New board member: Dr. Matthias Afting

Dr. Matthias Afting joined the board of directors of COGNOS AG as of March 1, 2016. He moved to the new position from the group’s supervisory board, of which he had been a member since 2014.

Until the end of 2015 Dr. Afting belonged to the executive board of Vorwerk group and in this position was responsible for Human Resources Organisation. He studied human medicine at Saarland University and in Paris, Freiburg and at Harvard University. He started his career at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, followed by appointments as Head of Personnel and Staff Development Strategy at Deutsche Bahn and as Director Human Resources of DB Services GmbH.

Since 2008 Dr. Afting has been supervisory board member of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, in which COGNOS has held an interest since 2014.


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