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Governing Bodies of the Company

Board of Managing Directors

The Schaeffler Group is managed by the Board of Managing Directors of Schaeffler AG. The Board of Managing Directors currently has nine members: the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CEOs of the two Automotive OEM, Automotive Aftermarket, and Industrial divisions, and the Managing Directors responsible for the functions (1) Technology , (2) Operations, (3) Finance, and (4) Human Resources. Together, the Board of Managing Directors and the Regional CEOs represent the Schaeffler Group’s Executive Board.

Klaus Rosenfeld | Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for: Quality; Schaeffler Consulting; Communications & Branding; Investor Relations; Legal; Internal Audit; Business Development & Strategy; Compliance & Corporate Security; Corporate Real Estate
Appointed: October 24, 2014
Term of office ends: June 30, 2019
Seats on supervisory and similar boards: Member of the supervisory board of Continental AG, Hanover; member of the board of directors of Schaeffler Holding (China) Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China; member of the board of directors of Schaeffler India Ltd., Vadodara, India; member of the board of directors of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A., Zamudio, Spain (since April 03, 2017)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutzmer | Deputy CEO and Chief Technology Officer

Responsible for: Corporate R&D Management; Technology Strategy & Innovation; R&D Processes, Methods & Tools; R&D Competence & Services; Intellectual Property Rights; Surface Technology; Information Technology; Strategic IT; Coordination Office Digitalization
Appointed: October 24, 2014
Term of office ends: December 31, 2019
Seats on supervisory and similar boards: Member of the supervisory board of Continental AG, Hanover

Dietmar Heinrich (since August 01, 2017) | Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for: Finance Strategy, Processes & Infrastructure; Corporate Accounting; Corporate Controlling; Corporate Treasury; Corporate Taxes; Corporate Insurance; Divisional Controlling Automotive OEM, AAM, and Industrial divisions
Appointed: August 01, 2017
Term of office ends: July 31, 2020
Seats on supervisory and similar boards: Member of the supervisory board of FAG Magyarorszag Ipari Kft., Debrecen, Hungary (until November 30, 2017); member of the supervisory board of LuK Savaria Kft., Szombathely, Hungary (until January 08, 2018); member of the supervisory board of Schaeffler Austria GmbH, Berndorf-St. Veit, Austria; member of the board of directors of Schaeffler India Ltd., Vadodara, India; member of the supervisory board of Schaeffler Kysuce, spol. s r.o., Kysucké Nové Mesto, Slovakia (until December 12, 2017); member of the supervisory board of Schaeffler Skalica, spol. s r.o., Skalica, Slovakia (until December 12, 2017))

Oliver Jung | Chief Operating Officer

Responsible for: Operations Strategy & Processes; Production Technology; Special Machinery; Tool Management & Prototyping; Industrial Engineering; Bearing & Components Technologies; Logistics; Purchasing; MOVE
Appointed: October 24, 2014
Term of office ends: September 30, 2018
Seats on supervisory and similar boards: Member of the supervisory board of FAG Magyarorszag Ipari Kft., Debrecen, Hungary; member of the supervisory board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Heidelberg (since May 23, 2017); chairman of the supervisory board of Schaeffler Austria GmbH, Berndorf-St. Veit, Austria; member of the supervisory board of SupplyOn AG, Munich

Prof. Dr. Peter Pleus | CEO Automotive OEM

Responsible for: Strategy & Business Development Automotive OEM; Global Key Account Management Automotive OEM; Engine Systems and Chassis Systems business divisions
Appointed: October 24, 2014
Term of office ends: December 31, 2018
Seats on supervisory and similar boards: Member of the supervisory board of IAV GmbH, Berlin

Corinna Schittenhelm | Chief Human Resources Officer

Responsible for: HR Strategy; HR Policies & Standards; Leadership, Recruiting & Talent Management; Schaeffler Academy; HR Systems, Processes & Reporting; Environment, Health & Safety; Human Resources Functions; Human Resources Automotive OEM; Human Resources AAM; Human Resources Industrial
Appointed: January 01, 2016
Term of office ends: December 31, 2018

Michael Söding (since January 01, 2018) | CEO Automotive Aftermarket

Responsible for: Strategy & Business Development AAM; Sales & Marketing AAM; Product Management/R&D AAM; Operations & Supply Chain Management AAM
Appointed: January 01, 2018
Term of office ends: December 31, 2020

Dr. Stefan Spindler | CEO Industrial

Responsible for: Strategy & Business Development Industrial; Global Key Account Management Industrial; Sales & Marketing Industrial; Industry 4.0; R&D Industrial; Operations and Supply Chain Management Industrial
Appointed: May 01, 2015
Term of office ends: April 30, 2023
Seats on supervisory and similar boards: Deputy Chairman of the supervisory board of Schaeffler Austria GmbH, Berndorf-St. Veit, Austria

Matthias Zink | CEO Automotive OEM

Responsible for: UTransmission Systems and E-Mobility business divisions; R&D Automotive OEM; Operations & Supply Chain Management Automotive OEM
Appointed: January 01, 2017
Term of office ends: December 31, 2019
Seats on supervisory and similar boards: Member of the supervisory board of LuK Savaria Kft., Szombathely, Hungary (since March 30, 2017); member of the board of directors of Schaeffler (China) Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China

The following member left the Board of Managing Directors in 2017

Dr. Ulrich Hauck (until July 31, 2017) | Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for: Finance Strategy, Processes & Infrastructure; Corporate Accounting; Corporate Controlling; Corporate Treasury; Corporate Taxes; Divisional Controlling Automotive and Industrial divisions; Corporate Insurance
Appointed: April 01, 2015
Term of office ended: July 31, 2017
Seats on supervisory and similar boards: Member of the supervisory board of mutares AG, Munich

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