The Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Pursuant to the provisions of the German Stock Corporation Act and the German Co-Determination Act, the Supervisory Board of METRO AG is composed of ten shareholder representative and ten employee representative as well as of at least 30 percent women and at least 30 percent men.

Jürgen Steinemann,
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

*1958 | Nationality: German

Chief Executive Officer of JBS Holding GmbH

Independent Shareholder representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2025

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Jürgen Steinemann holds a degree in business administration from the European Business School in Wiesbaden, London and Paris, from which he graduated in 1985. From 1990 until 1998, Jürgen Steinemann held different managing positions for Eridania Beghin Say Group in the business-to-business marketing and sales divisions and was ultimately responsible for the area "corporate plan et stratégie" at the headquarters in Paris (France). From 1999 until 2001, Jürgen Steinemann was CEO of Loders Croklaan, a former subsidiary of Unilever. From 2001 until 2009, he was a member of the management board and COO of Nutreco (Netherlands). From 2009 until 2015, Jürgen Steinemann was CEO of Barry Callebaut AG; where he was also a member of the Board of Directors from 2014 to 2019. Jürgen Steinemann is Chief Executive Officer of JBS Holding GmbH. Since 2017, Jürgen Steinemann has been chairman of the supervisory board of today's METRO AG. From 2015 until the effectiveness of the demerger of METRO GROUP in July 2017, Jürgen Steinemann was a member of the supervisory board of the old METRO AG (now: CECONOMY AG) and from February 2016 on its chairman.

Expertise / Main Focus

Aside from his long-term experience in the management of companies Jürgen Steinemann has proven expertise in particular in the areas management development and sustainability. In addition, he is familiar with the special aspects of emerging markets.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Chairman of the Presidential Committee, of the Nomination Committee and of the Mediation Committee as well as member of the Audit Committee

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • Big Dutchman AG

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

  • Bankiva B.V., Wezep, Netherlands – Supervisory Board (Chairman)
  • Barentz International B.V., Hoofddorp, Netherlands – Supervisory Board (Chairman)
  • Lonza Group AG1, Basel, Switzerland – Board of Directors
  • Solynta B.V., Wageningen, Netherlands – Supervisory Board (Chairman)

1 listed company

Status: 7 February 2024

Jürgen Steinemann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Jürgen Steinemann

Xaver Schiller,
Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

*1961 | Nationality: German

Chairman of the Works Council of METRO Brunnthal

Employee representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2028

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Xaver Schiller completed an apprenticeship with METRO Cash & Carry Deutschland GmbH in 1979 and has since then been employed by this company. In 1980, he was appointed as shift supervisor of the computer center, before assuming the position as director at the computer center in 1988. From 2006 until February 2023, Xaver Schiller  represented the interests of the employees of METRO Deutschland as chairman of the general works council. From 2015 until 2020 Xaver Schiller has been Vice Chairman of the Group Works Council, which he chaired from June 2020 until February 2023. From 2008 until the effectiveness of the demerger of METRO group in July 2017, Xaver Schiller was a member of the supervisory board of the old METRO AG (today: CECONOMY AG). Since 2017 he has been a member and since mid-2020 also Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of today's METRO AG.

Expertise / Main Focus

In his functions as Chairman of the Group Works Council of METRO AG and Chairman of the General Works Council of METRO Deutschland GmbH, Xaver Schiller gained profound experience in questions of managerial and operational co-determination. In addition, due to his activity as chairman of Euroforum, the METRO Works Council on European level, he has profound experience in international labour law topics.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Vice Chairman of the Presidential Committee, Audit Committee and Mediation Committee

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

2 Intercompany mandate

Status: 24 February 2023

Xaver Schiller

Xaver Schiller

Marco Arcelli

*1971 | Nationalities: Italy, Swiss

CEO Acwa Power Riad, Saudi Arabia

Independent shareholder representative
Member since: 22 January 2020
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2026

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Marco Arcelli studied mechanical engineering at the University of Genoa (Italy) and graduated from Harvard's Advanced Management Program. Since March 2023 Marco Arcelli is Chief Executive Officer at ACWA Power, a developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalination plants with its seat in Saudi Arabia. Before, he was active for EP group since 2017, first as Director Business Development of Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s. responsible for renewable energies before taking over the position as CEO of EP Global Commerce a.s. in March 2020. He is also non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pinsami Srl.

