Supervisory Board

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 (Chairman) and Nomination Committee (Chairman).

    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) 
    • Chairman Works Council
    • 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, was appointed its Deputy Chairman in 2010 and became Chairman in 2021. 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.

  • 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.

    In addition to her position at HUGO BOSS AG, Iris Epple-Righi was elected to the Board of Directors of Globel-e Online Ltd. and Bambuser AB, and the Supervisory Board of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG.

  • Andreas Flach

    • Weil der Stadt (Germany)
    • Nationality: German
    • Trade union secretary/project manager of the Joint Development Project of IG Metall Baden-Württemberg
    • Employee representative
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2023
    • Elected until: 2025

    Andreas Flach was born in 1971. He trained as an industrial mechanic and later completed a part-time course of further training as an industrial clerk. From 1988 to 2006 he held various positions within IG Metall and the Works Council. From 2006 on, he worked as a trade union secretary, first at the IG Metall district management Baden-Württemberg and from 2008 to 2014 at the Gaggenau office. Since 2014, he has worked as project manager within the IG Metall district management Baden-Württemberg.

    Andreas Flach has been a member of the Supervisory Board of HUGO BOSS AG as a representative of IG Metall since May 2023. He is a member of the Audit Committee.

    In addition to his activities at HUGO BOSS, he holds further mandates at Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG/Rolls-Royce Solutions GmbH.

  • Katharina Herzog

    • Reutlingen (Germany)
    • Nationality: German
    • Senior Vice President 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 Senior Vice President 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.

    Beyond her position at HUGO BOSS, she does not hold any other mandates with companies outside the Group.

  • Daniela Liburdi