Mr. Norbert Quinkert
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Mr. Quinkert was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2007, and appointed chairman of it in 2015. In 1994, he became chairman of Motorola GmbH, and was responsible for operations in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Prior to that position, Mr. Quinkert was vice president of Central European operations for General Electric Healthcare, and he was president of General Electric Deutschland. He is currently chairman of the supervisory board of VTION Wireless Technology AG, chairman of the supervisory board of BOGEN Electronics GmbH, and founder of Quinkert & Esser Executive Search GmbH, all of which are based in Germany. From 2003 to 2008, he was a member of the supervisory board of QSC AG, Cologne, Germany and from 1992 to 2011, he served as Executive Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany. Currently he is a member of the advisory council of Project HOPE, Germany.
Mr. Jack L. Messman
Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Mr. Messman was appointed Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board in 2007. 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 of the board of directors of Safeguard Scientifics Inc., a NYSE-listed venture capital firm; Radio Shack Corporation; and Timminco Limited. 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. Guy de Selliers
Mr. de Selliers was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2007. Mr. de Selliers is the chairman of HB Advisers, a corporate finance advisory firm focused on the mining and metals industry, created in partnership with Hatch Consulting, an engineering and management consulting firm in this sector. He started his career in 1977 at the World Bank, with responsibility for metals and mining projects. He spent eight years with Lehman Brothers, including service as Senior Vice President, International Investment Banking, where he was involved in government advisory work, international project finance, and the North American mining industry. In 1990 he was one of the first members of the transition team responsible for creating the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, becoming vice-chairman of its credit committee and a member of its executive committee. He was chief executive of MC-BBL Eastern Holdings, an investment banking group with activities throughout Eastern and Central Europe, from 1997 until its sale, when he joined Robert Fleming and Co. Limited as board member and Chairman, Eastern Europe. He has acted as advisor to the European Commission on a number of issues. He is on the board and audit committee of Solvay S.A., based in Brussels, Belgium; OJSC Wimm Bill Dann, based in Moscow, Russia; OJSC Shatoura Furniture Company, based in Shatoura, Russia; and several other Russian companies. Mr. de Selliers received his masters degree in engineering and economics from the University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.
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. Professor Hanke is also a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., a Distinguished Professor at the Universitas Pelita Harapan in Jakarta, Indonesia, a Senior Advisor at the Renmin University of China’s International Monetary Research Institute in Beijing, Special Counselor to the Center of Financial Stability in New York, a member of the National Bank of Kuwait’s International Advisory Board, a member of the Financial Advisory Council of the United Arab Emirates and a contributing editor at Globe Asia Magazine. Prof. Hanke serves as Chairman of Richmond Optimus LLC and as Chairman Emeritus of the Friedberg Mercantile Group, Inc.
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.
Mr. Robert Meuter
Mr. Meuter was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2015. He is a Dutch national and a banker by profession. He was Vice Chairman of Wholesale Bank at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. until he retired in 2005. Prior to that he was a member of the Management Board of Kempen & Co (Dutch merchant bank) from 1990 to 2000 after having served in various positions at Citibank, J.P. Morgan and Algemene Bank Nederland N.V. He currently serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Propertize, a Dutch bad bank formed after the bailout of SNS Real Estate Finance in 2013. He also is a member of the Supervisory Board of TD bank N.V. Mr. Meuter holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University in the USA.
Mrs. Suzanne Rich Folsom
Mrs. Folsom was born in 1961 and is a United States citizen. Mrs. Folsom currently serves as the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and SVP Government Affairs, and is a member of the Executive Team, at the United States Steel Corporation (Pittsburgh, USA). Her broad responsibilities include legal, regulatory and compliance, the corporate secretary function, environmental affairs, labor relations, security, aircraft, global public policy, and joint ventures worldwide. Simultaneously, she bears responsibility for the operational performance of the company’s real estate division. Before US Steel, Ms. 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 Ms. Folsom serves 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.
Mr. Willem van Hassel
Mr. van Hassel was born in 1946 and 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. Mr. van Hassel furthermore served on the Board of the Foundation Continuity AMG until March 12th, 2017 when he resigned to prepare for his nomination for AMG’s Supervisory Board.