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Corporate Governance
Corporate Governance
 

Corporate Governance at Porsche AG

Compliance
Compliance
Long-term economic success can only be ensured if applicable laws and internal regulations are complied with.
Whistleblower system
Whistleblower system
The whistleblower system is the central point of contact for reporting indications of breaches of regulations relating to employees of the Porsche Group.
Business and human rights
Business and human rights
Porsche is fully committed to its human rights responsibility and seeks orientation by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
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Anti-corruption
Anti-corruption
Porsche rejects any form of corruption or other economic crime and does not tolerate any illegal practices by employees or other third parties such as customers or business partners.

Our Executive Board

The Executive Board of Porsche AG is composed of seven members. The chairperson of the executive Board is Oliver Blume. Below you will find the Curricula Vitae of all members of the executive board including their departmental responsibilities.

Executive Board of Porsche AG (from left to right): Andreas Haffner, Human Resources and Social Affairs; Detlev von Platen, Sales and Marketing; Barbara Frenkel, Procurement; Oliver Blume, Chairperson of Porsche AG; Albrecht Reimold, Production and Logistics; Lutz Meschke, Finance and IT; Dr. Michael Steiner, Research and Development

Dr. Oliver Blume (Chairperson)

Oliver Blume has been a member of the Executive Board at Porsche AG since 2013 and Chief Executive Officer since October 1, 2015. On September 1, 2022, he was also appointed Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen AG. In addition, he is Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of CARIAD SE.

He joined Porsche AG in 2013. From 2013 until September 2015, he was responsible for Production and Logistics in his role on the Executive Board. Prior to joining Porsche AG, he held various positions at several Volkswagen AG subsidiaries, most recently Head of Production Planning at Volkswagen Brand from 2009 to 2013, Head of Planning at the Pilot Series Centre at SEAT between 2004 and 2009 and Head of Pilot Plant at Audi AG from 2003 to 2004. From 2001 to 2003, he served as Executive Assistant Production of Audi AG. Oliver Blume started his career as trainee at Audi AG in 1994. Subsequent positions at Audi AG included Planner Body Construction and Paint Shop between 1996 and 1999 and Head of Manufacturing Body Construction Audi A3 from 1999 to 2001.

Oliver Blume earned a degree in Technical Engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig. In 2001, he received a Ph.D. in vehicle engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai.

Lutz Meschke (Deputy Chairperson)

Lutz Meschke has been a member of the Executive Board at Porsche AG since 2009 with responsibility for Finance and IT. In 2015 he was appointed as deputy chairperson. Since 2020, he has also been a member of the executive board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE with responsibility for investment management.

He joined Porsche AG in 2001 as Vice President Accounting. In 2004, he was promoted to Vice President Controlling. Before joining Porsche AG, Lutz Meschke worked for the luxury fashion company Hugo Boss AG as Head of Group Consolidation between 1999 and 2001. Prior to that, he held various roles at KPMG AG, including Audit-assistant in 1991, Audit-senior in 1992 and was promoted to Supervisor in Milan in 1995.

Lutz Meschke earned a degree in business administration from the University of Cologne.

Barbara Frenkel

Barbara Frenkel has been an appointed member of the Executive Board of Porsche AG with responsibility for Procurement since August 2021.

Previously, she served as member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG between January 2019 and August 2021. At the same time, she held the position of Vice President for the Region Europe since 2017. From 2013 to 2017 she held the position of Vice President of Sales Network Management & Development. Prior to that, she took over as Porsche AG’s Director of Central Training in 2006. Before joining Porsche AG in 2001 as Director of Quality Systems and Methods, Barbara Frenkel served as Manager of Supplier Development Europe at TRW Automotive. Between 1997 and 2001, she was Quality Auditor at Valeo Thermal Systems, having previously held various positions in development, production, sales and quality assurance at Helsa-Werke.

