All Members of the Administrative Board

(As of May 2020)

 

 

Ulrich Dietz

Ulrich Dietz

Chairman of the
Administrative Board

Former CEO & Managing Director
of GFT Technologies SE

Elected until: 2021
First elected: 2015

Ulrich Dietz has been Chairman of the Administrative Board of GFT Technologies SE (GFT) since June 2017.

Ulrich Dietz is the Co-founder of GFT. He managed the company for 30 years since 1987, most recently as CEO and Managing Director and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors. In 2011 he initiated the global innovation platform CODE_n and developed it from an international start-up competition to an ecosystem of digital masterminds. In 2017 he founded RB-Capital GmbH, an investment company specialising in digital business models, of which he is the managing partner.

Ulrich Dietz studied Mechanical Engineering and Product Engineering, graduating in 1984 with the title “Diplom-Ing­enieur”. In 2011 Ulrich Dietz was named Entrepreneur of the Year by EY and in 2017 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

In addition to his role as head of GFT, Ulrich Dietz serves on various national committees. In 2013, he was appointed Vice- President of the Digital Association of Germany (Bitkom). In this role, he actively promotes the development and expan­sion of international relations in Germany’s ICT industry. Ulrich Dietz is a member of the steering committee of the Wissensfabrik (“Knowledge Factory”) and a member of the board of trustees of the Family Business Foundation. Ulrich Dietz is also deputy chairman of the Latin America Committee of German Business.

Ulrich Dietz regularly gives lectures and guest talks at German universities.

Membership of statutory supervisory boards:

  • Drees & Sommer SE, Stuttgart (Member of the Supervisory Board)
Paul Lerbinger

Dr Paul Lerbinger

Vice Chairman of the
Administrative Board

Elected until: 2021
First elected: 2010

1981 Degree in business administration at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Degree title: “Diplom-Kaufmann”

1984 PhD in political science (doctor rerum politicarum) Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

1984 Specialist for corporate finance/capital market finance in Finance division of BMW AG, Munich

1987 - 1990 Manager as of 1 January 1988 Associate Director at JP Morgan, London

1990 -1993 Divisional Director, as of 1993 Director,

1993 - 1995 Director (Member of the Executive Board) S. G. Warburg, London and Frankfurt

1995 - 2002 Managing Director of Deutsche Bank, London and Frankfurt

2002 - 2011 Managing Director/Member of the Board Citigroup Global Markets Deutschland AG, Frankfurt

2011 - 2012 CEO of HSH Nordbank, Hamburg

 

Membership of statutory supervisory boards:

  • Minimax Management GmbH, Bad Oldesloe (Member of the Supervisory Board)

     

Andreas Bereczky

Dr-Ing Andreas Bereczky

ZDF Production Director

Elected until: 2021
First elected: 2011

1953 born in Budapest. Technical high school diploma and apprenticeship as fitter, further apprenticeships as auto electrician and airplane mechanic

1974 Move to Germany Studied mechanical engineering majoring in aerospace technology at RWTH Aachen University

1982 Degree title: “Diplom-Ingenieur”

1982 - 1985 Doctorate at Forschungsanstalt Jülich

1985 - 1989 Head of systems consulting at BULL AG, Cologne

1989 - 2000 debis (Daimler-Benz Interservices) Systemhaus in Aachen

2000 - 2001 Managing Director of debis Systemhaus GEI

2001 - 2004 Managing Director of T-Systems Service Line Systems Integration with sales of €2 billion p.a.

2004 - 2018 Production Director ZDF (national public television). Striking the right balance between quality and the economic needs of programme creation, and driving the necessary realignment of ZDF production in a changing and highly competitive market, he successfully applied his industry experience.

 

Membership of statutory supervisory boards:

  • Software AG (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
Maria Dietz

Maria Dietz

Former Director of
Group Purchase at GFT

Elected until: 2021
First elected: 2015

Maria Dietz studied business administration with a focus on trade and industry on the Villingen-Schwenningen campus of the DHBW (Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University). From 1990 to 2015 she held a variety of management roles at GFT Technologies AG. In June 2015 she was elected a member of the Administrative Board of the company.

Maria Dietz was responsible for all commercial activities at GFT until the company went public in 1999 – an IPO in which she was also closely involved. After the stock exchange listing, she set up and expanded the marketing, legal and internal auditing departments. In 2010, she assumed responsibility for global purchasing activities throughout the GFT Group. As the company continued to expand internationally, her responsibilities extended to include company acquisitions and activities relating to due diligence, which also involved coordination of third-party consultants. Maria Dietz has a wealth of experience in managing corporate legal issues, especially in the field of corporate governance.

