Supervisory Board

Independence and diversity
HUGO BOSS places great value on the independence and diversity of its Supervisory Board members. They have the required knowledge, skills and specialized experience for the corresponding committees.

Supervisory Board members

  • Hermann Waldemer (Chairman)
    • Blitzingen (Switzerland) 
    • Nationality: German
    • Consultant
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2015
    • Elected until: 2025

    Hermann Waldemer, born in 1957 in Munich, Germany, studied Business Administration at the University of Regensburg with a focus on finance and tax. He successfully completed his studies in 1981 and graduated with a degree in Business Studies. He then worked for several years as a certified tax consultant and certified public accountant at a large accounting and auditing firm before he joined the Philip Morris Group as a Finance Manager in 1987. In 1996 he became Managing Director, initially for the country business in France and later for Germany.

    In 2003 he was promoted to President, Western Europe with overall responsibility for the region. Hermann Waldemer returned to the finance organization of Philip Morris International as Vice President Finance in 2005. Three years later he was appointed to the Executive Board as Chief Financial Officer, a position he held until he left the company in 2012. 

    Hermann Waldemer is a member of the Working Committee (Chairman), Audit Committee, Personnel Committee (Chairman), Mediation Committee and Nomination Committee.

    He does not hold any mandates at other companies beyond his position at HUGO BOSS.

  • Sinan Piskin (Deputy Chairman)
    • Metzingen (Germany)
    • Nationality: German
    • Administrative Employee, HUGO BOSS AG, Metzingen (Germany) 
    • Employee Representative 
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2008
    • Elected until: 2025

    Sinan Piskin was born in 1978 in Reutlingen. After his studies in Automation Technology at Reutlingen University, he worked in IT system development at HUGO BOSS AG between 1998 and 2006. Since then, he has served as a full-time member of the Works Council and was appointed its Deputy Chairman in 2010. Sinan Piskin has been a member of the Supervisory Board of HUGO BOSS AG since 2008. 

    Sinan Piskin is a member of the Working Committee, Audit Committee, Personnel Committee and the Mediation Committee. 

    He does not hold any mandates at other companies beyond his position at HUGO BOSS.

  • Tanja Silvana Grzesch
    • Sonnenbühl (Germany)  
    • Nationality: German
    • Chairperson and Treasurer 
    • German Metalworkers' Union (IG-Metall), Reutlingen-Tübingen (Germany)
    • Employee Representative
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2015
    • Elected until: 2025

    Tanja Silvana Grzesch was born in 1973 in Tettnang. She completed a training as an industrial electronics engineer and worked in this domain for the next few years. From 2002 to 2004 she studied human resources management on day release. After completing her trade union studies in 2007 she worked as the Trade Union Secretary at German Metalworkers' Union (IG Metall) Heilbronn-Neckarsulm followed by IG Metall Reutlingen-Tübingen. Since 2016 she has held the office of Chairperson and Treasurer. Tanja Silvana Grzesch has been a member of the Supervisory Board of HUGO BOSS AG as a representative of IG Metall since 2015.

    Tanja Silvana Grzesch is a member of the Working Committee.

    She does not hold any mandates at other companies beyond her position at HUGO BOSS.

  • Iris Epple-Righi
    • Munich (Germany)
    • Nationality: German
    • Management Consultant 
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2020 
    • Elected until: 2025

    Iris Epple-Righi, born in 1965 in Fridingen, Germany studied business administration at the University of Tübingen, with a focus on marketing and tax. After completing her studies in 1989 with a degree in business administration, Iris Epple-Righi worked at E. Breuninger GmbH & Co until 2003, first as a buying agent, then as head of procurement and as a member of the management. 

    From 2003 onwards, she initially worked for the PVH Group as Senior Vice President Retail at Tommy Hilfiger, where she was responsible for the entire retail sector (both online and offline). From 2010 Iris Epple-Righi took over the entire product and supply chain responsibility. After a change within the PVH Group in 2013, she was responsible for Calvin Klein's European business for three years as President Calvin Klein Europe. Subsequently, Iris Epple-Righi took over the position of CEO of Escada until the successful sale of the company in November 2019. She left Escada in December 2019. Iris Epple-Righi was also a member of the Advisory Board of Horst-Brandstätter Holding from 2016 to 2019. 

    Iris Epple-Righi is a member of the Working Committee.

    She does not hold any mandates at other companies beyond her position at HUGO BOSS.