Barbara Frenkel studied chemistry at the University of Bayreuth and rubber technology at the University of Hannover.

Andreas Haffner

Andreas Haffner has been a member of the Executive Board of Porsche AG with responsibility for Human Resources since 2015.

From 2011 to 2015, he was Head of Group Human Resources Top Management of Volkswagen AG. Prior to that, he served as Vice President Human Resources and Organization at Porsche Automobil Holding SE since 2008. Before that, he was Head of Subsidiaries and International Assignments at Porsche AG from 1997 on and served as Vice President Human Resources R&D in Weissach since 2000. He joined Porsche AG in 1994 as Head of Labour Law.

Andreas Haffner studied law at the University of Konstanz and concluded his studies in 1991 with the first state examination. Additionally, he received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Duke University in Durham, U.S. In 1995, he concluded his legal clerkship with the second state examination.

Detlev von Platen

Detlev von Platen has been a member of the Executive Board at Porsche AG with responsibility for Sales and Marketing since 2015.

He has been with Porsche for over 21 years. Prior to joining the Porsche Executive Board, he was President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Inc. in Atlanta, from 2008 to 2015, where he was responsible for the US market. Previously, he served as CEO of Porsche France SA in Paris from 1999 to 2008. Between 1997 and 1999 he worked at Sonauto SA (Porsche Importer), in Cergy-Pontoise, France, as Porsche Brand Managing Director. Prior to his roles at Porsche AG, he worked at BMW AG from 1988 until 1997, where he held several positions including Project Leader in the Department of International Marketing Transfer, Director of Communications at BMW M GmbH, Area Director Export Asia/Africa at BMW Motorcycles and Director of Marketing for the Motorcycle Division at BMW France SA.

Detlev von Platen holds an MBA in Sales, Management and Finance from Poitiers, France.

Albrecht Reimold

Albrecht Reimold has been a member of the Executive Board at Porsche AG since 2016 with responsibility for Production and Logistics.

Between 2012 and 2016, he was Chairperson and member of the executive board with responsibility for Technology at Volkswagen Slovakia in Bratislava. Prior to that, he served as Plant Director at Audi AG. In 2003 he was promoted to Head of Production Planning of C- and D-Type and sports car R8 at Audi AG. In 2002, he joined the Task Force Team Lamborghini Gallardo at AUDI AG in Sant’ Agata Bolognese, Italy. During 1990 and 2002, Albrecht Reimold held various roles at Audi AG, including Head of Production Segment Audi A2, Head of Manufacturing Body Construction Audi A8 and Assistant to the Plant Management. In 1990, he attended the training and testing institute of Welding Technologies in Mannheim and graduated as a Welding Engineer, before starting a trainee program at Audi AG in 1987.

Albrecht Reimold holds a degree in engineering production technology from the Technical College of Heilbronn.

Dr. Michael Steiner

Michael Steiner has been a member of the Executive Board at Porsche AG since 2016 with responsibility for Research and Development. On September 1, 2022, he was additionally appointed Head of the Group Development Division, member of the extended executive committee of the Volkswagen Group and also member of the supervisory board of CARIAD SE.

Between 2011 and 2016, he served as Porsche AG’s Vice President of Overall Vehicle Development/Quality. Prior to that, he held the position of Vice President of the Panamera series since 2005. Between 2002 and 2005, he was Executive Vice President of Customer Development at Porsche Engineering Group GmbH/Porsche Engineering Services. Before joining Porsche AG in 2002 as Vice President of Innovation, Concepts and CAE, he held several positions at Daimler AG including Strategic Project Manager A/B-Class from 2000 to 2002, Head of Product Controlling Mercedes A-Class between 1998 and 2000 and Head of Strategy Team Chassis small Production Series in 1997. Furthermore, he was the Head of Product Concepts niche vehicle at Mercedes-Benz AG between 1995 and 1997.

Michael Steiner earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Munich.

