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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Tochtermann

57 2016 Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Cornelius Everke

2018 Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Management Board

Hinrich Stahl

49 2011 Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Lutz Scharpe

49 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Rigbert Fischer

32 2015 Member of the Supervisory Board

Gregor Gerlach

49 2015 Member of the Supervisory Board

Helen Jones

59 2017 Member of the Supervisory Board

Kristian Wettling

43 2011 Member of the Supervisory Board

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Tochtermann

Dr. Thomas Tochtermann has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VAPIANO SE since January 22, 2016. He is Member of the Personnel Committee and the Audit Committee. He studied business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, Germany, and graduated in 1985. In 1989, he earned a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. Pol.) in political science from LMU. In 1985, he began his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc., where he was promoted to Director in 2001. Dr. Tochtermann remained as a Director until June 2014, at which point he then transitioned from his role as a Director to Senior Advisor & Director Emeritus. Additionally, from June 2014 to May 2015 he served as a Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum in Geneva. In August 2014 he became a member of the advisory board of the Jahr Gruppe and in March 2016 he became a supervisory board member for Dansk Supermarket S/A. Since May 2017, he serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Tom Tailor Holding SE, Hamburg.

Cornelius Everke

Mr. Cornelius Everke has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Management Board of VAPIANO SE effective as of December 1, 2018. In this role, he will be responsible for the "Rest of Europe" and "Rest of World" segments, as well as further central service departments.

Hinrich Stahl

Mr. Hinrich Stahl has been Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VAPIANO SE since 2011. He is Chairman of the Personnel Committee. Mr. Stahl studied Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) at the University of Trier and has a Master's in Business Administration from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. Mr. Stahl started his career in 1995 at McKinsey & Company, Inc. in Germany as a management consultant. In 1999, he started working as a private equity investment professional at Apax Partners Beteiligungsberatung GmbH ("Apax Partners"). He joined Mayfair SE in 2004 as the managing director of Maryland GmbH and was responsible for direct long-term company investments. From June 2008 until September 2013, he served as a member of the Germanischer Lloyd SE supervisory board and chairman of the investment committee. From September 2013 until August 2016, Mr. Stahl was vice chairman of the board and chairman of the audit committee of DNV GL Group AS. He was also a Nordsee GmbH supervisory board member during his time at Apax Partners.

Lutz Scharpe

Mr. Lutz Scharpe has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board of VAPIANO SE since December 2015. He studied business management at Bayreuth University and began his professional career in 1990 at Commerzbank AG in Duuesseldorf, starting out as a banking trainee. Between 1994 and 1997, he participated in a Commerzbank AG trainee program in the area of corporate customer care. In 1998, he worked as corporate finance manager at Mannesmann AG. He was then head of finance at IR.on AG from 2000 to 2003. From 2003 to 2015, he worked in various roles for the Deutsche Lufthansa AG Group, including as Director Controlling Solutions & M&A at LSG Lufthansa Service holding AG, as Director Merger & Acquisitions for Deutsche Lufthansa AG and as head of finance for Northern and Eastern Europe for LSG-Sky Chefs Denmark AS in Copenhagen. Last but not least, from 2010 to 2015 he was chief financial officer Europe for LSG Sky Chefs Europe Holdings in London.

Rigbert Fischer

Dr. Rigbert Fischer has been Member of the Supervisory Board of VAPIANO SE since 2015. He was appointed to the Personnel Committee in 2017. Dr. Fischer earned a degree in Industrial Engineering (Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing) and a doctorate in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Technical University Darmstadt. During his studies, he started his career as Managing Director of Fischer-Group, a business owned by his family and him. He subsequently sold his shares and founded Blue Dynamic GmbH, where he acts as investor and advisor for different companies. In addition he has been Managing Director of different companies over the past years, mainly from his own portfolio.

Gregor Gerlach

Mr. Gregor Gerlach has been Member of the Supervisory Board of VAPIANO SE since November 2015. He joined the Company in 2002 as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, where he remained until 2011 when he became President of the Company's Management Board. In November 2015, he became a member of the Company's Supervisory Board, which is his current role. He is Member of the Personnel Committee. He studied business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) at the University of Munich and graduated in 1992. He further earned an MBA from Northwestern University in 1995. In 1992, he started his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he remained until 1996. From 1996 until present, he served in several management capacities at various Gerlach group companies. Over the past five years, he has also been an administrator/director/board member of several companies, mostly in the food and hospitality business.

Helen Jones

Ms. Helen Jones has been Member of the Supervisory Board of VAPIANO SE since May 30, 2017. She is Member of the Audit Committee. She has 35 years’ experience in the branded Food & Beverage industry, both in Restaurants and Retail. She started her career in 1987 at Callitheke where she remained until 1994 when she transitioned to Ben & Jerry’s in the UK to set up the first subsidiary outside the United States before going on to lead the expansion into Europe with Unilever. She remained as a General Manager at Ben & Jerry’s until April 2006 when she was promoted to Director of Brand Management for Europe, a position she held until August 2009. Thereafter she joined Zizzi Restaurants, the casual dining chain within the Gondola Group, as a Managing Director, where she remained until August 2012. During her time at Zizzi, Ms. Jones led a change program to revitalize the brand and grow the business. In September 2012 until July 2017, she was the Group Executive Director at Caffe Nero based in London helping to drive the group’s further expansion into international markets. She has three non-executive director roles, one with the Halfords Group plc, where she chairs the CSR committee and serves on the audit committee. Besides, she is also a member of Ben & Jerry’s Independent Board of Directors based in the U.S. and since January 2018, she fulfills a non-executive director role at Flexy.com, London.

Kristian Wettling

Mr. Kristian Wettling has been Member of the Supervisory Board of VAPIANO SE since 2011. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee at the Company. Mr. Wettling studied law and business administration as well as finance and holds degrees from the University of Cologne, Paris Sorbonne, and H.E.C., Jouy en Josas, France. He started his career in 2000 at Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. in the Investment Banking Division in London. In 2005, he started working as a private equity investment professional at Bain Capital LLC in London and in Munich. He joined Mayfair SE in 2008 as Investment Director of Maryland GmbH and is responsible for direct long-term company investments.