Mariella Röhm-Kottmann

Audit Committee Chair


Current public company boards: Zalando

Executive experience: Mariella has served as senior vice president, corporate accounting and global shared services at ZF Friedrichshafen since 216. In this role, she is responsible for the worldwide accounting and external reporting of ZF including ESG reporting, the global shared service center organization, the internal control system, and the enterprise risk management system and the financial and non financial internal control system . She is also compliance officer for finance, representing finance in the ZF Asset Trust and ZF Pension Trust and has led financial due diligence, PMI, and restructuring initiatives. In addition, she is a chair of the supervisory board of ZF India and member of the supervisory board of further subsidiaries of ZF.

Previously, Mariella was an audit partner at KPMG Germany. During that tenure, she headed KPMG’s board services and co-chaired KPMG’s Audit committee Institute. She was also responsible for auditing and advising international companies and corporations listed in the DAX and M-DAX from various industries. In addition, she led the venture capital activities within KPMG’s private equity network in Germany.

Additional information: Mariella has studied industrial engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe and is a German Tax Advisor and a German Chartered Accountant. She is co-author of Beck’scher Bilanzkommentar, Regional Head of Financial Expert Association Bodenseekreis, and deputy chairman of parents’ council Schule Schloss Salem. She is also acting as practice representative at the University of St. Gallen and is member of Arbeitskreis Integrated Reporting (AKIR) of Schmalenbachgesellschaft. Mariella is married and has two sons.