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 2024

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. 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. Since 2017, Jürgen Steinemann has been member and chairman of the supervisory board of today's METRO AG.

Expertise / Main Focus

Aside from his long-term experience in the management of companies Jürgen Steinemann has outstanding expertise 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

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, Netherlands – Supervisory Board (Chairman)
  • Lonza Group AG1, Basel, Switzerland – Board of Directors

1 publicly traded company

Status: 19 February 2021

Jürgen Steinemann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Jürgen Steinemann

Xaver Schiller,
Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

*1961 | Nationality: German

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

Employee representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2023

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. Since 2006, Xaver Schiller has been representing the interests of the employees of METRO Deutschland as chairman of the general works council. 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). Xaver Schiller has been Vice Chairman of the Group Works Council since 2015, which he chairs since June 2020. 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

Xaver Schiller is one of the leading employee representatives of the group subsidiary METRO Deutschland GmbH and has, as the chairman of the Group Works Council, profound experience in questions of managerial and operational co-determination. In addition, as chairman of Euroforum, the METRO Works Council on European level, he intensively deals with 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

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: 9 December 2020

Xaver Schiller

Xaver Schiller

Marco Arcelli

*1971 | Nationality: Italian, Swiss

CEO EP Global Commerce a.s., Prague, Czech Republic

Shareholder representative
Member since: 22 January 2020
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2023

Curriculum Vitae

Marco Arcelli studied mechanical engineering at the University of Genoa (Italy) and graduated from Harvard's Advanced Management Program. Following his responsibility for renewable energies as Head of Corporate Development at EPH, Marco Arcelli has been CEO of EP Global Commerce since March 2020. 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 Slovénske Elektrárne (2005-2007) and President and CEO of Enel North America (2003-2005).

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

Member of the Audit Committee

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 9 December 2020

Marco Arcelli

Marco Arcelli

Stefanie Blaser

*1966 | Nationality: German

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

Employee representative
Member since: 16 February 2018
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2023

Curriculum Vitae

Stefanie Blaser completed an apprenticeship as administrative assistant and started her professional career in 1987 as administrative assistant in the accounting department of ASKO Deutsche Kaufhaus AG in Saarbrucken. After the merger of ASKO AG into METRO AG in 1996 she turned towards a new professional sector and took over the task of assistant to the head of the leasing department. After that she worked as SAP project manager and was responsible for the introduction and support of two SAP modules for the building sector of METRO PROPERTIES.

In 2006 Stefanie Blaser became member of the works council and since 2014 she is full-time chairwoman of the works council of METRO PROPERTIES. In addition, she took over the representation of severely disabled persons of METRO PROPERTIES from 2010 to 2014. Stefanie Blaser has been a member of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG since 2018.

Expertise / Main Focus

As member of the economic committee of METRO PROPERTIES, Stefanie Blaser gained an insight in group relevant real estate developments and transactions. As chairwoman of the general works council of METRO PROPERTIES GmbH & Co. KG, Saarbrucken, she knows the operational co-determination from experience.

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

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 9 December 2020

Stefanie Blaser

Stefanie Blaser

Gwyn Burr

*1963 | Nationality: British

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

Independent Shareholder representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2023

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. Besides other mandates she currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Hammerson plc. From 2015 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

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 Takeaway.com N.V.1, Amsterdam, Netherlands – Supervisory Board
  • Taylor Wimpey plc1, London, United Kingdom – Board of Directors

1 publicly traded company

Status: 9 December 2020

Gwyn Burr

Gwyn Burr

Thomas Dommel

*1963 | Nationality: German

Chairman of the General Works Council METRO LOGISTICS Germany GmbH

Employee representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2023

Curriculum Vitae

Thomas Dommel completed an apprenticeship as a coachbuilder with Thiele Fahrzeugbau (Bremen, Germany). From 1986 until 2004, Thomas Dommel was employed as a driver at METRO LOGISTICS Germany GmbH in Sarstedt. Thomas Dommel was elected to the company works council in 2004 where he was a representative for the area of storage and administration until 2008, when he became chairman of the general works council. From 2013 until 2014, Thomas Dommel was the group leader for vehicle disposition at METRO LOGISTICS Germany GmbH in Altlandsberg. Since 2009, Thomas Dommel has been vice chairman of the supervisory board of METRO LOGISTICS Germany GmbH; and since 2014, Thomas Dommel has been chairman of the general works council of METRO LOGISTICS Germany GmbH. Furthermore, Thomas Dommel is Vice Chairman of the Group Works Council since June 2020. From 2015 until the effectiveness of the demerger of METRO GROUP in July 2017, Thomas Dommel was a member of the supervisory board of the old METRO AG (today: CECONOMY AG). Since 2017, he has been a member of the supervisory board of today's METRO AG.