Maria Dietz plays an active role in fostering future generations and improving women’s career opportunities in the IT industry. She is a jury member of the Youth Start-Ups competition (Jugend gründet), a member of the Bitkom expert committee Women in ITC.

In addition, she is a member of the university council of the HFT Stuttgart and a member of the advisory board of the central administration of Deutsche Bundesbank in Baden-Württemberg

 

Membership of legally mandated supervisory boards:

  • Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Lübeck (Member of the Supervisory Board)

  • Drägerwerk Verwaltungs AG, Lübeck (Member of the Supervisory Board)

  • Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA, Lübeck (Member of the Supervisory Board)

  • Ernst Klett Aktiengesellschaft, Stuttgart (Member of the Supervisory Board)

Marika Lulay

Marika Lulay

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) &
Managing Director
of GFT Technologies SE

Elected until: 2021
First elected: 2015

Since June 2017 Marika Lulay is Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She was a Member of the Board at GFT Technologies AG from July 2002 to August 2015 and since August 2015 she is a Member of the Administrative Board at GFT Technologies SE. In her former role as Chief Operating Officer she assumed responsibility for the GFT core business and the key operational areas for 15 years.

Marika Lulay brings more than 25 years of experience in the IT sector to GFT. In 1996 she led the entry into the German market of the American systems integrator Cambridge Technology Partners, her last position there being Vice President for Cen­tral and Northern Europe.

Before that, Marika Lulay held a variety of management posi­tions during her seven years at Software AG, including, amongst others, Regional Head of Professional Services. Before she moved to Software AG, Marika Lulay worked for a short period as a Management Consultant at Diebold Deutschland GmbH.

After her graduation, Marika Lulay was Founder Member and Associate of BISTEC GmbH, a software developer for the building industry. There she managed the R&D Team for CAD. Later on, BISTEC GmbH merged to BAUSOFT GmbH, where she was also Head of the R&D Team.

Marika Lulay studied Computer Sciences at the University of applied sciences of Darmstadt, where she graduated with a diploma.

 

Membership of statutory supervisory boards:

  • Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG, Stuttgart
    (Member of the Supervisory Board)
  • EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Karlsruhe
    (Member of the Supervisory Board)
Jochen Ruetz

Dr Jochen Ruetz

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) &
Managing Director
of GFT Technologies SE

Elected until: 2021
First elected: 2015

Dr Jochen Ruetz served as a board member at GFT Technologies AG from 2003 to 2015 and has been a member of the administrative board at GFT Technologies SE since August 2015. He is responsible for finance, IT, human resources, legal, purchasing, audit, investor relations and mergers & acquisitions.

Before joining GFT in September 2003, Dr Jochen Ruetz served for three years as managing director of STRABAG BRVZ Bau-, Rechen- und Verwaltungszentrum GmbH, which brings together all of the commercial activities of the STRABAG Group. In this position, his responsibilities included group and project management accounting, bookkeeping, information administration, finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Before this, he was in charge of group management accounting at STRABAG AG. Dr Jochen Ruetz started his career in corporate development at Deutsche Bank AG in 1993.

Dr Jochen Ruetz completed a degree in business administration at the University of Regensburg in 1993. He went on to receive his doctorate in 1997 from Cologne University through a part-time study programme.

 

Membership of statutory supervisory boards:

  • Elsinghorst GmbH, Bocholt (Member of the Supervisory Board)
  • Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG, Oberkirch (Member of the Supervisory Board)

Andreas Wiedemann

Prof Dr Andreas Wiedemann

Partner at Hennerkes,
Kirchdörfer & Lorz

Elected until: 2021
First elected: 2015

Prof Dr Andreas Wiedemann, born in 1968, studied law at the University of Constance. After gaining his PhD, he joined the law firm Hennerkes, Kirchdörfer & Lorz in Stuttgart in December 1996, where he has been a partner since January 2001. For over 23 years, Dr Wiedemann has been specialising in providing conceptual advice for family-owned companies, especially with regard to questions of succession, corporate restructuring, the acquisition and sale of companies, as well as issues concerning equity and capital market laws and finance.

He has seats on various supervisory boards and advisory committees of family-owned companies and is the author/co-author of numerous specialist publications as well as an honorary professor at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen.

 

 Membership of statutory supervisory boards:

  • equinet Bank AG, Frankfurt (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

  • Jowat SE, Detmold (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

  • Georg Nordmann Holding AG, Hamburg (Member of the Supervisory Board)