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 representatives and ten employee representative as well as of at least 30 percent women and at least 30 percent men.

*1958  |  Nationality: German

Member since 21 February 2017
Shareholder representative
Last elected on: 11 April 2017 by resolution of the General Meeting
End of current term of office: 2021 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2019/20)

Profession

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG
  • Chief Executive Officer of JBS Holding GmbH

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

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • Big Dutchman AG (Chairman)

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

  • Bankiva B.V., Wezep, The Netherlands - Supervisory Board (Chairman)
  • Lonza Group AG1, Basel, Switzerland - Board of Directors

1 publicly traded company

Status: 19 December 2019

Jürgen B. Steinemann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Jürgen Steinemann

*1960  | Nationality: German

Member since 21 February 2017
Employee representative
Last elected on: 6 February 2018 by the employee delegates
End of current term of office: 2023 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2021/22)

Profession

Chairman of the Group Works Council of METRO AG
Chairman of the General Works Council of real GmbH

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

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

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • Hamburger Pensionskasse von 1905 Versicherungsverein auf Gegenseitigkeit
  • real GmbH2 (Vice Chairman)

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 11 December 2019

Werner Klockhaus, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Werner Klockhaus

*1971 | Nationality: Italian, Swiss

Member since 22 January 2020
Shareholder representative
Last elected on: 22 January 2020 by court order
End of current term of office: 2020 (at the end of the Annual General Meeting 2020)

Profession

Director Business Development at Energetický a prumyslový holding, a.s. (EPH), Prague, Czech Republic

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 22 January 2020

Marco Arcelli

Marco Arcelli

*1966 | Nationality: German

Member since 16 February 2018
Employee representative
Last elected on: 6 February 2018 by the employee delegates
End of current term of office: 2023 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2021/22)

Profession

Chairwomen of the general works council of METRO PROPERTIES GmbH & Co. KG Saarbrücken

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 11 December 2019

Stefanie Blaser

Stefanie Blaser

*1953 | Nationality: Swiss

Member since 16 February 2018
Shareholder representative
Last elected on: 16 February 2018 by resolution of the General Meeting
End of current term of office: 2021 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2019/20)

Profession

Independent Business Consultant

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

  • Amann Wine Group Holding SA, Zug, Switzerland – Board of Directors
  • BNP Paribas (Suisse) AG1, Geneva, Switzerland – Board of Directors
  • MTH Retail Group Holding GmbH, Vienna, Austria – Supervisory Board
  • Office World Holding AG, Bolligen, Switzerland – Board of Directors (Vice President)

1 publicly traded company

Status: 11 December 2019

Herbert Bolliger, Member of the Supervisory Board

Herbert Bolliger

*1963 | Nationality: British

Member since 21 February 2017
Shareholder representative
Last elected on: 11 April 2017 by resolution of the General Meeting
End of current term of office: 2020 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2018/19)

Profession

Member of Board of Directors of Hammerson plc, London, United Kingdom

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Nomination Committee

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

  • Hammerson plc1, London, United Kingdom - Board of Directors
  • Ingleby Farms and Forests ApS, Køge, Denmark - Board of Directors
  • Just Eat plc1, London, United Kingdom - Board of Directors
  • Taylor Wimpey plc1, London, United Kingdom - Board of Directors
  • Sainsbury’s Bank plc1, London, United Kingdom - Board of Directors

1 publicly traded company

Status: 11 December 2019

Gwyn Burr

Gwyn Burr

*1963 | Nationality: German

Member since 21 February 2017
Employee representative
Last elected on: 6 February 2018 by the employee delegates
End of current term of office: 2023 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2021/22)

Profession

Chairman of the General Works Council METRO LOGISTICS Germany GmbH

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Audit Committee

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

METRO LOGISTICS Germany GmbH2 (Vice Chairman)

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 11 December 2019

Thomas Dommel

Thomas Dommel

*1952 | Nationality: German

Member since 21 February 2017
Shareholder representative
Last elected on: 11 April 2017 by resolution of the General Meeting
End of current term of office: 2020 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2018/19)

Profession

President of Deutsche Prüfstelle für Rechnungslegung (German Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel)

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

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

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • TUI AG1
  • Vonovia SE1 (Vice Chairman)


Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

1 publicly traded company

Status: 11 December 2019

Prof. Dr Edgar Ernst

Prof Dr Edgar Ernst

*1963 | Nationality: German

Member since 21 February 2017
Employee representative
Last elected on: 6 February 2018 by the employee delegates
End of current term of office: 2023 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2021/22)

Profession

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

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 11 December 2019

Michael Heider

Michael Heider

*1944 | Nationality: Swiss

Member since 21 February 2017
Shareholder representative
Last elected on: 11 April 2017 by resolution of the General Meeting
End of current term of office: 2021 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2019/20)

