The Management Board at Kabel Deutschland Holding AG
Kabel Deutschland Holding AG has a two-tiered corporate governance structure consisting of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board.
The Management Board is responsible for the operational management of Kabel Deutschland. The members of the Management Board are appointed by the Supervisory Board and can also be dismissed by the Supervisory Board.
The Management Board reports to the Supervisory Board on a regular basis on the current development of business and changes in the business strategy.
The Management Board consists of four members.
Dr. Adrian v. Hammerstein
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Dr. Adrian v. Hammerstein (born in 1953) has been Chief Executive Officer of Kabel Deutschland since May 2007. In March 2010 he was also appointed Chief Executive Officer of stock listed Kabel Deutschland Holding AG.
Hammerstein holds a doctorate in economics and has been active as an executive in the sector of information and communications for 20 years. In his most recent position, he was CEO at Siemens Business Services, an IT service provider. Before that Hammerstein managed the business of Fujitsu Siemens Computers for five years, first as CFO then as CEO. Under his leadership, the joint venture evolved into a profitable and recognized supplier of IT hardware and infrastructure. Previous stages of his occupational history include CFO of the Information and Communications Products Group at Siemens AG, Finance Director of the Open Enterprise Computing Division at Siemens Nixdorf and System Business Finance Manager at Digital Equipment.
Dr. Manuel Cubero
Member of the Management Board / Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Dr. Manuel Cubero, born in 1963, has been a member of the Management Board of Kabel Deutschland Holding AG since March 2010. As Chief Operating Officer he is responsible for the Company’s Sales, Technical Operations, Customer Service, IT as well as for TV-Content.
Cubero has had a long and successful career at Germany’s largest cable network operator. He joined Kabel Deutschland in November 2003 and was appointed Managing Director in December 2005 with responsibility for the Television and Content business. In June 2006, his area of responsibility was expanded to include the Internet and Phone business. Cubero became Head of Sales, Marketing & Product Management and Kabel Deutschland’s Chief Commercial Officer in April 2007 and held this position until April 2009 when he was appointed Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to joining Kabel Deutschland he was employed as a consultant at Egon Zehnder International where he advised media and telecommunications firms. Other stations in his career include being the founder and Managing Director of an Internet betting company in Austria, and various executive positions within the Kirch Group including Head of the Digital Playout Center and Managing Director of Beta Technik Beteiligungs GmbH.
Cubero earned an MBA from INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France, and holds a PhD in physics from Darmstadt Technical University. He was the President of Cable Europe (European Cable Communications Association) from 2006 until 2009 and currently serves as the Association’s Vice President.
Member of the Management Board / Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Erik Adams (born in 1965) joined Kabel Deutschland in April 2007. He has been a member of the Management Board and Chief Marketing Officer since April 2009 and became a member of the Management Board of Kabel Deutschland Holding AG in March 2010.
Born in Scotland, he moved to KD from Suisse cable operator Cablecom, where he was responsible for marketing and sales of the company’s B2C business as well as the product areas.
Erik Adams holds a degree in chemical engineering and an MBA from European School of Management (ESCP-EAP).
Dr. Andreas Siemen
Member of the Management Board / Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Dr. Andreas Siemen (born in 1962) has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Management Board of Kabel Deutschland Holding AG since October 2011.
He joined Kabel Deutschland in 2003. He has held a variety of positions at Kabel Deutschland, most recently as Director of Corporate Development, responsible for Strategy, M&A and Corporate Finance. His professional background includes more than ten years at McKinsey & Co. primarily advising telecoms companies.
Dr. Siemen studied at Cologne University and holds a doctor’s degree in Business Administration from HHL in Leipzig.
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In the fiscal year 2012/2013, no such transactions were reported to the Company.