Kabel Deutschland has announced a change in the company’s supervisory board. Ian West and the representatives of Providence Equity Partners John Hahn, Biswajit Subramanian and Robert Sudo will be leaving the supervisory board of Kabel Deutschland Holding AG. They will resign their positions effective October 31, 2011.
Kabel Deutschland Holding AG today announced
a change in the company’s supervisory board. Ian West and the representatives of
Providence Equity Partners John Hahn, Biswajit Subramanian and Robert Sudo will
be leaving the supervisory board of Kabel Deutschland Holding AG. They will resign
their positions effective October 31, 2011. “On behalf of the management board of
Kabel Deutschland Holding AG and my colleagues in the supervisory board, I wish to
thank John Hahn, Biswajit Subramanian, Robert Sudo and Ian West wholeheartedly
for their successful contributions and good cooperation in this committee,” said Tony
Ball, chairman of the supervisory board. With Annet Aris, Catherine Mühlemann, Paul
Stodden and Torsten Winkler, a highly qualified group of experts has been identified
and attracted as designated successors to the departing supervisory board members.
Annet Aris, a partner at McKinsey for many years, has demonstrated her profound
insight into the European media market. She has been teaching as a Professor of
Strategy at INSEAD since 2003 focusing on media management. Her research
focuses on digitalization, marketing and advertising. Ms. Aris serves on several
boards, including the supervisory boards of Tomorrow Focus AG and Sanoma, a
European media company. She was also for many years a member of the board of
OPTA, the Dutch regulatory authority for telecommunication, cable, Internet and
Catherine Mühlemann brings to the table comprehensive experience in the media
industry. She embarked on her career as a media consultant with a Swiss public
television broadcasting service and, as program director, was part of the team that
launched the first Swiss private broadcaster, TV3. Ms. Mühlemann joined the
German branch of the US media corporation Viacom in 2001, and in the ensuing
years managed MTV Networks’ operations in Central Europe as well as emerging
markets in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Today, Ms. Mühlemann is an
independent media entrepreneur, a member of the board of directors and co-owner
of Swiss Andmann Media Holding Company GmbH. She also serves on the board of
directors of Swisscom, a Swiss telecommunication company.
Paul Stodden has more than 25 years general management experience at
international companies in the IT and communication industry, including Siemens
Nixdorf, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, debitel and Orion Cable. Today Mr. Stodden is
the Managing Partner of Antevorte Performance Management GmbH & Co. KG and
an Associated Partner at Atreus Interim Management GmbH. He is also a member of
the steering board of Swisscom IT Services AG in Switzerland.
Kabel Deutschland Holding AG
Torsten Winkler has been at home in the German and international finance and
media industries for many years. He gained twelve years experience in the private
equity sector, mainly with Providence Equity Partners. In 2009, Mr. Winkler joined
Vitruvian Partners, where he is responsible for business operations in Germany,
Austria and Switzerland. Mr. Winkler was a member of Kabel Deutschland GmbH’s
supervisory board from 2006 to 2010.
“I am delighted about the willingness of Annet Aris, Catherine Mühlemann, Paul
Stodden and Torsten Winkler to serve on our supervisory board. They will reinforce
and enrich the company’s supervisory board with their mix of experience and skills,”
noted Tony Ball.
As the search was concluded just shortly before the Annual General Meeting was to
commence, the executive board will petition a court to appoint the candidates to the
supervisory board. They will then stand for confirmation by our shareholders at the
2012 Annual General Meeting.
About Kabel Deutschland
Kabel Deutschland (KD), Germany’s largest cable operator, offers its customers digital, high definition (HD) and analog TV, Pay
TV and DVR offerings, Video-on-Demand, broadband Internet (up to 100.000 Kbit/s) and fixed-line Phone services via cable as
well as mobile services in cooperation with an industry partner. The publicly listed company (MDAX, MSCI Europe, Stoxx 600
Europe) operates the cable networks in 13 German federal states and supplies its services to approximately 8.7 million