Profession

Independent Business Consultant

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

  • AHRA AG, Zurich, Switzerland – Board of Directors (President)
  • AHRB AG, Zurich, Switzerland - Board of Directors (President)
  • ARH Resort Holding AG, Zurich, Switzerland - Board of Directors (President)
  • Breda Consulting AG, Zurich, Switzerland - Board of Directors (President)
  • Cambiata Ltd., Road Town (Tortola), British Virgin Islands – Board of Directors
  • Cambiata Schweiz AG, Zurich, Switzerland – Board of Directors
  • Gebr. Schmidt GmbH & Co.KG – Advisory Board
  • Lake Zurich Fund Exempt Company, George Town (Grand Cayman), Cayman Islands – Board of Directors
  • Supra Holding AG, Zug, Switzerland – Board of Directors

Status: 11 December 2019

Peter Küpfer

Peter Küpfer

*1962 | Nationality: German

Member since 21 February 2017
Employee representative
Last elected on: 6 February 2018 by the employee delegates
End of current term of office: 2023 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2021/22)

Profession

Member of the General Works Council of real GmbH

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 11 December 2019

Susanne Meister
Susanne Meister

*1962 | Nationality: German

Member since 21 February 2017
Employee representative
Last elected on: 6 February 2018 by the employee delegates
End of current term of office: 2023 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2021/22)

Profession

Head of department Food real GmbH

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 11 December 2019

Dr Angela Pilkmann

Dr Angela Pilkmann

*1959 | Nationality: Swiss

Member since 21 February 2017
Shareholder representative
Last elected on: 15 February 2019 by resolution of the General Meeting
End of current term of office: 2022 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2020/21)

Profession

Managing Director of Beisheim Holding GmbH, Baar, Switzerland and Beisheim Group GmbH & Co. KG

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Audit Committee

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

CECONOMY AG1

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

  • ARISCO Holding AG, Baar, Switzerland - Board of Directors
  • HUWA Finanz- und Beteiligungs AG, Au, Switzerland – Board of Directors (President)

1 publicly traded company

Status: 11 December 2019

Dr Fredy Raas

Dr Fredy Raas

*1961 | Nationality: German

Member since 21 February 2017
Employee representative
Last elected on: Last elected on: 6 February 2018 by the employee delegates
End of current term of office: 2023 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2021/22)

Profession

Chairman of the General Works Council of METRO Deutschland GmbH
Chairman of the Works Council of the METRO store Munich-Brunnthal

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Presidential Committee, the Audit Committee and the Mediation Committee

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2 (Vice Chairman)

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 11 December 2019

Xaver Schiller

Xaver Schiller

*1966 | Nationality: Swedish

Member since 21 February 2017
Shareholder representative
Last elected on: 15 February 2019 by resolution of the General Meeting
End of current term of office: 2022 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for fiscal financial year 2020/21)

Profession

Independent Business Consultant

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 11 December 2019

Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt

Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt

*1964 | Nationality: German

Member since 21 February 2017
Shareholder representative
Last elected on: 11 April 2017 by resolution of the General Meeting
End of current term of office: 2020 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2018/19)

Profession

Chief Financial Officer of Awaze Group Limited, London, United Kingdom

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Presidential Committee

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 11 December 2019

Dr Liliana Solomon

Dr Liliana Solomon

*1968 | Nationality: French

Member since 21 February 2017
Shareholder representative
Last elected on: 15 February 2019 by resolution of the General Meeting
End of current term of office: 2022 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2020/21)

Profession

Group Executive Director, Managing Director and Global Chief Operating Officer of Lazard Financial Advisory, Lazard & Co., Limited, London, United Kingdom

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 11 December 2019

Alexandra Soto

Alexandra Soto

*1952 | Nationality: German

Member since 21 February 2017
Employee representative
Last elected on: 6 February 2018 by the employee delegates
End of current term of office: 2023 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2021/22)

Profession

Honorary judge for the Federal Labor Court Erfurt
Secretary of the Regional Association Board North Rhine-Westphalia of DHV - Die Berufsgewerkschaft e.V. (Federal Specialist Group Trade and Goods Logistics)

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 11 December 2019

Angelika Will

Angelika Will

*1959 | Nationality: German

Member since 21 February 2017
Employee representative
Last elected on: 6 February 2018 by the employee delegates
End of current term of office: 2023 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2021/22)

Profession

Secretary of ver.di Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft e.V.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

2 intercompany mandate

Status: 11 December 2019

Manfred Wirsch

Manfred Wirsch

*1971 | Nationality: German

Member since 21 February 2017
Employee representative
Last elected on: 6 February 2018 by the employee delegates
End of current term of office: 2023 (with resolution of the Annual General Meeting on the formal approval of the actions for the financial year 2021/22)

Profession

Secretary of ver.di Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft e.V.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 11 December 2019

Silke Zimmer

Silke Zimmer

Presidential Committee

  • Jürgen Steinemann (Chairman)
  • Werner Klockhaus (Vice Chairman)
  • Xaver Schiller
  • Dr Liliana Solomon

Audit Committee

  • Prof. Dr Edgar Ernst (Chairman)
  • Werner Klockhaus (Vice Chairman)
  • Thommas Dommel
  • Dr Fredy Raas
  • Xaver Schiller

Nomination Committee

  • Jürgen Steinemann (Chairman)
  • Gwyn Burr
  • Prof. Dr Edgar Ernst

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

  • Jürgen Steinemann (Chairman)
  • Werner Klockhaus (Vice Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr Edgar Ernst
  • Xaver Schiller