On 1 July 2013, the association FidAR (Frauen in den Aufsichtsrat e.V.) together with Verband deutscher Unternehmerinnen e.V., Hay Group und CMS Hasche Sigle hosted a panel discussion at the ILF on "The practice of nomination – how election proposals for the Supervisory Board are made". This event was attended by more than 90 guests.
Prof. Dr. Dres h.c. Theodor Baums, Executive Director of the ILF and member of the Government Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code welcomed the guests on behalf of the ILF. Additional greetings were given by Ms. Frau Melanie Kell, Verband deutscher Unternehmerinnen e.V. und Chairperson of Landesverband Hessen as well as Dr. Hildegard Ziemons, Coordinator, FidAR Rhein/Main and Partner of CMS Hasche Sigle.
Dr. Hildegard Ziemons moderated the panel discussion with the panel members being Ms. Yvonne Beiertz, Partner, Member of the Global Board Services Practice of Spencer Stuart Associates, Ms. Jella Benner-Heinacher, Vice-Chairperson of the Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz e.V., member of various supervisory boards (K + S Aktiengesellschaft, AS Création Tapeten AG), Mr. Ernst Heilgenthal, Managing Partner of GEMINI Executive Search GmbH and Mr. Christian Strenger, member of various supervisory boards (TUI AG, DWS Investment GmbH) an member of the Government Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code.
At the end of the panel discussion, the guests had the opportunity to deepen the discussion and ask further questions at the reception held in the foyer of the House of Finance.