Expertise / Main Focus

In the framework of his professional career path up to the chairmanship of the general works council warehouse and administration of METRO LOGISTICS Sarstedt, Thomas Dommel gained profound knowledge of the routes of trading goods (logistics and supply chain). As chairman of the general works council of METRO LOGISTICS Germany GmbH he also knows the managerial and operational co-determination from experience.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Presidential Committee and Mediation 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: 9 December 2020

Thomas Dommel

Thomas Dommel

Prof. Dr Edgar Ernst

*1952 | Nationality: German

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

Independent Shareholder representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2023

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr Edgar Ernst holds a degree in mathematics and business administration from the University of Cologne (Germany) as well as the degree Master of Operations Research from the University of Aachen (Germany). After completing his studies, he graduated in 1982 from the doctoral program of the University of Aachen as Dr rer. pol. Prof. Dr Ernst started his professional career with McKinsey & Company Inc. in 1983. In 1986, he assumed the position of director corporate development at the mail-order company Quelle GmbH. From 1990 until 1992, Prof. Dr Ernst managed the planning and controlling division, followed by the position of Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Bundespost POSTDIENST (subsequently: Deutsche Post AG). From 2006 until 2008, he was a member of the Management Board of the foundation WHU. Since 2006, Prof. Dr Ernst has been an honorary professor at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. Since 2011, he has served as president of Deutsche Prüfstelle für Rechnungslegung (German Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel). Since 2017, Prof. Dr Ernst has been a member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of METRO AG. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of TUI AG and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vonovia SE.

Expertise / Main Focus

As chairman of the Audit Committee in the Supervisory Board of METRO AG Prof. Dr Edgar Ernst has outstanding competencies in the implementation of accounting principles and internal control procedures as well as compliance. Further focal points of his expertise are the areas finance, logistics and M&A.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Chairman of the Audit Committee as well as member of the Presidential Committee and 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: 9 December 2020

Prof. Dr Edgar Ernst

Prof Dr Edgar Ernst

Michael Heider

*1963 | Nationality: German

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

Employee representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2023

Curriculum Vitae

Michael Heider completed an apprenticeship as a chef. He joined METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH Wuppertal where he held various functions including lastly in the incoming goods department. In 1990, Michael Heider became a member of the works council 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. Since 2013, he has been a member 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

Member of the Audit Committee

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: 9 December 2020

Michael Heider

Michael Heider

Udo Höfer

*1965 | Nationality: German

Store Manager METRO Deutschland GmbH Store Krefeld

Employee representative
Member since: 17 July 2020
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2023

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 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

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 9 December 2020

Udo Höfer

Udo Höfer

Rosalinde Lax

*1956 | Nationality: German

Chairwoman of the Works Council of METRO Deutschland GmbH

Employee representative
Member since: 17 July 2020
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2023

Curriculum Vitae

Rosalinde Lax has a completed commercial training as a travel agent. In April 1979, she started working for METRO group as a purchasing clerk at METRO SB-Großmärkte GmbH & Co. KG. From August 1986, she worked as a clerk in the Non Food product group management and was promoted to purchasing assistant in 1995. In 1997, she moved to the administration department as an assistant.

Rosalinde Lax has been working for the works council since 2002, first as deputy works council chairwoman and from 2006 as works council chairwoman of the administration's local works council in Düsseldorf. Rosalinde Lax works in numerous committees of the works council and maintains close cooperation with the representation for people with disabilities as well as with the youth and trainee representation. She was also a member of the Group Works Council from 2002 to 2017. Since February 2018 she has been an employee representative on the Supervisory Board of METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH. Rosalinde Lax has been a member of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG since 2020.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to her professional orientation, Rosalinde Lax has built up profound knowledge of labour law and human resources, especially in human resources management and as a corporate conflict consultant. Through her many years of work on works councils, she also has practical experience of corporate and operational co-determination.

