Tobias M. Weitzel
Tobias M. Weitzel (1973)
Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board since 2022
Education/background: Tobias M. Weitzel (German National) has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since May 2018. He is an investor (equity and debt), member of the board and founder of CREDION AG, a private debt provider and special alternative investment fund (since 2017); chief executive officer and sole shareholder of BSK Becker+Schreiner Kommunikation GmbH (“BSK“), a communications advisor specialized in investor relations, corporate communications and change communications. From 2012 until 2020 he was a member of the board of Financial Experts Association e.V., one of the leading organizations for corporate governance and independent financial experts in supervisory boards in Germany. He holds a diploma of the Cologne Journalism School for Politics and Economics. In his career as a journalist, he has worked for daily newspapers, magazines, radio stations and in media and public relations for various international corporates. He has been active as a specialist for complex transformation situations at BSK since its founding in 1998. As chief executive officer, Tobias M. Weitzel has headed BSK since 1999 and, since 2011, has been the sole partner of BSK, which advises national and international clients on public and investor relations. With CREDION AG he provides private debt solutions for German small and medium-sized enterprises – e.g., to foster growth-programmes, succession, M&A, turnaround and discharging debt since 2017.
Current positions: Member of the executive board of CREDION AG, CREDION Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft, CREDION Komplementärgesellschaft and AfricaConnect GmbH. CEO of BSK GmbH.
Holdings in the Company: Tobias M. Weitzel holds 1,209,228 shares in the company. Furthermore Tobias M. Weitzel holds 500,000 phantom stock in the Company.
Independent in relation to the company, company management and major shareholders.