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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


About the Supervisory Board

The term of office of the Supervisory Board is five years. When proposing candidates for election to the Supervisory Board, particular attention is paid to the knowledge, skills and professional experience required to perform the duties, as well as to the diversity of the it's composition.

Executive Committee

In order to perform its duties efficiently, the Supervisory Board has set up an Executive Committee consisting of three members, which performs advisory and preparatory tasks and has decision-making authority within the framework of the rules of procedure for the Supervisory Board.

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

The members of the Executive Committee are Dr. Thomas Tochtermann (Chairman of the Executive Committee), Barbara Pfeiffer and Andreas Karpenstein.

Personnel Committee

The Supervisory Board has also formed a Personnel Committee. The Personnel Committee prepares the Supervisory Board"s decision on the appointment of Executive Board members, the election of the Chairman of the Executive Board and the determination of the Executive Board"s remuneration structure as well as the remuneration, including target agreements, of the individual Executive Board members.

Within the framework of the rules of procedure for the Supervisory Board, the Personnel Committee has, in particular, the authority to pass resolutions on the following matters:

  • Conclusion, amendment and termination of employment contracts with the members of the Management Board with the exception of the decisions reserved for the Supervisory Board pursuant to section 87 (1) and (2) sentence 1 and sentence 2 of the German Stock Corporation Act, which are prepared by the Personnel Committee,
  • other legal transactions with members of the Management Board or with affiliated companies (§§ 15 ff. German Stock Corporation Act) or with related parties pursuant to § 15 AO,
  • the granting of loans to the persons named in §§ 89, 115 German Stock Corporation Act,,
  • the consent to other activities of a member of the Management Board pursuant to § 88 German Stock Corporation Act,
  • the approval of contracts with members of the Supervisory Board pursuant to § 114 German Stock Corporation Act.

The members of the Personnel Committee are Dr. Thomas Tochtermann (Chairman of the Personnel Committee), Dr. Junyang (Jenny) Shao and Sven Terpe.

Audit and Finance Committee

The Audit and Finance Committee is particularly responsible for monitoring accounting and the accounting process, the effectiveness of the internal control system, the internal risk management system, the internal audit system, compliance as well as the external audit of the accounts. It may exercise the special rights of inspection and audit to which the Supervisory Board is entitled pursuant to Section 111 (2) German Stock Corporation Act for this purpose. The Audit and Finance Committee makes a recommendation to the Supervisory Board for its proposal to the Annual General Meeting on the appointment of the auditor. On behalf of the Supervisory Board, the audit and finance comittee decides on the agreement with the auditor and, in particular, on the audit engagement, determinations of audit focus points and fees. It also takes appropriate measures to determine and monitor the independence of the auditor.   Prior to their publication, the Audit and Finance Committee consults the management board on the quarterly and semi-annual reports and all interim reports, if such interim reports are deemed necessary.  The Audit and Finance Committee also prepares the meetings and decisions of the Supervisory Board on the annual budget and the three-year planning of the TOM TAILOR Group.

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

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