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Achim Josefy
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Achim Josefy is company founder of SAP SI AG, which was created in 2000 by the merger of SAP Solutions GmbH, Freiberg am Neckar, SRS AG, Dresden, and SAP Systems Integration GmbH. The partners of SAP Solutions GmbH were Achim Josefy and SAP AG based in Walldorf. SAP Solutions GmbH arose from TOS GmbH, a technology, organisation and software development company which was founded in 1980 by Achim Josefy. At that time, Achim Josefy knew of the rather small SAP AG, which had around eighty employees at the time, through  mutual cooperation with its founder and former business manager, Dietmar Hopp.

Norbert Freisleben
Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Norbert Freisleben is assistant manager of KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Stuttgart. He studied economics and law as a scholarship holder of the 'Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes' at the University Hohenheim and at the Graduate School of Management Aarhus, Denmark, including longer stays abroad in the USA, France and Australia. In 1998, Norbert Freisleben took the exam to become a US-Certified Public Accountant in the USA. Since then he has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He has published numerous professional and book articles with a thematic focus on national and international accounting standards and auditing. Additionally he works as an author for the 'Münchener Kommentar zum Bilanzrecht'. Norbert Freisleben has given numerous employee training seminars in the field of national and international accounting standards and auditing. He works as a lecturer at the Akademie für Internationale Rechnungslegung, Stuttgart, the Hochschule Pforzheim and the Baden-Württembergische Genossenschaftsakademie Hohenheim/Karlsruhe. In addition, he has been working as a lecturer for accounting in accordance with IAS/IFRS and US-GAAP in Germany and abroad for many years.

Norbert Freisleben is company founder and a board member of German CPA Society.

Klaus Meder
Member of the Supervisory Board

Klaus Meder is President und Representative Director of Bosch Corporation, Tokyo-Shibuya, Japan. He is responsible for the activities of Robert Bosch GmbH in Asia. Klaus Meder studied electrical engineering at the University of Technology in Darmstadt. After his graduation in 1897, he started working as a development engineer for Robert Bosch GmbH in Schwieberdingen. From 1992 through 1996 he worked as group manager for the development of restrain systems control units and as director for airbag control units. From 1996 to 2001 Klaus Meder worked as Vice President for Airbag Systems Corporation in Tomioka, Japan. In 2001 Klaus Meder became Vice President in the field of the development of electrical breaking control systems before becoming Executive Vice-President in the field of Engineering Chassis Systems Control in 2005. In 2011 he became Executive Vice President for Engineering and joined the Executive Management Board for Automotive Electronics of Robert Bosch GmbH. There he was responsible for the business segment Automotive Electronics headquartered in Reutlingen, including 30,000 employees. In 2017 he was appointed President und Representative Director of Bosch Corporation, Japan.

Klaus Meder is member of several supervisory boards in the group companies of Robert Bosch GmbH.