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Supervisory Board

The six-member Supervisory Board comprises four shareholder and two employee representatives. At the Annual General Meeting held in Cologne on 12 July 2018, shareholders re-elected their existing representatives. Their terms in office run until the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting for the 2022 financial year. The employees had selected their two representatives in advance of the meeting.

The Supervisory Board of q.beyond AG
Dr. Bernd Schlobohm

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Dr. Schlobohm, who holds a doctorate in engineering, founded q.beyond in 1997, had the company publicly listed in April 2000, and then managed it as CEO until May 2013. Together with q.beyond’s co-founder, Gerd Eickers, he is the largest shareholder. At the end of 2020, these two shareholders held a combined stake of 25% in q.beyond.
Dr. Frank Zurlino
Deputy Chairman

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Dr. Zurlino, holder of a doctorate in business engineering, was elected to the Supervisory Board in May 2013. Formerly head of strategy consulting and development at IBM Deutschland, he is now Managing Partner at the international management consultancy Horn & Company.
Gerd Eickers

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
q.beyond’s second founder, Gerd Eickers, moved to the Supervisory Board in June 2004 after three years on the Management Board. In subsequent years, this graduate in economics played a major role in shaping the political framework for the German technology market, particularly in his capacity as President of the Association of Telecommunications and Value-Added Service Providers (VATM).
Ina Schlie

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
A graduate in economics and former long-standing head of the group tax department at SAP, Ina Schlie has been a member of q.beyond’s Supervisory Board since autumn 2012 and chairs its Audit Committee. As a financial expert, she is a member of two other Supervisory Boards and one Advisory Board and is also a visiting lecturer at LMU Munich.
Matthias Galler

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
In June 2018, q.beyond’s workforce elected the Hamburg-based Works Council Chairman as a new member of the Supervisory Board. The IT specialist has worked at our company as a senior IT consultant since 2002 already.
Martina Altheim

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
At the time Head of Central Process and Quality Management, joined the Supervisory Board as second employee representative in July 2019. Since January 2020, the qualified biologist has been responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility at QSC and is based at its Cologne location.

Remuneration and Mandates of the Supervisory Board


Supervisory Board compensation

Consistent with the provisions in the Articles of Association of q.beyond AG, each member of the Supervisory Board receives fixed annual compensation of € 35k payable after the end of the financial year. The Chairman and his or her Deputy receive € 70k and € 50k respectively.
In addition to compensation for their duties on the Supervisory Board, each Supervisory Board member receives separate compensation of € 5k for their activities in any Supervisory Board committee (except the Nomination Committee). Committee chairmen receive € 10k. Members sitting on several committees nevertheless receive a maximum total of € 25k for their committee activities. Supervisory Board members sitting on the Supervisory Board or a committee for only part of a given financial year receive prorated compensation.
As in the previous year, for its activity in the 2020 financial year the Supervisory Board received total compensation of € 315k.

The table below presents individualised information about the compensation paid to Supervisory Board members, as well as about their respective holdings of shares and conversion rights.

Apart from the reimbursement of travel and other out-of-pocket expenses, no member received any further compensation or other advantages for personal services rendered over and above the compensation presented here, neither were any loans granted to Supervisory Board members. q.beyond maintains liability indemnification insurance coverage for members of the Supervisory Board.

Mandates of the Supervisory Board

The members of the Supervisory Board represent functions in the following companies:

Mandates of the Supervisory Board
Dr. Frank Zurlino Member of the Advisory Board* M2Beauté Cosmetics GmbH, Cologne, Germany
Member of the Advisory Board* hasenkamp Holding GmbH, Frechen, Germany
Gerd Eickers Chairman of the Supervisory Board Contentteam AG, Köln, Deutschland
Ina Schlie Member of the Supervisory Board Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Heidelberg, Germany
Member of the Supervisory Board Land der Ideen e. V., Berlin, Germany
Member of the Advisory Board* Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, Künzelsau, Germany

* Membership in comparable domestic or foreign control boards