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Software AG GB 2013. englisch

Dr. rer. nat. Wolfram Jost Born in 1962, degree in business administration, member of the Software AG Management Board since August 2010. Dr. Jost is responsible for Research and Development. His term is in effect until 2018. Group Executive Board The Group Executive Board is an extension of management and enables the Management Board to implement the cor- porate strategy throughout the entire Company by direct or collaborative channels. The following people left the extend- ed management team in fiscal year 2013: Tönnies-Hilmar von Donop on March 31, 2013, Mark Edwards on April 30, 2013, Robin Gilthorpe on October 24, 2013 and Darren Roos on December 31, 2013. New members were Arno Theiß as of April 1, 2013 and Dr. John Bates as of October 15, 2013. As of the end of the year under review, the Group Executive Board consisted of seven people: the members of the Man- agement Board plus Dr. John Bates, John (Jay) Johnson, Arno Theiß and Ivo Totev. For more detailed information on the members of the Group Executive Board and their specific areas of respon- sibility, please visit: people/geb/ Supervisory Board The Supervisory Board appoints, monitors and advises the Management Board. The Management Board reports to the Supervisory Board regularly, in a timely manner and com- prehensively on the Company’s performance, strategy, planning, risk situation, risk management and compliance. The Supervisory Board determines the remuneration of the members of the Management Board in accordance with the proposal of the Committee for Compensation and Succession Issues, decides on the Management Board’s remuneration system and reviews it regularly. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board coordinates the work of the Su- pervisory Board, leads its meetings and maintains contact with the Chairman of the Management Board between Supervisory Board meetings to discuss strategy, planning, business performance, the risk situation, risk management and compliance. The Chairman of the Management Board informs him without delay of any important events, which are relevant to the assessment of the Company’s position and performance and to the leadership of Software AG. Transactions that require the approval of the Supervisory Board are listed in the Rules of Procedure of the Manage- ment Board. If necessary, the Supervisory Board meets without the Management Board. In fiscal year 2013, the following were shareholder repre- sentative members to the Supervisory Board: Andreas Bereczky (CEO, production director at ZDF), Willi Berchtold (businessman), Heinz Otto Geidt (Director of asset manage- ment at Software AG Foundation), Hermann Requardt (member of the management board of Siemens AG, CEO of Healthcare, director of Corporate Technology), Anke Schäfer- kordt (member of the management board of Bertelsmann AG; CEO, RTL Group) and Alf Henryk Wulf (independant consultant). The employees of Software AG and its subsidiaries in Ger- many elected their representatives to the Supervisory Board on August 27, 2010. In the year under review, the following were employee representative members to the Supervisory Board: Peter Gallner (trade union secretary of Vereinte Dien- stleistungsgewerkschaft VERDI), Dietlind Hartenstein (em- ployee of Software AG), Monika Neumann (Dep. Chairwom- an of the Superisory Board, employee of SAG Deutschland GmbH and Chairwoman of the Software AG General Works Software AG | Annual Report 2013 40 Letter from the Management Board About Software AG Software AG ShareHighlights 2013