Dr.-Ing. E. h.
Heinrich Weiss

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

5.06.1942 Born in Berlin, grew up in Hilchenbach, district Siegen, Germany
1967 Master degree in electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) at the Technical University, Munich
2001 Honorary doctorate (Dr.-Ing. E. h.) from RWTH University of Technology, Aachen
1.07.1968 President, Siemag Transplan GmbH, Netphen (Sieg)
1.01.1971 Chairman and CEO, Siemag Siegener Maschinenbau GmbH, Hilchenbach
1.07.1974 - 30.06.2013 Chairman and CEO, SMS group, Düsseldorf
since 1.07.2013 Chairman of the Supervisory Board, SMS group, Düsseldorf
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Mandates in Business (selection):

since 06.2014 Chairman of the Board, Gottfried Schultz GmbH & Co. KG, Ratingen
2005 - 2015 Member of the Board, Bombardier Inc., Montréal, Canada
2000 - 2015 Member of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin
1978 - 2014 Member of the Shareholders´ Committee and Supervisory Board, Voith AG, Heidenheim
1983 - 2010 Member of the Board, Thyssen Bornemisza Group, Monaco
1986 – 2009 Member of the Supervisory Board, Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt/Main
1996 – 2006 Member of the Supervisory Board, Hochtief AG, Essen
1991 – 2001 Member of the Supervisory Board, Bertelsmann AG, Gütersloh
1979 – 1995 Member of the Supervisory Board, IKB Deutsche Industriebank, Düsseldorf
1988 – 1993 Member of the Board, ABB-Konzern, Zurich

Mandates in Politics (selection):

1995 –2013

Chairman, Foreign Trade Advisory Council to the Secretary of Economics and Technology, Berlin

2008 – 2012 Chairman, German-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Moscow
1987 - 2012

Member of the Board, Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, Berlin

1982 - 2012

Member of the Board, Asia Pacific Committee of German Business, Berlin

1982 - 1997

Chairman, China Group of the Asia Pacific Committee of German Business, Berlin

1991 - 1992 Chairman, Federaton of German Industry (BDI), Berlin
1983 - 1988

Chairman, Economic Advisory Council of the CDU Party, Berlin

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