Executive committees prepare decisions to be made by the Board of Management as a whole and make decisions on matters assigned to them. Their duties include preparing or deciding on investments and transactions in the various divisions. 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; in particular, these 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 Executive Committee’s duties include arranging the appointment of members of the Board of Management and the establishment of management board remuneration by the plenary meeting of the Supervisory Board. The current members of the Executive Committee are Wulf von Schimmelmann (Chair), Andrea Kocsis (Deputy Chair), Rolf Bauermeister, Werner Gatzer, Roland Oetker and Stefanie Weckesser.
The Finance and Audit Committee oversees the accounting process, the effectiveness of the internal control system, the risk management and internal auditing systems as well as the financial statement audit. It examines questions of compliance and discusses the half-yearly and quarterly financial reports with the Board of Management before they are published. Based on its own preliminary assessment, it makes proposals for the approval of the annual and consolidated financial statements by the Supervisory Board. The current members of the Finance and Audit Committee are Hero Brahms (Chair), Wolfgang Abel (Deputy Chair), Werner Gatzer, Thomas Koczelnik, Stefan Schulte and Helga Thiel. 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.
The Personnel Committee discusses human resources principles for the Group. The Personnel Committee’s current members are Andrea Kocsis (Chair), Wulf von Schimmelmann (Deputy Chair), Thomas Koczelnik and Roland Oetker.
The Mediation Committee carries out the duties assigned to it pursuant to the Mitbestimmungsgesetz (MitbestG – German Co-determination Act). The current members of the Mediation Committee are Wulf von Schimmelmann (Chair), Andrea Kocsis (Deputy Chair), Rolf Bauermeister and Roland Oetker.
The Nomination Committee presents to the shareholder representatives on the Supervisory Board recommendations on the choice of members of the Supervisory Board by the AGM. In doing so, it takes into consideration the objectives adopted by the Supervisory Board concerning its composition. The current members of the Nomination Committee are Wulf von Schimmelmann (Chair), Werner Gatzer and Roland Oetker.
Information about the work of the Supervisory Board and its committees in financial year 2011 is also contained in the report of the Supervisory Board. You can find information about the members of the Supervisory Board and the composition of the Supervisory Board committees under the sections Supervisory Board and mandates held by the Supervisory Board.