Our Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of Porsche AG consists of twenty members, ten of them are elected by the Annual General Meeting and ten of them are elected by the employees in accordance with the provisions of the German Co-Determination Act of 4 May 1976 (MitbestG). The Supervisory Board shall perform the duties imposed upon it in accordance with the provisions of the law, the Articles of Association and the Rules of Procedure. It is guided by the recommendations and suggestions of the German Corporate Governance Code. It shall cooperate in a spirit of trust with the other corporate bodies for the benefit of the Company.

Dr. Wolfgang Porsche (Chairperson of the Supervisory Board)

Dr. Wolfgang Porsche is Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG. He has been a Member of the Supervisory Board since 2009.

Dr. Wolfgang Porsche was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1943. He studied Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. In 1973 he obtained his doctorate. In the same year, he established his own business Jamoto, a general importer of Yamaha motorcycles in Austria. From 1976 until 1981, he served in several national and international roles at Daimler-Benz AG in Stuttgart. From 1985 onwards he held various Managing Director positions and Supervisory Board seats at different independent corporations. Among them he is Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Member of the Supervisory Board at Volkswagen AG, Porsche AG and Audi AG.

Jordana Vogiatzi (Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board)

Jordana Vogiatzi is Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG. She has been a Member of the Supervisory Board since 2014.

Jordana Vogiatzi was born in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, in 1976. From 1997 to 2003, she studied English Philology, Theatre and Media studies and Sociology at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. After she graduated from her studies as Magistra Atrium, she started working as a Press Officer for the IG Metall Stuttgart branch, from 2005 to 2016. From 2014 to 2019, she continued working at IG Metall Stuttgart as a Political Secretary, where she was responsible for the support of Porsche AG. In 2019, she was promoted to Managing Director of the Membership and Finance department of IG Metall Stuttgart.

Dr. Arno Antlitz

Dr. Arno Antlitz has been a Member of the Supervisory of Porsche AG since 2021.

Dr. Arno Antlitz was born in Premich, Germany, in 1970. He studied Industrial Engineering, with a specialization in Mechanical Engineering, at the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany. He earned a doctorate (Dr. rer. Pol.) at the Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU). In 1999, he started working at McKinsey & Company, where he was last employed as an Associate Principal. His areas of expertise included strategy, organization optimization and cost optimization in the automotive and supplier industries. After he joined Volkswagen AG in 2004, he was given responsibility for global product controlling at Volkswagen brand. From 2010 until 2020, he was a Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management for Controlling and Accounting. Between 2020 and 2021, he was Chief Financial Officer of AUDI AG in Ingolstadt, Germany. On April 1, 2021, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG transferred the responsibility for Finance at group level in the Board of Management to Dr Arno Antlitz. Since 2022, he has been responsible for the business area Finance in the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG. Next to various other roles in Supervisory Boards, Dr Arno Antlitz is active as a Chairperson of the Supervisory Boards of Volkswagen Financial Services and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Furthermore, he is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Holding Gesellschaft.

Dr. Christian Dahlheim

Dr. Christian Dahlheim has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since 2020.

Dr. Christian Dahlheim was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1968. He studied Physics at the Technical University Munich, where he graduated with a master’s degree. Additionally, he holds an MBA and earned his doctorate in Business Administration and Management (Dr. rer. Pol.) at the European Business School. He held various professional appointments until he joined the Volkswagen Group in 2005. From 2005 to 2014, he held different management positions at Volkswagen Financial Services AG including Head of Corporate Development and Regional Manager. From 2014, as president and Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Credit Inc., Dr Christian Dahlheim was appointed member of the Executive Board of Volkswagen Financial Services AG with responsibility for Sales and Marketing in 2016. In 2018 he was assigned the role of Director Group Sales of Volkswagen AG. Since February 1, 2022, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Financial Services AG. Additionally, next to various other roles in Supervisory Boards, Dr. Christian Dahlheim is active as Member of the Supervisory Boards of Volkswagen Bank GmbH, Volkswagen Versicherungen AG and the Porsche Bank AG.

