Mr. Jack L. Messman
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Mr. Messman was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2007, and appointed chairman of it in 2018. Mr. Messman recently retired as CEO from Novell, Inc., having served in that position since July 2001. Prior to joining Novell, Inc., Mr. Messman served as president and chief executive officer of Cambridge Technology Partners. From 1991 until 1999, Mr. Messman was Chairman and CEO of Union Pacific Resources Company, an independent oil and gas exploration company. He has held numerous other directorships and executive positions, including directorships with the Union Pacific Corporation, Warner Amex Cable Communications, Inc., and MTV Networks, Inc. He is currently a member and Chairman of the board of Lavoro Technologies Inc. Mr. Messman received a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware, United States, and received his MBA (cum laude) in 1968 from the Harvard School of Business Administration, Massachusetts, United States.
Mr. Willem van Hassel
Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Mr. van Hassel is a Dutch citizen and obtained his Law Degree at Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1964. Until 2000, for nearly 30 years, Mr. van Hassel has practised in various legal areas, amongst which company law in general, mergers and acquisitions, shareholders and board room disputes, reorganisations and (receiverships in) bankruptcy cases, structuring of public-private partnerships and privatizations. During his legal career he has always combined his counseling activities with litigation, both in court cases and arbitration. He has acted as counsel to Dutch Parliament as well as the Dutch Accounting Office. In the early 1990’s, he was president of the Netherlands Bar Association. During the last four years of his legal career he was chairman and managing partner of Trenité Van Doorne, at the time one of the Dutch leading law firms. Until 2000 he was also a Deputy Judge with the Rotterdam District Court. Furthermore Mr. van Hassel gets appointments by the Enterprise Chamber of the Court of Appeals in Amsterdam as an independent investigator/ temporary board member in mismanagement suits and shareholders deadlocks. In various capacities he is actively involved with the developments in the field of good governance. He is also editor of the Toolkit Commissariaat (a practical guide for supervisory directors) and serves and has served on various supervisory boards, including Eurocommercial Properties NV until recently. In 2017 Mr. van Hassel joined AMG’s Supervisory Board. He was appointed Vice-Chairman of AMG’s Supervisory Board in 2018.
Professor Steve H. Hanke
Professor Hanke was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2013. He is a Professor of Applied Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. Professor Hanke is also a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., and is Chairman Emeritus of the Friedberg Mercantile Group, Inc. in Toronto, Canada.
His former positions include Professor, Colorado School of Mines; Professor, the University of California, Berkeley; and Senior Economist, President’s Council of Economic Advisers (Ronald Reagan).
Mr. Herb D. Depp
Mr. Depp was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2013. He served from 2004 – 2011 as Vice President of Commercial Aircraft Programs at GE Aviation. Prior to this, Mr. Depp was Vice President of GE Aviation Operations and Vice President, Marketing and Sales for GE Aircraft Engines. Prior to joining GEAE, Mr. Depp was President of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and President of Polaris Aircraft Leasing. Mr. Depp was previously sales manager for Douglas Aircraft Company, responsible for sales of DC-10 aircraft through the United States. Mr. Depp earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology from California State University at Fresno in 1966 and a master’s degree in personnel management from Central Michigan University in 1975. An officer in the United States Air Force, Mr. Depp was a pilot and member of the Presidential Squadron.
Dr. Donatella Ceccarelli
Dr. Donatella Ceccarelli was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2014. She is the Chairwoman of the Executive Board of the Flick Foundation (Flick Privatstiftung), Vienna Austria, a private asset management firm overseeing the Flick family investments. Prior to this, from 2008 to 2011, Dr. Ceccarelli was a Global Wealth Management Director at Merrill Lynch International Bank Ltd., Milan, Italy. Dr. Ceccarelli was an Executive Director at Lehman Brothers International Europe, Frankfurt, Germany from 2001 to 2007. Dr. Ceccarelli holds a degree in Business and Economics from the University of Trieste, Italy.
Mrs. Suzanne Rich Folsom
Mrs. Folsom was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2017 and served until the beginning of 2018 as the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and SVP Government Affairs, and member of the Executive Team, at the United States Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh, USA. Her broad responsibilities included legal, regulatory and compliance, the corporate secretary function, environmental affairs, labor relations, security, aircraft, global public policy, and joint ventures worldwide. Before US Steel, Mrs. Folsom served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Academi LLC, a private paramilitary security firm, and as Chief Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Officer at American International Group, Inc (AIG). In the past Mrs. Folsom furthermore served as Private Secretary to Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan; First Family Liaison to the Presidential Inaugural Committee; Special Assistant to Barbara Bush; Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the U.N. World Women’s Conference in Kenya; Advisor to the Chair of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women; and practiced law with two global law firms. In addition Mrs. Folsom serves on the board of Veluxe and ClearForce and has served on a number of non-profit boards, Mrs. Folsom has a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University and a JD (Cum Laude) from Georgetown University Law Center.