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: 9 December 2020

Rosalinde Lax

Rosalinde Lax

Dr Fredy Raas

*1959 | Nationality: Swiss

Managing Director of Beisheim Holding GmbH, Baar, Switzerland

Independent Shareholder representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2022

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Fredy Raas holds a degree in business administration of the University St. Gallen (Switzerland) with a focus on accounting and controlling. In 1988, he graduated from the doctoral program as Dr oec. HSG. From 1984 until 1986, he was a scientific assistant and lecturer at the Institute of Management of the University St. Gallen. From 1986 until 1991, Dr Raas worked as an inhouse-consultant in the area of central logistics for Siemens group in Munich (Germany) where he managed projects regarding the restructuration of business areas in Europe and the USA. In 1991 Dr Raas joined the still privately held METRO Group as CFO at Metro International Handels AG (until 1996). After the old METRO AG (today: CECONOMY AG) went public in 1996, Dr Raas served as CFO at METRO Cash & Carry Deutschland GmbH, Düsseldorf. From 1998 until 2001, Dr Raas assumed the position of CFO at Praktiker Bau- und Heimwerkermärkte AG, at that time a sales line of METRO Group. In 2001, Dr Raas responded to the call of Prof. Beisheim and assumed several managing positions in the family office of the METRO founder. In 2013, Dr Raas has been reappointed to the foundation board (as Chairman) of Prof. Otto Beisheim Stiftung in Munich and to the foundation council (as Vice Chairman) of Prof. Otto Beisheim-Stiftung in Baar, Switzerland. He is also managing director at the Beisheim Holding GmbH, Baar, Switzerland. Since 2013, Dr Raas has been a member of the supervisory board of the old METRO AG. Since 2017, he has also been a member of the supervisory board of today's METRO AG.

Expertise / Main Focus

Dr Fredy Raas has profound management experience as member of the management board and director of companies with international activities and has special expertise in the areas trade, logistics, M&A and finance.

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: 9 December 2020

Dr Fredy Raas

Dr Fredy Raas

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 2024

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.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to his professional activity Roman Šilha has more than 20 years of international business experience especially in Eastern Europe. He has expertise in particular in the field of mergers and acquisitions.

Activities in the Committees of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG

Member of the Presidential Committee and Nomination Committee

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 19 February 2021 

 
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 2022

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

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

  • Elisa Corporation, Helsinki, Finland – Board of Directors
  • Tritax EuroBox plc1, London, Vereinigtes Königreich – Board of Directors

1 publicly traded company

Status: 9 December 2020

Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt

Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt

Dr Liliana Solomon

*1964 | Nationality: German

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

Independent Shareholder representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2023

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Liliana Solomon holds an MBA from INSEAD business school and has a doctor's degree in physics. Over the past 20 years, Dr Solomon has held various senior executive offices, including positions as CEO, CFO and COO with numerous companies in the telecommunications and technology industry, such as Vodafone, Cable & Wireless Communications, Deutsche Telekom and in private equity owned companies. Since 2016 Dr Solomon was CFO of Arqiva Group Ltd. before she took over the CFO function at Awaze Limited in 2018. Since 2017, Dr Solomon has also been a member of the supervisory board of METRO AG.

Expertise / Main Focus

Dr Liliana Solomon has extensive management experience gained in a variety of senior executive roles as CEO, CFO and COO in the telecommunication and technology sectors, coupled with significant digital expertise and an international career in several countries including Eastern Europe.

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

Unit4 N.V., Utrecht, The Netherlands – Supervisory Board

Status: 9 December 2020

Dr Liliana Solomon

Dr Liliana Solomon

Alexandra Soto

*1968 | Nationality: French

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

Independent Shareholder representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2022

Curriculum Vitae

Alexandra Soto graduated from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (France), in 1990. She started her career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc in London and moved to Lazard & Co. Ltd., in 1993. In 2000, she became partner of Lazard Partners. In the course of her career, Alexandra Soto has advised corporate cross-border transactions in different sectors. From 2010 until 2014, Alexandra Soto served as a non-executive director on the board of directors and the audit committee of Bull S.A. From 2010 until 2016, she served as a member on the board of directors of Lazard Frères Banque S.A. Alexandra Soto is currently Global COO of Lazard Financial Advisory and serves on several global internal group management committees; as a senior banker she is working across geographies based in London. Since 2017, Alexandra Soto has been a member of the supervisory board of METRO AG.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to her professional activity Alexandra Soto has international experience in the financial advice of clients worldwide and brings along outstanding expertise in the areas Corporate Finance and M&A.

