Committees

High-ranking corporate representatives with experience of working in or with Asian companies are active within the OAV in an honorary capacity, and shape the work within the network.


Executive Committee

The executive committee formulates OAV's strategic guidelines.

Chairman

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Stepken
Chairman of the Board of Management
TUV SUD AG


Vice Chairman

Matthias Claussen
Managing Associate
C. Melchers
GmbH & Co. KG

Vice Chairman 

C. Michael Illies
President & CEO
C. ILLIES & Co.

Treasurer

Frank Brockmann
Executive Board Member 
HASPA Finanzholding
Vice Company Spokesperson
Hamburger Sparkasse


Executive Committee Member 

Prof. Thomas Bauer
Chairman of the Board
BAUER AG

Executive Committee Member 

Dr. Martin Brudermüller
Chairman of the Board
BASF SE

Executive Committee Member

Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann
Member of the Supervisory Board
SKODA a.s.

Executive Committee Member 

Dr. Mathias Kammüller
Managing Associate
TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG


Executive Committee Member 

Stefan Messer
CEO
Messer Group GmbH

Member of the Executive Committee

Dr. Philipp Meyer
CFO JFY
TRUMPF in Shanghai

Executive Committee Member

Cedrik Neike
CEO Smart Infrastructure
Member of the Board
Siemens AG

Executive Committee Member

Dr. Arnd Nenstiel
Global Head of Strategy and Portfolio Management Herbicides, Bayer AG


Executive Committee Member

Dr. Sabine Stricker-Kellerer
Lawyer/Owner
SSK Asia

Executive Committee Member

Matthias Zachert
Chairman of the Board
LAXNESS AG

Executive Committee Member 

Alexander von zur Mühlen
Member of the Managing Board & CEO Asia-Pacific
Deutsche Bank AG


Board of Directors

The OAV Board of Directors is made up of high-profile representatives of Germany's business operations in Asia across many industries who discuss current issues relevant to the region, and corporate activity.

Members of the Board speak in their capacity as Chairpersons of the foreign trade associations and dictate the economic strategy in each individual country.


Advisory Council

In the Advisory Council, important institutional partners, including the managing director of the German Foreign Chamber of Commerce, act as representatives of OAV in the region.