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Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board consists of ten members:

Dr. Thomas Tochtermann

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Independent management consultant for Hvidehus GmbH, Hamburg

Barbara Pfeiffer

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Employee and Chairman of the Works Council at TOM TAILOR GmbH, Hamburg

Deputy Chair and Member of the Executive Committee of the Works Council of TOM TAILOR Holding SE

CV Barbara Pfeiffer

Stefanie Branahl

Employee of BONITA GmbH, Hamminkeln, in the position of Purchaser

member of the BONITA GmbH Works Council and
member of the Works Council at TOM TAILOR Holding SE

Yun (Joann) Cheng

Chief Financial Officer of China Momentum Fund, Shanghai, China

Otmar Debald

Independent management consultant at Corfina AG, Frankfurt am Main

CV Herr Otmar Debald

Andreas Karpenstein

Partner and Managing Director at Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Düsseldorf

Oliver Kerinnes

Employee of BONITA GmbH, Hamminkeln, in the position of Senior Purchaser

member of the Bonita GmbH Works Council and Member of the Executive Committee of the Works Council of TOM TAILOR Holding SE

Dr. Junyang (Jenny) Shao

Senior Director of the German unit of the Fosun Group, Frankfurt am Main

Sven Terpe

Employee of Tom Tailor GmbH, Hamburg, in the Import department

Deputy Chair and Member of the Executive Committee of the Works Council of TOM TAILOR Holding SE

Kitty Cleijne-Wouters

Employee of Bonita GmbH, Hamminkeln, in the position of Assistant in the HR department/Retail



As a general rule, their term of office is for a period of five years. When nominating candidates for election to the Supervisory Board, particular attention is paid to the knowledge, skills and professional experience required for the duties to be performed, and to the principle of diversity in the composition of the Supervisory Board.

To ensure that it can perform its duties efficiently, the Supervisory Board has presently set up a Strategy Committee consisting of three members who are responsible for performing advisory and preparatory duties and in accordance with the rules of procedure for the Supervisory Board have the authority to pass resolutions.

The Strategy Committee is responsible for preparing the meetings of the Supervisory Board and coordinating the work of the Supervisory Board as well as for advising on the strategic perspective, position and further development of the company. The Strategy Committee prepares for decisions of the Supervisory Board in the field of corporate governance and decides on an adjustment of the annual Declaration of Conformity.

Members: Dr. Thomas Tochtermann (Chairman of the Strategy Committee), Barbara Pfeiffer, Andreas Karpenstein

Further, the Supervisory Board has set up a Personnel Committee and an Audit and Finance Committee.
  • the entering into, amendment of and termination of service agreements with the members of the management board except for the decisions subject to resolutions of the Supervisory Board pursuant to Section 87 subsec. 1 and subsec. 2 sentence 1 and sentence 2 German Stock Corporation Act, which will be prepared by the Personnel Committee,
  • other agreements with members of the management board or with affiliated companies (section 15 et seqq. German Stock Corporation Act) and of related parties within the meaning of section 15 German fiscal code of such management board member,
  • granting of loans to the persons referred to in Sections 89 and 115 German Stock Corporation Act,
  • granting the consent to other activities of a member of the management board pursuant to section 88 German Stock Corporation Act,
  • approval of agreements with members of the Supervisory Board pursuant to Section 114 German Stock Corporation Act.

The Personnel Committee prepares the decisions of the Supervisory Board on the appointment of the members of the management board, the election of the chairman of the management board and on the determination of the remuneration structure of the management board as well as on the individual remuneration, including target agreements, of each member of the management board. The committee has in accordance with the rules of procedure for the Supervisory Board the authority to pass resolutions particularly with regard to the following matters:

Members: Dr. Thomas Tochtermann (Chairman of the Personnel Committee), Dr. Junyang (Jenny) Shao, Sven Terpe.

The Audit and Finance Committee is in particular responsible for the monitoring of the accounting and the accounting process, of the effectiveness of the internal control system, the internal risk management system, the internal auditing system and the compliance as well as the external audit of the accounts. In this regard, the committee is entitled to exercise the Supervisory Board’s inspection and examination rights pursuant to Section 111 subsec. 2 German Stock Corporation Act. The Audit and Finance Committee shall make a recommendation to the Supervisory Board with regard to the latter’s proposal to the General Meeting of the shareholders on the election of the auditor. It decides instead of the Supervisory Board on the agreement with the auditor (in particular on the scope of the audit, the focus of the audit and on the fees). The committee takes reasonable measures to establish and monitor the independence of the auditor. Prior to their publication the Finance and Audi Committee shall discuss with the management board the quarterly and semi-annual reports and all interim reports, if such interim reports are drawn up for any specific reason. Furthermore, the Audit and Finance Committee prepares the meetings and decisions of the supervisory board on the annual budget and the three-year planning for the TOM TAILOR GROUP.

Members: Otmar Debald (Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee), Yun (Joann) Cheng, Kitty Cleijne-Wouters.

Further information about the supervisory board can be found here.

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