Micaela le Divelec Lemmi

Micaela le Divelec Lemmi has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since September 2022.

Micaela le Divelec Lemmi was born in Florence, Italy, in 1968. After her graduation in Business Administration, she started her career in the audit team at Ernst & Young in 1992. In 1998 she joined Gucci in the management control department. After the acquisition of YSL, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, McQueen and Boucheron, she managed the integration of the teams and processes by covering various roles in the group control department. In 2004 she was appointed as the Group Controller. In 2008 she was assigned the role of Chief Financial Officer at Gucci. Later she was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Operation Officer at Gucci. In 2015 she was promoted to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Consumer Officer at Gucci. In 2018 Micaela le Divelec Lemmi joined Salvatore Ferragamo group as managing director. In July 2018 she was promoted to the Chief Executive Officer. In September 2022 she left the Ferragamo group. In April 2022, Micaela le Divelec Lemmi was appointed as Non-executive Director in the Board of Directors of De Longhi SpA and Aeroporti di Roma SpA. She is currently at the second mandate as an Independent Director of Pitti Immagine Srl. Additionally, during the last five years, she was Board Member of Beni Stabili Spa until December of 2018.

Melissa Di Donato Roos

Melissa Di Donato Roos has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since September 2022.

Melissa Di Donato Roos was born in New York, U.S., in 1972. She studied Russian language and Literature and Political science at the Manhattanville College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1994. In 1996 she graduated from the American University with two master’s degrees in Russian language and Literature as well as in International Business. She started her career as a Technologist and SAP R/3 developer. She continued her career in technology companies such as IBM and Oracle. She was active in various professional functions such as engineering, product development and leadership positions in sales, services and general management. More than 15 Years ago, she relocated from the U.S. to London to lead a global tech business for IBM. Previously, she spent eight years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, USA/IBM (PwC division acquired by IBM). Additionally, she was the Global Vice President of a start up on the U.S. west coast. In 2016, she joined SAP as Chief Revenue Officer for SAP’s ERP Cloud. Later she was promoted to Global Chief Operating Officer of SAP’s ERP and Infrastructure Division (Digital Core). Subsequently, for the following seven years, she served as the EMEA and APAC area vice president, where she created and built the force.com and Appexchange Programs and independent software vendor (ISV)/OEM businesses for international markets. Furthermore, she served as the AREA Vice President for Analytics. Since 2019, she is the Chief Executive Officer of SUSE S.A. Since 2020, she is an advisor to Capri Ventures. Since 2021, she is an Independent Non-executive Director of the Board of Directors of JPMorgan Chase.

Dr. Hans Michel Piëch

Dr. Hans Michel Piëch has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since 2009.

Dr. Hans Michel Piëch was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1942. He studied Law at the University of Vienna and graduated in 1968. In 1970 he earned his doctorate degree. In the same year, he started working at Gulf Oil in Pittsburgh, U.S. From 1971 to 1972 he was employed as a Managing Director at Porsche KG, Stuttgart, Germany. From 1977 until 2021, he was a lawyer in Vienna. Since 1975, he is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Holding GmbH in Salzburg, Austria. Since 1989, he is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche SE. Since 2009, he is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG. Since the same year he has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG. Additionally next to other mandates, he is also Member of the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG.

Hans Dieter Pötsch

Hans Dieter Pötsch has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since 2010.

