The Management Board runs the company and is solely responsible for conducting its business operations. It must take account of the company's interests in carrying out these functions, with the goal of creating added value on a sustained basis.
The Management Board develops the company's strategic focus in consultation with the Supervisory Board and assumes responsibility for its implementation. In addition, it ensures that an adequate risk management system is in place within the company and that comprehensive reports are regularly and promptly submitted to the Supervisory Board.
The Management Board of Deutsche Wohnen SE has three members.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
The Chief Executive Officer Michael Zahn is responsible for the strategic alignment of the Deutsche Wohnen Group. He has overall responsibility for Asset Management, Corporate Development and Strategy, Corporate Publications/CSR Management, Marketing, Human Resources and Corporate Communication, as well as for the companies Deutsche Wohnen Corporate Real Estate GmbH (DWC), Deutsche Wohnen Beschaffung und Beteiligung GmbH (DWB) and FACILITA.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
As Chief Operating Officer, Lars Wittan is responsible for business operations and, therefore, for the following companies: Deutsche Wohnen Immobilien Management GmbH (DWI), Deutsche Wohnen Kundenservice GmbH (DWKS), Deutsche Wohnen Construction and Facilities GmbH (DWCF), Deutsche Wohnen Management GmbH (DWM) and Deutsche Wohnen Service Center GmbH (DWSC). He is also responsible for the IT area of the company.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
The Chief Financial Officer Philip Grosse is responsible for Corporate Finance, Legal/Compliance, Investor Relations and Finance (Accounting, Tax, Risk Management, Internal Audit).
To increase efficiency, the Supervisory Board is organised in committees that focus on specific issues:
The Presidential Committee continually advises the Management Board and negotiates Management Board contracts. In addition, the Presidential Committee is responsible for advising and passing resolutions in especially pressing matters.
The objective of the Acquisitions Committee is to prepare the resolutions of the Supervisory Board concerning portfolio acquisitions.
The Audit Committee is concerned, in particular, with issues such as accounting, risk management and compliance, required auditor independence, awarding audit contracts to auditors, determining core audit areas and the fee agreement.
Uwe E. Flach
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Dr. rel. pol. A. Kretschmer
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Dr. Florian Stetter
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