Supervisory Board

Ralf Wintergerst

Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Management Board and CEO Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Munich

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Ralf Wintergerst
Chief Executive Officer
Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
Prinzregentenstrasse 159
D-81677 Munich

Wintergerst began his career at DHL Worldwide Express. In 1995, Wintergerst became the Director of Key Account Management at the German branch of American Express Ltd in Frankfurt am Main. A short time later, he joined the Corporate Partnerships division at the company's London office.

In 1998, Wintergerst became the Director of International Subsidiaries for the former Cards and Services division at G&D in Munich. Between 1999 and 2005, he held various management positions in the Banknote Processing Systems division, before being appointed to run the division in 2006.

Wintergerst has been a member of the Management Board since 1 December 2013 and runs the company's Banknote division, which works hand in hand with the Banknote Solutions and Currency Management division to serve clients through the entire cash cycle. In 2016 he was appointed Chairman of the Management Board.

In May 2017, Wintergerst has been appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of secunet Security Networks AG.

Memberships of other Supervisory Boards/Controlling Bodies:

  • Giesecke & Devrient Malaysia SDN BHD (Malaysia)
  • Shenzhen G&D Currency Automation Systems Co. Ltd. (China)
  • Giesecke & Devrient Schweiz AG (Switzerland

Dr Peter Zattler

Deputy Chairman of the Board

Member of the Management Board and CFO Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Munich                               

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Dr Peter Zattler
Member of the Management Board and CFO
Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
Prinzregentenstrasse 159
D-81677 Munich

Dr Peter Zattler has been a member of the Management Board at Giesecke & Devrient since 1 July 2001.
As CFO, he is in charge of controlling, M&A, the treasury, business accounting and taxes. In addition, Dr Zattler accepted a position as Director of Labour Relations in January 2006.

From 1984 to 1986, Dr Zattler worked in auditing at Arthur Andersen. After obtaining his PhD, Dr Zattler joined the Daimler Benz Group in 1988, where he held various management positions in the finance department. In 1991, he moved to debis AG in Berlin, before going on to join Stuttgart-based debitel GmbH & Co KG in 1993.

From 1998 until his move to Giesecke & Devrient, Dr Zattler was CFO of DaimlerChrysler’s subsidiary MCC smart GmbH in Renningen.

Memberships of other Supervisory Boards/Controlling Bodies:

  • Giesecke & Devrient International Finance S.A., Luxembourg
  • Giesecke & Devrient Matsoukis Security Printing S.A., Athens (Greece)

Hans Wolfgang Kunz

Member of the Management Board of Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Munich
CEO of the subsidiary Veridos GmbH, Berlin                                                                                                      

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Hans Wolfgang Kunz
CEO of Veridos GmbH
Member of the Management Board at Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
Prinzregentenstrasse 159
D-81677 Munich

After completing a degree in economics at LMU Munich, Mr Kunz started work as a management assistant at the Georg Westermann publishing house in 1979.

Mr Kunz then moved to Giesecke & Devrient GmbH in 1982, where he initially held various senior positions relating to the sale of banknote processing systems. Mr Kunz has been a member of the Management Board at Giesecke & Devrient GmbH since 1996, where he has been in charge of the Banknote Processing Systems (until 2005) and Government Solutions (from 2006 to 2014) divisions. Mr Kunz has been CEO of the subsidiary Veridos GmbH since 2015.

Memberships of other Supervisory Boards/Controlling Bodies:

  • Giesecke & Devrient International Finance S.A., Luxemburg
  • Giesecke & Devrient Matsoukis Security Printing S.A., Athens/Greece

Dr Elmar Legge

Member of the Management Board of RWTÜV e.V., Essen
Member of the Management Board of the RWTÜV Foundation, Essen
Member of the Management Board of the GREIF Foundation, Mülheim a.d. Ruhr

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Dr Elmar Legge
Deputy Chairman of the Board
RWTÜV e.V.
Kronprinzenstrasse 30
D-45128 Essen

Member of the Board at RWTÜV e.V., Essen
Member of the Board at GREIF-Stiftung, Mülheim a.d. Ruhr
Member of the Board at RWTÜV-Stiftung, Essen

Dr Legge has chaired the RWTÜV Group's Management Board since 1991. Alongside his duties as CFO, he was also in charge of corporate finance at TÜV NORD AG in Hanover from 2004 to 2015, of which RWTÜV is a shareholder.

