Always thinking ahead

Entering the future based and focused on sustained success: The Körber Group Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of Körber AG.

The Körber Group Executive Board consists of five members. 

Chairman of the Group Executive Board is Stephan Seifert. 

The Körber Group Executive Board manages the activities of the Körber Group and determines its strategic direction. 

Below you will find more detailed information about the members of the Körber Group Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of Körber AG.

Group Executive Board:

Stephan Seifert

Chairman of the Group Executive Board of Körber AG

Stephan Seifert joined the Group in 2007 as Managing Director of a Group division. He became a member of the Group Executive Board of Körber AG in 2012 and has been its Chairman since October 1, 2016. 

Before joining the Körber Group, Seifert occupied various management positions at the GEA Group and at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Stephan Seifert, who was born in 1967, is a business graduate from the University Duisburg-Essen and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (USA). Before that, he completed a vocational training in industrial management at Deutsche Babcock AG. 

Erich Hoch

Member of the Group Executive Board of Körber AG

Erich Hoch joined the Group in September 2018. Since then he has been the Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Group.

Before joining Körber, Hoch worked at Jabil Circuit Corporation, which is based in Saint Petersburg (Florida), from 2002 on. There he occupied various management positions at the Group’s global level. Most recently he held office as Executive Vice President and CEO of Jabil Digital Solutions. 

Erich Hoch was born in 1969. He initially spent 18 years at Philips Electronics, where he occupied various management positions, including that of Marketing & Sales Manager.

Rami Jokela

Member of the Group Executive Board of Körber AG

Rami Jokela joined the Group as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) in September 2019.

Previously, he was Group Vice President of the ABB Group Headquarters. Jokela started his career at ABB Drives in Helsinki. He then held various international and global leadership positions. He established the ABB Marine business in China and led the Rolls-Royce Marine Division in Asia. As Group Vice President of the ABB Marine & Ports business he was responsible for global business development, technology management and digital solutions business.

Rami Jokela, who was born in 1970, studied electrical engineering at Helsinki University of Technology.

Stefan Kirschke

Member of the Group Executive Board of Körber AG

Stefan Kirschke joined the Group in 2009 as the CFO of the former Group company Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH. In 2012 he became the CFO of Fabio Perini in Lucca (Business Area Körber Tissue), and he later was appointed the company’s CEO. Since December 2017 he has been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Group.

Kirschke started his career at Ernst & Young. He had already worked at the Körber Group from 1995 to 1999 in several positions, including that of the Commercial Manager of the former Körber subsidiary BWF GmbH. In 1999 he was appointed to his first CFO position at the international brand agency Metadesign.

Stefan Kirschke, who was born in 1967, studied business administration in Münster (Germany). 

Dr. Christian Schlögel

Member of the Group Executive Board of Körber AG

Dr. Christian Schlögel joined the Group in September 2018 and since then has been the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of the Group.

Before joining Körber, he served as the CTO and CDO of Kuka AG, an international supplier of automation solutions and robotics. At the same time he was also the CEO of the IIoT specialist company connyun, which has been part of the Körber Group (Business Area Körber Digital) since June 2018. Schlögel began his career at the software producer SAP, where he held various management positions in Walldorf (Germany) and Palo Alto (USA).

Christian Schlögel, who was born in 1964, studied computer science at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and received a doctorate at the University of Passau (both Germany). 

Supervisory Board:

Richard Bauer (Chairman)

Member of the Financial Board of the Körber Foundation

Ralf Dieter


Dr. Lothar Dittmer

Chairman of the Executive Board of the Körber Foundation

Dr. Florian Heinemann

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Project A Ventures

Dr. Karl Lamprecht

Chairman of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG

Christian Wriedt

Chairman of the Financial Board and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Körber Foundation


Employee representatives:

Ina Morgenroth (Vice Chairman) 

First Authorized Representative of the IG Metall Administrative Office in Hamburg

Jan Halama

Electrical designer for logistics components of Hauni Maschinenbau GmbH

Sabine Heißing

Executive Vice President ORG/IT at Hauni Maschinenbau GmbH

Barbara Hoffmann

HR Controller at Hauni Maschinenbau GmbH

Ina von Husen

Trade Union Secretary of the IG Metall Region Hamburg

Thomas Muschke

Computer scientist at Körber Supply Chain Software Stuttgart GmbH

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