Hans Dieter Pötsch was born in Traun, Austria, in 1951. He studied Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, from 1973 until 1979. After finishing his studies, he started in controlling at BMW AG in Munich, Germany, and subsequently took up the position of Head of Controlling at BMW AG in 1984, serving in this function until 1987. After that, he joined Trumpf GmbH & Co. KG as General Manager for Finance and Administration and stayed there until 1991. He moved on to become Chairperson of the Board of Management of Traub AG from 1991 to 1995, Chairperson of the Board of Management of Dürr AG from 1995 to 2002 and Group Executive Board Member with responsibility for Finance & Controlling at Volkswagen AG from 2003 to 2015. Hans Dieter Pötsch is Chairperson of the Executive Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE. Additionally, next to various other roles in Supervisory Boards, he is active as the Chairperson of the Supervisory Boards of Volkswagen AG and Traton SE as well as Member of the Supervisory Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA.

Dr. Ferdinand Oliver Porsche

Dr. Ferdinand Oliver Porsche has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since 2010.

Dr. Ferdinand Oliver Porsche was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1961. He studied Law and received his degree from the University of Salzburg in 1990, where he also obtained his doctorate two years later. Between 1994 and 1995, he studied Business Administration at the University of Toronto, Canada. Next to his studies, he served as Managing Director of Porsche Management GmbH & Co. KG in Salzburg from 1994 until 2003. He became Managing Director at Real Estate Holding GmbH in Salzburg in 2002. Since 2015, he also serves as Managing Director of Neckar GmbH in Salzburg. Next to other Supervisory Board mandates, he is active as a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Audi AG and Volkswagen AG.

Dr. Hans Peter Schützinger

Dr. Hans Peter Schützinger has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since 2016.

Dr. Hans Peter Schützinger was born in Uttendorf, Austria, in 1960. He studied Business Administration at the University of Economics and Business in Vienna and obtained his doctorate in 1988. In 1989, he became Assistant to the Head of Finance, Accounting and Controlling at Porsche Konstruktionen KG and got promoted to Head of the Finance and Payments Divisions in 1991. He joined Porsche Holding GmbH in 1993 as Head of the Group Accounting Division. From 1994 to 2002, he served as Head of the Staff Unit for Accounting, Taxation and Participation. Subsequently, he became Managing Director of Financial Services and Finance. He got promoted to CFO and Managing Director with responsibility for Financial Services and Automotive Trade with the brands of various manufacturers in 2008. Since 2017 he serves as CEO of Porsche Holding GmbH and is responsible for Wholesale and Financial Services. Dr. Hans Peter Schützinger holds various Managing Director positions and Supervisory Board seats at different independent corporations. Among other various roles, he is also Member of the Supervisory Board at Porsche Bank AG, Volkswagen Financial Services AG and Porsche Versicherung AG.

Hauke Stars

Hauke Stars has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since September 2022.

Hauke Stars was born in Merseburg, Germany, in 1967. She studied Applied Computer Science at the Technical University of Magdeburg and received a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Warwick. After that, she began her professional career in the IT division of Bertelsmann in the early 1990s. In 1998, she joined IT service provider Triaton, overseeing the Software Development department. Subsequently, she was promoted to the Executive Board with responsibility for Sales and Marketing in 2000. She continued her career at Hewlett Packard (HP) after the global IT group acquired Triaton in 2004. AT HP, she was responsible for the IT Services Business in the Netherlands and became Managing Director of HP’s local organization in Switzerland in 2007. From 2012 until 2020, she served as a Member of the Executive Board with responsibility for IT, Capital Market Business and Human Resources (as Labor Director) at Deutsche Börse AG. In 2022, she was appointed to the Executive Board at Volkswagen AG. She is responsible for all group-wide IT, Data, Organizational Development and Process Management activities in this capacity. Hauke Stars holds various Supervisory Board seats at different independent corporations, among them she is Member of the Supervisory Board at RWE AG, CARIAD SE and AUDI AG.

Ibrahim Aslan

Ibrahim Aslan has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since December 2022.

