The Supervisory Board at GK Software AG has the task of supporting the Management Board in its leadership, management and coordination work on behalf of the company and providing advice. It also controls and checks that the company managers are acting in line with the current laws as well as the company’s articles of association and in line with the valid rules of procedure.

The Supervisory Board is therefore involved in all the decisions that are of fundamental importance for GK Software AG. This is guaranteed through a constant and intense exchange of information between the bodies. The company’s Management Board and Supervisory Board work closely together for the benefit of the company.

The Supervisory Board at GK Software AG is comprised of three members in line with the articles of association. Provided that the annual shareholders’ meeting does not decide anything different, the members of the Supervisory Board are elected for a period until the end of the annual shareholders’ meeting, which decides to approve their actions for the fourth business year after the start of their time in office.

The members of the Supervisory Board

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Uwe Ludwig, Chairman of the Supervisory Board

  • A member since: 17 September 2001
  • Elected until: the annual shareholders’ meeting in 2020
  • Year of birth: 1945
  • Nationality: German
  • Qualifications: graduate economist
  • Profession: certified business consultant
  • Membership of other supervisory boards or similar committees: non

Uwe Ludwig has been supporting the development of GK Software AG for almost 20 years – initially as a consultant and then actively on the company’s boards too. Ever since the company became an AG (public limited company), he has acted at the Chairman of the company’s Supervisory Board. He has been able to make use of his many years of experience in managing wholesale and retail companies and also his knowledge of management practices as a restructuring consultant and his experience in other supervisory board positions. He is particularly responsible for the areas of expertise covering strategy, controlling, finances, compliance and personnel selection and development (human resources).

 

Thomas Bleier, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

  • A member since: 11 June 2003
  • Elected until: the annual shareholders’ meeting in 2019
  • Year of birth: 1955
  • Nationality: German
  • Qualifications: savings bank management expert
  • Profession: Managing Director of BSV - Beteiligungsgesellschaft der Sparkasse Vogtland mbH
  • Membership of other supervisory boards or similar committees: Member of the supervisory board at Mastersolution AG, Plauen

Thomas Bleier has been supporting the development of GK Software for almost 15 years and has been the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2011. As regards the supervisory body at GK Software AG, he brings with him many years of experience in management positions in the banking sector and as a member of the supervisory board at other public limited companies. He is particularly responsible for the areas of expertise covering finances, administration, liquidity and controlling and he fulfils the role of financial expert on the Supervisory Board.

 

Herbert Zinn, member of the Supervisory BoardA member since: 11 June 2003

  • Elected until: the annual shareholders’ meeting in 2020
  • Year of birth: 1950
  • Nationality: German
  • Qualifications: degree in commerce
  • Profession: managing director of a holding and property company
  • Membership of other supervisory boards or similar committees: none

Herbert Zinn has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2011. Following responsible management positions at several large retail organisations, he has been a successful self-employed entrepreneur for almost 30 years. He is particularly responsible for the areas of expertise covering marketing, innovations, the market and competitive environment as well as property and business site issues on the Supervisory Board at GK Software AG.

 

Report by the Supervisory Board for the 2016 financial year
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