Mr. Willi Berchtold, CEO of Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Mr. Peter Eisenbacher, executive director of Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Mr. Franz Markus Haniel, executive director of Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, and Dr. Peter Zattler, executive director and CFO of Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, are newly-elected members of the board of directors. Dr. Elmar Legge, deputy CEO of RWTÜV AG, and Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Wick, CEO of RWTÜV AG, were reelected. Prof. Dr. Werner Hlubek (chairman), Mr. Klaus März (deputy chairman), Mr. Klaus Höring and Dr. Jürgen Reim dropped out of the supervisory board. The new supervisory board express their gratitude to the retired board members for their valuable work.
At the constitutive meeting of the new supervisory board following the shareholders’ meeting, Mr. Willi Berchtold was elected chairman and Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Wick was elected vice chairman of the supervisory board of secunet Security Networks AG. Moreover, Dr. Steffen Frischat and Mr. Thomas Koelzer were appointed members of the management board of secunet. They had previously been members of the management board of G&D’s subsidiary Secartis which was taken over by secunet as at April 1, 2004. The secunet management board now consists of Dr. Rainer Baumgart (CEO), Dr. Steffen Frischat, Mr. Thomas Koelzer and Mr. Thomas Pleines.
„The supervisory board will support the enlarged management board strongly in the achievement of their targets“, affirmed Mr. Willi Berchtold, new chairman of the supervisory board of secunet Security Networks AG. „Giesecke & Devrient has decided on the bundling of its IT-security activities at secunet in order to seize the potentials of this highly interesting market and to contribute to the strengthening of the business location Germany in this field. After the takeover and integration of our subsidiary Secartis we believe secunet to be on the right track“.