Supervisory Board

Christian Specht
Chairman of Supervisory Board, Lord High Mayor of City of Mannheim, Supervisory Board member since 2005 (Picture: © City of Mannheim)

Born in Mannheim in 1966

Career

Since 8/2023Lord High Mayor of City of Mannheim
2007 to 2023First Mayor of City of Mannheim
Finance, public holdings, safety and public order, IT
Since 3/2005Mayor of City of Mannheim (election as alderman for finance, housing, urban renewal, energy and water supply and public transport)
2001Appointment as Director of Regional Planning Association Rhine-Neckar
1997-2002Various positions (assistant, senior administrative director), Regional Planning Association Lower Neckar, Rhenish Pfalz Planning Consortium

 

Education / training

1985 - 1997Study of law and political sciences, University of Mannheim and Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

 

Positions held on other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • GBG Unternehmensgruppe GmbH, Mannheim (Chairman)

  • Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH, Mannheim (Chairman)

  • Universitätsklinikum Mannheim GmbH,  Mannheim  (Chairman)

Membership of comparable German and foreign company supervisory boards

  • GBG Wohnen GmbH, Mannheim (Chairman)

  • mg: mannheimer gründungszentren gmbh, Mannheim (Chairman)

  • MKB Mannheimer Kommunal-Beteiligungen GmbH, Mannheim (Chairman)

  • MV Verkehr GmbH, Mannheim (Chairman)

  • MWS Projektentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, Mannheim (Chairman)

  • Sparkasse Rhein Neckar Nord, Mannheim (Deputy Chairman)

  • Stadtmarketing Mannheim GmbH, Mannheim (Deputy Chairman)

  • Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar GmbH (VRN), Mannheim (Chairman)

 

Status: 31th October 2023

Heike Kamradt-Weidner*
Deputy Chair of Supervisory Board, Chair of MVV Group Works Council, Supervisory Board member since 2012

Born in Mannheim in 1969

Career

Since 2017Chair of MVV Group Works Council / Deputy Chair of Supervisory Board of MVV Energie AG, Mannheim
seit 2017Unsalaried judge at Mannheim Labour Court
seit 2010Member of Works Council (released from other duties) of MVV Energie AG, Mannheim
1987-2010Various positions in sales, MVV Energie AG, Mannheim;
Most recently deputy head of department, private customer sales / team leader for customer management

 

Education / training

2011Mediator, Wismar Technical College
1984 -1987Training as legal assistant, Mannheim

 

Positions held on other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • MVV Netze GmbH, Mannheim

Membership of comparable German and foreign company supervisory boards

  • Soluvia Energy Services GmbH, Offenbach
  • MVV Enamic GmbH, Mannheim
  • MVV Trading GmbH, Mannheim
  • Soluvia IT Services GmbH , Kiel

 

Status: 30th September 2023

Kathrin Biro*
Gewerkschaftssekretärin, Geschäftsführerin ver.di Bezirk Rhein-Neckar, Aufsichtsratsmitglied seit Oktober 2023
Angelo Bonelli*
Trade Union Secretary ver.di Rhine-Neckar

Born in Mannheim in 1975

Career

since 2021Member of the Supervisory Board MVV Energie AG, Mannheim
since 2010Trade Union Secretary, Division 2, Utilities and Disposal Sector in Rhine-Neckar District, State Division Baden-Württemberg and Mittelbaden-Nordschwarzwald and Division 9, Telecommunications/IT in Rhine District minus Neckar
2007 - 2010Chair of Works Council and Deputy Chair of General Works Council at Deutsche Telekom Kundenservice GmbH, Bonn
1998 - 2007Chair of Works Council (released from other duties) at T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH, Mannheim
1997 - 1998Commercial employee in customer service at T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH, Mannheim, member of Works Council

 

Education

1993 - 1996Training as wholesale and export merchant at Thyssen Schulte GmbH, Mannheim

 

Positions held on other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • TransnetBW GmbH Stuttgart
     

Status: 30th September 2023

Timo Carstensen*
Deputy Chairman of Works Council of Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Supervisory Board member since 2012

