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

  • Michel Perraudin (Chairman)
    • Hergiswil (Switzerland)
    • Nationality: Swiss
    • Management Consultant 
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2015 
    • Elected until: 2020

    Michel Perraudin was born in Sion, Switzerland, in 1946. He studied Mathematics at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zurich, Switzerland, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1973. Following the successful completion of an MBA program at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, he worked at McKinsey & Company for 12 years and became a partner in 1982. In 1989 he was appointed to the Executive Board of the adidas Group and until 2005 was responsible for various areas including but not limited to Production, Sourcing and Logistics, the Salomon subsidiary and Global Human Resources. In addition to this, between 2004 and 2007 he served as the President of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI). He has been using his extensive knowledge and experience in the apparel and footwear industries as an independent management consultant since 2006.

    Michel Perraudin is a member of the Working Committee (chairman), the Audit Committee, the Personnel Committee (chairman), the Mediation Committee (chairman) and the Nomination Committee.

    He has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ODLO Sports Group since 2006.

  • Antonio Simina (Deputy Chairman)
    • 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: 2020

    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, the Working Committee, the Mediation Committee and the Personnel Committee. 

    Antonio Simina 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: 2020

    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.

    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: 2020

    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 Working Committee.

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

  • Kirsten Kistermann-Christophe
    • Oberursel (Germany)
    • Nationality: German
    • Managing Director Société Générale S.A., Frankfurt/Main (Germany)
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2015 
    • Elected until: 2020

    Kirsten Kistermann-Christophe was born in Bremerhaven, Germany, in 1964. During her nearly 30 years in international banking she has acquired extensive experience in investment banking and capital market-orientated business consultancy. She began her career in 1986 with the successful completion of a banking apprenticeship. Following various assignments in equity sales and equity research at Deutsche Bank, Amro Handelsbank and CA Cheuvreux, she joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Head of Corporate Broking in 2005. In this role she built up the division with a focus on strategic consulting for corporate clients regarding communication and other stock market related topics. In 2011 she was promoted to Managing Director. Since 2015 Kirsten Kistermann-Christophe has managed the division Equity Advisory Germany at Société Générale in Frankfurt, Germany. 

    In addition, she was elected to the Advisory Board of GSW Immobilien AG.

  • Fridolin Klumpp
    • Caslano (Switzerland)
    • Nationality: German
    • Senior Vice President Global Human Resources, HUGO BOSS AG, Metzingen (Germany) 
    • Employee Representative
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2015 
    • Elected until: 2020

    Fridolin Klumpp was born in 1958 in Lahr. After training as an industrial clerk, he held various operational roles at Triumph International AG in Switzerland, the United Kingdom as well as Italy between 1980 and 1997. In 1997 he started his career at HUGO BOSS where until 2013 he was employed as Head of Operations and then Managing Director of the Group's subsidiary HUGO BOSS Ticino in Switzerland. In 2013 Fridolin Klumpp stepped into the shoes of the Senior Vice President Global Human Resources at HUGO BOSS AG in Metzingen. Fridolin Klumpp has been a member of the Supervisory Board as a representative of senior executives since 2015.

    Fridolin Klumpp is member of the Audit Committee.

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

  • Gaetano Marzotto
    • Milan (Italy)
    • Nationality: Italian
    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board
    • Gruppo Santa Margherita S.p.A., Fossalta di Portogruaro (Italy) 
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2010
    • Elected until: 2020

    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. Today, Gaetano Marzotto is Head of the Supervisory Board at Gruppo Santa Margherita S.p.A. In addition, he holds prominent roles in different Italian and international associations of the fashion industry such as Associazione Moda Industria, International Apparel Federation and European Clothing Association. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board of HUGO BOSS AG since 2010.

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

    In addition to his position at HUGO BOSS, Gaetano Marzotto is also member of a board at Zignago Holding S.p.A. (Fossalta di Portogruaro, Italy), at Zignago Vetro S.p.A. (Fossalta di Portogruaro, Italy), at Alpitour S.p.A. (Turin, Italy), at Clouditaly Telecommunicazioni S.p.A. (Rome, Italy), at Tipo S.p.A. (Milano, Italy), at Vetri Speciali S.p.A. (Trento, Italy), at Gama Investments S.r.l. (Vicenza, Italy) and also holds the position of chairman of an executive body at Santa Margherita S.p.A. (Fossalta di Portogruaro, Italy) and holds the position of a body at Style Capital SGR S.p.A. (Milan, Italy).

  • Luca Marzotto
    • Venice (Italy)
    • Nationality: Italian
    • Chief Executive Officer 
    • Zignago Holding S.p.A., Fossalta di Portogruaro (Italy) 
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2010 
    • Elected until: 2020 

    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 is also member of a board at Santa Margherita S.p.A. (Fossalta di Portogruaro, Italy), at Vetri Speciali S.p.A. (Trento, Italy), at Zignago Vetro S.p.A. (Fossalta di Portogruaro, Italy), at Lumar S.r.l. (Vicenza, Italy) and also holds the position of chairman of the executive board at Zignago Holding S.p.A. (Fossalta di Portogruaro, Italy) and holds the position of chairman of a body at Centervue S.p.A. (Padua, Italy).

  • Sinan Piskin
    • Metzingen (Germany)
    • Nationality: German
    • Administrative Employee, HUGO BOSS AG, Metzingen (Germany) 
    • Employee Representative 
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2008
    • Elected until: 2020

    Sinan Piskin was born in 1978 in Reutlingen. After completing 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 and the Personnel Committee. 

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

  • Axel Salzmann
    • Großhansdorf (Germany) 
    • Nationality: German
    • Chief Financial Officer, Hensoldt Holding GmbH
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2015 
    • Elected until: 2020

    Axel Salzmann, born in 1958 in Oldenburg/Holstein, Germany, successfully completed his studies in Industrial Engineering with Business Studies at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and graduated as an industrial engineer in 1987. He held various offices with the Philips Group until 2001. In 1996 he was appointed Vice President, CFO and Head of IT for Philips Medical Systems Germany and Eastern Europe. In 2002 he joined O2 Germany as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Between 2008 and 2015 he served as Chief Financial Officer for ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG and afterwards for Bilfinger SE from 2015 to 2016. With effect from October 1, 2016 Axel Salzmann has been appointed to the Executive Board of Hensoldt Holding GmbH (previously Kite Holding Germany GmbH) to oversee the finance division. 

    During his tenure on the Executive Boards of companies in various industries, Axel Salzmann has acquired comprehensive experience in all aspects of financial management as well as the strategic and operative development of business units and international holdings.

  • 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: 2020

    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.

  • Hermann Waldemer
    • Blitzingen (Switzerland) 
    • Nationality: German
    • Consultant
    • Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2015
    • Elected until: 2020

    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 and the Audit Committee (Chairman).

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Managing Board

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