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Change in Supervisory Board and Supervisory Board Chair for Drees & Sommer SE (PHOTO)

Change in Supervisory Board and Supervisory Board Chair for Drees & Sommer SE (PHOTO)

Stuttgart (ots) Co-founder of the Drees & Sommer group of the same name, Professor D. Hans Sommer resigned from his position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board on December 31, 2022 and left the Supervisory Board. Hans Sommer has worked for the company for more than 50 years. During this time, we have grown from 3 employees in Stuttgart to 4,500 employees in more than 50 international locations. Sales in 2021 amounted to 575 million euros, operating result of approximately 70 million euros.

The new Chairman of the Oversight Board since January 1, 2023 is Dr. John Fritz. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board for many years, in recent years also as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Until 2020 he held management positions in the family office of the Quandt and Klatten families for more than 30 years; He previously worked for Bertelsmann and KPMG. Today he is active on supervisory and advisory boards. For Hans Sommer, his son, Dr. Axel Sommer joins the Supervisory Board. After a long period of consulting work at the Boston Consulting Group, he founded the innovation consulting firm SOMMERRUST with a partner in 2014, based in Berlin and Heidelberg. The Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors is Dr. Bernd Geiser from Stuttgart, former managing director of RECARO Holding and former spokesperson for the board of management consultants HORVÁTH.

Drees & Sommer Board Spokesperson Steffen Szeidl: “On behalf of the Supervisory Board, the Board of Directors, Partnership and all employees of Drees & Sommer, I would like to thank Hans Sommer for many years of intense cooperation and trust in his entrepreneurial achievements and as an expression of his continued communication with the company, the Board of Directors Partners and the Supervisory Board by appointing him Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board. In an advisory capacity. This is how Drees & Sommer plans with him in the first in the second half of 2023 there will be a conference on the energy transition, the content of which will deal with practical solutions for the future descendants of our planet.

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“On the other hand, we are also very happy that we managed to win Dr. Johannes Fritz as the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board. With his many years of experience, he will be an excellent successor to Hans Sommer and will continue to support the company in the future,” explains Szeidl.

More photos and data issued by Prof. Dr. Hans Sommer can be found under this link: Hans Sommer interview (

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