From 2001 to 2016 he held various positions at Enel: Executive Vice President Upstream Gas (2009-2016), Head of Business Development and Operations Support (2007-2009), CEO of Slovenské Elektrárne (2005-2007) and President and CEO of Enel North America (2003-2005). Before his career at Enel he held various positions in the areas project management, dispute resolution as well as sales and business development at General Electric and O’Brien-Kreitzberg. Marco Arcelli is a visiting professor on energy and business management at IESE Business School.

Expertise / Main Focus

Marco Arcelli has been active in international management for more than 20 years, especially in Southern and Eastern Europe. He has expertise in particular in the areas M&A and digitalization/technology.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

Pinsami Srl, Reggio Emilia, Italy - Board of Directors (Chairman), since 17 May 2022

Status: 20 March 2023

Marco Arcelli

Marco Arcelli

Gwyn Burr

*1963 | Nationality: British

Chair of the Board of Directors of Skipton Building Society, Skipton, United Kingdom

Independent Shareholder representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2026

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Gwyn Burr studied economics and history at the University of Bradford (United Kingdom). After her studies, she joined Rowntree Mackintosh in 1984 where she held various positions before moving up to European marketing manager. In 1988, Gwyn Burr joined ASDA Ltd. where she became marketing director in 1996 and subsequently progressed to roles as customer service director and financial services director. In 2001, she founded The Resultant Team Consultancy and was managing director until 2005. In the time from 2005 until 2013, Gwyn Burr served as customer director and member of the operating board of J Sainsbury plc. She held non-executive positions with a diverse range of companies, inter alia Sainsbury’s Bank plc, DFS Limited, Taylor Wimpey plc, Hammerson plc, Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. and Made.com Group plc. In 2022, she became chair of the board of directors of Skipton Building Society. She is also a member of the board of directors of Ingleby Farms & Forests ApS. From end 2014 until the effectiveness of the demerger of METRO GROUP in July 2017, Gwyn Burr was a member of the supervisory board of the old METRO AG (today: CECONOMY AG). Since 2017, Gwyn Burr has been a member of the supervisory board of today's METRO AG.

Expertise / Main Focus

Aside from her international experience Gwyn Burr has special knowledge in the areas retail, marketing and human resources.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Nomination Committee

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

  • Ingleby Farms & Forests ApS, Køge, Denmark – Board of Directors
  • Skipton Building Society, Skipton, United Kingdom – Board of Directors (Chair)

Status: 24 February 2023

Gwyn Burr

Gwyn Burr

Jana Cejpková

*1978 | Nationality: Czech

Chief Financial Officer of EP Real Estate, a.s., Prague, Czech Republic

Shareholder representative
Member since: 24 February 2023
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2026

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Ing. Jana Cejpková, Ph.D., graduated from the Faculty of Business and Economics of Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, with a focus on management in private sector, controlling and accounting. In 2007, she passed the doctoral study program (Ph.D.) at the same university. She gained further background in the area of controlling through a course at the Controller Institut in Prague.

In 2001, Jana Cejpková began working for E.ON Czech Republic as a controller. She joined EP Corporate Group in 2005 as a controlling manager and subsequently progressed to CFO positions, first from 2006 to 2010 in the energy trading company První energetická a.s., from 2008 to 2010 in the heat and power plant company United Energy, a.s., then from 2015 to 2019 in the football club AC Sparta Praha fotbal, a.s. and since 2017 in EP Real Estate, a.s.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to her professional career, Jana Cejpková has experience in the area of controlling, restructuring and finance in different fields including energetics, sports and real estate.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

  • Paris Real Estate I a.s., Prague, Czech Republic – supervisory board
  • Paris Real Estate II a.s., Prague, Czech Republic – supervisory board

Status: 24 February 2023

Jana Cejpková

Jana Cejpková

Willem Eelman

*1964 | Nationality: Dutch

Member of the supervisory board and chairman of the audit committee of IMCD N.V, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Independent Shareholder representative 
Member since: 7 February 2024
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2027

