Management

Management

Management Board

Dr. KuhnChief Executive Officer, Founder

  • Born on 2. May 1964, German citizen
  • Diploma in Physics, University of Würzburg
  • PhD in Physics of Thermal Insulation, University of Würzburg
  • Since 2001: CEO and Co-founder, va-Q-tec AG Würzburg
  • 1995-2000: General Management of Bavarian Centre for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Würzburg
  • Member of various national and international committees

Chief Financial Officer

  • Born on 24. February 1964, German citizen
  • Diploma in Business Administration, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • 2006-2016: Analytik Jena AG, Chief Financial Officer
  • 2001-2005: Brooks Automation Group, Controller Europe
  • 1991-2000: Mannesmann-Konzern

Management Subsidiaries

Head of Business Development Asia va-Q-tec AG, Managing va-Q-tec Korea Ltd.

  • Bachelor (BSc), Computer Science / Korean National Open University
  • Bachelor (BA), Business Administration / Sejong University
  • 1999-2001: Embassy of the Republic of Korea / Malaysia
  • 1994-1999: Prime Minister Office / Republic of Korea

Managing Director of va-Q-tec Ltd.

  • Born 1960
  • Degree in Business Administration (Diplom Betriebswirt / FH) and completion of vocational training as forwarding agent (Speditionskaufmann)
  • 2013-2018 Head Global Network & Agency development for ITG Internationale Spedition + Logistik
  • 2012-2013 Director of Corporate Sales and Regional Director India Subcontinent for cargo-partner GmbH, as well as Board positions for cargo-partner.
  • 2006-2011 Area Vice President South- & South East Asia for Dachser GmbH & Co KG, as well as Joint Managing Director of AFL Dachser Pvt Ltd., India  – Board positions in Dachser’s subsidiaries in Bangladesh and Thailand
  • 2003-2005 General Manager Product-  of  Strategic Airfreight Development  for DHL Danzas Air & Ocean Germany GmbH
  • 1995-2003 Head of International Sales and Logistics for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH

CFO, va-Q-tec UK Ltd.

  • Born on 20 March 1968, from Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Danish citizen.
  • Diploma in Business Administration, Cass Business School, London
  • Executive MBA, Kellogg-WHU
  • 2011-2016 Interim Finance Director/Managing Director at Nemetschek Allplan, Ursa Insulation Eurasia, TNI medical AG.
  • 2007-2011 IHS GmbH (Private Equity holding with several subsidiaries in the hospitality/technology sector), CFO and MD
  • 2002-2007 Teleflex Medical Group, Controller Europe and CFO/MD Germany
  • 1995-2002 General Motors / Adam Opel AG
  • ACA Chartered Accountant (Price Waterhouse, London 1991-1995), Certified Internal Auditor

President va-Q-tec Uruguay S.A. & Director of Sales Latin America 

  • Born September 1959
  • Studied International relations Diplomacy at the University of Uruguay 
  • More than 20 year of experience in the logistics industry
  • Worked for multi-national Airfreight and Logistics companies

 

Managing Director, va-Q-tec Singapore 

  • Born 1970, Singapore citizen
  • BA (Hons) Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Northumbria University
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • 2009 – 2018 : Head of SFS Pharma Logistics, Asia Pacific
  • 2006 – 2008 : Head of SFS Global Logistics, Asia Pacific
  • 2003 – 2005 : Sales Manager, General Cargo Logistics
  • 1990 – 2002 : Commando Officer, Singapore Armed Forces

Supervisory Board

Dr. Gerald HommelChairman (appointed until 2023)

Dr. Gerald Hommel, born 21 January 1959, place of residence: Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate), member of the Supervisory Board and Supervisory Board Chairman since 2014

Profession: Independent pharmaceuticals entrepreneur and Managing Shareholder of pharmarissano Arzneimittel GmbH,

German citizenship

  • Undergraduate study of economic sciences at the universities of Mainz and Würzburg, degree in business management (1985)
  • 1985 – 1997 Pharmaceutical wholesaling, most recently Managing Director at PHOENIX Pharma Einkauf GmbH, Dreieich
  • 1997 – 1999 Management Board member of GESKO eG, Gerlingen (purchasing cooperative)
  • Independent pharmaceuticals entrepreneur since 1999
  • Independent pharmaceuticals entrepreneur and Managing Shareholder of pharmarissano Arzneimittel GmbH since 2004
  • Doctorate in economic and social history from the University of Frankfurt am Main (2014)

Dr. Hommel is Chairman of the Nomination Committee, Chairman of the General Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board.

Dr. Hommel does not hold any further mandates on statutory Supervisory Boards or comparable German or foreign controlling entities of commercial enterprises.

