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

Hans-Georg Frey
Chairman of the Board
Jungheinrich AG


Vice Chairman

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


Vice Chairman

Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann
Member of the Group Management Board
Volkswagen AG


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 

Dr Mathias Kammüller
Managing Associate
TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG


Executive Committee Member 

Stefan Messer
CEO
Messer Group GmbH


Executive Committee Member

Cedrik Neike
Member of the Board
Siemens AG


Executive Committee Member

Dr Arnd Nenstiel
Chairman of the German Agribusiness Alliance at OAV

Global Head Agricultural Policy and Stakeholder Affairs
Bayer AG, Crop Science Division


Executive Committee Member

Dr. Markus Rasner
Lawyer, Partner
Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB

Executive Committee Member

Hans-Christian Sievers
Chairman of the Board
Helm AG


Executive Committee Member 

Werner Steinmüller
Member of the Board & CEO Asia Pacific
Deutsche Bank AG


Executive Committee Member 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Stepken
Chairman of the Board
TÜV SÜD AG


Executive Committee Member

Hanno D. Wentzler
Chairman of the Executive Board
Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG

Member of the Executive Council
Freudenberg SE

Executive Committee Member

Matthias Zachert
Chairman of the Board
LAXNESS 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.