Ibrahim Aslan was born in Pülümür, Turkey, in 1973. In 1989, he began his training as a vehicle upholsterer at Porsche AG. After completing his training, he worked in the upholstery and logistics departments of production in Zuffenhausen. He has been a member of the Porsche AG Works Council since 2006. In 2018, he was appointed to the General Works Council of Porsche AG, where he was a member until 2022. In the works council, Ibrahim Aslan is Spokesman for the Transformation Committee and Spokesman for the Joint Committee. From 2017 to 2018, Ibrahim Aslan completed the EBCL Certified Manager training. Among other accreditations, he obtained certificates in the areas of accounting, cost accounting and business law. In addition, Ibrahim Aslan has been a Member of the Volkswagen Group Works Council Committee for Qualification and Training since 2015. In 2022, Ibrahim Aslan was elected as IG Metal Lead Person of Trust.

Harald Buck

Harald Buck has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since 2019.

Harald Buck was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1962. In 1979, he started his education to become an Automotive Mechanic. After completing his education in 1982, he began his career at Hahn Sportwagen. In 1985, he joined Porsche AG as an Automotive Mechanic in the Engine Construction Area, switching to the Repair Shop Area in 1999. Since 1990, he has been a Trade Union Representative and, since 1995, a Member of the Works Council Management of Porsche AG. He became a Member of the Works Council of Porsche AG in 2002, serving as its Deputy Chairperson from 2019 to 2022 and was appointed Chairperson in 2022. Moreover, he has been a Member of the General Works Council of Porsche AG since 2010 and became a Member of the Group Works Council of Porsche AG in 2018, serving as its Chairperson since 2022. His responsibilities in the Works Council comprise the Pension Scheme and serving as a Porsche Trust Member.

Wolfgang von Dühren

Wolfgang von Dühren has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since 2014.

Wolfgang von Dühren was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1962. In 1980, he started his education as an Automotive Electrician at Porsche AG. After completing his education, he began his career in the Area of Factory Repair for Porsche AG. Following his further education as a Business Economist for Crafts at the Chamber of Commerce in Stuttgart, he started working as a Sales Representative at Porsche AG in 1998. In 1999, he was promoted to Manager of Order Processing and currently serves as Manager of International VIP & Special Sales of Porsche AG.

Akan Isik

Akan Isik has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since 2019.

Akan Isik was born in Pforzheim, Germany, in 1971. In 1986, he started his education as an Automotive Varnisher. After completing his education, he began his career in this position at Porsche AG in 1989. In 1996, he was promoted to Master Craftsman of the Varnishing Department, following his further training as Master Craftsman. Since 2004, he has served as a Trade Union Representative and became a Member of the Works Council of Porsche AG in 2006. Furthermore, he was appointed a Member of the General Works Council of Porsche AG in 2014. Since 2022, he has been a Member of the Group Works Council of Porsche AG. In the Works Council, Akan Isik serves as Spokesman for the IT Committee and is responsible for monitoring the Process Improvement Projects. Additionally, he was appointed as a Member of the Group Works Council Working Group IT at the Volkswagen Group in 2015.

Nora Leser

Nora Leser has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since 2021.

Nora Leser was born in Böblingen, Germany, in 1981. Between 2001 and 2003, she studied Business and Economics and received her degree at the University of Hohenheim. She changed her major to Professional and Business Education, Sociology and Business Administration in 2003. In 2008, she graduated from the University of Stuttgart as Magistra Artium. She began her career as Manager for Candidate Relations in Recruitment at Hays AG in Frankfurt and Stuttgart in 2010. She joined IG Metall's local branch in Stuttgart as a Political Secretary in 2011. Her responsibilities included supporting the employee representatives of Daimler AG and BOSCH GmbH. Currently, she is the contact person for Porsche AG's employee representatives in Weissach and its subsidiaries. She has also serving as Corporate Representative and Member of the Supervisory Board at Thales Management und Services Deutschland GmbH since 2018.

Knut Lofski

Knut Lofski has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since 2019.