Born in Kiel in 1973

Career

Since 2011Deputy Chairman of Works Council of Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Kiel
2006 - 2011Member of Works Council (released from other duties) of Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Kiel
1994 - 2006Specialist worker, welding technology / master welder, Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Kiel

 

Education / training

2000Master welder, SLV Nord Hamburg
1990 - 1994Training as industrial mechanic / specialist in plant technology, Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Kiel

 

Positions held on other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Kiel

 

Status: 30th September 2023

Sabine U. Dietrich
Supervisory Board Member, Consultant, Supervisory Board member since 2020

Born in Munich in 1960

Career

2012 - 2015Board Director at BP Europe SE, Bochum
2010 - 2011Director Safety & Operational Risk, Head of HSSEQ, Head of Ethics & Compliance,
bp Europa SE, Bochum
2005 - 2010Vice President Operations, Remediation Management EMEA & Asia Pacific
bp plc., London/UK
2005Innovation Project Leader “Refining & Marketing” India
bp plc., Mumbai/India
1999 - 2004Various roles in Commercial, Asset, and M&A Integration departments
in Germany/Austria/Switzerland
bp Europe
1997 - 1999Business Development Manager Vietnam
bp plc., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1991 - 1997Various European management roles (including Business Improvement, People Task Force, Project Engineer)
bp Europe, Brussels/Belgium
1989 - 1990Product Planner & Project Management
Steigenberger Hotels, Frankfurt

 

Education / training

1992Registration as architect with Chamber of Architects, Berlin
1984 - 1989Study of engineering, majoring in construction/architecture TU Berlin
1978 - 1982A-levels (“Abitur”), evening class
Schule für Erwachsenenbildung SfE, Berlin
1976 - 1978Commercial training (clerical qualification) Isaria Reisen, Munich

 

Positions held on other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main
  • H&R GmbH & Co. KG aA, Salzbergen

 

Status: 30th September 2023

Detlef Falk*
Chairman of Works Council of Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Supervisory Board member since 2007

Born in Kiel in 1964

Career

Since 2012Deputy Chairman of MVV Group Works Council
seit 2011Chairman of Works Council of Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Kiel
2007Deputy Chairman of Works Council of Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Kiel
2006Member of Works Council (released from other duties) of Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Kiel
1995 - 2006Construction manager, strategy and controlling, district heating systems and grids, Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Kiel
1989 - 1995Specialist worker, district heating systems and grids, Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Kiel

 

Education / training

1990Recognised qualification as “Industry Master Tradesman – Metal Specialism”
1982 - 1989Training as machinist, Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Kiel

 

Positions held on other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • Stadtwerke Kiel AG, Kiel

Membership of comparable German and foreign company supervisory boards

  • Soluvia Energy Services GmbH, Offenbach
  • Soluvia IT-Services GmbH, Kiel

 

Status: 30th September 2023

Martin F. Herrmann
Business Angel and Mentor, Supervisory Board member since 2021

Born in Düsseldorf in 1967

Career

since 2020Business angel & mentor
Cooperation with StartupYard accelerator and support for
international start-ups as business angel and mentor
2016 - 2019COO Retail, Executive Board member, innogy SE, Essen, Germany
2012 - 2019CEO, innogy Česká republika a.s. (until 9/2016: RWE Česká republika a.s.),
Prague, Czech Republic
2013 - 2019CEO, innogy Grid Holding, a.s. (until 9/2016: RWE Grid Holding, a.s.),
Prague, Czech Republic
2010 - 2016CEO, RWE East, s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic
2007 - 2013CEO, RWE Transgas, a.s. (since 1/2013: RWE Supply & Trading CZ, a.s.),
Prague, Czech Republic
2004 - 2007CFO, Deputy CEO, RWE Transgas, a.s. (until 4/2005 Transgas, a.s.),
Prague, Czech Republic
2002 - 2004CFO, Executive Board member, Transgas, a.s., Prague, Czech Republic
2001 - 2002Vice President, Head of Industry Group Utilities, Commerzbank AG,
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2000 - 2001Project Manager, M&A, Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1995 - 1999Head of Investment Banking department, Commerzbank AG, Prague Office,
Prague, Czech Republic
1994 - 1995Project Manager Relationship Management Central & Eastern Europe,
Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany & Prague, Czech Republic
1993 - 1994Trainee, Relationship Management Central & Eastern Europe Commerzbank AG,
Frankfurt am Main, Germany & Prague, Czech Republic

