Supervisory Board


Supervisory Board

Dr. Ludolf von Wartenberg, born on September 22, 1941, has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Company since May 20, 2010, and was Deputy Chairman of the Board since January 2019. On 13 March 2020, Dr von Wartenberg was elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DF Deutsche Forfait AG.

After graduating in national economy and economic history studies in Hannover, Belfast and Göttingen Dr. von Wartenberg finished his education as a business consultant at the Handwerkskammer Hannover and has been a cooperation partner at Norddeutsches Handwerk. From 1970 to 1976 Dr. von Wartenberg was a member of the Niedersächsischer Landtag and from 1972 to 1976 he was a member of the Management of the Zentralverband der Deutschen Haus-, Wohnungs- und Grundeigentümer e.V. in Düsseldorf. From 1976 to 1990, Dr. von Wartenberg was a member of the Deutscher Bundestag and until 1987 a full member in the finance committee and deputy member in the economic committee (Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary party in the finance committee; General Rapporteur for the Economic Committee in the North Atlantic Assembly). From 1985 to 1987, Dr. von Wartenberg worked as director at Hannover Rückversicherung AG in Hannover and afterwards until 1989 as parliamentary secretary for the Federal minister for economy. From 1990 to 2006, Dr. von Wartenberg has been the managing director of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI) and parallel until 2008 a member of the committee at Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI). Dr. von Wartenberg currently holds the position as chairman of the administrative board of Industrie-Pensions-Verein e.V., Berlin, and he is chairman of the board of trustees of Hanns Martin Schleyer-Stiftung and of the Institut Finanzen und Steuern e.V., Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Wulf-W. Lapins has been a member of the Company’s Supervisory Board since August 24, 2018 and Deputy Chairman of this body since March 13, 2020.

After six years of foreign policy research for a globally active German political foundation, he headed the national offices of this organization in the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, the Southern Caucasus, Central Asia and the Western Balkans from 1993 to June 2019.
He was responsible for finance and political project management and has published numerous scientific papers on selected foreign policy issues in these five geographical regions.

In his new field of work, he acts as scientific peer review expert, senior fellow researcher and academic mentor.

Bianca Engel, born on 15 July 1976 in Bad Salzungen/Thuringia, has been a member of the Company’s Supervisory Board since 5 July 2019. In 2000, she began her professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers AG WPG after completing her studies in business administration at the Faculty of Economics of the Georg-August-University of Göttingen and at the National University of Galway in Galway/Ireland. She was appointed tax consultant in 2004, auditor in 2006 and worked as manager and authorized signatory in the area of assurance. In 2012, she joined MSC Schwarzer Albus GmbH WPG StBG RAG in Erfurt as an authorized signatory. Since 2014, Mrs. Engel has worked as Partner Counsel and Site Manager at BBH AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in Erfurt. In addition to auditing annual and consolidated financial statements in accordance with commercial law and international accounting principles, her main areas of practice include special audits, business and tax advice and client seminars.

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