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The Supervisory Board is responsible for monitoring the Management and approving important corporate decisions. Moreover, it appoints the Members of the Board of Management. The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG comprises 20 members and conforms to the German Co-determination Act.

Half of the overall 20 members of the Supervisory Board are shareholder representatives. In accordance with Article 11(1) of the Articles of Association, the State of Lower Saxony is entitled to appoint two of these shareholder representatives for as long as it directly or indirectly holds at least 15% of the Company’s ordinary shares. The remaining shareholder representatives on the Supervisory Board are elected by the Annual General Meeting. The other half of the Supervisory Board consists of employee representatives elected by the employees in accordance with the Mitbestimmungsgesetz (German Codetermination Act). A total of seven of these employee representatives are Company employees elected by the workforce; the other three employee representatives are representatives of the trade unions elected by the workforce.

The Supervisory Board held a total of six meetings in fiscal year 2014. The average attendance ratio was 97.5%; no member of the Supervisory Board took part in fewer than half of the meetings. 

Committees of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG

Responsibilities of the Committees of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG

Report of the Supervisory Board Report 2014



Members of the Supervisory Board

Berthold Huber
Deputy Chairman
IG Metall
May 25, 2010*

Dr. Hussain Ali Al-Abdulla
Vice Chairman of Qatar Holding LLC
April 22, 2010*

Akbar Al Bakar
Minister of State, Qatar
Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways
May 05, 2015*

Jürgen Dorn
Chairman of the Group Works Councils of MAN SE
January 01, 2013*

Annika Falkengren
President and Group Chief Executive of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
May 03, 2011*

Dr. Hans-Peter Fischer
Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Management Association (VMA)
January 01, 2013*

Uwe Fritsch
Chairman of the Works Council at the Volkswagen AG Braunschweig plant
April 19, 2012*

Babette Fröhlich
IG Metall,
Department head for coordination of Executive Board duties an planning
October 25, 2007*

Dr. Louise Kiesling
Entrepreneur
April 30, 2015*

Mag. Julia Kuhn-Piëch
Self-employed real estate manager
Member of the Supervisory Board of MAN Truck & Bus AG
April 30, 2015*

Olaf Lies
Minister of Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport for the Federal State of Lower Saxony
February 19, 2013*

Hartmut Meine
Director of the Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt Regional Office of IG Metall
December 30, 2008*

Peter Mosch
Chairman of the General Works Council of AUDI AG
January 18, 2006*

Bernd Osterloh
Chairman of the General and Group Works Councils of Volkswagen AG
January 01, 2005*

Dr. jur. Hans Michel Piëch
Lawyer in private practice
August 07, 2009*

Dr. jur. Ferdinand Oliver Porsche
Member of the Board of Management of Familie Porsche AG Beteiligungsgesellschaft
August 07, 2009*

Dr. rer. comm. Wolfgang Porsche
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG
April 24, 2008*

Stephan Weil
Minister-President of the Federal State of Lower Saxony
February 19, 2013*

Stephan Wolf
Deputy Chairman of the General and Group Works Councils of Volkswagen AG
January 01, 2013*

Thomas Zwiebler
Chairman of the Works Council of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
May 15, 2010*



* The date indicates the effective date of appointment to the Supervisory Board.

You can find a comprehensive presentation of further appointments of the members of the Volkswagen AG Supervisory Board in the chapter Executive Bodies (Supervisory Board) in the Annual Report 2014 of Volkswagen AG.


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Reports of the Supervisiory Board of Volkswagen AG

Supervisory Board Report 2014
PDF, 5 Pages, 73 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2013
PDF, 5 Pages, 111 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2012
PDF, 18 Pages, 787 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2011
PDF, 6 Pages, 94 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2010
PDF, 6 Pages, 96 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2009
PDF, 6 Pages, 65 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2008
PDF, 6 Pages, 65 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2007
PDF, 4 Pages, 67 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2006
PDF, 4 Pages, 55 KB
Supervisory Board Report 2005
PDF, 4 Pages, 79 KB