Shareholders / Supervisory Board
Dr. Arend Oetker is Managing Partner of Dr. Arend Oetker Holding GmbH & Co. KG. Since June 2019 he has been first Honorary President of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). In addition he is Honorary Member of the Presidium of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and Honorary Member of the Supervisory Board of Leipzig Trade Fair, Honorary Chairman of the Administrative Board of the food company Hero AG and Honorary Member of the Supervisory Board of KWS Saat SE. In 2007 he was awarded the gold cross of merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Prof. Dr. Marcus Pradel
As a member of the Executive Board of COGNOS AG Prof. Dr. Marcus Pradel was responsible for the Management & Design, International Matters and New Business divisions from 2011-2017. Since 2003 he has been Professor of Management, Marketing and Media Management at Hochschule Fresenius. There, he was also Vice President for Higher Education Development and International Business Development for twelve years. As Chairman of the Executive Board he was in charge of setting up several operating companies of the university for the locations Cologne, Hamburg and Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin and New York. Since 2017, Prof. Dr. Marcus Pradel has been Honorary Senator of Hochschule Fresenius.
Reto Fintschin has been a member of the Supervisory Board of COGNOS AG since July 2017. His mandate was suspended from February 2019 to February 2020, as he had been delegated by the Supervisory Board to the Board of Directors of COGNOS AG, where he was Chairman for one year. Reto Fintschin is an agricultural engineer. He worked for 35 years at EMS CHEMIE AG Switzerland, the leading supplier of high-performance polymers and special chemicals. There he held various management positions in marketing and sales in Switzerland and abroad and was also head of various business units and a member of the Executive Board. Reto Fintschin also held various directorships.