Supervisory Board

Florian Schuhbauer – Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Florian Schuhbauer is founding partner of Active Ownership Capital S.à r.l and Active Ownership Corporation S.à r.l. (AOC) and has more than 20 years of relevant experience. He started his career at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson with positions in risk management and equity research. Afterwards he built up Newtron AG, a software company that developed software to optimize strategic sourcing processes, which subsequently has been sold successfully. He then became CFO and Executive Vice President of DHL Global Mail in the US, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post AG. As Partner and Portfolio Manager at General Capital Group / Active Value Investors, Mr. Schuhbauer was responsible for investments with a combined value in excess of €1.5 billion. Prior to establishing AOC, Mr. Schuhbauer was Partner at Triton Partners where he built up the Public Equity practice. He serves as Board Member of PNE AG (Germany) since May 2017 and as Board Member of NFON AG (Germany) since December 2019. After the election to the Supervisory Board by the 2020 Annual General Meeting, he was appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vita 34 AG.

Steffen Richtscheid – Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Mr. Steffen Richtscheid was born in Wolfen, Germany, in 1970. He has worked as an attorney in Leipzig since 1996 and is a partner at the Weidinger Richtscheid law office. The office specialises in the counselling and representation of companies in all areas of commercial law. Mr. Richtscheid is responsible for banking, capital markets and labour law. His clients in these fields include well-known companies. Mr. Richtscheid has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Vita 34 AG since 28/06/2017.

Frank Köhler – Member of the Supervisory Board

Frank Köhler was born in Pforzheim, Germany, in 1964. Mr. Köhler graduated from the University in Stuttgart in 1996 with a degree in technical economics (techn. Dipl.- Kfm.). After his studies, he worked in different management positions in merchandising such as Loriot Design GmbH. In 2000, he joint Aroma Company, a distributor of high-end beauty and perfume products. In 2005, he became co-owner and Director of the company, renamed Aroma Company Köhler, Frank und Weckesser, Frank GbR. Mr. Köhler expanded this business and founded Aroma Beauty and co-founded Aroma Company GmbH in the following years. Both companies are developers of perfume brands and distributors of high-end beauty and perfume products to leading perfumeries and life-style shops throughout Europe. Mr. Köhler is an expert for branding and marketing in the luxury sector. He has been member of the Supervisory Board since the establishment of Shop Apotheke Europe N.V. in 2016 and was elected to the Supervisory Board of Vita 34 AG by the 2017 Annual General Meeting.

Andreas Füchsel – Member of the Supervisory Board

Andreas Füchsel is a partner of the international law firm DLA Piper UK LLP and focuses on private equity, mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and capital markets. He has extensive experience with public takeovers and cross-border M&A. Following his studies and post-graduation practical training in Bayreuth, Mr. Füchsel completed a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program at the University of Miami, School of Law. Mr. Füchsel is practicing law since 2001 whereby he was seconded to Citigroup (Investment Banking Division) for nine months in 2005. Mr. Füchsel was appointed as member of the Supervisory Board of Vita 34 AG by resolution of the Local Court of Leipzig dated 31 July 2020.


updated on: 10/08/2020