Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Reitzle

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Reitzle Chairman of the Supervisory Board

© Continental AG

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board appoints the members of the Executive Board and supervises and advises it in managing the company. The Supervisory Board is directly involved in decisions of material importance to the Company.

The chairman of the Supervisory Board coordinates its work and represents it vis-à-vis third parties. He maintains regular contact between meetings with the Executive Board, and in particular with its chairman, to discuss issues relating to the company’s strategy, business development, risk management and compliance.

The Supervisory Board comprises 20 members in accordance with the German Co-determination Act (Mitbestimmungsgesetz – MitbestG) and the company’s Articles of Incorporation. Half the members of the Supervisory Board are elected by the shareholders in the Shareholders’ Meeting, while the other half are elected by the employees of Continental AG and its German subsidiaries.

The members elected by the employees of Continental AG and its German subsidiaries are marked with * below.

Members

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Reitzle

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Reitzle Chairman of the Supervisory Board © Continental AG


Year of birth: 1949

Nationality: German

First elected: 2009

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Hasan Allak*

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Year of birth: 1970

Nationality: German

First elected: 2019

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


  • Chairman of the Corporate Works Council of Continental AG and Chairman of the Works Council of Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, Stöcken Site



    Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 57.2 KB)

Christiane Benner*

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Year of birth: 1968

Nationality: German

First appointed: 2018

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting


  • Deputy Chairwoman 
  • Second Chairwoman of IG Metall (Metalworkers' Union)


Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 53.8 KB)

Dr. Gunter Dunkel

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Year of birth: 1953

Nationality: Austrian

First elected: 2009

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Francesco Grioli*


Year of birth: 1972

Nationality: Italian

First appointed: 2018

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


  • Member of the Central Board of Executive Directors, IG BCE (Mining Chemical, and Energy Industries Union)

Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 55.6 KB)

Michael Iglhaut*

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Year of birth: 1964

Nationality: German

First elected: 2006

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Satish Khatu

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Year of birth: 1952

Nationality: USA

First elected: 2019

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Isabel Corinna Knauf

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Year of birth: 1972

Nationality: German

First elected: 2019

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Sabine Neuß

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Year of birth: 1968

Nationality: German

First elected: 2014

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Prof. Dr. Rolf Nonnenmacher

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Year of birth: 1954

Nationality: German

First elected: 2014

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Dirk Nordmann*

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Year of birth: 1960

Nationality: German

First elected: 2004

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Lorenz Pfau*

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Year of birth: 1961

Nationality: German

First elected: 2019

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Klaus Rosenfeld

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Year of birth: 1966

Nationality: German

First elected: 2009

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Georg F. W. Schaeffler

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Year of birth: 1964

Nationality: German

First elected: 2009

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler-Thumann

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Year of birth: 1941

Nationality: German

First elected: 2009

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Jörg Schönfelder*

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Year of birth: 1966

Nationality: German

First elected: 2004

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Stefan Scholz*

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Year of birth: 1965

Nationality: German

First elected: 2015

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Kirsten Vörkel*

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Year of birth: 1965

Nationality: German

First elected: 2014

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


  • Chairperson of the Works Council of CPT Group GmbH, Dortmund
  • Member of the Corporate Works Council of Continental AG, Hanover


      Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 53.2 KB)

Elke Volkmann*

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Year of birth: 1959

Nationality: German

First elected: 2014

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Prof. KR Ing. Siegfried Wolf

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Year of birth: 1957

Nationality: Austrian

First elected: 2010

Elected until: The current term of office lasts until the end of the 2024 Annual Shareholders' Meeting.


Member of the Committees

Chairman´s Committee

Members:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Reitzle (Chairman)
  • Hartmut Meine (until February 28th, 2018)
  • Christiane Benner (since March 13th, 2018)
  • Georg F. W. Schaeffler
  • Jörg Schönfelder

Audit Committee

Members:

  • Prof. Dr. Rolf Nonnenmacher (Chairman)
  • Peter Hausmann (until October 31st, 2018)
  • Francesco Grioli (since November 1st, 2018)
  • Michael Iglhaut
  • Dirk Nordmann
  • Klaus Rosenfeld
  • Georg F. W. Schaeffler

Nomination Committee

Members:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Reitzle (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Rolf Nonnenmacher
  • Georg F. W. Schaeffler
  • Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler-Thumann

Mediation Committee required under Section 27 (3) of the Mitbestimmungsgesetz (German Co-determination Act)

Members:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Reitzle (Chairman)
  • Hartmut Meine (until February 28th, 2018)
  • Christiane Benner (since March 13th, 2018)
  • Georg F. W. Schaeffler
  • Jörg Schönfelder