 

Education / training

1988 - 1993Study of economics (Dipl.-Volkswirt), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität,
Münster, Germany
1986 - 1988Bank traineeship, Dresdner Bank AG, Duisburg Branch, Duisburg, Germany;
qualification as bank clerk

 

Membership of comparable German and foreign company supervisory bodies

  • Česká pošta, s.p., Prag, Czech Republic (Chairman)

     

 

Status: 30th September 2023

Barbara Hoffmann
Auditor, Tax Advisor, Supervisory Board member since 2016

Born in Neunkirchen / Saar in 1955

Career

since 2019Self-employed auditor in her own firm
since 2017Partner and Managing Director at 3D GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
2014-2018Partner and Managing Director at 3D GmbH, Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Mannheim / Leipzig
since 1995Self-employed auditor with own practice
since 1990Self-employed tax advisor with own practice
1987-1990Managing director of a tax advisor company, Stuttgart

 

Education / training

1995Qualification as auditor
1987Qualification as tax advisor
1982-1985Postgraduate studies in tax law and tax theory
1977-1982Study of business administration (Dipl.-Kauffrau), University of Mannheim

 

Positions held on other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • Berliner Stadtreinigungsbetriebe, Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts, Berlin

 

Status: 30th  September 2023

Dr. Simon Kalvoda*
Head of Facility Management at MVV Energie AG, Member of the Supervisory Board since 2022

born 1969 in Andernach

Career

2017 to dateHead of Facility Management Department, MVV Energie, Mannheim
2011 - 2017Chair of Management/Commercial Director, Soluvia GmbH, Mannheim
2010 - 2017Commercial Director at Soluvia Billing GmbH, Soluvia Metering GmbH, Offenbach/Main, and Soluvia IT Services GmbH, Kiel   
2006 - 2010Technical Director at 24/7 Netze GmbH, Mannheim
2006Head of Grids Division, MVV Energie, Mannheim
2004 - 2006Head of Grids Management Department, MVV Energie, Mannheim
2002 - 2004Executive Board Assistant Technology, MVV Energie, Mannheim
1999 - 2002Consultant, McKinsey & Company Inc., Berlin
1995 - 1999Doctoral Student then Academic Employee, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden 

 

Training / Qualifications

1995 - 1998Doctorate in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), Technische Universität Dresden
1989 - 1995Degree in Physics, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg

 

Status: 30th September 2023

Gregor Kurth
Igneo Infrastructure Partners (Igneo), London, Great Britain; Member of the Supervisory Board since 2020

Born in Cologne in 1981

Career

since October 2020Partner, Infrastructure Investments, First Sentier Investors, London, Great Britain
since 2019Head of Transactions, Infrastructure Investments, First State Investments, Great Britain
2015 - 2019Director, Infrastructure Investments, First State Investments, Great Britain
2013 - 2015Associate Director, Infrastructure Investments, First State Investments, Great Britain
2010 - 2013Senior Executive, Infrastructure Investments, First State Investments, Great Britain
2008 - 2009Investment Analyst, 3i Group plc., Frankfurt
2006 - 2008Analyst, Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt

 

Education / training

2005 - 2006Master of Science (M.Sc.) in International Accounting and Finance, Sir John Cass Business School, Great Britain
2002 - 2005Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in International Business Economics, University of Maastricht, Netherlands

 

Membership of comparable German and foreign company supervisory boards

  • Utilitas Group, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Owlcasle Holdings Limited, London, Great Britain
  • westconnect GmbH, Essen, Germany

 

Status: 30th September 2023

Thoralf Lingnau*
Member of Works Council MVV Energie AG, Supervisory Board Member since 2020

Born in Stralsund in 1965

Career

Since 2018Works Council member (released from other duties), MVV Energie AG, Mannheim
2010 - 2018Organisation manager, MVV Energie AG, Mannheim
2006 - 2010Controller, MVV Energie AG, Mannheim
1991 - 2006Project manager, project controller for major projects, MVV Energie AG, Mannheim

