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
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: Finance & Reporting, Controlling, Investor Relations, Treasury & Insurances, Legal and M&A, Risk Management, Compliance, Internal Audit, Corporate Responsibility

Group Development, Group Communications, Sales, Marketing, Personnel

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, 2021

Born in 1962
Nationality: German
Last date of appointment: 2018
Responsibilities: Production, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Operational Global Excellence, Quality, ICT, ESG

Product Development & Management, R&D

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

Supervisory Board

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 appointment of the other acting Supervisory Board members became effective with their election on the Annual General Meeting on May 17, 2018 and will end with 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.

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Lars Magnus Berg

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

Born in 1947
Nationality: Swedish

Current Occupation
Since 2000 Consultant for different companies in the areas telecommunication, media and finance

Career Progression
1999 -2000 Member of the Management Board and head of the telecommunication division of Mannesmann AG, Germany
1994 - 1999 Chairman of the Management Board of TELIA Group and President of TELIA AB, a leading telecommunication provider in Scandinavia
1970 - 1994 Different leading positions at Ericsson Group: President of the subsidiaries Ericsson Cables AB and Ericsson Business Networks AB

Education
Studies in Economics at School of Economics in Göteborg
Other mandates in stock listed Supervisory Boards or similar committees
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Greater Than AB, Stockholm, Sweden

Other mandates in Supervisory Boards or similar committees
none

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Erika Schulte

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board and member of the Audit and Strategy 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

Other mandates in Supervisory Boards or similar committees
No further mandates

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Rita Forst

Member 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
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

Other mandates in Supervisory Boards or similar committees
Member of the Supervisory Board (Non-Executive Director) of AerCap Holdings N.V., Dublin, Ireland
Member of the Advisory Board of Joh. Winklhofer Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, Munich
Member of the Supervisory Board of ElringKlinger AG, Dettingen/Erms
Member of the Advisory Board of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., Vancouver, Canada

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Günter Hauptmann

Chairman of the Strategy 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 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

Other mandates in Supervisory Boards or similar committees
Member of the Advisory Board of Moon TopCo GmbH (Schlemmer Group), Poing, Germany

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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.)

Other mandates in Supervisory Boards or similar committees
Member of the Supervisory Board (raad van commissarissen) of Weener Plastics Group, Ede, The Netherlands
Member of the Advisory Board (Vice Chairman) of Racing TopCo GmbH, Troisdorf, Germany
Member of the Advisory Board of Kaffee Partner Holding GmbH, Osnabrueck, Germany
Member of the Advisory Board of Moon TopCo (Schlemmer Group), Poing, Germany
Member of the Advisory Board of Tegimus Holding GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany

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Mark Wilhelms

Member of the Audit 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

Other mandates in Supervisory Boards or similar committees
No further mandates

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