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Willem Eelman holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics with specialisation in marketing and business administration from the Agricultural University Wageningen, the Netherlands, and a Chartered Controllers degree (post graduate programme) from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2009, he additionally completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in Boston, USA. Willem Eelman started his professional career at Unilever in 1989, where he held several positions in the areas accounting, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and transformation in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Czech Republic and Germany, before he was appointed Chief Financial Officer Europe in 2007 and then Chief Information Officer to Unilever United Kingdom in 2010. In 2014, Willem Eelman joined C&A as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Transformation Officer. From 2018 to 2019, he served as a member of the advisory board of Takko Fashion GmbH. From 2019 to 2022, he was Chief Financial Officer of global eye retailer Grandvision N.V. where he had previously served as supervisory board member and chairman of the audit committee since 2011. Since 2022, Willem Eelman has been a member of the supervisory board and chairman of the audit committee of specialty chemicals distributor IMCD N.V. In December 2023, he was also elected member of the supervisory board of Shero Holdco B.V., the holding company of lingerie specialist Hunkemöller.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to his former positions as Chief Financial Officer and his experience as chairman of the audit committee of stock listed companies Willem Eelman has expertise in the fields of accounting and auditing. In addition to his broad international experience, Willem Eelman has special knowledge in the areas trade, technology/digitalisation, logistics/supply chain as well as M&A and transformation.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Chairman of the Audit Committee

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

  • IMCD N.V.1, Rotterdam, the Netherlands – Supervisory Board
  • Shero Holdco B.V., Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Supervisory Board

1 listed company

Status: 7 February 2024

Willem Eelman

Willem Eelman

Sabine Gatz

*1966 | Nationality: German

Secretary of ver.di Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft e.V.

Employee representative
Member since: 24 February 2023
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2028

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Sabine Gatz trained as a wholesale and foreign trade clerk and initially worked in pharmaceutical wholesale. In 1990 she joined the trade union Handel, Banken und Versicherungen, but interrupted her work as trade union secretary from 1996 onwards to study sociology and history. Since 2002, Sabine Gatz has worked as a trade union secretary in various functions for today's ver.di Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft. In 2008, she moved to the regional district of Lower Saxony-Bremen and was a negotiator for the collective agreements for wholesale and foreign trade. Since 2015, Sabine Gatz has been head of the regional trade department (ver.di NDS-HB) and negotiator for the collective agreements of the retail trade in Lower Saxony-Hanover. Sabine Gatz has been a member of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG since 2023.

Expertise / Main Focus

As head of the regional trade department (ver.di Lower Saxony-Bremen) and negotiator for the collective agreements of the retail sector in Lower Saxony-Bremen, Sabine Gatz has in-depth knowledge and experience of co-determination issues in the trade sector.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

2 Intercompany mandate

Status: 24 February 2023

Sabine Gatz

Sabine Gatz

Michael Heider

*1963 | Nationality: German

Chairman of the Group Works Council
Vice Chairman of the General Works Council of METRO Deutschland GmbH
Chairman of the Works Council METRO Schwelm

Employee representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2028

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Michael Heider completed an apprenticeship as a chef. In 1981 he joined METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH Wuppertal where he held various functions including lastly in the incoming goods department. In 1997, Michael Heider became a member of the works council of METRO Wuppertal and since 2006 has been a full-time chairman of the works council at the Schwelm (Germany) store. In the same year Michael Heider was elected a member of the general works council of METRO Cash & Carry Deutschland GmbH before becoming vice chairman of the general works council in 2010 and chairman of the Group Works Council in March 2023. Since 2013, he has been a member and since February 2023 vice chairman of the supervisory board of METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH. Since 2017, Michael Heider has also been a member of the supervisory board of today's METRO AG.

Expertise / Main Focus

In his long-term affiliation to the group in which he gained experience in several business divisions, Michael Heider knows from his activity as member and vice chairman in general works council boards the operational co-determination from experience.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

2 Intercompany mandate

Status: 27 November 2023

Michael Heider

Michael Heider

Udo Höfer

*1965 | Nationality: German

Store Manager METRO Krefeld

Employee representative
Member since: 17 July 2020
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2028