 

Education / training

2006 - 2007

Horvath Akademie, Horvath Diploma in Controlling

1996

Rationalisierungs-Kuratorium der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V., Project management specialist

1986 - 1991Ingenieurhochschule für Seefahrt Warnemünde/Wustrow, graduate in engineering
1981 - 1983

Rostock Vocational Training Centre, training as merchant navy sailor

 

Membership in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises

  • MVV Enamic GmbH, Mannheim

 

Status: 30th September 2023

Dr. Lorenz Näger
Former Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management and Chief Financial Officer of HeidelbergCement AG, Supervisory Board member since 2011

Born in Ravensburg in 1960

Career

2020 - 08/2021Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management and Chief Financial Officer of HeidelbergCement AG, Heidelberg
2004 - 2020Member of Executive Board & Chief Financial Officer of HeidelbergCement AG, Heidelberg
1999 - 2004Member of Executive Board of PHOENIX Pharmahandel AG, Mannheim
1997 - 1999Managing Director of PHOENIX International Beteiligungs GmbH, Mannheim
1993 - 1997Head of Corporate Development, PHOENIX Pharmahandel, Mannheim
1991 - 1993Head of tax department, Ferd. Schulze GmbH, Mannheim
1988 - 1991Assistant at Institute of General Business Administration and Corporate Taxation, University of Mannheim
1987 - 1988Audit Assistant, Dr. Lipfert GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungs- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Stuttgart

 

Education / training

1991Doctorate and professional qualification as tax advisor
1981 - 1986Study of business administration, Universities of Regensburg, Swansea (Wales) and Mannheim

 

Positions held on other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • PHOENIX Pharma SE, Mannheim

Membership of comparable German and foreign company supervisory boards

  • Blanc & Fischer Familienholding GmbH, Oberderdingen, Deutschland
  • PHOENIX Pharma-Handel GmbH & Co. KG, Mannheim, Germany

 

Status: 30th September 2023

Erik Niedenthal*
Chairman of Works Council of EVO AG, Offenbach, Supervisory Board member since 27.10.2022

Born 1970 in Langen

Career

since 2022Chair of Works Council at Energieversorgung Offenbach AG, Offenbach
2006 - 2022Deputy Chair of Works Council at Energieversorgung Offenbach AG, Offenbach
2004 - 2006Project Manager, Company Development Department
2003 - 2004Coordination Manager, Company Development Department
2001 - 2003IT Systems & Network Management
1997 - 2001IT / Office Communications / Applications Management Assistant
1991 - 1997Specialist Fitter for Network Cabling, Electrical, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Management Technology in Metrology and Telecommunications Department

 

Training / Qualifications

1992 - 1996Certified technician and trainer for vocational and work-based training, Darmstadt
1987 - 1991Training as electrical systems fitter / electrical systems electrician, Energieversorgung Offenbach AG, Offenbach

Positions held on other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • Energieversorgung Offenbach AG, Offenbach (deputy chairman)

Membership of comparable German and foreign company supervisory boards

  • Soluvia Energy Services GmbH, Offenbach
  • Soluvia IT-Services GmbH, Kiel

 

Status: 30th September 2023

Dr. Volker Proffen
Bürgermeister der Stadt Mannheim, Aufsichtsratsmitglied seit Oktober 2023
Tatjana Ratzel
Lawyer, Department Manager at INTER Krankenversicherung AG, Mannheim, Supervisory Board member since 2020

Born in Ludwigshafen am Rhein in 1971

Career

since 2013Lawyer, Department Manager at INTER Krankenversicherung AG,
Mannheim
2004Registration as attorney-at-law
since 2002INTER Versicherungsgruppe, Mannheim Head Office
2001 - 2002Vereinte Krankenversicherung AG, Karlsruhe,
Health Insurance division
2000 - 2001Mannheimer Versicherung AG, Mannheim Head Office

 

Education / training

1999Second State Examination in Law, graduation as fully qualified lawyer
1997 - 1999Legal traineeship, Heidelberg District Court
1997First State Examination in Law
1991 - 1996Study of law at Mannheim University

 

