Supervisory Board

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 Advisory Boards of Novem Beteiligungs GmbH2 and Dayco Products L.L.C2.

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, B. Braun Melsungen AG2 and 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 Osram Continental 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 Vice President and Managing Director of an Automotive Electronics Business Unit and as Vice President of Corporate Start-up Management. Prior to that, he worked as a development engineer in Advanced Development at DaimlerChrysler AG.


Committees of the Supervisory Board

Members of the Audit Committee

  • Dr. Joachim Rauhut3 (Chairman)
  • Dr. Stephan Kessel

Members of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee

  • Dr. Stephan Kessel (Chairman)
  • Dr. Ralf-Michael Fuchs


1Listed company
2Non-listed company
3Expert member pursuant to Section 100 Paragraph 5 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG)

Investor Contact

Andreas Schröder
Stabilus S.A.