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

After his training as a mechanical engineer with high school diploma and studies at the officer's college with a degree in electrical engineering/electronics, Udo Höfer served as an officer in the Air Force/Air Defence from 1988 to 1990. Subsequently, he worked from mid-1991 to early 1992 as a department head in the food division at Kaufland, before moving to METRO as operations manager in April 1992. From 1998, Udo Höfer worked for METRO as sales manager and in 2000 he took over the position of store manager, which he held in various stores in Germany. In mid-2009, Udo Höfer moved to Kazakhstan/Astana, where he opened under the responsibility as store manager the first METRO store. After his return from Kazakhstan, he took over the management of the METRO store Krefeld in April 2010. Since 2020 Udo Höfer is member of the supervisory board of METRO AG.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to his professional activities, Udo Höfer has extensive trade expertise, international experience in Eastern Europe and many years of experience in the field of human resources, especially with regard to the development of efficient sales structures and personnel management and steering.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 27 November 2023

Udo Höfer

Udo Höfer

Arlind Idrizi

*1998 | Nationality: German

Staff member Food Service Distribution (FSD) and Chairman of the Works Council METRO Gastro Hameln

Employee representative
Member since: 24 February 2023
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2028

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Arlind Idrizi completed his training as a trade clerk at METRO Gastro in Hameln from 2016 to 2019. He then worked there as an assortment manager in the wine department until 2022 and moved to the Food Service Distribution (FSD) / Supply division in 2023.

Arlind Idrizi was elected vice chairman of the METRO Gastro Hameln Works Council in 2020 and chairman in 2021. He has also been a member of the General Works Council of METRO Deutschland GmbH since 2022, where he is active in both the Economic Committee, the Training and Further Education Committee and the Occupational Safety Committee. Arlind Idrizi has been a member of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG since February 2023.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to his training and professional activity at METRO Gastro Hameln, Arlind Idrizi has extensive experience in the trade sector. In addition, through his work on the Works Council of METRO Gastro Hameln and the General Works Council of METRO Deutschland GmbH, he has knowledge in the areas of co-determination, works constitution law, labour law, economics and occupational health and safety.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Mediation Committee

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None 

Status: 24 February 2023

Arlind Idrizi

Arlind Idrizi

Paul Loyo

*1962 | Nationality: German

Chairman of the Works Council METRO Koblenz

Employee representative
Member since: 24 February 2023
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2028

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

In 1986, Paul Loyo completed his training as a butcher and passed the master craftsman's examination. He then worked for several years in the meat industry at Heinz feine Fleisch- und Wurstwaren GmbH, Andernach, as a department manager in the goods receiving and fine control departments, before joining METRO in 1991 in the meat department of the wholesale store in Koblenz. Since 1994, Paul Loyo has been a member of the Works Council of METRO Koblenz and was elected as chairman in 1998. In addition, he has been a member of the General Works Council of METRO Deutschland GmbH since 2006. In 2010, he was elected to the Supervisory Board of METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH. Paul Loyo has also been a member of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG since 2023.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to his many years of service as Chairman of the Works Council METRO Koblenz, as a member of the General Works Council of METRO Deutschland GmbH and of the Supervisory Board of METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH, Paul Loyo has special knowledge in the field of company and corporate co-determination in practice. He also has experience in the trade sector.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Presidential Committee and the Audit Committee

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 24 March 2023

Paul Loyo

Paul Loyo

Heidi Müllenberg

*1961 | Nationality: German

Chairwoman of the Works Council METRO Dortmund – Mitte

Employee representative
Member since: 24 February 2023
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2028

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

After her training as a retail saleswoman in the furniture sector, Heidi Müllenberg started her career at METRO in 1981 at the wholesale store in Recklinghausen and, after being confirmed as a substitute, moved to the METRO wholesale store in Dortmund-Mitte in 1984. In the years that followed, she worked there in sales in the furniture department, in store administration (main cash desk and customer accounting) and in the back office for customer management, among other positions. In 2015, Heidi Müllenberg was elected chairwoman of the METRO Dortmund works council. In addition, she has been a member of the General Works Council of METRO Deutschland GmbH since 2018, where she serves on several committees.

