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Members of the Supervisory Board

Bernard Ellmann

Chairman of the supervisory board

Bernard Ellmann is a graduate of Business Administration. Following his studies at the University of Hamburg, he has been working in various positions within the Unilever Group since 1973. He was originally employed in different positions in Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain, and from 1986 to 1987 he worked as the personal assistant of the CEO in London.

From 1987 to 1990, he was Financial Director of Lever-Deutschland GmbH in Hamburg and from 1990 to 1992 Financial Director of Lever-Europa S.A. in Brussels. From 1992 to 1995, he was the Business Unit Manager of Home and Personal Care Europe and from 1995 to 1998 Chairman of Lever-Deutschland GmbH in Hamburg.

From 1998 to 2000, Bernard Ellmann was Chairman of the European bakery operations of the Group and from 2000 to 2004 Chairman of Langnese and Iglo GmbH in Hamburg. From 2004 to 2007, Ellmann was President of the Ice Cream and Frozen Food business group of Unilever Europe in Rotterdam.

In addition to his position as member of the Supervisory Board of the company, he currently holds the following mandates in supervisory boards or other supervisory bodies or has held them within the past five years:

  •  Member of the Supervisory Board of Glidat Strauss Ltd., Israel
  •  Member of the Advisory Board of Theo Müller, in Germany/Switzerland

Hans-Joachim Jung

Deputy chairman

Graduate businessman Hans-Joachim Jung was born in the year 1947. Following studies in business administration at the University of Münster, he was employed by the energy supplier RWE AG in various commercial positions starting in 1974.

From 1996 to 1998, he acted as the Chairman of EMASZ Rt. in Hungary, after which time he was again active in the German market as Director of RWE Regional Supply at the onset of the liberalisation of the energy and gas market. From 2001 to June 30, 2007, he was Commercial Director of KELAG Kärntner-Elektrizitäts-Aktiengesellschaft in Austria.

Mr Jung is currently retired. Apart from his activities in the Supervisory Board of Envitec Biogas AG, he is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Kärtner Netz GmbH.

Michael Böging

Member of the supervisory board

Michael Böging is a banker by profession. He completed his training as a banker at Landessparkasse zu Oldenburg from 1971 to 1974. From 1974 to 1976 he was a short-term career soldier at the German Navy.

From 1976 to 1978, Michael Böging was Assistant to the Manager of the Credit Department at Volksbank Visbek and from 1978 to 1981 Sales Manager at the Kathmann Poultry Projects company in Vechta and Chur, Switzerland. From 1981 to 1986, he was Managing Director of Südoldenburger Tierfrischmehl GmbH & Co. KG in Diepholz and from 1984 to 1997 Managing Director of Pilzkulturen Wesjohann GbR in Rechterfeld.

From 1997 to 1999, Michael Böging was Managing Partner of Technoplant GmbH in Emstek. He has been Managing Partner of the group of companies Weiße Köpfe GmbH since 1999.

Apart from his position as member of the Supervisory Board of the company, he currently holds no other mandates in supervisory boards or other supervisory bodies nor has he held any such positions within the past five years.

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