Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board

Dr. Abraham (Abe) Peled
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dr. Jörg Rockenhäuser
Member of the Supervisory Board

Stefan Dziarski
Member of the Supervisory Board

Axel Salzmann
Member of the Supervisory Board

Hera Kitwan Siu
Member of the Supervisory Board

Name: Dr. Abraham (Abe) Peled
Year of Birth: 1945
Nationality: American/USA
Member since: August 2019
Elected until: August 2023
Committees:

Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Practised profession:

Abraham Peled is a partner at Peled Ventures and an industry adviser to Hg Capital Private Equity.

Professional Career:

He started his career in 1974 at IBM’s research division in the United States, initially as a research scientist and later in research management. From 1985 to 1993, he held the position of vice president for systems and software. In 1995, he served as chief executive officer (and from 2004 also as chairman) of NDS Group Ltd., which was at that time a fully owned subsidiary of News Corp. In 1999 NDS Ltd. went public on NASDAQ. In 2009 NDS Ltd. was taken private by Permira in partnership with News Corp. Following the acquisition of NDS Group Ltd. by Cisco Systems, Inc. in 2012, Abraham Peled served as senior vice president of strategy at Cisco’s Video and Collaboration Group until 2014.

Academic Career:

Abraham Peled studied electrical engineering and received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degrees from the Technion Institute in Israel. In addition, he holds a PhD in digital signal processing from Princeton University, USA.

Further Mandates:
  • Chairman of the board of directors of CyberArmor Ltd.

As of December 31st, 2021.

Name: Dr. Jörg Rockenhäuser
Year of Birth: 1966
Nationality: German
Member since: August 2019
Elected until: August 2023
Committees:

Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Practised profession:

Partner at Permira, Member of the global Investment Committee and Head of the DACH region

Professional Career:

Before joining Permira in 2001, Jörg Rockenhäuser was a principal at A.T. Kearney.

Academic Career:

Jörg Rockenhäuser holds a PhD from the University of Bochum and a master’s degree from the University of Münster, Germany.

Further Mandates:
  • Member of the advisory board of Best Secret GmbH
  • Chairman of the advisory board of neuraxpharm Arzneimittel GmbH
  • Member of the advisory board of Engel & Völkers Holding GmbH

As of December 31st, 2021.

Name: Stefan Dziarski
Year of Birth: 1980
Nationality: German
Member since: August 2019
Elected until: August 2023
Committees:

Member of the Audit Committee

Practised profession:

Partner at Permira in Frankfurt

Professional Career:

Stefan Dziarski started his career in the investment banking division at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in Hong Kong and New York where he was part of Citigroup’s New York Media and Telecom M&A practice and Citigroup’s Asia Pacific Technology practice.

Academic Career:

Stefan Dziarski studied business administration at the European Business School in Germany, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA and the National University of Singapore.

Further Mandates:
  • Member of the supervisory board of P&I Personal & Informatik AG
  • Member of the advisory board FlixMobility GmbH

As of December 31st, 2021.

Name: Axel Salzmann
Year of Birth: 1958
Nationality: German
Member since: August 2019
Elected until: August 2023
Committees:

Chairman of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Practised profession:

Member of the management board and Chief Financial Officer at Hensoldt AG

Professional Career:

Axel Salzmann began his career with Philips Group, where he held various positions, including different management functions. From 2002 to 2007, Axel Salzmann was part of the Telefónica Group serving as Chief Financial Officer of O2 (Germany) GmbH & Co. OHG until 2007, acting in parallel as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer. In 2008, he was elected as management board member of ProSieben Sat. 1 Media AG, where he served as Chief Financial Officer until 2015. From April 1st, 2015 until September 30, 2016, Axel Salzmann was the Chief Financial Officer of Bilfinger SE and responsible for the areas of group controlling, finance, investor relations, legal and regulatory affairs and administration.

Academic Career:

Axel Salzmann holds a degree in industrial engineering and economics from the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Further Mandates:
  • No further mandates

As of December 31st, 2021.

Name: Hera Kitwan Siu
Year of Birth: 1959
Nationality: Hong Kong Chinese
Member since: 26 November 2021
Elected until: N/A (appointed by court).
Committees: None.
Practised profession:

Consultant

Professional Career:

Beginning in 1988, Hera Kitwan Siu held positions of increasing responsibility and leadership for companies including Nortel, Inc., Hong Kong Telecom, Ltd., Computer Associates, Inc., and Nokia Telecommunications, Ltd. Thereafter Siu served four years at SAP, the global software and data processing firm, first as senior vice president, then president, of the company’s business in China and Hong Kong and later as senior vice president of e-commerce. From 2014 to 2016, she served as the senior vice president and managing director, Greater China, for Pearson, LLC, a global education company that leverages technology to enhance teaching and learning. She joined Cisco Systems, a global technology leader, in 2016 as the chief operating officer for the company’s business in the Greater China Region. In her last executive role, she worked as chief executive officer, Greater China, for Cisco Systems from 2017 to 2020. Today she serves as consultant for technology companies as Digital China Group.

Academic Career:

Born in Shanghai, Siu finished high school in Hong Kong and earned her bachelor’s degree in finance and her MBA from the University of Nevada, USA.

Further Mandates:
  • Member of the board of directors of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Member of the board of directors of Vallourec S.A.

As of November 26th, 2021.

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