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Members of the Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is responsible for monitoring the Management team and approving important corporate decisions. Moreover, it appoints the Members of the Board of Management. The Supervisory Board of TRATON SE comprises 20 members and conforms to the German Co-determination Act.

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  • Hans Dieter P?tsch

    Hans Dieter P?tsch

    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • Athanasios Stimoniaris

    Athanasios Stimoniaris

    • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
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    Hans Dieter P?tsch
    • Hans Dieter P?tsch

      Chairman of the Supervisory Board

      Hans Dieter P?tsch was born in 1951 in Traun (Austria). He studied industrial engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, from 1973 to 1979. He worked in controlling at BMW AG in Munich, Germany, from 1979, and subsequently became head of controlling at BMW AG in 1984, serving in this function until 1987. He was general manager for finance and administration at Trumpf GmbH & Co. KG from 1987 to 1991. He served as chairman of the management board of Traub AG from 1991 to 1995, and was chairman of the management board at Dürr AG from 1995 to 2002. Mr. P?tsch served as group management board member with responsibility for finance & controlling at Volkswagen AG from 2003 to 2015. He has served as board member for finance at Porsche Automobil Holding SE since 2009. Since 2015 he has served as chairman of the management board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE and chairman of the supervisory board of Volkswagen AG. Since January 2019, Hans Dieter P?tsch has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Athanasios Stimoniaris
    • Athanasios Stimoniaris

      Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

      Athanasios Stimoniaris was born in 1971 in Munich (Germany). He held various positions in logistics at MAN Truck & Bus SE in Munich (Germany) from 1998 to 2002. Since 2002, he has been a member of the works council of MAN Truck & Bus SE, serving as deputy chairman of the works council from 2007 to 2015, as deputy chairman of the general works council of MAN Truck & Bus SE from 2012 to 2015, as deputy chairman of the group works council of MAN SE. Mr. Stimoniaris has been chairman of the works council and general works council of MAN Truck & Bus SE since 2015. He is also chairman of the group works council of MAN SE and a member of the group works council of Volkswagen AG. Furthermore, he serves as a member of the European and global works councils of Volkswagen AG and since July 22, 2018 has been chairman of the group works council of TRATON SE. Athanasios Stimoniaris is deputy leader of the shop stewards’ committee of IG Metall at MAN Truck & Bus SE in Munich and is a member of the IG Metall local organization in Munich. Since January 2019, Athanasios Stimoniaris has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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  • Dr. Manfred Doess

    Dr. Manfred D?ss

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Gunnar Kilian

    Gunnar Kilian

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Dr. Albert Kirchmann

    Dr. Albert Kirchmann

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Dr. Julia Kuhn-Pi?ch

    Dr. Julia Kuhn-Pi?ch

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Nina Macpherson

    Nina Macpherson

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Dr. Dr. Christian Porsche

    Dr. Dr. Christian Porsche

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Dr. Wolf-Michael Schmid

    Dr. Wolf-Michael Schmid

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Hiltrud Werner

    Hiltrud Werner

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Frank Witter

    Frank Witter

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Torsten Bechst?dt

    Torsten Bechst?dt

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Mari Carlquist

    Mari Carlquist

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Jürgen Kerner

    Jürgen Kerner

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Lisa Lorentzon

    Lisa Lorentzon

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Bo Luthin

    Bo Luthin

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Michael Lyngsie

    Michael Lyngsie

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Bernd Osterloh

    Bernd Osterloh

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Karina Schnur

    Karina Schnur

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Steffen Zieger

    Steffen Zieger

    • Member of the Supervisory Board
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    Dr. Manfred Doess
    • Dr. Manfred D?ss

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Dr. Manfred D?ss was born in 1958 in Bad Kreuznach (Germany). He studied law at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. After his post-graduate clerkship in 1987, he received his doctorate in 1990. Dr. D?ss started his career at Metallgesellschaft AG (today Gea AG) in the legal department. In 1996, he became head of the legal department and in 2004 he also became representative of senior executives in the co-determined supervisory board of Metallgesellschaft AG. From 2005 to 2013, Dr. D?ss worked as head of the legal department of RWE AG. From 2007 to 2009, he also acted as non-executive director during the initial public offering of American Water Works Co. Inc., Voorhees (NJ), USA, a former subsidiary of the RWE group. From 2013 to 2015, Dr. D?ss acted as head of the legal department of Porsche Automobil Holding SE. Since 2016, Dr. D?ss has served as member of the management board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE, being responsible for legal and compliance, and as chief legal counsel of Volkswagen AG. Since January 2019, Dr. D?ss has also been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Gunnar Kilian
    • Gunnar Kilian

