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Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of QSC AG
Dr. Bernd Schlobohm
Chairman

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Dr. Schlobohm, who holds a doctorate in engineering, founded QSC in 1997, had the Company publicly listed in April 2000, and then managed it as CEO until May 2013. Together with QSC’s co-founder, Gerd Eickers, he is the largest shareholder. At the end of 2017, these two share­holders held a combined stake of 25% in QSC.
Dr. Frank Zurlino
Deputy Chairman

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Dr. Zurlino, holder of a doctorate in business engineering, was elected to the Supervisory Board in May 2013. Formerly head of strategy consulting and development at IBM Deutschland, he is now Managing Partner at the international management consultancy Horn & Company.
Gerd Eickers

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
QSC’s second founder, Gerd Eickers, moved to the Supervisory Board in June 2004 after three years on the Management Board. In subsequent years, this graduate in economics played a major role in shaping the political framework for the TC market, particularly in his capacity as President of the Association of Telecommunications and Value-Added Service Providers (VATM).
Ina Schlie

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Longstanding head of the global tax department at SAP SE, Ina Schlie was appointed to the Supervisory Board in September 2012 and then confirmed with a large majority at the Annual General Meeting in May 2013. As a finance and tax expert, she also chairs the Audit Committee.
Matthias Galler In June 2018, QSC’s workforce elected the Hamburg-based IT Works Council Chairman as one of its two representatives on the Supervisory Board. An expert in Automation & Information Systems, Matthias Galler has been at the Company since 2002.
Cora Hödl

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Now head of the Infrastructure & Voice department, Cora Hödl has represented QSC’s workforce on the Supervisory Board from her location in Cologne since 2013 already. She was re-elected in 2018. A communications electrician, Cora Hödl also joined QSC in 2002.

Remuneration and Mandates of the Supervisory Board

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Supervisory Board compensation

Consistent with the provisions in the Articles of Association of QSC AG, each member of the Supervisory Board receives fixed annual compensation of € 35k payable after the end of the financial year. The Chairman and his or her Deputy receive € 70k and € 50k respectively.

In addition to compensation for their duties on the Supervisory Board, each Supervisory Board member receives separate compensation of € 5k for their activities in any Supervisory Board committee (except the Nomination Committee). Committee chairmen receive € 10k. Members sitting on several committees nevertheless receive a maximum total of € 25k for their committee activities. Supervisory Board members sitting on the Supervisory Board or a committee for only part of a given financial year receive prorated compensation.
As in the previous year, for its activity in the 2017 financial year the Supervisory Board received total compensation of € 315k.

The table below presents individualised information about the compensation paid to Supervisory Board members, as well as about their respective holdings of shares and conversion rights.

Apart from the reimbursement of travel and other out-of-pocket expenses, no member received any further compensation or other advantages for personal services rendered over and above the compensation presented here, neither were any loans granted to Supervisory Board members. QSC maintains liability indemnification insurance coverage for members of the Supervisory Board.

Mandates of the Supervisory Board

The members of the Supervisory Board represent functions in the following companies:

Mandates of the Supervisory Board
Dr. Frank Zurlino Member of the Advisory Board* M2Beauté Cosmetics GmbH, Cologne, Germany
Gerd Eickers Chairman of the Supervisory Board Contentteam AG, Köln, Deutschland
Ina Schlie Member of the Advisory Board* Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, Künzelsau, Germany
Member of the Supervisory Board (until 31 December 2017) Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller S.e.c.s., Luxembourg

* Membership in comparable domestic or foreign control boards