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JOST Werke AG (JSTG.DE)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Manfred Wennemer

69 2017 Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Lars Brorsen

65 2017 Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer

Christoph Hobo

40 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Ralf Eichler

53 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Management Board

Tobias Schmidt

Corporate & Business Strategy

Bernd Gottschalk

74 2017 Member of the Supervisory Board

Natalie Hayday

41 2017 Member of the Supervisory Board

Rolf Lutz

64 2017 Member of the Supervisory Board

Juergen Schaubel

54 2017 Member of the Supervisory Board

Klaus Sulzbach

58 2017 Member of the Supervisory Board

Biographies

Name Description

Manfred Wennemer

Mr. Manfred Wennemer is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of JOST Werke AG since June 23, 2017. He is also chairman of the Presiding and Nomination Committee. Currently, he serves as Member of the supervisory board of Allianz Deutschland AG, Member of the advisory council of Brückner Technology Holding GmbH, Chairman of the shareholders committee of Hella KGaA Hueck & Co, Chairman of the supervisory board of Apleona GmbH, Member of the board of TI Fluid Systems plc, Member of the board of PIAB International AB, Member of the board of directors of Eurochem AG.

Lars Brorsen

Mr. Lars Brorsen is Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer of JOST Werke AG since June 23, 2017. He started his career as a trainee at TRW Carr Worldwide in Boston, United States. Mr. Brorsen continued to work for TRW Inc. and its affiliated entities in a variety of positions, rising to the position of vice-president of TRW Inc. and managing director of TRW Occupant Restraint Systems Europe and Fastener Worldwide. In 1997, he was appointed president of MCC-Smart, within the DaimlerChrysler AG group. In 1998, Mr. Brorsen was appointed as a member of the board of directors of Bang & Olufsen, A/S, and from 2007 until 2010, he served as the vice chairman of its board of directors. In 2000, he joined the JOST Group as CEO and continues to serve in that role.

Christoph Hobo

Mr. Christoph Hobo is Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board of JOST Werke AG since June 23, 2017. In 2002, he joined the Investment Banking division of UBS in London. From September 2004, he worked for Cinven where he was promoted to Principal in 2007, having worked on several pan-European transactions. In 2010, he moved to Japan to open Rocket Internet Japan in Tokyo, acting as Managing Director, and to co-found the e-commerce company locondo.jp. At the end of 2011, he re-joined Cinven’s investment team in Frankfurt before being appointed Executive Member of the Board (Vorstand) of Aktivoptik Service AG in September 2013, where he was responsible for sales and marketing, purchasing, strategy and expansion. In 2016, he joined the JOST Group as CFO.

Ralf Eichler

Dr. Ralf Eichler is Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Management Board of JOST Werke AG since June 23, 2017. In 1996, he obtained a doctoral degree in engineering (Dr.-Ingenieurwissenschaft). Dr. Eichler began his professional career as a research and project engineer at the Institute for Machine Tools of the University Stuttgart. In 1995, he joined Nagel GmbH & Co. KG as a sales and project manager. From 1998 until 2000, Dr. Eichler worked as an operation manager at LUK Fahrzeug-Hydraulik GmbH & Co. KG. In 2000, he joined JOSTWerke Deutschland GmbH (formerly known as “JOST-Werke GmbH”) to serve as a plant manager until his appointment in 2010 as managing director of JOST-Werke Deutschland GmbH. In 2004, Dr. Ralf Eichler was appointed as a managing director of Regensburger Zuggabel GmbH. Since 2006 Dr. Ralf Eichler has served as a managing director at JOST Hungaria Bt, since 2008 he has served as a managing director of JOST Polska Sp. z o.o, and since 2011 as managing director of Eicom GmbH, Dreieich, Germany. In 2010, Dr. Ralf Eichler was appointed as managing director of the JOST-Werke Deutschland GmbH, and since then serves as COO.

