The Supervisory Board

As an essential controlling body, the members monitor the decisions of Ottobock's Executive Board.

The Supervisory Board of Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA is subject to European co-determination and consists of six shareholder representatives and four employee representatives from Germany and abroad. It monitors the activities of the Management Board, which conducts the business of Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA. Dr Bernd Bohr, long-standing head of the automotive division at Bosch, is Chair of the Supervisory Board.


The members of the Supervisory Board


Dr. Bernd Bohr

Chairman of the Supervisory Board Freelance Business Consultant
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Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board Physicist, former President and CEO of the Zeiss Group
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Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost

Member of the Supervisory Board Professor for Design Research and Director of the Design Research Lab, Berlin University of the Arts
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Jurate Keblyte

Member of the Supervisory Board CFO, Grammer AG
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Georgia Näder

Member of the Supervisory Board Entrepreneur
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Johannes Reichel

Member of the Supervisory Board Partner and Head of Private Equity Germany, EQT Partners GmbH
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Stéphane Dépernet*

Member of the Supervisory Board CFO Cluster Méditerranée, Ottobock France
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Marcus Eder*

Mitglied des Aufsichtsrats Ingenieur Technologieentwicklung, Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH
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Steven Iven*

Member of the Supervisory Board CPO, VIGO Belgium
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Marie-France Beuße*

Member of the Supervisory Board Training Manager Global People & Organizational Development Development, Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA
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* Employee representatives in Germany, Austria, France and Sweden

Profile of Skills and Expertise

An optimal staffing

The Supervisory Board of Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA has established a profile of skills and expertise that defines the general personal and professional requirements of the Supervisory Board members. The objective is to compose the Supervisory Board so that its members have the knowledge, skills and professional experience required to properly realise its advisory and supervisory function with respect to the Management Board of Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA.


Profile of Skills and Expertise for the Supervisory Board

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Supervisory Board tasks

The Supervisory Board has set up two committees with appropriate expertise – the audit committee and the nomination committee – from its own membership in order to carry out its duties efficiently and address complex matters with the required focus.

The audit committee has four members. They are Jurate Keblyte (committee chairperson), Johannes Reichel (deputy chairperson) and Dr Bernd Bohr as shareholder representatives and Jean-Yves Audran as employee representative. The members, and particularly the chairperson of the audit committee, have special knowledge of and experience in applying accounting principles and internal control procedures. They are also familiar with the auditing process. The key aspects of the audit committee’s work are monitoring the financial reporting process, assuring the quality of audits and monitoring the effectiveness of the company’s risk management system and internal auditing system. The committee meets regularly four times a year and as needed.

The nomination committee has four members. They are Dr Bernd Bohr (committee chairperson), Prof Dr Michael Kaschke (deputy chairperson) as well as Georgia Näder and Prof Dr Gesche Joost. The nomination committee proposes suitable candidates to the Supervisory Board when new shareholder representatives need to be appointed. The committee meets only when required to provide nominations for candidates.

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