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Gunnar Kilian was born in 1975 in Westerland (Germany). He received his high school diploma in 1996 and has worked for the Volkswagen Group since 2000. Mr. Kilian started his professional career in 1999 at Verlag Lokalpresse GmbH as responsible editor for the Wolfsburger Kurier before joining Volkswagen AG as a public relations officer in 2000. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Kilian was responsible for the office of a member of the German parliament, and returned to Volkswagen AG in 2006 as advisor to the works council and became press spokesperson for the group works council in 2009. He worked in the Salzburg office of the chairperson of the Volkswagen AG supervisory board from 2012 before returning to Wolfsburg in 2013 to take up the position as secretary-general and general manager of the group works council. Since April 2018, Mr. Kilian has been a member of the management board of Volkswagen AG with functional responsibility for “Human Resources”. Mr. Kilian has also held supervisory board mandates at Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, as well as Volkswagen Vertriebsbetreuungsgesellschaft and MOIA GmbH. Mr. Kilian has engaged in voluntary work for many years, for example as chairperson of the Volkswagen Belegschaftsstiftung (Volkswagen Employee Foundation) and also as a member of the Stiftungsrat (Board of Trustees) of the International Youth Meeting Center in Auschwitz. Since January 2019, Mr. Kilian has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Dr. Albert Kirchmann
    • Dr. Albert Kirchmann

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Dr. Albert Xaver Kirchmann was born in 1956 in Engelitz (Germany). He studied business and engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and received his doctorate in 1984. Dr. Kirchmann began his career at Daimler-Benz AG in 1984 as an assistant to the plant management with responsibility for controlling and calculation. After various positions in controlling, including positions at Mercedes-Benz in Spain, Dr. Kirchmann started in strategy, controlling and planning for the powertrain business unit in 1997. Subsequently, he held further management positions in finance before becoming head of finance and controlling, business and product planning at Daimler Truck & Buses in 2004. In 2009, Dr. Kirchmann became head of and president of Daimler Trucks Asia as well as chief executive officer (CEO) of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation. Additionally, he has held further management board positions at the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the European Business Council in Japan as well as the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. Since 2017, Dr. Kirchmann has been working self-employed as chief-executive advisor. Since January 2019, Dr. Kirchmann has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Dr. Julia Kuhn-Pi?ch
    • Dr. Julia Kuhn-Pi?ch

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Dr. Julia Kuhn-Pi?ch was born in 1981 in Vienna (Austria). She studied law at the University of Vienna, graduating in 2007. Additionally, Dr. Kuhn-Pi?ch studied real estate management at the Vienna Technical University. In 2017 she received a Doctor of Law (Dr iur). Since 2009 Dr. Kuhn-Pi?ch has been working as a self-employed real estate manager. Since 2014 Dr. Kuhn-Pi?ch has served as a member of the supervisory board of MAN Truck & Bus SE. Since 2015 she has also served as a member of the supervisory board of MAN SE and AUDI AG. In 2015 she served as a member of Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board. Dr. Kuhn-Pi?ch has been a member of the board of trustees of Audi Stiftung für Umwelt GmbH since 2018. Since January 2019, Dr. Kuhn-Pi?ch has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Nina Macpherson
    • Nina Macpherson

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Nina Macpherson was born in 1958 in Gothenburg (Sweden). She holds a master of law from Stockholm University. Ms. Macpherson began her career in 1982 as in-house lawyer at Salén Shipping Companies, focusing on general marine law. From 1985 until 1988, she acted as legal advisor at Rederi AB Reut. In 1988, Ms. Macpherson joined Rydin & Carlsten Advokatbyra AB as a lawyer. From 1996 to 2018, Ms. Macpherson worked in various positions at Ericsson, including vice president deputy head of group function legal affairs and head of the general counsel’s office, finance, insurance and M&A as well as trade compliance. In 2011 she became senior vice president and chief legal officer for the Ericsson group. Since April 2018, Ms. Macpherson has been a member of the board of Scania AB and Scania CV AB, and since January 2019 a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Dr. Dr. Christian Porsche
    • Dr. Dr. Christian Porsche

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Dr. Dr. Christian Porsche was born in 1974 in Munich (Germany). He studied human medicine at the Free University and Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and received his doctorate in medicine in 2002. In 2007, he received his doctorate in biology from the University of Wuerzburg. From 2005 to 2006, he participated in the distance learning course "BWL im Krankenhaus" offered by the University Nuernberg-Erlangen and in 2009 took part in the "Management Acceleration Programme" at INSEAD. Dr. Dr. Porsche started his career in 2007 with a specialist training for neurology. From 2013 to 2014, he worked as medical specialist in neurology at the Christian-Doppler Klinik in Salzburg, Austria. Since 2015, he has been working as a neurologist in private practice in his own medical office “APEXMED” in Salzburg. From 2005 to 2009, Dr. Dr. Porsche held partnership interests in Porsche Austria GmbH & Co. OG, Porsche Konstruktionen GmbH & Co. KG and Porsche Inter Auto GmbH & Co. KG. In the period between 2013 and 2017, he served as a member of the supervisory board of MAN Truck & Bus SE, Scania AB and MAN SE – with different dates of joining the respective committee. Since January 2019, Dr. Dr. Porsche has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Dr. Wolf-Michael Schmid
    • Dr. Wolf-Michael Schmid

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Dr. Wolf-Michael Schmid was born in 1947 in Sch?ningen (Germany). He studied business administration in Berlin and Goettingen and holds a doctorate from the TU Braunschweig. After graduation, Dr. Schmid began his career as managing director of Mineral?ltransport GmbH. He is currently managing director and shareholder of Dr. W.-M. Schmid GmbH with a registered seat in Helmstedt. Dr. Schmid owns various companies that operate several Bosch and MAN maintenance and service points and is furthermore engaged in property development. For 10 years, Dr. Schmid was president of the chamber of industry and commerce in Braunschweig. He is currently honorary president. Dr. Schmid has also acted as honorary judge at the fiscal court of Lower Saxony in Hanover for 5 years. Since January 2019, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Hiltrud Werner
    • Hiltrud Werner

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Hiltrud Dorothea Werner was born in 1966 in Bad Doberan (Germany). In 1985, she completed a textile technology training program in Muehlhausen, Thuringia. She graduated in economics in 1989 from the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg. Hiltrud Dorothea Werner began her career as a project manager for process optimization at Softlab GmbH, a consulting firm that specialized in information technology. She joined BMW AG in 1996 and then completed an international management trainee program. Afterwards, she became a department head at BMW Bank GmbH. In 2000, she joined group audit and became the head of the BMW audit department for Great Britain and Ireland with global responsibility for the brands Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and MINI in 2003. After returning from Great Britain in 2008, she became head of group audit financial services. In 2011, Hiltrud Dorothea Werner was appointed chief audit executive at MAN SE. She then assumed the same position at ZF Friedrichshafen in 2014. She became head of group audit at Volkswagen AG on January 1, 2016. Since February 1, 2017, she has been a member of the management board of Volkswagen AG with responsibility for “integrity and legal affairs” and since January 2019, a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Frank Witter
    • Frank Witter

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Frank Witter was born in 1959 in Hanover (Germany). He holds a degree in business administration and has been with the Volkswagen Group since 1992. After training as a qualified savings bank officer, Frank Witter studied economics at the University of Hanover. Mr. Witter started his career at BASF AG in Ludwigshafen as group leader special financing operations. He joined Volkswagen AG in 1992, heading the capital markets business section at group treasury until 1998. He subsequently became corporate treasurer at Volkswagen of America Inc. and Volkswagen Canada Inc. and its subsidiaries in Auburn Hills, Michigan (USA). From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Witter served as corporate treasurer at SAirGroup in Zurich (Switzerland). In 2002, he became CFO at Volkswagen of America Inc. and Volkswagen Canada Inc. as well as its subsidiaries. From the beginning of 2005, he held the function of CEO and CFO at Volkswagen of America Inc. and Volkswagen Canada Inc. From October 2007 to mid-September 2008, Frank Witter served as president and CFO of VW Credit Inc. and was regional manager for the North and South American markets of Volkswagen Financial Services AG. Frank Witter has been chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen Financial Services AG since September 2008. In October 2015, he was appointed a member of the management board of Volkswagen AG with functional responsibility for “Finance and Controlling”. The supervisory board of Volkswagen AG additionally transferred responsibility for IT to Mr. Witter with effect from April 2018. Since January 2019, Frank Witter has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Torsten Bechst?dt
    • Torsten Bechst?dt

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Torsten Bechst?dt was born in 1973 in Bremen (Germany). He studied economics at the University of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) Hamburg, Germany, from 1995 to 1999, and – alongside working – business administration at the distance university (Fernuniversit?t) Hagen, Germany, from 2001 to 2003. From 1999, he worked as head of a transport office in the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) and from 2001 to 2004 he headed a logistics office for port operations at home and abroad of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). After his time with the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr), Torsten Bechst?dt worked in the controlling, capital markets and asset management departments of Volkswagen AG’s group finance department from 2004 to 2015. He has been an expert consultant to the group works council at Volkswagen AG since 2015. He has also engaged in voluntary work as Chief Financial Officer of the Volkswagen Belegschaftsstiftung (Volkswagen Employee Foundation) and he is a member of the audit committee for accountants of the Hanover Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Since January 2019, Torsten Bechst?dt has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Mari Carlquist
    • Mari Carlquist