Dr Legge started his career as a research assistant and lecturer at the University of Göttingen's Institute for Production and Investment Research in 1979.

In 1982, Dr Legge moved into the paper industry at the Holzstoff AG Group in Basel, Switzerland. As one of the German paper manufacturer's authorised officers, he was responsible for corporate planning, organisation and IT.

In 1987, Dr Legge became a member of Hamburger Hafen- und Logistik AG's Board of Directors in Hamburg, where he was responsible for corporate planning, controlling and organisation.

Dr Legge has worked for the RWTÜV Group in Essen since 1991.

Memberships of other Supervisory Boards/Controlling Bodies:

  • AHV VVAG, Essen
  • CTC advanced GmbH, Saarbrücken
  • RWTÜV GmbH, Essen
  • TÜV Thüringen e.V., Erfurt
  • VAI Van Ameyde International B.V., Rijswijk/Netherlands

Wolf-Rüdiger Moritz

Vice President Business Continuity Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg

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Wolf-Rüdiger Moritz
Vice President of Business Continuity
Infineon Technologies AG
Am Campeon 1-12
D-85579 Neubiberg

Wolf-Rüdiger Moritz is a qualified electrical engineer. He started his career as an officer in the German air force. During his stint in the military, he worked on a number of technical projects. As part of his duties, he spent several years working for the company Hughes Aircraft in Fullerton, California, where he helped to develop and launch the German Air Defence Ground Environment radar system.

From 1987 to 1999, Mr Moritz held a senior position in signal intelligence at the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND).

In 1999, Mr Moritz went on to be Chief Security Officer at Infineon Technologies AG. In 2001, he was made Chairman of the Board at Guardeonic Solutions AG, an Infineon subsidiary. He accepted a position as Vice President of Business Continuity at Infineon Technologies AG's company headquarters in 2004. In this role, he reported directly to the CFO. At the global level, Mr Moritz is responsible for business continuity planning and crisis management, real estate strategy, IT security, corporate security, sustainability and export control.

Mr Moritz has been an expert jury member for the German IT Security Awards since 2006. Mr Moritz represents Infineon Technologies AG on the Executive Committee of BITKOM, in ZVEI's Cyber Security working group and through the German Federal Criminal Police Office's Global Player Initiative.

Memberships of other Supervisory Boards/Controlling Bodies:

  • Cryptomathic A/S, Aahrhus, Denmark
  • Cryptomathic Holding Aps, Aahrhus, Denmark

Prof Dr Günter Schäfer

University Professor, Ilmenau

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Prof Dr Günter Schäfer
University professor
Ilmenau University of Technology
Helmholtzplatz 5
D-98693 Ilmenau

Prof Dr Günter Schäfer has been a professor of computer science at the Ilmenau University of Technology since 2005, where he runs the Department of Telematics/Computer Networks. Alongside his teaching and research activities, he is Vice Dean of the Department of Computer Science & Automation (2011–2017), Chair of the Federal Republic of Germany’s IT Faculties Day (2015–2017), trust tutor of Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (2006-2016), Dean of his Faculty (since 2017) and a member of the German National Research and Education Network’s Law and Security committee.

He started his career as a research assistant at the University of Karlsruhe’s Telematics Institute (today known as the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology) in 1994, before opting to complete a degree in computer science at the institution’s Department of Computer Science.

After obtaining his PhD in 1998 with a thesis on ‘efficient authentication and key management in high-speed networks’, he joined the Ecole National Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris in 1999, where he worked on projects designed to evaluate and optimise the performance of UMTS access networks and boost network security in fixed and mobile communications networks.

In July 2000, he joined the Technical University of Berlin’s Department of Communications Networks, where he worked on network security and mobile communications projects.

Awards and distinctions:

  • Thuringian Research Award for Applied Research 2013
  • GI/ITG/VDE Communication Software Award 2013
  • German IT Security Award 2010 (3rd place)
  • Klaus Tschira Award for Achievements in Public Understanding of Science 1999