Status: 30th September 2023

Thorsten Riehle
Managing Director of Capitol-Betriebs GmbH Mannheim, Supervisory Board member since 2021

Born in Mannheim in 1970

Career

since 1998Managing Director of Capitol Betriebs GmbH, Mannheim
1995 - 1997Producer at GERI Music GbR, Mannheim
1993 - 1994Press Spokesman at Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. Mannheim

 

Education / training

1991 - 1993Traineeship at Schwetzinger Zeitung / Hockenheimer Tageszeitung,
Qualification as newspaper editor in Schwetzingen in 1993

 

Membership of comparable German and foreign company supervisory bodies

  • mg: mannheimer gründungszentren gmbh, Mannheim
  • Stadtmarketing Mannheim GmbH, Mannheim

Status: 30th September 2023

Andreas Schöniger*
Deputy Chairman of Works Council of MVV Energie AG, Supervisory Board member since 2022

Born in Ludwigshafen in 1975

Career

Since 2022Deputy Chairman of Works Council of MVV Energie AG, Mannheim
Since 2017Member of Works Council (released from other duties) of MVV Energie AG, Mannheim
1996 - 2016System analyst at group companies of MVV Energie AG, Mannheim

 

Education / training

1992 - 1996Apprenticeship as electromechanic, MVV Energie AG, Mannheim (formerly Stadtwerke Mannheim AG)

 

Membership of comparable German and foreign company supervisory bodies

  • MVV Trading GmbH, Mannheim
  • MVV Umwelt GmbH, Mannheim

Status: 30th September 2023

Susanne Schöttke*
State Regional Director at ver.di North, Supervisory Board member since 2021

Born in Lübeck in 1974

Career

since 2017State District Director, ver.di Nord, Lübeck
2009 --2017Director, ver.di District Kiel-Plön, Kiel and active as trade union secretary in various divisions
2006 - 2009Deputy Director, ver.di District Kiel-Plön, Kiel and active as trade union secretary in various divisions
2001 - 2005

ÖTV Youth Secretary (District Administration Lübeck),
ver.di Youth Secretary (District Kiel-Plön),
ver.di Youth Education Secretary (Schleswig-Holstein)

 

Education

2000 - 2004Postgraduate study in commercial and labour law at Fernuniversität in Hagen
1994 - 1999Studies in educational sciences at Hamburg University and Free University of Berlin

 

Positions held on other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn

 

Status: 30th September 2023

Dr. Stefan Seipl
Businessman and Independent Management Consultant, Supervisory Board member since 2020

Born in 1962 in Linz, Austria

Career

Since 2013Businessman and independent management consultant
2011 - 2012CEO at E.ON Slovakia and ZSE a.s., Bratislava
2010 - 2011CFO and CSO at ZSE a.s., Bratislava
2007 - 2010Member of management E.ON Energie AG, Munich
Head of divisions including Corporate Development/M&A, International Investments, Energy Industry, Sales & Marketing
2000 - 2007Various management functions at E.ON Energie AG and E.ON Energie Group,
Munich, The Hague, London
1997- 2000Head of Gas division, Bayernwerk AG, Munich
1991 - 1997Head of Gas Procurement Western Europe, Verbundnetz Gas AG, Leipzig
1990 - 1991Head of Corporate Development, Erdgasversorgungsgesellschaft GmbH, Leipzig
1987 - 1990Various functions in gas business at Wintershall AG, Kassel and BASF Corporation, USA

 

Education / training

1984 - 1987Study of business administration at Johannes Kepler University in Linz with Master of Business Administration at Emory University-Goizueta Business School, Atlanta, USA
1980 - 1985Study of law at Johannes Kepler University in Linz graduating with doctorate

 

Positions held on other statutory supervisory boards of German companies

  • Ferngas Netzgesellschaft mbH, Schwaig (Chairman)
  • Pfisterer Holding AG, Winterbach

 

Membership of comparable German and foreign company supervisory boards

  • Nordion Energi AB, Malmö, Sweden

 

Status: 30th September 2023

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Code of Procedure for the Supervisory Board

Code of Procedure for the Supervisory Board of MVV Energie AG

Status: June 2020

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