The Supervisory Board consists of ten members:

Dr. Thomas Tochtermann (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
Independent management consultant for Hvidehus GmbH, Hamburg
CV Mr Dr. Thomas Tochtermann

Barbara Pfeiffer (Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
Employee and Chairman of the Works Council at Tom Tailor GmbH, Hamburg, Chairman of the SE Works Council and member of the Executive Committee of the SE Works Council
CV Ms Barbara Pfeiffer

Stefanie Branahl
Employee of BONITA GmbH, Hamminkeln, in the position of Purchaser, member of the BONITA GmbH Works Council and member of the SE Works Council
CV Ms Stefanie Branahl

Yun (Joann) Cheng
Chief Financial Officer of China Momentum Fund, Shanghai, China
CV Ms Yun (Joann) Cheng

Otmar Debald
Independent management consultant at Corfina AG, Frankfurt am Main
CV Mr Otmar Debald

Andreas Karpenstein
Partner and Managing Director at Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Düsseldorf
CV Mr Andreas Karpenstein

Oliver Kerinnes
Employee of BONITA GmbH, Hamminkeln, in the position of Senior Purchaser, member of the Bonita GmbH Works Council and member of the Executive Committee of the SE Works Council
CV Mr Oliver Kerinnes

Dr. Junyang (Jenny) Shao
Senior Director of the German unit of the Fosun Group, Frankfurt am Main
CV Ms Dr. Junyang (Jenny) Shao

Sven Terpe
Employee of Tom Tailor GmbH, Hamburg, in the position of employee in the Import department, Deputy Chairman of the SE Works Council and member of the Executive Committee of the SE Works Council
CV Mr Sven Terpe

Kitty Cleijne-Wouters
Employee of Bonita GmbH, Hamminkeln, in the position of Assistant in the HR department/Retail
CV Ms Kitty Cleijine-Wouters

As a general rule, their term of office is for a period of five years. When nominating candidates for election to the Supervisory Board, particular attention is paid to the knowledge, skills and professional experience required for the duties to be performed, and to the principle of diversity in the composition of the Supervisory Board.

To ensure that it can perform its duties efficiently, the Supervisory Board has presently set up a Strategy Committee consisting of three members who are responsible for performing advisory and preparatory duties and in accordance with the rules of procedure for the Supervisory Board have the authority to pass resolutions.

The Strategy Committee is responsible for preparing the meetings of the Supervisory Board and coordinating the work of the Supervisory Board as well as for advising on the strategic perspective, position and further development of the company. The Strategy Committee prepares for decisions of the Supervisory Board in the field of corporate governance and decides on an adjustment of the annual Declaration of Conformity.

Members: Dr. Thomas Tochtermann (Chairman of the Strategy Committee), Barbara Pfeiffer, Andreas Karpenstein

Further, the Supervisory Board has set up a Personnel Committee and an Audit and Finance Committee.

The Personnel Committee prepares the decisions of the Supervisory Board on the appointment of the members of the management board, the election of the chairman of the management board and on the determination of the remuneration structure of the management board as well as on the individual remuneration, including target agreements, of each member of the management board. The committee has in accordance with the rules of procedure for the Supervisory Board the authority to pass resolutions particularly with regard to the following matters:

- the entering into, amendment of and termination of service agreements with the members of the management board except for the decisions subject to resolutions of the Supervisory Board pursuant to Section 87 subsec. 1 and subsec. 2 sentence 1 and sentence 2 German Stock Corporation Act, which will be prepared by the Personnel Committee,

- other agreements with members of the management board or with affiliated companies (section 15 et seqq. German Stock Corporation Act) and of related parties within the meaning of section 15 German fiscal code of such management board member,

- granting of loans to the persons referred to in Sections 89 and 115 German Stock Corporation Act,

- approval of agreements with members of the Supervisory Board pursuant to Section 114 German Stock Corporation Act.

Members: Dr. Thomas Tochtermann (Chairman of the Personnel Committee), Dr. Yunyang (Jenny) Shao, Sven Terpe.

The Audit and Finance Committee is in particular responsible for the monitoring of the accounting and the accounting process, of the effectiveness of the internal control system, the internal risk management system, the internal auditing system and the compliance as well as the external audit of the accounts. In this regard, the committee is entitled to exercise the Supervisory Board’s inspection and examination rights pursuant to Section 111 subsec. 2 German Stock Corporation Act. The Audit and Finance Committee shall make a recommendation to the Supervisory Board with regard to the latter’s proposal to the General Meeting of the shareholders on the election of the auditor. It decides instead of the Supervisory Board on the agreement with the auditor (in particular on the scope of the audit, the focus of the audit and on the fees). The committee takes reasonable measures to establish and monitor the independence of the auditor. Prior to their publication the Finance and Audi Committee shall discuss with the management board the quarterly and semi-annual reports and all interim reports, if such interim reports are drawn up for any specific reason. Furthermore, the Audit and Finance Committee prepares the meetings and decisions of the supervisory board on the annual budget and the three-year planning for the TOM TAILOR GROUP.

Members: Otmar Debald (Chairmen of the Audit and Finance Committee), Yun (Joann) Cheng, Kitty Cleijne-Wouters. 

corporate facts

Through passion, creativity and determination, the TOM TAILOR GROUP has become an international publicly listed fashion and lifestyle company – we are now one of Germany’s TOP 10 fashion retailers.

since 1962visionTo become one of Europe's leading fashion and lifestyle companies.overview
3brands each featuring12collections per yearbrands  The high-quality brand world represents authentic, natural and casual fashion.overview
€ m 968,5Turnover10.3 Mio. Ebitdakey financialsthanks to trend management, new highs in sales and earnings.overview
~ 6.790employeesdiversity Employees from 56 different countries work at the TOM TAILOR GROUP. overview
1.422retail stores & E-Shops in 21countriespresenceOur stores are primarily located in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux countries.overview