Dr. Alexander Granderath – Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Alexander Granderath is an independent management consultant and investor and has more than 20 years of management experience in international corporations. After studying physics in Cologne, he began his career at EC Erdölchemie GmbH, a subsidiary of Bayer AG and BP. After various positions he became managing director of AEG NTG and headed the integration into the General Electric group. He led the European part of the water business and later the dental business of Danaher, a global group. Since 2010 he has headed the German business of ISS A/S, an international service group. Dr. Granderath advises various companies on transformation projects and is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the FP Group since November 2020. He invests in and supports various technology startups.
Florian Schuhbauer – Deputy 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. Before founding AOC he was partner at private equity firms General Capital Group and Triton Partners. 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.
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. Since 2017, he has also been managing director of the perfume brand HUMIECKI & GRAEF GmbH. 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.
Dr. Ursula Schütze-Kreilkamp – Member of the Supervisory Board
She has a doctorate in medicine, is a specialist in gynecology and midwifery, a specialist in psychological medicine. 14 years she worked as a practicing physician, therapist, coach and supervisor, and also as an assistant lecturer at the Clinical psychology at the University of Cologne. From 2012 to 2018, she was head of human resources and executive development at Deutsche Bahn. As Head of Human Resources Group Executives KFK, OFK 1 in the Strategy Division of Deutsche Bahn is she responsible for the support and development of top executives. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2012, she was with Rewe Group as head of HR and executive development from 2006 to 2012. She built up PE Holding and was significantly involved in the development of the HRD strategy. She also built up the Executive Development department and the Rewe Campus. From 1992 to 2006 she worked in her own practice and as a docent. In addition, she is a co-founding member of the RHAP state training institute for psychologists and medical professionals.
Konrad Miterski – Member of the Supervisory Board
Konrad Miterski graduated from the University of Economy in Katowice in 1996 with a degree in banking and finance and Advanced Management Program organized by IESE Business School. He started his career at ING Bank Śląski with positions in corporate and risk departments. In 2013 he joint Ferrum SA, steel pipes producer, where he became CEO. Since 2020, he has been Vice President and CFO of Herkules SA, one of the largest entities in Central and Eastern Europe, providing services in the field of crane rental. He is the independent member of the Supervisory Boards and audit committees in several companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange including PBKM SA, where he was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board in 2017.
Paul Owsianowski – Member of the Supervisory Board
Paul Owsianowski is Partner of Active Ownership Capital S.à r.l and Active Ownership Corporation S.à r.l. (AOC). He has more than 10 years of investment experience and has held different board seats during this time. Mr Owsianowski holds a Master degree in Financial Mathematics (distinction) from Durham University and a German Diploma in International Business from Berlin School of Economics and Law. He started his career with Evercore’s M&A team in London where he worked on a variety of transactions as well as strategic advisory mandates, mostly in the healthcare and technology space. He then joined a London based technology focused private equity fund as part of the founding team where he was involved in a number of transactions in the IT services and software space. Mr Owsianowski is part of AOC since 2017.
(updated: June 2022)