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: 9 December 2020

Alexandra Soto

Alexandra Soto

Stefan Tieben

*1971 | Nationality: German

Certified auditor and tax advisor, 
partner of RLT Ruhrmann Tieben & Partner mbB Wirtschafts-prüfungsgesellschaft 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 2024

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.

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

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

Breda Consulting AG, Zurich, Switzerland – Board of Directors

Status: 19 February 2021

Stefan Tieben

Stefan Tieben

Manuela Wetzko

*1970 | Nationality: German

IT-Coordinator support area 5 METRO Deutschland GmbH

Employee representative
Member since: 17 July 2020
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2023

Curriculum Vitae

Manuela Wetzko completed her training as business administrator. In 1993 she started her career at Metro Cash & Carry Deutschland GmbH (now: METRO Deutschland GmbH) in the data centre of the store Leipzig. Until today she works for METRO Deutschland GmbH as IT coordinator for the support area 5.

Since 2006 Manuela Wetzko is chairwoman of the works council of the METRO store Leipzig. In addition, since 2014 she is member of the general works council of METRO Deutschland GmbH, where she puts her experiences of co-determination into practice in the economic committee, the general works committee as well as in the allocation committee of the solidarity fund. She is member of Euroforum and a member of its steering committee. Moreover, Manuela Wetzko is member of the Supervisory Board of METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH since 2018. Since 2020 Manuela Wetzko has been member of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG.

Expertise / Main Focus

Due to her profession Manuela Wetzko disposes of expertise in the sector of digitization. Furthermore, she has long-term experience in the sector of co-determination. As member of Euroforum and there in particular in the steering committee she also disposes of experience in labour law issues on European level.

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

METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH2

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

2 Intercompany mandate

Status: 19 February 2021

Manuela Wetzko

Manuela Wetzko

Angelika Will

*1952 | Nationality: German

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)

Employee representative
Member since: 21 February 2017
End of current term of office: Annual General Meeting 2023

Curriculum Vitae

After her apprenticeship as a salesperson Angelika Will started her professional career with Kamphaus. In 1974 she transferred to the METRO Cash & Carry warehouse in Düsseldorf (Germany), where, among other things, she was assistant to the divisional management in the area of goods as well as preliminary accounting controls and also worked in the customer service office. From 1998 until 2015, Angelika Will was a full-time member and chairwoman of the works council of METRO Cash & Carry Deutschland GmbH. She was also a member of the supervisory board of METRO Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH from 2003 until 2013. Angelika Will retired end of June 2015. Currently, Angelika Will is honorary judge for the Federal Labor Court Erfurt (Germany) and secretary of the Regional Association Board North Rhine-Westphalia of DHV - Die Berufsgewerkschaft e.V. (Federal Specialist Group Trade and Goods Logistics). From 2008 until February 2018, Angelika Will has also been a member of the supervisory board of the old METRO AG (today: CECONOMY AG). Since 2017, she has been a member of the supervisory board of today's METRO AG.

Expertise / Main Focus

With her professional activity Angelika Will has long-term experience and diverse knowledge in several areas of trade. As former chairwoman of the general works council of the METRO Cash & Carry store Düsseldorf, Angelika Will has experience in questions of operational co-determination.

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: 9 December 2020

Angelika Will

Angelika Will

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 2023

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

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: 9 December 2020

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 2023

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

None

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

None

Membership in comparable German and international boards of business enterprises

None

Status: 9 December 2020

Silke Zimmer

Silke Zimmer

Presidential Committee

  • Jürgen Steinemann (Chairman)
  • Xaver Schiller (Vice Chairman)
  • Thomas Dommel
  • Prof. Dr Edgar Ernst
  • Roman Šilha
  • Manuela Wetzko

Audit Committee

  • Prof. Dr Edgar Ernst (Chairman)
  • Xaver Schiller (Vice Chairman)
  • Marco Arcelli
  • Stefanie Blaser
  • Michael Heider
  • Dr Fredy Raas

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)
  • Thomas Dommel
  • Prof. Dr Edgar Ernst