme, Insead, Fontainebleau, France
Studies of Mechanical and Precision Engineering, Technical College Gießen

Relevant knowledge, skills and professional experience

  • Sector knowledge industry / automotive
  • International experience and responsibility
  • Board member in various industrial and automotive supplier companies
  • General management, innovation, technology, sustainability, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, project management in a corporate environment
  • Former Supervisory Board positions in various internal group companies
  • Former Supervisory Board positions in external companies
  • Further education in the Supervisory Board environment
  • Insead Advanced Management Programme / Fountainebleau
Other mandates in Supervisory Boards or similar committees
Member of the Advisory Board of Moon TopCo GmbH, Poing, Germany (not listed)

Other important activities
Hauptmann Consulting, Bad Endorf, Germany

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Erika Schulte

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board and member of the Strategy Committee and of the General and Nomination Committee of NORMA Group SE
Member of the Supervisory Board of NORMA Group SE since 2013

Born in 1961
Nationality: German

Current Occupation
Director of Hanau Wirtschaftsförderung GmbH

Career Progression
2006 - 2008 Head of Sales, nextevolution AG, Frankfurt
2001 - 2005 Head of Marketing and Practice Management, ITELLIUM Systems & Services GmbH, Frankfurt
2000 - 2001 Business Development Manager, SAP Systems Integration AG, Alsbach
1986 - 2000 CIO and Head of General Administration, Balzers and Leybold Deutschland Holding AG, Hanau

Education
Studies of Mathematics and Physics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt/Main

Relevant knowledge, skills and professional experience

  • IT strategy development and implementation
  • Process optimization and redesign
  • Practice management and project controlling
  • Market development of new business areas of strategic importance, especially in the e-business environment
  • Product and corporate marketing
  • Public and press relations
  • Expertise in the field of public affairs.
Other mandates in Supervisory Boards or similar committees
No further mandates

Other important activities
None

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Rita Forst

Chairman of the Strategy Committee of NORMA Group SE
Member of the Supervisory Board of NORMA Group since 2018

Born in 1955
Nationality: German

Current Occupation
Freelance business consultant in drive and vehicle technology in Dörsdorf

Career Progression
2010 - 2012 Management Board member Technical Development of Adam Opel AG, Rüsselsheim, and Vice President Engineering of General Motors Europe, Rüsselsheim
2008 - 2010 Executive Director for the overall vehicle development of Adam Opel AG, Rüsselsheim
2005 - 2008 Executive Director for engine and transmission development of General Motors in Europe, Turin
2001 - 2005 Chair of the Management of GM Powertrain Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of FIAT-GM Powertrain Joint Ventures, Rüsselsheim
1999 - 2001 Chief engineer for production planning of engines and transmissions for General Motors Europe, Rüsselsheim
1984 - 1985 General Motors International Fellowship Trainee Program at GM Technical Center in Warren Michigan, USA
1977 - 1999 Holder of various specialist and leading positions within the Technical Development of Adam Opel AG, Rüsselsheim

Education
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the General Motors Institute in Flint Michigan, USA
Studies in mechanical engineering with a focus on 'energy and heat engineering' at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt

Relevant knowledge, skills and professional experience

  • International knowledge and professional experience in the automotive sector worldwide
  • Expertise in the field of research and development of conventional and alternative powertrains, as well as current and future vehicle technologies
  • Corporate knowledge and professional experience as chairman of a GmbH (limited liability company) and as a member of the board of a AG (public limited company)
  • International experience in the field of corporate cooperation
  • Start-up experience - establishment of a subsidiary for research and development of future drive technologies in Turin, Italy
  • Project management in global, complex structures
  • Independent compliance monitor and auditor with a focus on product compliance
  • Experience in strategy, audit and personnel committees in the context of my mandates to comparable control bodies outside NORMA Group
Other mandates in Supervisory Boards or similar committees
Member of the Board of Directors (Non-Executive Director) of AerCap Holdings N.V., Dublin, Ireland (listed company)
Member of the Advisory Board of iwis SE & Co. KG (prior Joh. Winklhofer Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG), Munich, Germany (not listed company)
Member of the Supervisory Board of ElringKlinger AG, Dettingen/Erms (listed company)
Member of the Board of Directors (Non-Executive Director) of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., Vancouver, Canada (listed company)
Member of the Supervisory Board (Non-Executive Director) of Johnson Matthey PLC, London, UK (listed company)

Other important activities
None

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Miguel Ángel López Borrego

Member of the Audit Committee of NORMA Group SE
Member of the Supervisory Board of NORMA Group SE since 2021

Born in 1965
Nationality: Spanish

Current Occupation
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A., Zamudio, Spain, and President and CEO of Siemens S.A., Spain, and Siemens' Spanish operations, since 2018

Professional background
2017 - 2018 CFO at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A., Zamudio, Spain
2014 – 2017 Member of the Board of Directors Primetals London, UK
2016 – 2017 Chairman of the Advisory Board, Valeo Siemens eAutomotive GmbH, Erlangen, Germany
2014 - 2017 CFO Digital Factory, Siemens AG, Nuremberg, Germany
2013 - 2014 CFO Industry Sector, Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany
2008 – 2013 CFO Industry Automation Division, Siemens AG, Nuremberg, Germany
2004 - 2007 CFO Low Voltage Controls & Distribution, Siemens AG, Nuremberg, Germany
2001 - 2003 CFO Interior & Infotainment, Siemens VDO AG, Babenhausen, Germany
1995 – 2001 CFO Instruments, Mannesmann VDO AG, Babenhausen, Germany
1991 - 1995 CFO VDO Instrumentos S.A., Rubi, Spain
1987 - 1991 Controller for Production, Quality and Logistics, VDO, Babenhausen, Germany

