The Supervisory Board of freenet AG


In accordance with the German Codetermination Act (Mitbestimmungsgesetz), freenet AG’s Supervisory Board has 12 members and is formed in equal parts by six shareholder representatives and six employee representatives.

The Supervisory Board has constituted a steering committee and four other committees.

As of April 2021

Shareholder representatives

Prof. Dr. Helmut Thoma (Chairman)

Prof. Dr. Helmut Thoma (Chairman)

Self-employed media consultant, Strassen (Luxembourg)

Sabine Christiansen

Sabine Christiansen

 

Managing Partner at TV 21 GmbH, Berlin                                                         

Thorsten Kraemer

Thorsten Kraemer

Managing partner of Crocodile Capital GmbH, Vaduz (Liechtenstein)

Fränzi Kühne

Fränzi Kühne

Author, investor and independent consultant for digital business

Marc Tüngler

Marc Tüngler

Solicitor and Managing Director of the Deutschen Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz e.V.              (DSW – German Association of Private Shareholders), Düsseldorf, Member of the governmental commission German Corporate Governance Code

Robert Weidinger

Robert Weidinger

Freelance auditor, tax adviser and Corporate Finance consultant, Valley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Employee representatives

Knut Mackeprang (Vice Chairman)

Knut Mackeprang (Vice Chairman)

Corporate lawyer of freenet AG, Büdelsdorf                                                                                

Claudia Anderleit

Claudia Anderleit

 

Head of Human Resources Management and personnel systems, freenet AG, Hamburg

Bente Brandt

Bente Brandt

Trade Union Secretary
United Trade Union of Services (ver.di) North.HH Department TK.IT, Kiel

Theo-Benneke Bretsch

Theo-Benneke Bretsch

Team leader eCommerce Core at mobilcom-debitel GmbH, Büdelsdorf                                                                                     

Gerhard Huck

Gerhard Huck

Chairman of the Workers' Council, MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH, Baden-Baden

Thomas Reimann

Thomas Reimann

Division manager "Billing & Backend" at mobilcom debitel GmbH, Büdelsdorf

Supplementary information on the activities of the Supervisory Board in the 2020 financial year

Supervisory Board Rules of Procedure

STEERING COMMITTEE

Members:
Prof Dr Helmut Thoma (Chairman), Thorsten Kraemer, Knut Mackeprang, Gerhard Huck

The steering committee discusses central themes and prepares Supervisory Board resolutions. It can take the place of the Supervisory Board, with the required approval of the Executive Board in accordance with the latter’s rules of procedure, in deciding on measures and transactions of the Executive Board, insofar as the matter in question cannot be deferred and it is not possible for the Supervisory Board to make an appropriate decision within the time available.

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

Members:
Prof Dr Helmut Thoma (Chairman), Sabine Christiansen, Claudia Anderleit, Knut Mackeprang

The personnel committee prepares the Supervisory Board’s personnel decisions. It submits to the Supervisory Board proposals for decisions on the Executive Board’s remuneration, the remuneration system and regular scrutiny of that system. The committee makes decisions in place of the Supervisory Board – but subject to mandatory responsibilities of the Supervisory Board – on Executive Board members’ business that is relevant for personnel.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Members:
Robert Weidinger (Chairman), Marc Tüngler, Bente Brandt, Thomas Reimann

The audit committee concerns itself with the monitoring of the accounting process, the effectiveness of the internal control system, the risk management system and the internal auditing system, and financial statements auditing, in the latter case especially with regard to the auditor’s independence and the additional services rendered by the auditor. It also concerns itself with compliance-related issues.

MEDIATION COMMITTEE

Members:
Prof Dr Helmut Thoma (Chairman), Fränzi Kühne, Knut Mackeprang,Theo-Benneke Bretsch

The mediation committee is constituted in accordance with section 27 (3) of the German Co-determination Act (MitbestG) so that it can perform the task described in section 31 (3) sentence 1 MitbestG.

NOMINATION COMMITTEE

Members:
Prof Dr Helmut Thoma (Chairman), Sabine Christiansen, Marc Tüngler

The nomination committee has the task of suggesting suitable candidates to the Supervisory Board for proposal to the Annual General Meeting in the run-up to new elections.