Knut Lofski was born in Schmölln, Germany, in 1963. He completed his education as an Automotive Mechanic in 1981. Following his further education to become a Master Craftsman, he began his career as an Automotive Mechanic and Master Craftsman in 1989. After working for several companies, he joined Porsche Leipzig GmbH in 2000. He has been a Member of the Works Council of Porsche Leipzig GmbH since it was established in 2001. From 2001 to 2014 and again since 2018, he has served as Chairperson and was Deputy Chairperson between 2015 and 2018. In 2003, he was appointed a Porsche AG Group Works Council Member. Additionally, he became a Member of the Group Works Council of Volkswagen Group in 2012.

Vera Schalwig

Vera Schalwig has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since 2021.

Vera Schalwig was born in Würzburg, Germany, in 1979. From 2002 until 2007, she studied Business Administration at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nürnberg. She joined the marketing and sales department at Porsche AG in 2007. Between 2009 and 2012, she continued her career at Porsche Design Group. Subsequently, she worked in various areas at Porsche AG, particularly in process optimization, legal and compliance as well as management of the Executive Board Office and Assistance to the Chairperson of the Executive Board. In 2015, she became General Secretary for Executive Board and Supervisory Board Affairs. Between 2017 and 2021, she served as Head of Internal Audit and IT Audit at Porsche AG until she was promoted to Head of Human Resources Zuffenhausen.

Stefan Schaumburg

Stefan Schaumburg has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since 2021.

Stefan Schaumburg was born in Kassel, Germany, in 1961. He studied Political science and Sociology and received a degree in Political science from Philips University in Marburg in 1989. Following his studies, he worked in various areas and positions, among others, as Trade Union Secretary at IG Metall. Since 2012, he has served as Head of the Collective Bargaining Policy Department at the Executive Board of IG Metall. In addition, he serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Jenoptik AG.

Carsten Schumacher

Carsten Schumacher has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since 2019.

Carsten Schumacher was born in Mühlacker, Germany, in 1987. In 2004 he started his education as an Electrician in Industrial Engineering. After completing his education in 2007, he studied Industrial Engineering at Pforzheim University and graduated in 2011. His studies also included an internship semester at Porsche AG between 2009 and 2010. In 2011, he began his career at Porsche AG in the Project Procurement Department and was promoted to Team Lead Chassis Design for the Porsche Taycan in 2015. In addition, he serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board of CARIAD SE.

Committees of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG

Mediation Committee

The Mediation Committee has the task of making proposals for the appointment and revocation of the appointment of members of the Executive Board in the case of section 31 § 3 sentence 1 and § 5 MitbestG.

Member of the Mediation Committee:

  • Dr. Wolfgang Porsche
  • Hauke Stars
  • Jordana Vogiatzi
  • Harald Buck
Audit Committee

The Audit Committee monitors the accounting process, the effectiveness of the internal control system, the risk management system and the internal audit system, as well as the audit of the financial statements, selection and independence of the auditor.

Member of the Audit Committee:

  • Dr. Christian Dahlheim
  • Micaela le Divelec Lemmi
  • Dr. Ferdinand Oliver Porsche
  • Carsten Schumacher
  • Nora Leser
  • Harald Buck
Presidential Committee

The Presidential Committee coordinates the work within the Supervisory Board and prepares its meetings. In addition, the Presidential Committee performs the duties of the Supervisory Board in connection with utilising Authorised Capital or issuing warrant bonds or convertible bonds, including giving authorisation to make amendments in this context to the Articles of Association which only concern the wording. Furthermore, the Presidential Committee prepares the Supervisory Board's personnel decisions.

Member of the Presidential Committee:

  • Dr. Wolfgang Porsche
  • Dr. Arno Antlitz
  • Hauke Stars
  • Jordana Vogiatzi
  • Harald Buck
  • Carsten Schumacher
Related Party Committee

The Related Party Committee regulates the so-called Related Party Transactions. The committee identifies and monitors transactions with companies and legal and natural persons that exceed the threshold of 1.5% of the balance sheet total. The committee evaluates, reviews and decides whether the company's independence requirements are met.