Studies / professional education
Siemens Top Management Program (TMC), Munich, Germany, and Singapore
Global MBA Program at the Universities of Toronto (Canada), Erftstadt (Germany), Linz (Austria) and Shanghai (China)
Studies of Business Administration at the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim (Germany), Diploma in Business Administration

Relevant knowledge, skills and professional experience

  • Special knowledge in accounting and auditing due to many years of work as CFO and previously controller
  • Knowledge in the areas risk management, internal control system and compliance
  • International activity
  • Experience in the automotive industry
  • Experience in the field of New Energy
  • Experience in the area of mergers & acquisitions
  • Experience in the area of industrial digitalization
  • Knowledge of the capital market and how it works, including the perspective of investors and obligations under capital market and stock exchange law
  • Knowledge of IT systems, including ERP systems


Mandates in supervisory boards or comparable bodies outside NORMA Group
keine weiteren Mandate

Other relevant activities
Chairman of the Management Board of SIEMENS HOLDING S.L., Tres Cantos, Spain (not listed company)
Member of the Management Board of SIEMENS RAIL AUTOMATION S.A.U., Tres Cantos, Spain (not listed company)
Member of the Managing Board of Siemens Portugal S.A., Lisbon, Portugal (not listed company)
Member of the Advisory Board of Siemens Healthcare, S.L.U., Getafe, Spain (not listed company)
Member of the Entrepreneurial Advisory Board of the Spanish Employers' Association, Madrid, Spain
Member of the Board of the German Chamber of Commerce in Spain, Madrid, Spain

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Dr. Knut J. Michelberger

Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the General and Nomination Committee of NORMA Group SE
Member of the Supervisory Board of NORMA Group SE since 2011

Born in 1948
Nationality: German

Current Occupation
Consultant

Career Progression
2014 - 2016 Managing Director of Kaffee Partner Holding GmbH, Osnabrueck
2010 - 2013 Global Head of Finance at Dematic Group S.a.r.l., Luxembourg
2006 - 2010 CFO at RKW SE, Frankenthal and Director of JM Gesellschaft für industrielle Beteiligungen mbH & Co. KGaA, Worms
2004 - 2006 CFO and COO at GE Access Capital Solutions, Amsterdam
1990 - 2004 CFO and COO at GE Fanuc Automation Europe S.A., Luxembourg
1984 - 1990 CFO at Klöckner Capital Corporation, USA and Director of several subsidiaries within Europe, the US and Asia

Education
Studies of Economics (Dipl. Ök.)
Studies of Mechanical Engineering (Dipl. Ing.)
Postdoctoral in science (Dr. sc. admin.)

Relevant knowledge, skills and professional experience

  • Accounting and auditing
  • Controlling
  • Risk management, early risk detection
  • Financing
  • Capital markets
  • Governance and Compliance
  • ESG
  • Diverse industry experience:
    • Engineering, Manufacturing, Intralogistics, Robotics, Factory and Process Automation
    • Automotive, Tier 1 and 2
    • Plastic Processing, film and sheet manufacturing, injection molding
    • Packaging, FMCG
    • Service, vending
  • Private equity
  • Many years of international experience in the USA, Europe and Asia.
Other mandates in Supervisory Boards or similar committees
Member of the Supervisory Board (raad van commissarissen) of Weener Plastics Group, Ede, The Netherlands (not listed company)
Member of the Advisory Board (Vice Chairman) of Racing TopCo GmbH, Troisdorf, Germany (not listed company)
Member of the Advisory Board of Kaffee Partner Holding GmbH, Osnabrueck, Germany (not listed company)
Member of the Advisory Board of Moon TopCo, Poing, Germany (not listed company)
Chairman of the Advisory Board of Axxence TopCo GmbH (Accence Aromatics), Emmerich, Germany (not listed company)

Other important activities

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Mark Wilhelms

Member of the Audit and Strategy Committee of NORMA Group SE
Member of the Supervisory Board of NORMA Group SE since 2018

Born in 1960
Nationality: German

Current Occupation
Since 2009 CFO Stabilus SA, Luxembourg / Koblenz

Career Progression
2003 - 2009 CFO FTE automotive GmbH, Ebern
1987 - 2003 Various specialist and leading positions at Ford Motor Co. within Europe and the US

Education
Dipl Process Engineering
Dipl Industrial Engineering

Relevant knowledge, skills and professional experience
Many years of CFO activity in a Prime Standard / SDAX listed company
Special knowledge in

  • Controlling
  • Accounting and auditing
  • Risk management, internal control system and compliance
  • Financing
  • Capital market
  • IT
Active in the automotive industry since 1987
Experience abroad through several years in the UK, Belgium and USA

Other mandates in Supervisory Boards or similar committees
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Novem Group SA, Luxembourg / Vorbach, Germany (listed company)

Other important activities
None

Footnotes:
Miguel Ángel López Borrego was elected by resolution of the Annual General Meeting on 20 May 2021. His term of office lasts until the end of the Annual General Meeting that resolves on the discharge of the Supervisory Board for the 2024 financial year, but for no longer than six years.

Mark Wilhelms was appointed by the Annual General Meeting on May 21, 2019. His term of office lasts until the end of the Annual General Meeting, which decides on the discharge of the Supervisory Board for the financial year 2023, no longer however than for six years.

The other Supervisory Board members were elected by the Annual General Meeting on May 17, 2018. Their term of office lasts until the termination of the Annual General Meeting deciding about the discharge of the members of the Supervisory Board for the financial year 2022, but for a maximum period of six years.

Rules of Procedure of the Management Board of NORMA Group SE

September 17, 2021

Rules of Procedure of the Supervisory Board of NORMA Group SE

October 1, 2020

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