Since 2017, Heidi Müllenberg has been an honorary judge at the Social Court of Dortmund and is also an official of the trade union ver.di in the negotiating commission for tariffs for North-Rhine-Westphalia as well as deputy chairwoman of the state and national executive committee of the wholesale and export trade.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to her many years of commercial work in the different areas of METRO wholesale stores in Recklinghausen and Dortmund, Heidi Müllenberg has extensive expertise in the sectors trade and customer management. In addition, she has extensive knowledge in the area of company and corporate co-determination in practice due to her work as chairwoman of the METRO Dortmund works council, her membership in numerous committees of the General Works Council of METRO Deutschland GmbH as well as her various functionary tasks for ver.di.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

Keine

2 Intercompany mandate

Status: 24 November 2022

Heidi Müllenberg

Heidi Müllenberg

Klaus Pollmann

*1962 | Nationality: German

Chairman of the Works Council METRO Deutschland GmbH Administration

Employee representative
Member since: 24 February 2023
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2028

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Klaus Pollmann trained as an industrial clerk. He then worked in sales for IBM computer systems for several years before moving to METRO in 1988 to take over sales of IBM computer systems for the Leverkusen wholesale store. In 1990, he moved to METRO Germany headquarters, where he was responsible for wholesale IT sales. Since 1995, Klaus Pollmann has been Head of Department Merchandising Non-Food and, in this function, looks after all METRO locations nationwide.

In 2016, Klaus Pollmann became a member of the Works Council METRO Deutschland GmbH Administration. In 2017, he was elected Vice Chairman and in 2021 Chairman of the Works Council METRO Deutschland GmbH Administration. In addition, he is a member of the General Works Council of METRO Deutschland GmbH.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to his professional background, Klaus Pollmann has extensive trade expertise and is particularly distinguished by specialist knowledge in the areas of sales as well as store and layout planning. As a member of METRO Deutschland's Economic Committee, he has gained an insight into business developments and transactions relevant to the Group, and as Chairman of the General Works Council of METRO Deutschland GmbH, he is familiar with operational and corporate co-determination in practice.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Audit Committee

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

2 Intercompany mandate

Status: 24 March 2023

Klaus Pollmann

Klaus Pollmann

Roman Šilha

*1971 | Nationality: Czech

Head of Mergers and Acquisitions of EP Global Commerce a.s., Prague, Czech Republic, and VESA Equity Investment S.à.r.l., Luxembourg

Shareholder representative
Member since: 19 February 2021
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2027

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Roman Šilha holds a Master’s degree in Politics and International Science from the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and in Banking, Corporate, Finance and Securities Law from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, Westminster, Colorado, USA.

After having started his professional career as advisor to the Head of Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of the Czech Republic in 1995, he worked as analyst and project manager at Česká spořitelna from 1997 to 1999. In 1999, he joined Creditanstalt Investment Bank (CAIB) Czech Republic and Slovakia, starting as director and managing director and then serving as Chairman of the Board and CEO from 2007 to 2009. In 2010, Roman Šilha moved to UniCredit Bank and held the positions Head of Large Corporate Clients and from 2015 Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking for Czech Republic and Slovakia. From June 2018 to May 2020, he worked in Vienna, Austria, as Senior Strategic Advisor to UniCredit’s Head of Corporate, Investment and Private Banking for Central and Eastern Europe. Since July 2020, Roman Šilha is Head of Mergers and Acquisitions of EP GlobalCommerce a.s., Prague, Czech Republic, and of VESA Equity Investment S.à.r.l., Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Roman Šilha has been a member of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG since February 2021.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to his professional activity Roman Šilha has more than twenty years of international business experience especially in Eastern Europe and Austria. He has expertise in particular in the field of mergers & acquisitions.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Presidential Committee, Audit Committee and Nomination Committee

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 7 February 2024

Roman Šilha

Roman Šilha

Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt

*1966 | Nationality: Swedish

Independent Business Consultant

Independent Shareholder representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2025

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt holds a degree in design and fashion from the Art and Design School in Stockholm (Sweden). In addition, Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt graduated with a degree in economics & marketing from the IHM Business School in Malmö (Sweden), in 2003. Further professional background was later gained through various courses and programs, one being an Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA). Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt began her career as a fashion designer with Wellglow Manufacturing Company Ltd. in 1991, with base in both Hong Kong and Sweden, followed by some years with entrepreneurial activities. In 2003, Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt joined the IKEA Group where she held various international positions starting up IKEA in Japan. In 2009, she became the CEO of IKEA group in the Netherlands and in 2012 the deputy global retail manager and member of the Executive Management Global Retail responsible for the digital transformation. She also was member of the board of directors for IKEA Food Services with digital and online as well as branding, sales and supply chain responsibilities. In 2014, Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt became CEO at Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH before taking over the position as CEO at Georg Jensen A/S in Copenhagen (Denmark) from January 2016 until November 2017. Since 2017, Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt has been a member of the supervisory board of METRO AG.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to her professional career path Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt gained special expertise in the digital and online sector as well as in the areas marketing, sales and supply chain. Her international experience is oriented in particular on the United States, Europe and Asia.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Mediation Committee