  • Katharina Herzog
    • Reutlingen (Germany)
    • Nationality: German
    • Director Group Finance & Tax, HUGO BOSS AG, Metzingen (Germany) 
    • Employee Representative
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2020
    • Elected until: 2025

    Katharina Herzog was born in 1978 in Filderstadt. After completing her business management studies at the ESB Business School in Reutlingen and at the ICADE of Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid she started her professional career at KPMG in 2002.

    From 2003 to 2007 she held various positions in (Group) Accounting at T-Systems International GmbH and at the Brazilian subsidiary. In December 2007, Katharina Herzog joined HUGO BOSS AG, first as an employee in Group Accounting. In 2008, she became head of the department. Since 2014, as Director Group Finance & Tax, she is responsible for all finance and tax functions of the Group. Katharina Herzog has been a member of the Supervisory Board as the representative of senior executives since 2020.

    Katharina Herzog is member of the Working Committee.

    She does not hold any mandates at other companies beyond her position at HUGO BOSS.

  • Anita Kessel
    • Metzingen (Germany) 
    • Nationality: German
    • Administrative Employee, HUGO BOSS AG, Metzingen (Germany)
    • Employee Representative
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2015 
    • Elected until: 2025

    Anita Kessel was born in 1957 in Kirchentellinsfurt. In 1975 she completed her apprenticeship in interior design and worked in this profession for the next ten years at the company where she did her training — the clothing chain Keim in Reutlingen. From 1985 to 1994 she worked as a freelance interior designer. In 1994 she moved to HUGO BOSS AG in Metzingen working as an invisible mending specialist and company medic, and in 1998 was elected onto the Works Council. Alongside her role on the Works Council she completed her training to become an occupational health assistant, working primarily in the company doctor's office. Since 2008 Anita Kessel has worked exclusively as an independent Works Council representative at HUGO BOSS AG.

    Anita Kessel is a member of the Personnel Committee and Mediation Committee

    She does not hold any mandates at other companies beyond her position at HUGO BOSS.

  • Gaetano Marzotto
    • Milan (Italy)
    • Nationality: Italian
    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Gruppo Santa Margherita S.p.A., Fossalta di Portogruaro (Italy) 
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2010
    • Elected until: 2025

    Gaetano Marzotto was born in 1952 in Valdagno, Italy. After his studies of business administration at the Bocconi University Milan, he began his career in controlling at Necchi in Pavia. In 1980 he joined Marzotto Group for which he held different management positions until 1999. In addition, he held prominent roles in different Italian and international associations of the fashion industry such as Associazione Moda Industria, International Apparel Federation and European Clothing Association.

    Today, Gaetano Marzotto is Head of the Supervisory Board at Gruppo Santa Margherita S.p.A. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board of HUGO BOSS AG since 2010.

    Gaetano Marzotto is a member of the Audit Committee, Mediation Committee and the Nomination Committee.

    In addition to his position at HUGO BOSS, Gaetano Marzotto holds the position of chairman of an executive body for Santa Margherita S.p.A. (Fossalta di Portogruaro, Italien) as well as of Gama Investments S.r.l. (Vicenza, Italien). Furthermore, he holds the position as Deputy Chairman of J. Hirsch & Co. M&C S.r.l. (Mailand, Italien). He is also holds the position as Chairman of a body at Style Capital SGR S.p.A. (Milan, Italy) and is member of a board at Zignago Holding S.p.A. (Fossalta di Portogruaro, Italy), at Zignago Vetro S.p.A. (Fossalta di Portogruaro, Italy) and TIP PRE-IPO S.p.A. (Milano, Italy).

  • Luca Marzotto
    • Venice (Italy)
    • Nationality: Italian
    • Chief Executive Officer at Zignago Holding S.p.A., Fossalta di Portogruaro (Italy) 
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2010 
    • Elected until: 2025

    Luca Marzotto was born in 1971 in Rome, Italy. After completing his studies in Law, he began his career at the Marzotto Group in 1995. After working in sales in the textile business of the Marzotto Group in Asia, in 1998 he was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of Guabello SpA, a subsidiary of the Marzotto Group which specializes in the production of high-quality cashmere. He then held various management positions for the Marzotto Group in Asia. After gaining over two years of experience as Director of Marlboro Classics, Luca Marzotto has acted as Chairman of the Executive Board of the industrial company Zignago Holding SpA, Fossalta di Portogruaro, since 2005. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board of HUGO BOSS AG since 2010.

    Luca Marzotto is a member of the Working Committee and the Personnel Committee.

