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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Guido Grandi

Chairman of the Management Board / CEO
of NORMA Group SE since June 2023
Current Management Board term expires: May 31, 2026

Born in 1971
Nationality: German

Professional background
2014 - 2023 Chief Executive Officer, WKW Group, Velbert/Wuppertal, Germany
2004 - 2014 Various management positions, ThyssenKrupp AG, Essen, Germany
2001 - 2004 Director Purchase of body and body equipment parts, Ford Europe, Cologne, Germany
1998 - 2001 Various management positions, United Technologies Corporation, Hartford (Connecticut), United States of America
1995 - 1996 Project & development engineer in vehicle development, Ford Werke AG, Cologne, Germany
1994 - 1995 Diploma thesis, BMW Rolls-Roye AeroEngines GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Studies / professional education
Master of Business Administration, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Studies of mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Aachen, Diploma Engineer degree

Mandates in supervisory boards or comparable bodies outside NORMA Group
none

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Dr. Daniel Heymann

Member of the Management Board
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of NORMA Group SE since May 1, 2023
Current Management Board term expires: April 30, 2026

Born in 1982
Nationality: German
Last date of appointment: 2023

Responsibilities
Production, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Operational Global Excellence, ICT, Quality, EHS (Environment, Health and Safety), Project Management

Professional background
2020 - 2023 Executive Vice President at Dräxlmaier Group, Vilsbiburg
2019 - 2020 Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Components at Dräxlmaier Group, Vilsbiburg
2019 - 2019 Vice President & Head of Operations Interior at Dräxlmaier Group, Vilsbiburg
2008 - 2019 Various positions at Dräxlmaier Group, Vilsbiburg



Studies / professional education
Doctorate in Engineering from TU Dresden
Studies of Wood and Fiber Materials Technology at TU Dresden
Studies of Wood Technology at TH Rosenheim
Completed training as a carpenter

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, 2026

Born in 1964
Nationality: German
Last date of appointment: 2023

Responsibilities
Finance & Reporting, Controlling, Treasury & Insurances, Investor Relations, Corporate Responsibility / ESG (Environment, Social, Governance), Risk Management & Internal Audit

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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Mark Wilhelms

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of NORMA Group SE
Chairman of the Gerneral and Nomination Committee and member of the Audit Committe of NORMA Group SE
Member of the Supervisory Board of NORMA Group SE since 2018

Born in 1960
Nationality: German

Career Progression
2009 - 2022 CFO Stabilus SA, Luxembourg / Koblenz
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 / MDAX listed company (Stabilus SE)
Special knowledge in

  • Controlling
  • Accounting and auditing
  • Risk management, internal control system and compliance
  • Financing
  • Capital market
  • IT (ERP, Network and Office IT)
  • Various successful M&A activities
Active in the automotive industry since 1987
Experience abroad through several years in the UK, Belgium and USA

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

Other important activities
None

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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 and other committees
No further mandates

Other important activities
Director of Brüder-Grimm Berufsakademie Hanau GmbH, Hanau

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Rita Forst

Chairman of the Strategy Committee and member of the Gerneral and Nomination 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 Kettering University (former 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 and other 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 Board of Directors (Non-Executive Director) of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., Vancouver, Canada (listed company)
Member of the Board of Directors (Non-Executive Director) of Johnson Matthey PLC, London, UK (listed company)

Other important activities
None

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Miguel Ángel López Borrego

Chairman 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
Chief Executive Officer of thyssenkrupp AG, Essen, Germany

Professional background
2023 - 2023 Interim CEO, NORMA Group SE, Maintal, Germany (January until May 2023)
2018 - 2022 Chairman of the Board of Directors of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A., Zamudio, Spain
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
  • Special knowledge in corporate governance due to many years of work as CEO
  • 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


Other Mandates in Supervisory Boards and other committees
Member of the Supervisory Board at thyssenkrupp nucera AG & Co. KGaA

Other important activities
None

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Denise Koopmans

Member of the Audit Committe of NORMA Group SE
Member of the Supervisory Board of NORMA Group SE since 2023

Born in 1962
Nationality: Dutch

Current Occupation
Since 2015 Independend consultant, Erlenbach, canton of Zürich, Switzerland

Career Progression
2011 - 2015 Managing director Legal & Regulatory Division of Wolters Kluwer BV, Netherlands, and Director of the Wolters Kluwer global business line workflow solutions, New York, USA
2007 - 2011 Chief Executive Officer, LexisNexis Business Information Solutions SA, Paris, France
2000 - 2007 Various leading positions within Cap Gemini Engineering, Paris, France
1998 - 2000 Business Development Manager, Heerema Group NV, Oslo, Norway
1991 - 1998 Chief Legal Officer, Royal BAM Group NV, Den Haag, Netherlands
1988 - 1991 Lawyer, Rotterdam, Netherlands


Education
Prince of Wales Business & Sustainability Leadership Program, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
International Directors Program, certified Board Director, Insead Business School, Fontainebleau, France
Advanced Management Programm, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
LL.M., University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

Relevant knowledge, skills and professional experience

  • International CEO experience, Europe/SA
  • Industry experience (pffshore, construction, EMS)
  • Experience as administrative/supervisory board member and committee chair (audit, compensation, investment) in international listed companies as well as private equity
  • Experience with complex transformation processes, innovation, IT, digitalization
  • Legal, risk management, internal Controlling, Compliance, Corporate Governance
  • M&A, Post Merger Integration
  • Capital market, financing
  • ESG
Other mandates in Supervisory Boards and other committees
Member of the Board of Directors (non-executive director) of Cicor Technologies AG, Boudry, Switzerland (listed)
Member of the Supervisory Board of Royal BAM Group NV, Bunnik, Netherlands (listed)
Member of the Board of Directors (non-executive director) of Sanoma Corporation, Helsinki, Finland (listed)
Member of the Board of Directors (non-executive director) of Schweizerische Post AG, Berne, Switzerland (not listed)

Other important activities
Lay judge (expert) enterprise chamber, court of appeal Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Dr. Markus Distelhoff

Member of the Strategy Committe of NORMA Group SE
Member of the Supervisory Board of NORMA Group SE since 2023

Born in 1965
Nationality: German

Current occupation
Member of the Management Board of REHAU Management SE, Rehau
Chief Executive Officer of REHAU Automotive, Rehau

Professional background
2010 - 2019 Executive Vice President & Head of Fuel Management, Powertrain Division, Continental AG, Dortmund
2006 - 2009 Chief Executive Officer, Siemens VDO Automotive India Ltd, Bangalore, India
1997 - 2006 Development engineer, sales engineer and division manager programm management, Mannesmann VDO AG, Schwalbach

Studius / professional education
Research associate and doctorate at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Studies of mechanical engineering, RWTH Aachen
Studies of mechanical engineering, preliminary diploma, TU Dortmund

Relevant knowledge, skills and professional experience

  • Broad experience in managing global business units and in building new, innovative product and business areas
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in restructurings and turnarounds
  • Initiator and designer of transformations towards cost-efficient and result-oriented process flows
  • Experienced facilitator in employee competency assessment in assessment centers, employee development, and personnel selection
  • Internationally experienced senior executive, especially knowledgeable about the Asian and Eastern European markets
Other mandates in Supervisory Boards and other committees
No further mandates

Other important activities
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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.

Erika Schulte was appointed by the Annual General Meeting on May 11, 2023. Her 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 2024, no longer however than for six years.

The other Supervisory Board members were elected by the Annual General Meeting on May 11, 2023. 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 2026, 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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