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

  • Elisa Corporation1, Helsinki, Finland – Board of Directors
  • Tritax EuroBox plc1, London, United Kingdom – Board of Directors
  • Alliance Pharma plc1, Chippenham, United Kingdom – Board of Directors

1 listed company

Status: 7 February 2024

Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt

Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt

Marek Spurný

*1974 | Nationality: Czech

General Counsel of EP Corporate Group a.s., Prague, Czech Republic

Shareholder representative
Member since: 11 February 2022
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2025

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Marek Spurný holds a law degree from Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. He has been working for EP Corporate Group and its legal predecessors since November 2004. He holds the position of General Counsel of EP Corporate Group and is mainly responsible for transaction executions, negotiations and implementation of merger and acquisition transactions, restructurings and legal support in general. Marek Spurný holds several positions in corporate bodies of EP group companies. Further, he chairs the compliance committee within EP Energy a.s. In November 2021, he was appointed as one of the directors of West Ham United, an English Premier League football club.

Prior to joining EP Group, Marek Spurný had been working for five years for the Czech Securities Commission, the former capital markets regulatory authority in the Czech Republic. In this function, he also represented the Czech Republic in CESR-Fin (a subcommittee of the Committee of European Securities Regulators for financial reporting). He is also one of the co-authors of the first version of the Czech Corporate Governance Code based on the OECD principles back in 2004. Marek Spurný has been a member of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG since 2022.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to his professional career Marek Spurný has experience in compliance and M&A.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

  • ACS PROPERTIES, a.s., Prague, Czech Republic - Supervisory Board
  • CE Electronics Holding a.s., Prague, Czech Republic - Supervisory Board (Vice Chairman)3
  • CZECH NEWS CENTER a.s., Prague, Czech Republic - Supervisory Board3
  • EP Cargo a.s., Prague, Czech Republic - Supervisory Board3
  • EP ENERGY TRADING, a.s., Prague, Czech Republic - Supervisory Board3
  • EP Logistics International, a.s., Prague, Czech Republic - Supervisory Board3
  • EPPE Germany, a.s., Prague, Czech Republic - Supervisory Board3
  • FoundHold EP Corporate Group, Prague, Czech Republic - Supervisory Board (Chairman)3
  • Košík Holding a.s., Prague, Czech Republic - Supervisory Board (Chairman)3
  • PT měření, a.s., Prague, Czech Republic - Supervisory Board (Chairman)3
  • Titancoin International a.s., Prague, Czech Republic - Supervisory Board3
  • Resource Industry Investment Group a.s., Prague, Czech Republic - Supervisory Board (Chairman)3

3 Memberships within the EP Corporate Group, cf. section 100 para. 2 sentence 2 AktG.

Status: 27 November 2023

Marek Spurný

Marek Spurný

Stefan Tieben

*1971 | Nationality: German

Certified auditor and tax advisor, 
partner of RLT Ruhrmann Tieben & Partner mbB Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Essen, as well as member of the management of RLT group, Essen

Independent shareholder representative
Member since: 19 February 2021
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2027

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Stefan Tieben studied business administration at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster with a focus on business taxation and auditing. In 1999 he was appointed certified tax consultant, in 2003 he was appointed certified auditor.

From 1995 until 1999 he started his professional career at PwC Deutsche Revision AG in Düsseldorf as auditing assistant, followed by audit manager and manager in the sector “industry audit“. Before changing to RLT group, Stefan Tieben worked for five years at the tax consulting and auditing firm Stolze – Dr. Diers – Beermann GmbH in Emsdetten where he advised medium-sized mandates in the Muensterland in structured tax advice and auditing. Since 2005 he works for Ruhrmann Tieben & Partner and has been promoted partner in 2006. Stefan Tieben is a member of the Management Board of the Meridian Foundation and has been a member of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG since 2021.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to his professional career Stefan Tieben has extensive expertise in the sectors accounting, audit, internal control procedures, business transactions and tax.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Audit Committee

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 7 February 2024

Stefan Tieben

Stefan Tieben

Georg Vomhof

*1968 | Nationality: German

Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Investment Officer of Beisheim Capital GmbH, Düsseldorf, and Beisheim Management GmbH, Düsseldorf

Independent shareholder representative
Member since: 24 February 2023
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2026

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Curriculum Vitae

After training as a banker and studying business administration at the University of Siegen, Georg Vomhof began his professional career in 1994 at the former Dresdner Bank AG in investment management in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Wuppertal and New York. In 2000, he moved to the BTV Group in Munich, a single-family investment office. From there, he moved to Bad Homburg in autumn 2008 as Managing Director of Seedamm-Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH, the single-family office of the Susanne Klatten and Stefan Quandt families.

