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Executive Board

Ulrich Hauck is CEO and founder of COMITANS Capital AG. He held various top-level management positions in stock-listed corporates, family owned corporations and private equity holdings in the automotive supply industry as well as in the healthcare and chemical industry.

Ulrich has significant expertise in company transactions and restructuring. Read more

Supervisory Board and Advisory Council

Manfred Vehreschild is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Comitans Capital AG. He has more than 30 years of management experience in the international healthcare and chemical industry and held top-level management positions at Bayer Group.

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Hubert Heinle is Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Comitans Capital AG. He has more than 25 years of experience in the IT- and telecommunications sector and is founder and managing partner of the IT company smartUP solutions.

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Robert Selk is member of the Supervisory Board of Comitans Capital AG. Having been active as a lawyer for more than 20 years, he is partner in a Munich law office. Beyond that, Robert is partner and founder of a company for CRM-software.

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Senior Team

Bülent Ayar

General Manager Consumer goods and Retail

Positions held, e.g.:

  • CEO, Russia/Belarus, BSH Hausgeräte
  • International Executive, MediaMarktSaturn
  • CEO, Turkey, Praktiker
  • Senior Manager International, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
  • Key Account Manager, Procter & Gamble

MBA (equivalent), European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel

Helmut Bode

General Manager with focus on strategy and sales

Positions held, e.g.:

  • CEO, Asia-Pacific, Schaeffler
  • President Industrial Greater China, Schaeffler
  • President Industrial Asia-Pacific, Schaeffler
  • Head of Business Unit Production Machinery and Systems, Schaeffler
  • Head of Industrial Management for Machine Tools, Wood Processing &  Paper Machines, Schaeffler
  • Various assignments in the area of application engineering

Master degree (equivalent) in Engineering, University of Kassel


Reinhold J. Heidner

Operations Executive

Positions held, e.g.:

  • EVP Operations Special Tasks, Schaeffler
  • COO Asia/Pacific and China, Schaeffler
  • SVP Operations, business area Engine, Schaeffler
  • Head of business area Engine Components, Schaeffler
  • Several assignments as Head of operations and plant manager, Schaeffler

Master degree (equivalent) in Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg


Olaf Lischke

IT- and Carve-Out expert

Positions held, e.g.:

  • Various managerial assignments in controlling departments of Bayer, BASF und Abbot
  • Senior Consultant Seidel, Post & Partner

Conducted a multitude of projects in the area of IT carve-out and IT integration as well as restructuring for Bayer und BASF

MBA equivalent, Ruhr-University, Bochum

Michael Loefler

General Manager with special expertise in restructuring and turn-around

Positions held, e.g.:

  • CEO GSteel PCL
  • CEO GJ Steel PCL
  • CFO, Golden Agri International
  • Board member and turn-around consultant, Brahmani River Pellets Ltd,
  • Managing Partner Asia, P4Mlabs SAS

Lawyer, Law studies at the University of Munich (LMU)


Felix Overbeck

General Manager with special expertise in areas sales, production, logistics

Positions held, e.g.:

  • CEO Connected Wind Services Group
  • Vice President International Sales,
    Siemens VDO Automotive
  • Head of Sales, Locanis
  • Deputy Head of Sales, Koki Technik
  • Head of Plant logistics Mannesmann VDO Automotive

Master degree (equivalent) in Engineering, University of Aachen (RWTH)
Bachelor of Economics



Helmut Philipps

Operations Executive

Positions held, e.g.:

  • Senior Vice President, Operations Industrial Engineering, BU Engine Components, Schaeffler
  • Head of Lean Production, Engine Systems, Schaeffler
  • Industrialization of projects, Division Engine Systems, Schaeffler
  • Head of Industrialization in a plant, Schaeffler

Master degree (equivalent) in Engineering, University of Applied Sciences of the Saarland, Saarbrücken

Gerrit Schildmeyer

CFO with comprehensive expertise in acquisitions, turn-around and restructuring

Positions held, e.g.:

  • Head of Corporate Controlling, Global Functional  Leader Controlling, Bayer
  • CFO Division ConsumerCare, Bayer
  • Vice President, Global Head of Business Planning, Finance & Adminstration, Bayer HealthCare, Product Supply
  • Head of Corporate Staff & Services, Bayer Brasilien

MBA (equivalent), University of Münster

Jörg Schumacher

Purchasing Executive

Positions held, e.g.:

  • CEO & Co. Founder Valeroo
  • VP Purchasing, STS Group
  • Director Purchasing, KKR
  • Director Purchasing, Kautex Textron GmbH
  • Head of Global Purch., Stahlgruber O. Gruber
  • Purchasing Manager Europe, Autoliv

MBA, Lincoln University
Engineering degree, University of Applied Sciences, Cologne


Dirk Spindler

Executive Research & Development

Positions held, e.g.:

  • CTO and member of Executive Committee Schaeffler Industry Division
  • Head of Development, Schaeffler AG
  • Head of Central Technology, Schaeffler AG
  • Supervisory Board Member, Schaeffler AG

Special expertise building up worldwide R&D

Master degree (equivalent) in Engineering, Technical University of Kaiserslautern