Member of the Related Party Committee:

  • Dr. Hans Michel Piëch
  • Micaela le Divelec Lemmi
  • Hauke Stars
  • Wolfgang von Dühren
  • Akan Isik
Nomination Committee

The Nomination Committee has the task of proposing suitable candidates to the Supervisory Board for its proposals to the Annual General Meeting for the election of Supervisory Board members.

Member of the Nomination Committee:

  • Dr. Wolfgang Porsche
  • Dr. Arno Antlitz
  • Hauke Stars
Porsche – Pursuing sustainable performance
Porsche – Pursuing sustainable performance
For us, sustainability is a central part of modern luxury and further drives Porsche‘s differentiation.

To best serve our customers and to become a role model for sustainability performance, we set ambitious goals.
  • Working towards a net carbon neutral value chain in 2030¹
  • +80% BEV share ambition of new vehicles delivered in 2030
  • Ambition to reduce environmental pollution by 45% per car in 2025²

¹ The DCI aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the CO2 equivalent emissions throughout the value chain. It is, among others, based on life cycle assessments which are performed on the basis of systematic methods and are subject to assumptions. A life cycle assessment seeks to address environmental impacts such as the CO2 footprint caused throughout a vehicle’s life cycle during manufacture, use and recycling. The scope of a vehicle’s life-cycle encompasses the vehicle and all of its parts including the supply chain and production, the use-phase of the car (based on total mileage of 200,000 km per vehicle) and the emissions related to fuel/ power supply, as well as recycling during disassembly. The DCI also includes other emissions within the value chain including the energy and fuel emissions of non-production sites and business trip and logistics emissions. The DCI is designed to capture the Group’s production sites’ direct and indirect CO2 emissions. Vehicle maintenance is not taken into account by the DCI. The DCI calculation methodology is continuously adapted depending on internal and external requirements, such as new test cycles for fleet emissions, and the delivery of updated data, for instance from suppliers. For the presentation of a methodologically consistent time series, DCI values that have already been published can therefore also be adjusted to the new methodology and thus revised.

² Ambition to achieve a reduction of 45% of environmental pollution per vehicle in Porsche's own production between 2014 and 2025, including energy usage, CO2, waste for disposal, water and volatile organic compounds per vehicle.

Decarbonization
Decarbonization
Porsche believes that combating climate change is one of the most important challenges confronting the world. Net carbon neutrality across the value chain describes Porsche's ambition to avoid and reduce carbon emissions towards neutrality, especially within production, supply chain and the use-phase of cars delivered. Porsche's decarbonization strategy includes offsets.
Circular Economy
Circular Economy
Porsche aspires to use sustainable materials in its vehicles and close resource cycles. We aim to implement more circular production processes maximizing resources, material and energy efficiency and optimizing waste and water management.
Diversity
Diversity
Porsche intends to promote a corporate culture in which everyone is welcome and can apply their skills. The Group has set itself the goal of quantifiably establishing diversity criteria within the Group by 2030. A key focus for the Group to achieve this aim is to increase the number of mixed teams, which bring together different perspectives throughout the organization.
Partner to society
Partner to society
Porsche sees itself as a partner to society and seeks to empower, in particular, disadvantaged and underserved populations. It is our vision to achieve quantifiable improvement in people’s circumstances through our social projects regionally at our locations and globally in the markets in which we operate.
Supply Chain Responsibility
Supply Chain Responsibility
Porsche sees its corporate responsibility as extending beyond its factory gates. Therefore, we challenge and collaborate with our suppliers. Environmental and compliance as well as social aspects, including human rights, among others, are selection criteria for direct suppliers.
Governance & Transparency
Governance & Transparency
For Porsche, ethical behavior is essential, not only because we aim to follow the expectations customers, partners and society have towards us. Acting and doing business with integrity are crucial for Porsche and its management.

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