The Supervisory Board at GK Software SE supports and advises the Management Board in its leadership, management and direction of the company. It also oversees company leadership to ensure compliance with current laws as well as the company’s articles of association and valid rules of procedure.

The Supervisory Board is therefore involved in all decisions that are of fundamental importance for GK Software SE. Through a constant and thorough exchange of information, the company’s Management Board and Supervisory Board work closely together for the benefit of the company.

The Supervisory Board at GK Software SE is comprised of three members, as outlined in 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 during the fourth business year after the start of their term.

members of the Supervisory Board

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Uwe Ludwig, Chairman

  • Member since: Sept. 17, 2011
  • Elected until: 2021 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting
  • Year of birth: 1945
  • Nationality: German
  • Qualifications: Graduate Degree in Economics
  • Profession: Business Consultant
  • Membership of other supervisory boards or similar committees: non

Uwe Ludwig has supported the growth of GK Software SE for almost 20 years – initially as a consultant and then actively as a board member. Since the company became public, he has acted as the Chairman of the company’s Supervisory Board. He brings many years of experience in managing wholesale and retail companies, knowledge of management practices as a restructuring consultant, and experience in other supervisory board positions, to the role. He is responsible for overseeing strategy, controlling, finances, compliance and human resources.

 

Thomas Bleier, Deputy Chairman

  • Member since: June 11, 2003
  • Elected until: 2022 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting
  • 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 supported the growth of GK Software for almost 15 years and has served as the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2011. He brings with him many years of experience in banking management and as a member of supervisory boards at other public limited companies. As the financial expert on the Supervisory Board, he is responsible for overseeing finances, administration, risk management and financial planning.

 

Herbert Zinn, Member

  • Member since: June 11, 2003
  • Elected until: 2023 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting
  • Year of birth: 1950
  • Nationality: German
  • Qualifications: Commerce Degree
  • Profession: Managing Director, holding and property company
  • Membership of other supervisory boards or similar committees: none

Herbert Zinn has served as a member of the Supervisory Board since 2011. After serving in management roles at several large retail organizations, he has been self-employed as a successful entrepreneur for almost 30 years. As a member of the Supervisory Board, he is responsible for overseeing issues regarding marketing, innovation, the market and competitive environment, as well as the company’s property and business sites.

 

Report by the Supervisory Board for the 2017 financial year
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