Tobias Schmidt

Bernd Gottschalk

Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk is Member of the Supervisory Board of JOST Werke AG since June 23, 2017. He is a member of the Presiding- and Nomination Committee. He holds a degree in economics (Diplom-Volkswirtschaftslehre) from the University of Hamburg. In 1971, he received his doctorate in political science and economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Hamburg. From 1972 until 1996, Prof. Dr. Gottschalk served in various functions at Daimler Benz AG, including being appointed in 1982 as global head of public relations, commercial and transportation policy. Additionally, in 1988, he was appointed as the commercial director of the Mannheim production facility, and in 1991, he was appointed as the president of Mercedes-Benz do Brazil, the largest foreign-based commercial vehicle producer of the Mercedes-Benz AG. In 1992, Prof. Dr. Gottschalk was appointed ordinary member of the board of Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for the commercial vehicle division worldwide. In 1997, he left Daimler AG to serve as the president of the Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), a position that he held for ten years. In 1999, Prof. Dr. Gottschalk was appointed honorary professor of the University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau, Germany where he holds lectures on “mobility, transportation and traffic”. In 2008, Prof. Dr. Gottschalk founded AutoValue GmbH where he currently serves as managing partner.

Natalie Hayday

Ms. Natalie Hayday is Member of the Supervisory Board of JOST Werke AG since June 23, 2017. She holds a bachelor of arts in political science from Wellesley College. In 1997, she joined UBS Warburg where she served as an analyst in the corporate advisory group of the investment banking division. From 1999 until 2009, Ms. Hayday worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in various roles, including, among others, as a vice president of and as an associate in the global investment research department in New York, New York and later as an executive director of the investment banking department in Frankfurt, Germany. From 2009 until 2012, Ms. Hayday worked at the Banawi Industrial Group where she served as advisor to H.E. Sheikh H. A Al Banawi and as head of business development. From 2012 until 2016, she independently advised German corporate clients on matters pertaining to capital markets and investor communication strategies. In 2016, Ms. Hayday joined Obermark GmbH where she focuses on long-term investing in mid-sized companies in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Rolf Lutz

Mr. Rolf Lutz is Member of the Supervisory Board of JOST Werke AG since June 23, 2017. He has been trained as a precision mechanic (Feinmechaniker) and holds a degree in mechanical engineering (Maschinenbauingenieur) from the University of Applied Sciences of Konstanz. In 1980, Mr. Lutz started his career at ZF Friedrichshafen AG, where he served in various roles including as a group vice president for ZF North America responsible for commercial vehicle gear boxes, head of truck driveline technologies and the testing services for the company’s commercial vehicle division, as well as a director of the commercial vehicle division. In 2008, Mr. Lutz became a director of ZF Friedrichshafen AG and from 2011 to 2016 he served as a member of its management board with responsibilities for group quality, commercial vehicle technology and the South America region.

Juergen Schaubel

Mr. Juergen Schaubel is Member of the Supervisory Board of JOST Werke AG since June 23, 2017. He is a chairman of the Audit Committee. He is a Senior advisor to Oaktree Capital Management. Currently, he serves as Member of the management board of JOST – Global GP S.à r.l., Member of the management board of Cintinori S.à r.l., Member of the management board of Jantinori 1 S.à r.l., Member of the board of directors of Veridis Environment Israel Ltd., Chairman of the board of directors of InMEDiG Holding AG, Managing director of JS Consultants GmbH.

Klaus Sulzbach

Mr. Klaus Sulzbach is Member of the Supervisory Board of JOST Werke AG since June 23, 2017. He is a member of the Audit Committee. Previously, he served as Member of the advisory council of Gourmondo GmbH. He holds a degree in business administration (Diplom-Betriebswirt) and a degree in business studies (Diplom-Kaufmann). In 1983, Mr. Sulzbach began his career at Arthur Andersen GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany where he was appointed as a certified tax consultant as well as a certified public accountant. Mr. Sulzbach remained at Arthur Andersen GmbH until 2002, becoming a corporate finance partner, serving in various roles including as a certified auditor and as head of transaction services. In 2002, Mr. Sulzbach joined EY GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany as a partner in transaction advisory services where he served as the head of transaction services in Frankfurt and Eschborn, Germany and as the sector leader of private equity. In 2015, he became a freelance senior advisor and certified auditor.