Supervisory Board

Ein Porträtbild des Vorsitzenden des Aufsichtsrats des VfL Wolfsburg Frank Witter.

Frank Witter

Chairman of the supervisory board and member of the supervisory board committee of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH

    • More information about Frank Witter

      • Date of birth:29.05.1959
      • Place of birth:Hanover
      • Career in brief:

      • Bank apprenticeship, economics degree in Hanover
      • 1986:BASF AG in Ludwigshafen
      • 1992:Head of Capital Markets in the treasury at Volkswagen AG
      • 1998:Treasurer at Volkswagen of America, Volkswagen Canada, VW Credit
      • 2001:Corporate Treasurer at SAirGroup, Zurich
      • 2002:Chief Financial Officer at Volkswagen of America and Volkswagen Canada
      • 2005:Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Volkswagen of America and Volkswagen Canada
      • 2006:Chief Representative of the executive committee for North America
      • 2007:President and Chief Financial Officer at VW Credit and Regional Manager of Volkswagen Financial Services for the American markets
      • 2008:CEO at Volkswagen Financial Services
      • 2015:Member of the Board of Management for Finance and Controlling at Volkswagen AG
      • 2018 - 2021:Head of Group IT
      • 16.04.2018 - present:Chairman of the supervisory board committee of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH
    Ein Porträtbild des stellvertretenden Vorsitzenden des Aufsichtsrats des VfL Wolfsburg.

    Hans Dieter Pötsch

    Vice-chairman of the supervisory board and member of the supervisory board committee of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH

      • More information about Hans Dieter Pötsch

        • Date of birth:28.03.1951
        • Place of birth:Traun, Austria
        • Career in brief:

        • From 1974:Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt
        • 1979:Controlling at BMW AG, Munich
        • 1987:Director of Finance and Administration at the machine tools manufacturer Trumpf GmbH & Co, Ditzingen
        • 1991:Chairman of the board at Traub AG, Swabia Reichenbach/Fils
        • 1995:Chairman of the board at paintwork specialists and plant manufacturers Dürr AG, Stuttgart
        • 2003:Board member at Volkswagen AG, Finance and Controlling division
        • 01.07.2007 - present:Member of the supervisory board and member of the supervisory board committee of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH
        • 2007 - 2009:Chairman of the supervisory board of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH
        • 01.06.2009 - present:Vice-chairman of the supervisory board of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH
        • Since 2015:Chairman of the supervisory board of Volkswagen AG
      Murat Aksel ist Mitglied im Aufsichtsrat beim VfL Wolfsburg.

      Murat Aksel

      Member of the supervisory board and member of the supervisory board committee of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH

        • More information about Murat Aksel

          • Date of birth:08.06.1972
          • Place of birth:Bursa, Turkey
          • Professional Career (in abstracts):

          • 1998:Director and Purchasing Manager at Opel/GM/FIAT (Rüsselsheim/Turin)
          • 2008-2009:Executive Director Electrical Vehicel and Powertrain, General Motors, Shanghai, GM
          • 2009-2014:Senior Vice President Body and Exterieur, BMW
          • 2015-2017:Senior Vice President Chassis, BMW
          • 2017-2020:Senior Vice President Purchasing and Supplier Network Americas, BMW
          • 2020:Executive Board Member for Purchasing, Brand Volkswagen
          • 2021 - present:Group Purchasing Board Manager, Volkswagen Group
          • 01.07.2022 - present:Member of the VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH supervisory board and supervisory board committee
        Die Aufsichtsrätin vom VfL Wolfsburg Daniela Cavallo im Portrait.

        Daniela Cavallo

        Member of the supervisory board and member of the supervisory board committee of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH

          • More information about Daniela Cavallo

            • 1994:A-levels in Wolfsburg
            • 01.09.1994:Apprenticeship as office communications clerk at Volkswagen
            • 1997 - 1999:Member of the Youth and Trainee Council
            • 1999 - 2002:Trainer in the "VW Coaching" commercial vocational training programme
            • 2002:Graduated in Business Administration
            • 2002:Member of the Works Council
            • 2013:Member of the Works Committee
            • 01/2019 - 04/2021:Deputy chairwoman of Wolfsburg’s Works Council plant and of the General Works Council
            • 05/2019 - 04/2021:Deputy Chairperson of the Group Works Council
            • 04/2021:Chairwoman of the General and Group Works Council
            • 06/2021:Chairwoman of the Volkswagen AG Group Global Works Council
            • 05/2021:Member of the Supervisory Board and the Presidium of Volkswagen AG’s Supervisory Board
            • since 01.10.2021:Member of VfL Wolfsburg’s Supervisory Board
            • since 01.07.2022:Additional member of the supervisory board committee of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH
          VfL Wolfsburg Aufsichtsrat Bernd Osterloh.

          Bernd Osterloh

          Member of the supervisory board and member of the supervisory board committee of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH

            • More information about Bernd Osterloh

              • Date of birth:12.09.1956
              • Place of birth:Brunswick
              • Career in brief:

              • 1973:Education as industrial manager
              • Subsequently:Work as Industrial Manager
              • 1977:Joins Volkswagen AG
              • 1990 - 1998:Leader of IG Metal's management body in Wolfsburg City Works
              • 1990:Elected onto the works council
              • 2002:Member of Volkswagen AG's works council
              • 2004:Member of Volkswagen's European and international works councils
              • 2005:Elected as Chairman of the general works council
              • 2005:Elected as Chairman of the group works council
              • 2005:Member of the supervisory board
              • 2006:President of the Volkswagen AG international group works council
              • 01.10.2005 - present:Member of the VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH supervisory board and supervisory board committee
            Aufsichtsratsmitglied des VfL-Wolfsburg Peter Haase.

            Prof. Dr. Peter Haase

            Member of the supervisory board of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH

              • More information about Prof. Dr. Peter Haase

                • Date of birth:19.09.1941
                • Place of birth:Bremerhaven
                • Career in brief:

                • School leaving certificate and banking apprenticeship in Bremen
                • Degree in Business Administration in Kiel and Göttingen
                • Promoted to Doctor of Political Sciences at Braunschweig Technical University
                • Spends 37 years at Volkswagen as a management consultant (among other roles)
                • 1986 - 2005:Assistant professor in the Further Education for Personal Development Programme at Braunschweig Technical University
                • 1995 - 2006:Spokesman for the management board of Volkswagen Coaching
                • 2007 - 2021:Club President of VfL Wolfsburg e.V.
                • 11.01.2008 - present:Member of the VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH supervisory board
                • 01.07.2021 - present:Chairman of the supervisory board of VfL Wolfsburg e.V.
              Ein Porträtbild des Aufsichtsratsmitglieds Wolfgang Hotze.

              Wolfgang Hotze

              Member of the supervisory board of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH

                • More information about Wolfgang Hotze

                  • Date of birth:09.07.52
                  • Place of birth:Essen
                  • Career in brief:

                  • Business Science degree at the Universities of Essen and Hamburg
                  • 1979:Traineeship at Volkswagen AG
                  • 1980:Case officer, Taxation and Customs at Volkswagen AG
                  • 1980:Board Consultant at Volkswagen AG
                  • 1990:Deputy Head of Taxation and Customs at Volkswagen AG
                  • 1991 - 2012:Head of Taxation and Customs at Volkswagen AG
                  • 1996:Head of Business Operations at VfL Wolfsburg e.V.
                  • 05/2001 - 11/2018:Managing Director at VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH
                  • 01.12.2018 - present:Member of the VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH supervisory board
                Ein Porträtbild des Aufsichtsmitglieds Klaus Mohrs

                Klaus Mohrs

                Member of the supervisory board of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH

                  • More information about Klaus Mohrs

                    • Date of birth:27.06.1952
                    • Place of birth:Mönchengladbach
                    • Career in brief:

                    • 1972 - 1976:Studies in sociology, psychology, education, social education, philosophy and political science in Koblenz
                    • 1977:Educational Assistant at Schlüchtern youth club
                    • 1977 - 1980:Social work with young people, head of the young people's home in Neuwied
                    • 1980 - 1990:Children's social worker in Wolfsburg
                    • 1990 - 1999:Head of the city of Wolfsburg's Youth Welfare Office
                    • 1999 - 2001:Wolfsburg City Councillor
                    • 2001 - 2011:Lead Wolfsburg City Councillor, permanent representative to the Lord Mayor in administrative affairs
                    • Lord Mayor of the city of Wolfsburg
                    • 23.01.2012 - present:Member of the VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH supervisory board
                  Das Mitglied des Aufsichtsrats des VfL Wolfsburg Hartmut Rickel im Portrait.

                  Hartmut Rickel

                  Member of the supervisory board of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH

                    • More information about Hartmut Rickel

                      • Date of birth:30.03.1965
                      • Place of birth:Braunschweig
                      • 1987:Apprenticeship as a model carpenter at Volkswagen's Braunschweig plant
                      • 1994:Degree in Industrial Engineering
                      • 1994:Controller at the Volkswagen plant in Braunschweig
                      • 1997:Controller in the Asia-Pacific Region for Volkswagen AG
                      • 1999:Controller for Volkswagen’s city delivery van and commercial vehicles product lines
                      • 2002:Head of Controlling Volkswagen’s commercial vehicles product line
                      • 2005:Head of Controlling, Skoda Auto brand in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic
                      • 2005:Member of FK Mlada Boleslav’s Supervisory Board, club from the first Czech Football League
                      • 2009:Head of worldwide Sales Management for Volkswagen’s passenger cars brand
                      • 12/2017:Member and Spokesman of the Board of Management Volkswagen Group Services GmbH
                      • 08/2018Managing Director for Finance Grizzlys Wolfsburg GmbH
                      • since 01.10.2021Member of the VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH Supervisory Board
                    Ein Porträtbild des Aufsichtsratsmitglieds Rolf Schnellecke.

                    Prof. Rolf Schnellecke

                    Member of the supervisory board of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH

                      • More information about Prof. Rolf Schnellecke

                        • Date of birth:12.09.1944
                        • Place of birth:Wolfsburg
                        • Career in brief:

                        • 1964:School leaving certificate
                        • Subsequently:Degree in law and business administration in Göttingen and Hamburg
                        • 1984 - 1986:Head of department in the Lower Saxony state chancellery
                        • 1992:Leave of absence as a Lower Saxony registrar on own request; works in the family business
                        • 1993 - 1995:Honorary President of VfL Wolfsburg
                        • 05/1995:Inauguration as Chief Executive of the town council
                        • 02/2001:Elected as Lord Mayor of the city of Wolfsburg
                        • 03/2001 - 12/2011:Lord Mayor of the city of Wolfsburg
                        • 2006:Re-elected as Lord Mayor of the city of Wolfsburg
                        • 23.05.2001 - present:Member of the VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH supervisory board
                      Ein Portraitbild von Dennis Weilmann aus dem Aufsichtsrat des VfL Wolsfburg.

                      Dennis Weilmann

                      Member of the supervisory board of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH

                        • More information about Dennis Weilmann

                          • Date of birth:01.05.1975
                          • Place of birth:Wolfsburg
                          • Career in brief:

                          • 1996 – 2001:Studies in Law (focus on Public Law) at the Georg-August-University Göttingen
                          • 1996 – 2005:Freelance Journalist Braunschweiger Newspaper / Wolfsburger News
                          • 2002 – 2003:Advisor, CDU in Lower Saxony
                          • 2003 – 2005:Legal Clerkship, Braunschweig Regional Appeals Court
                          • 2005 – 2007:Personal Assistant of Minister Elisabeth Heister-Neumann; Deputy Press Officer; Cabinet Advisor; and Deputy Director of the Minister’s Office, Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice
                          • 2007 – 2008:Head of Public Relations and Press Officer, Lower Saxony Justice Department
                          • 2008 – 2011:Office Manager for City Mayor Prof. Rolf Schnellecke, City of Wolfsburg
                          • 2008 – 2017:Head of Communications and Press Officer, City of Wolfsburg
                          • 2018 – 2020:City Council Member; Department Head for Economics, Digitalisation and Cultural Affairs, City of Wolfsburg
                          • since 2018Managing Director Wolfsburg Wirtschaft und Marketing GmbH
                          • since 2019Managing Director Planetarium GmbH
                          • 2020 – 2021City Council Member; Department Head for Economics, Digitalisation and Cultural, City of Wolfsburg
                          • since 10/2021Mayor of the city of Wolfsburg
                          • since 25.10.2021Member of the VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH supervisory board