The Supervisory Board of Axel Springer SE is composed of nine members, who are elected by the shareholders present and represented at the annual shareholders’ meeting. The term of office of Supervisory Board members is five years. At the end of their terms, they are eligible for reelection. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board is elected by its members.
The Supervisory Board is composed of the following members:
Attorney at law and partner of the law firm Heine & Partner
Member of the Supervisory Board of Axel Springer SE
Chairwoman of the managing directors of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG
University Professor (emer.) FU Berlin; Permanent Fellow (emer.) of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Chaiman of the Board of Directors of Holcim Ltd
CEO of Fon Wireless Limited
The Supervisory Board appoints the members of the Executive Board. It supervises and advises the Executive Board on the management of the company’s business. Important decisions of the Executive Board require the approval of the Supervisory Board.
The Supervisory Board adopts the annual financial statements of Axel Springer SE and approves the consolidated financial statements of the Axel Springer Group. The Supervisory Board usually meets fives times a year.