Uwe Andreas KrämerBoard Member (appointed until 2023)

Uwe Andreas Krämer, born 27 October 1978, place of residence: Schwerzenbach (Switzerland), member of the Supervisory Board since 2015

Profession: Managing Director & CFO/CCO of enterprise software company Fision AG, Zürich,

German citizenship

  • Degree in business information technology from the Technical University of Darmstadt (2006)
  • 2006 – 2008: Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs, Frankfurt
  • 2008 – 2014: Venture & growth capital investment professional focusing on software and internet technology, ViewPoint Capital, Frankfurt/Zürich
  • 2016 – 2018 Managing Director & CFO/CCO of enterprise software company Fision AG, Zürich
  • Since 2014 growth capital investor focusing on cleantech, Zouk Capital, London
  • Since 2018 Vice President Finance & Operations of enterprise software company Scandit AG, Zürich 

Mr. Krämer as a member of the Nomination Committee of the Supervisory Board.

Mr. Krämer does not hold any further mandates on statutory Supervisory Boards or comparable German or foreign controlling entities of commercial enterprises.32

Board Member (appointed until 2023)

Winfried Klar, born 10 October 1954, place of residence: Dubai (United Arab Emirates), member of the Supervisory Board since 2013

Profession: Management consultant, KMC Klar Management Consultancies, Dubai,

German citizenship

  • Degree in business administration from the University of Münster (1979)
  • Auditor and tax consultant PwC Düsseldorf (1980 – 1990)
  • 1991 – 1992 Head of Group development EVONIK (formerly RAG)
  • 1993 – 2003 Managing Director, Management Board member, CFO at various companies
  • 2004 – 2009: Managing Director and CFO of VESTOLIT GmbH & Co KG, Marl
  • 2009 – 2013: Managing Director and CFO of MAUSER Holding GmbH, Brühl
  • Since 2013 management consulting in the Middle East, KMC Klar Management Consultancies, Dubai

Mr. Klar has been the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board since 2016.

Mr. Klar does not hold any further mandates on statutory Supervisory Boards or comparable German or foreign controlling entities of commercial enterprises.

Dr. Eberhard Kroth

Board Member (appointed until 2023)

Dr. Eberhard Kroth, born 15 September 1956, place of residence: Obernburg (Bavaria), member of the Supervisory Board since 2013

Profession: Managing Shareholder of RoPro4.0 GmbH, automation technology

German citizenship

  • Undergraduate studies and doctorate at the Technical University of Darmstadt (1985)
  • 1986 – 1994 Company officer and Technical Director at Reis Robotics, Reis GmbH & Co KG
  • 1994 – 2010 Managing Director at Reis Robotics, Reis GmbH & Co KG
  • 2010 – 2016 Managing Director at Reis Group Holding GmbH
  • 2015 – 2016 Managing Director & Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of KUKA Industries GmbH
  • Since 2017 Managing Shareholder of RoPro4.0 GmbH, automation technology

Dr. Kroth as a member of the Audit Committee.

Dr. Kroth does not hold any further mandates on statutory Supervisory Boards or comparable German or foreign controlling entities of commercial enterprises.

Board Member (appointed until 2023)

Dr. Barbara Ooms-Gnauck, born 28 October 1957, place of residence: Herleshausen (Hesse), member of the Supervisory Board since 2014

Profession: Attorney and specialist lawyer for administrative law at Gnauck Rechtsanwälte GbR

Belgian citizenship

 

 

  • Study of chemistry and ecototrophology at the University of Bonn, degree in ecototrophology (1983)
  • Study of jurisprudence of the University of Göttingen, First State Examination (2001)
  • Probationary Training Period at the District Court of Kassel, Second State Examination (2004)
  • Attorney (2004)
  • 2005 – 2010 Attorney, partner at GKMP Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer
  • Shareholder in and attorney at Gnauck Rechtsanwälte GbR since 2010
  • Doctorate awarded by the University of Constance (2012)
  • Specialist lawyer for administration law (2016)

Dr. Ooms-Gnauck is a member of the Nomination and General committees of the Supervisory Board.

Dr. Ooms-Gnauck does not hold any further mandates on statutory Supervisory Boards or comparable German or foreign controlling entities of commercial enterprises.

Board Member (appointed until 2023)

 

Uwe Lamann, born 17 November 1949, place of residence: Sinzing (Bavaria), member of the Supervisory Board and Deputy Supervisory Board Chairman since 2014

Profession: Independent management consultant,

German citizenship

  • Engineering degree in communications technology from Cologne University (1976)
  • 1999 – 2012 member of the Management Board of Leoni AG, Nuremberg, Head of Central R&D
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Baumüller Nürnberg GmbH since 2013
  • Independent management consultant since 2013

Mr. Lamann is Deputy Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Deputy Chairman of the General Committee of the Supervisory Board.

Mr. Lamann is a member of the following statutory Supervisory Boards or comparable German or foreign controlling entities of commercial enterprises.

Member of the Supervisory Board of Nedschroef Holding B.V. since 2007