Since August 2019, Georg Vomhof has been Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Investment Officer of Beisheim Capital GmbH, Düsseldorf, and Beisheim Management GmbH, Düsseldorf, the asset management companies of the non-profit Prof. Otto Beisheim Foundation, Munich. In this capacity, he is also Managing Director of various internal investment companies.

Georg Vomhof also serves on the investment board of the Max-Planck-Foundation in Munich and Wega Invest in Munich and Garrel.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to his professional background, Georg Vomhof has experience in managing companies and has special expertise in the area of mergers and acquisitions, international capital markets as well as corporate governance of listed and privately held companies.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Presidential Committee

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 7 February 2024

Georg Vomhof

Georg Vomhof

Manfred Wirsch

*1959 | Nationality: German

Secretary of ver.di Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft e.V.

Employee representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2028

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Curriculum Vitae

Manfred Wirsch studied theology, philosophy and educational sciences. He has been a technical employee at ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions Germany and Switzerland since 1984. From 1988 until 1989, he completed an internal master craftsman training (Meisterausbildung). From 1988 until 2011 he held various functions as employee representative with ArcelorMittal Group including chairman of the general works council. Currently Manfred Wirsch is a trade union secretary and member of the North Rhine-Westphalia District Council of ver.di Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft e.V., with various functions within trade union commissions and committees. Since 2004, he has held offices within various branches of the statutory accident insurance including, inter alia, chairman of the management board of the Berufsgenossenschaft Handel und Warenlogistik and chairman of the management board of the Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV). Since 2015, he has been a member of the main committee of Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallkliniken. Since 2017, Manfred Wirsch has also been a member of the supervisory board of METRO AG.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to his long-term experience in different boards of the trade union ver.di Manfred Wirsch has profound expertise in all questions of co-determination as well as in the area of labour and health protection.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Audit Committee

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

2 Intercompany mandate

Status: 24 February 2023

Manfred Wirsch

Manfred Wirsch

Silke Zimmer

*1971 | Nationality: German

Secretary of ver.di Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft e.V.

Employee representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2028

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Since 1997, Silke Zimmer has been working as a trade union secretary with various functions for trade union trade, banks and insurance, at a later time ver.di Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft e.V. In 1999, she transferred to the regional department for trade, banks and insurance. Since 2012, Silke Zimmer has been the head of the regional department for trade (ver.di North-Rhine Westphalia) and serves as negotiator in trade related employment matters as a representative of the union in North-Rhine Westphalia. Since 2017, Silke Zimmer has been a member of the supervisory board of METRO AG.

Expertise / Main Focus

As trade union secretary of the regional trade department (ver.di NRW) and chief negotiator for the regional tariff agreements in the trade sector in North Rhine-Westphalia, Silke Zimmer has profound knowledge and experience with regard to questions of co-determination in the trade sector.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Presidential Committee

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Memberships in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 24 February 2023

Silke Zimmer

Silke Zimmer

Committees of the Supervisory Board and their Composition

Presidential Committee

  • Jürgen Steinemann (Chairman)
  • Xaver Schiller (Vice Chairman)
  • Paul Loyo
  • Roman Šilha
  • Georg Vomhof
  • Silke Zimmer

Audit Committee

  • Willem Eelman (Chairman)
  • Xaver Schiller (Vice Chairman)
  • Paul Loyo
  • Klaus Pollmann
  • Roman Šilha
  • Jürgen Steinemann
  • Stefan Tieben
  • Manfred Wirsch

Nomination Committee

  • Jürgen Steinemann (Chairman)
  • Gwyn Burr
  • Roman Šilha

Mediation Committee pursuant to § 27 (3) of the German Co-Determination Act

  • Jürgen Steinemann (Chairman)
  • Xaver Schiller (Vice Chairman)
  • Arlind Idrizi
  • Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt