Dr. Stephan Kessel (born 1953, German citizen) has served as a member of the Supervisory Board since 2014 and as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2018. From August 2018 to July 2019, he led Stabilus as Interim CEO and then returned to the position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. For many years, he was a member of the managing board at Continental AG, and the company’s CEO until 2002. Since then Dr. Kessel has taken up a number of board positions at European companies including Stabilus. From 2008 through 2010, Dr. Kessel was Chairman of the Board of the former holding company of the operating Stabilus Group and acted as Stabilus’ CEO for a certain period. In addition to his position at Stabilus, he currently serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Novem Group S.A.1, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Dayco Products LLC2 and member of the Advisory Board of svt GmbH2. Further he holds the position as a chairman of the board of Hitched Holdings 1 B.V.², the holding company of ACPS².
Dr. Joachim Rauhut (born 1954, German citizen) has served as a member of the Supervisory Board since May 12, 2015. He was a member of the Executive Board of Wacker Chemie AG until October 31, 2015. He joined the Management Board of Wacker Chemie GmbH in 2001 and supported Wacker Chemie’s initial public offering in 2006. Previously, he served in various leading corporate positions, including posts at Mannesmann AG and Krauss-Maffei AG. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of MTU Aero Engines AG1, creditshelf AG1, as well as member of the Advisory Counsel of J. Heinrich Kramer Holding GmbH2.
Dr. Ralf-Michael Fuchs (born 1958, German citizen) has served as a member of the Supervisory Board since 2015. He was member of the Dürr Senior Executive Board and Chief Executive of Division Measuring and Process Systems until 2017. He served as Chairman of the board of various Dürr companies and as Chairman of the management board of Carl SCHENCK AG. Before he joined Dürr AG in 2000, he held various leading positions at IWKA AG and AGIV AG. From 2004 until 2018 he was member of the Board of Directors of Nagahama Seisakusho Ltd., Japan.
Dr. Dirk Linzmeier (born 1976, German citizen) has served as a member of the Supervisory Board since 2018. He is CEO of the ams OSRAM Automotive Lighting Systems GmbH2. From 2006 to 2017 he held several leading positions in the development of driver assistance systems and automotive electronics at Robert Bosch GmbH. From 2014 to 2017 he served as Managing Director and Business Unit Leader Automotive Electronics and as Vice President of Corporate Start-up Management. Prior to that, he worked as a research engineer in Advanced Development at DaimlerChrysler AG.
Inka Koljonen (born 1973, Finnish citizen) has been a member of the Supervisory Board since February 16, 2022. As a member of the Executive Board, she has been responsible for Finance, IT and Legal Affairs at MAN Truck & Bus SE2 since February 2022. Previously, she was Chief Financial Officer at SAF-HOLLAND SE1 and, among other positions, CFO for the Catalysts business unit at Clariant AG1 and CFO of the Russia region for Siemens AG1. Inka Koljonen holds a degree in business administration from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.
Committees of the Supervisory Board
Members of the Audit Committee
- Dr. Joachim Rauhut3 (Chairman)
- Inka Koljonen3
Members of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee
- Dr. Stephan Kessel (Chairman)
- Dr. Ralf-Michael Fuchs
3Expert member pursuant to Section 100 Paragraph 5 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG)