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: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

      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 supervisory board and supervisory board committee

        Daniela Cavallo

        Member of the supervisory board 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
            • 04/2021Chairwoman of the General and Group Works Council
            • 06/2021Chairwoman of the Volkswagen AG Group Global Works Council
            • 05/2021Member of the Supervisory Board and the Presidium of Volkswagen AG’s Supervisory Board
            • since: 01.10.2021:Member of VfL Wolfsburg’s Supervisory Board

          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 - present:Club President
              • 11.01.2008 - present:Member of the VfL Wolfsburg supervisory board
            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 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 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 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 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 supervisory board