Our Supervisory Board consists of 12 members: six representatives of the shareholder and six representatives of the employees.
Representatives of the shareholder
Lord Browne is the Executive Chairman of L1 Energy and also a member of a variety of other Advisory Boards. He joined BP in 1966, became a member of the Board in 1991, and was Group Chief Executive from 1995 until 2007. He has served on the Boards of Intel, DaimlerChrysler AG, Goldman Sachs and SmithKline Beecham and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tate galleries. Lord Browne holds degrees from Cambridge University and Stanford University, and numerous honorary degrees and fellowships.
Mr. Fridman is one of the original founders of LetterOne and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Letterone Holdings S.A. and Letterone Investment Holdings S.A. Mr. Fridman also serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Alfa Group Consortium, one of Russia’s largest privately owned financial‑investment conglomerates. He is a member of the Board of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations (USA). Mr. Fridman graduated from Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys.
Mr. Khan is one of the original founders of LetterOne and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Letterone Holdings S.A. and Letterone Investment Holdings S.A. From 2003 to 2013, Mr. Khan served as Executive Director and member of the Management Board of TNK‑BP Management. Mr. Khan also serves as a member of the Supervisory Board of Alfa Group Consortium. Mr. Khan graduated from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys.
Mr. Goss is Chief Executive of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp AG, located in Duisburg, Germany. Previously, he was Chief Executive of Siemens UK & North West Europe based in Frimley, Surrey, UK for several years. Prior to working in the UK, he held various positions within Siemens in Germany and in the U.S., serving the company for more than 20 years. Mr. Goss holds a degree in Management and Administrative Studies from the University of Regensburg, Germany with additional studies at Aston University in Birmingham, UK and executive education at the Fuqua School of Business in Raleigh, North Carolina (USA). He is Chairman of the Federation of German Steel Employers. Mr. Goss also is a member of the board of trustees of the Science Museum Group in the UK.
Mr. Konerding is a member of the Supervisory Board of DEA and also a member of a variety of other Executive and Advisory Boards. He is Chartered Accountant, Lawyer and Tax Consultant, registered in Germany, and a member of the Executive Board of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (thereafter PwC) Foundation, “Jugend, Bildung, Kultur” (Youth, Education, Culture) in the Association for the Promotion of German Science and Humanities. He was a Partner of PwC from 1993 until 2015. He was COO, CFO and a member of the Executive Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft from 2002 until 2015, COO of PwC Europe SE from 2010 until 2015, a member of the Global Board of PwC from 2001 until 2009 and Global Vice Chairman of PwC from 2010 until 2011. Mr. Konerding studied Law at the University of Hamburg and holds a Ph.D. in Law.
Mr. Wulf is a graduate of the Technical University of Munich and holds an MBA from EM Lyon Business School. He joined Alcatel in 1991. He was appointed Sales Director for Germany, North and West regions in 1996, and became Key Account Manager at Deutsche Telekom AG in 1997. In 2002, he served as Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. In 2003, he became a member of the board of Alcatel SEL AG and was made Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales responsible for Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia. He became Deputy Chairman in 2006 and Chairman of the Management Board of Alcatel Lucent Deutschland AG in 2009. In 2012, Alf Henryk Wulf joined Alstom Deutschland AG (since 11/2015 GE Power) as CEO.
Representatives of the employees
Mr. Prien has been the chairman of DEA’s Central Works Council in Germany since 2014 and the chairman of the headquarters works council since 2011. He joined DEA in 1992 following his degree in Business Administration at the University of Paderborn, North Rhine‑Westphalia. Since then he has held several functions within DEA in various commercial departments. He has been member of the Supervisory Board since 2012.
Member of the Supervisory Board and Audit Committee of DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG since September 2016
Deputy Chairwoman of the Works Council for the headquarters in Hamburg and member of the Central Works Council since June 2013
Manager Risk Controlling in Treasury since February 2016
Daniela Freise, born in Hamburg in 1963, underwent formal training as a banker after graduating from high school. The subsequent business administration studies in Hamburg were successfully completed in 1989 and first professional experience was gained at Berenberg Bank, Hamburg. In 1991, she started at former RWE Dea Aktiengesellschaft für Mineraloel und Chemie. During her career, she worked in various commercial functions in different departments, amongst others as Head of the Business Support North Africa.
Andreas Schöpf has been a member of the Supervisory Board of DEA since 2014. He joined DEA in 1991 following his degree in Technical Assistant Informatics. Mr. Schöpf has been chairman of the local Works Council in Wietze since 2014.
Mr. Pawel is a member of the Supervisory Board of DEA. Mr. Pawel joined DEA in 1990 and currently acts as head of the Geo Support Center. He has worked in a variety of engineering roles within DEA. Mr. Pawel acted as senior vice president of Production in Europe from 2013 to 2016. From 2004 to 2013, Mr. Pawel acted as the managing director of RWE DEA UK Ltd. Mr. Pawel holds a degree in petroleum engineering from the Mining University Leoben in Austria.
Mr. Hörnschemeyer is a member of the Supervisory Board and serves as political secretary for Industrial Union Bergbau, Chemie, Energie, IG BCE.
Mr. Pientka has been member of DEA’s Supervisory Board since 2015. After working as political secretary of Industrial Union Metal, he worked in a staff function for the governing board of Industrial Union Bergbau, Chemie, Energie, IG BCE. Since 2011, Mr. Pientka has served as political secretary for Industrial Union Bergbau, Chemie, Energie, IG BCE, Hamburg/Harburg. Rajko Pientka is a graduate of the University for Economy and Politics with a degree in graduate economics and holds a Master of Arts in economic and sociological studies from the University of Hamburg.