Erhard Schipporeit

Audit Committee Chair


Current public company boards: Hannover Re, Talanx, and RWE

Prior public company boards: Fuchs Petrolub, SAP, Innogy, Deutsche Boerse, Rocket Internet, TUI Travel, Kuehne & Nagel, and Commerzbank

Executive experience: Erhard is an independent management consultant. He started his career in 1979 in the Bosch Group and in 1981 he joined VARTA/VARTA Battery, at that time a leading European battery company, where he became chief financial officer in 199 and chief executive and chairman of the executive board in 1993. After the successful restructuring of VARTA, the next move in his career brought him to the Munich-based conglomerate company VIAG as chief financial officer. VIAG merged in 2 with VEBA to form the new E.ON, one of the world’s leading utility companies, where he became member of the executive board and chief financial officer from 2 to 26.

Additional information: Erhard has a PhD in business administration from the University of Göttingen.