    In addition to his position at HUGO BOSS, Luca Marzotto holds various mandates in supervisory boards and comparable supervisory bodies of Italian companies.

  • Christina Rosenberg
    • Munich (Germany)
    • Nationality: German
    • Managing Consultant
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2020
    • Elected until: 2025

    Christina Rosenberg, born in Augsburg, Germany in 1969, studied business administration at the University of Augsburg with a focus on marketing and production & logistics after her training as a dressmaker. After graduating in 1996 with a degree in business administration, Christina Rosenberg began her professional career as a controller for the southern part of Germany at Hennes & Mauritz ("H&M") in Munich. Until 2000, she was responsible at H&M, among other things, for the development of Retail Operations in France as a new sales market as well as for merchandise and purchases for women's clothing and accessories in Germany. After working as a senior consultant with a focus on retail at Kienbaum Executive Search for two years, Christina Rosenberg became Sales Manager of Hermès GmbH in 2003. In 2005, she became Managing Director of Hermès with sole representative authority. In this position she was responsible for consistent brand management and all areas of sales, finance, personnel and communication. Until her departure in 2018, she was responsible for the business in Germany as well as Austria and the Czech Republic. 

    After training as a change management consultant and systemic coach, Christina Rosenberg founded the management consultancy innotail in 2018, where she still works as a consultant today with a focus on brand and change management. 

    Christina Rosenberg is a member of the Personnel Committee.

    In addition, she was elected to the Supervisory Board of Villeroy & Boch AG and is a member of the Advisory Board of Josef Tretter GmbH & Co. KG.

  • Martin Sambeth
    • Tiefenbronn (Germany)
    • Nationality: German
    • Secretary of IG Metall, the German metalworkers' trade union, IG Metall Area Headquarters BW, Stuttgart (Germany)
    • Employee Representative
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: August 2016
    • Elected until: 2025

    Martin Sambeth was born in 1974. After completing his training as a draftsman, he spent many years working in this field. In 1999 he became Secretary of IG Metall in Gaggenau (Germany) before moving to the same post at IG Metall Regional Headquarters in Stuttgart. His responsibilities there include collective bargaining policies in the textile, clothing, wood and plastics industries.

    In his capacity as a trade union representative, Martin Sambeth has been a member of the HUGO BOSS AG Supervisory Board since August 2016.

    Martin Sambeth is a member of the Audit Committee.

    He does not hold any mandates at other companies beyond his position at HUGO BOSS.

  • Antonio Simina
    • Metzingen (Germany)
    • Nationality: Italian
    • Tailor/Chairman of Works Council, HUGO BOSS AG, Metzingen (Germany)
    • Employee Representative
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 1985 
    • Elected until: 2025

    Antonio Simina was born in 1955 in Crotone, Italy. Following his training as a tailor, he began his career at Holder in Metzingen. In 1976, he started to work as a tailor at HUGO BOSS AG. Since 1981, he has served as a full-time member of the company's Works Council, and has subsequently acted as Chairman of the Works Council since 1983. In this capacity, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 1985, where he acts as the Deputy Chairman. 

    Antonio Simina is a member of the Audit Committee and the Personnel Committee. 

    Antonio Simina does not hold any mandates at other companies beyond his position at HUGO BOSS

  • Robin J. Stalker
    • Oberreichenbach (Germany) 
    • Nationality: New Zealand
    • Chief Financial Officer, Hensoldt Holding GmbH
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2020
    • Elected until: 2025

    Robin J. Stalker, born in Palmerston North, New Zealand in 1958, studied business administration at Massey University in New Zealand and graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Business Studies degree, with a focus on Accounting / Finance. Further, Robin J. Stalker is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He began his professional career in 1982 with the accounting firm of Arthur Young (now EY). 
    After working at Arthur Young in both New Zealand and in London, Robin J. Stalker held various positions in Finance and Controlling in the entertainment industry, in Asia and the US with United International Pictures and Warner Bros. International. 
    In 1996, Robin J. Stalker joined adidas AG and was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2000. A year later, he was appointed to the Executive Board of adidas AG. In 2005, he also assumed the role of Labour Director. Robin J. Stalker was a member of the Executive Board of adidas AG until his retirement in May 2017. 

    Robin J. Stalker is a member of the Audit Committee (Chairman).

    In addition, he was elected to the Supervisory Board of Schaeffler AG and Commerzbank AG. He also holds the mandate of Second Deputy Chairman at Schmitz Cargobull AG.

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