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Mari Carlquist was born in 1969 in G?vle (Sweden). After having finished secondary education in G?vle, she started her career at Scania chassis assembly and participated in several internal trainings. Subsequently, she held various positions at the company. Ms. Carlquist is currently working as chairman for the white collar union Unionen at Scania in S?dert?lje. Since 2015, Ms. Carlquist has been a member of the board of Scania CV, Scania AB and Dynamate AB (former DIS AB). Since January 2019, Mari Carlquist has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Jürgen Kerner
    • Jürgen Kerner

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Jürgen Kerner was born in 1969 in Augsburg (Germany). He trained as an information electronics technician at Siemens AG in Augsburg from 1985 to 1989 and afterwards worked as a function tester at Siemens AG from 1989 to 1990. Between 1990 and 1995, Mr. Kerner was a full-time works council member of Siemens AG. From 1995 until 2000, Mr. Kerner acted as trade union officer, from 2000 until 2004 as Vice-president and from 2004 until 2011 as President of the IG Metall local in Augsburg. From 2011 until 2013 he was full-time member of the Executive Committee of IG Metall. Since 2013, Mr. Kerner has served as treasurer of IG Metall responsible, among others, for finance, controlling, commercial and in-house services and IT. Since January 2019, Jürgen Kerner has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Lisa Lorentzon
    • Lisa Lorentzon

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Lisa Lorentzon was born in 1982 in V?xj? (Sweden). Between 2001 and 2007 she studied media technology at the Link?pings University and graduated with a master of science. She has held various positions at Scania since 2007. Since 2012, Ms. Lorentzon has been a member of the board of directors at Scania AB and Scania CV AB. Additionally, she is the chairperson for the Union for University Graduates (Akademikerf?rening) at Scania. Since January 2019, Lisa Lorentzon has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Bo Luthin
    • Bo Luthin

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Bo Luthin was born in 1967 in Eskilstuna (Sweden). Since 1985 he has worked at Scania in various positions and successfully participated in several trainings, among others in the field of work environment responsibility. He started his career at Scania chassis assembly. From 1991 to 2008, he was a mechanic in the transmission development. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Luthin also worked as local safety officer before he became deputy senior safety officer at Scania S?dert?lje in 2008 and senior safety officer in 2010. Since 2016, Mr. Luthin has been working as coordinating senior safety officer at Scania Sweden responsible for the international coordination of work environment issues. Since then, he has also been a representative of IF Metall at Scania. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company since January 2019.

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    Michael Lyngsie
    • Michael Lyngsie

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Michael Lyngsie was born in 1977 in S?dert?lje (Sweden). He started his career as a CNC operater at Scania Gearbox in 1996 and has held various positions at Scania since then. In 2006, he became a full-time representative of IF Metall at Scania and has been a member of the board of directors since 2018. Additionally, Mr. Lyngsie has been president of the metalworkers union in S?dert?lje and Sweden since August 2018. Since January 2019, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Bernd Osterloh
    • Bernd Osterloh

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Bernd Osterloh was born in 1956 in Brunswick (Germany). He trained as an industrial clerk from 1973 to 1975. Since 1977 he has been working for Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg. Since 2005, he has been a member of the supervisory board of Volkswagen AG. He has been a member of the supervisory board of Allianz für die Region GmbH since 2007 and a member of the supervisory board of Wolfsburg AG since 2009. He has held positions in the supervisory boards of ?KODA Auto a.s. and SEAT, S.A. since 2015. Since 2018, he has served as a member of the supervisory board of Porsche Holding Stuttgart GmbH and TRATON SE. In addition, Bernd Osterloh is chairperson of the F?rderverein ready4work e.V. and a member of the board of Bildungszentrum Heimvolkshochschule Hustedt e.V. Since January 2019, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Karina Schnur
    • Karina Schnur

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Karina Schnur was born in 1977 in Ingolstadt (Germany). From 1994 to 1997 she completed a commercial apprenticeship at AUDI AG in Ingolstadt. In 1997, after three years working in the controlling department of AUDI AG, she became deputy chairperson of the representative body for youth and trainees (Jugend- und Auszubildendenvertretung). Since 2002 Ms. Schnur has held various positions at IG Metall and is now general secretary of the works council, responsible for MAN / MAN Truck & Bus SE. Since January 2019, she has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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    Steffen Zieger
    • Steffen Zieger

      Member of the Supervisory Board

      Steffen Zieger was born in 1960 in Leipzig (Germany). From 1976 to 1978 he trained as an auto mechanic and until 1990 he worked as an auto mechanic at a car maintenance company in Leipzig. After joining MAN in 1990, Mr. Zieger became a member of the general works council of MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH in 2002. Since 2012 he has been chairperson of the general works council of MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH and since January 2019, a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

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