Management Board

Responsible management

Stephan Gemkow (born in 1960)

has been Chairman of Haniel’s Management Board and Chief Human Resources Officer since 1 August 2012. He is responsible not only for overall strategy, but also for Corporate Development/M&A, Human Resources, Corporate Legal, Internal Audit, Shareholders and Communications. After spending the first years of his career as a management consultant for BDO Deutsche Warentreuhand AG, the business graduate has held various management positions at the Lufthansa Group since 1990, most recently spending six years as a member of the Executive Board responsible for Finance and, since 2009, for Aviation Services as well. Gemkow is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TAKKT AG, a member of the Board of Directors of Flughafen Zürich AG, a member of the Board of Directors of JetBlue Airways Corporation, New York, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Amadeus IT Group, Madrid.

Dr Florian Funck (born in 1971)

has been a member of Haniel’s Management Board since 1 September 2011. He is responsible for Corporate Controlling, Corporate Finance, Corporate Tax and Corporate General Services. As a doctor of business administration, he began his career at the Haniel Holding Company in 1999. In June 2004, he was appointed to the TAKKT Managing Board in Stuttgart, where he was responsible for Controlling and Finance. Funck is a member of the Supervisory Boards of CECONOMY AG, METRO AG, TAKKT AG and Vonovia SE.

Thomas Schmidt (born 1971)

Thomas Schmidt was appointed to Haniel’s Management Board on 30 January 2017 and will be involved in the portfolio management and enhancement process. He is also Managing Director of the CWS-boco division. The engineering graduate began his career in 1996 with various positions at the US group General Electric (GE). Schmidt subsequently moved to TE Connectivity Ltd. in mid-2008, and became President of TE Industrial in July 2010.