Executive committees prepare decisions to be made by the Board of Management as a whole and make decisions on matters assigned to them. The MAIL Steering Committee is responsible for the MAIL division and the cross-divisional DHL Executive Committee is in charge of the EXPRESS, GLOBAL FORWARDING, FREIGHT and SUPPLY CHAIN divisions. The CEO, the CFO and the respective board members of the divisions are represented on the committees. In addition, the Board Member for Personnel is a member of the MAIL Steering Committee. Along with the relevant members of the Board of Management, the executive committees also include first-tier executives below the Board of Management level, in some cases on a permanent basis (those, for example, responsible for the operating business) and in some cases to assist with special topics. Procurement and Controlling are called in to consult on capital expenditure, for instance, and Corporate Finance, Corporate Development and Legal Services in the case of acquisitions. The DHL Executive Committee and the MAIL Steering Committee each meet at least once a month.
Furthermore, business review meetings take place once per quarter. These meetings are part of the strategic performance dialogue between the divisions, the CEO and the CFO. They comprise discussions on strategic measures, operating topics and the budget situation of the divisions.
The Supervisory Board has formed five committees to ensure efficient discharge of its duties. The Report of the Supervisory Board gives details on the composition and working methods of the committees. The Supervisory Board committees prepare the resolutions of the plenary meetings of the Supervisory Board. Decisions on certain topics are delegated by the Supervisory Board to the individual committees for final decision. The chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee, Hero Brahms, is a financial expert as defined by sections 100 (5) and 107 (4) of the AktG.