Prof. Herbert Sonntag
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Personal details

Born in 1946 in Legau / Allgäu
Member of the Supervisory Board since 2009, Chairman since 2014

Professional background

2002 – 2019Professor of Traffic Logistics and Head of the Traffic Logistics Research Group at the Wildau Technical University of Applied Sciences
1976 – 2001Founding shareholder and subsequently Executive Board member of IVU Traffic Technologies AG
1977Awarded a doctorate in Engineering (Operations Research), Technische Universität Berlin
1973Awarded a degree in Engineering, Technische Universität Berlin

 
Board memberships

  • Member of the Advisory Board and honorary member of LNBB Logistiknetz Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.
  • Appointee for the Land Brandenburg of Allianz pro Schiene e.V.
  • Visiting professor DKU Kazakh-German University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Visiting professor GTU Georgian Technical University, Tiflis, Georgia

Ute Witt
Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board

Personal details

Born in 1956 in Remscheid
Member and Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board since 2018

Professional background

2018 – presentManaging Partner of FinTax policy advice GmbH
1987 – 2018Corporate Tax Partner of Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
2011 – 2017Lecturer at the University of Potsdam, Lecturer in Tax Accounting Law
1990Examination to qualify as a public auditor
1985Examination to qualify as a tax consultant
1980Degree in Business Administration, University of Cologne

 
Board memberships

  • Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Sellutions AG
  • Vice-Chairwoman, Treasurer and Head of the Budget Committee of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of the Tax Committee and of the Advisory Board of the German Industry and Trade Federation, Berlin
  • Member of the Federal Commissions for Taxes, the Budget and Finances as well as Family Businesses and SMEs in the Economic Council of the CDU
  • Chairwoman of the Executive Board of Potsdamer Steuerforum e.V.

Dr Heiner Bente

Personal details

Born in 1956 in Bochum
Member of the Supervisory Board since 2019

Professional background

2009 – presentManaging Partner, Dr. Heiner Bente Consulting
2017 – presentSenior Advisor, civity Management Consultants
2010 – 2017Chairman of the Advisory Board and Senior Advisor, civity Management Consultants
1991 – 2008Founder, Partner and Managing Director, BSL Management Consultants
1984 – 1990Mummert + Partner Management Consultancy
1984Doctorate in Engineering
1979 – 1983Research Assistant, Ruhr University Bochum, Insitute for Energy Economics
1979Degree in Physics, Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe

 
Board memberships

  • Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board of Schürfeld Gruppe, Hamburg
  • Member of the Entrepreneurs Board of All4Labels

Prof. Barbara Lenz

Personal details

Born in 1955 in Stuttgart
Member of the Supervisory Board since 2019

Professional background

2007 – presentDirector of the Institute of Transport Research at the German Aerospace Centre
2003 – presentProfessor for Traffic Geography, Humboldt University of Berlin
2002 – 2006Head of the research group „Space and Traffic“, German Aerospace Center, Institute of Transport Research
2001Habilitation, University of Stuttgart
1994Doctorate, University of Stuttgart
1989 – 2002Resarch Assistant, University of Stuttgart, Institute of Geography
1988 – 1989Teacher, Privates Gymnasium Merz, Stuttgart
1986 – 1988Trainee, Staatliches Seminar für Pädagogik am Gymnasium
1982Degree in Geography and German Studies, University of Stuttgart
1973 – 1975Editorial Apprenticeship, Verlag Waiblinger Kreiszeitung

 
Board memberships

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)

Axel Zimmermann
Employee representative

Personal details

Born 1961 in Düren, Germany
Member of the Supervisory Board since 2019

Professional background

2012 – todayQuality Manager, IVU Traffic Technologies AG
2008 – 2012Technical Project Manager Ticketing, IVU Traffic Technologies AG
2008 – 2012Product Manager Ticketing/eTicketing, IVU Traffic Technologies AG
2005 – 2008Team Leader Software Development Ticketing, IVU Traffic Technologies AG
2000 – 2005Technical Project Manager Ticket Vending Machines, IVU Traffic Technologies AG
1997 – 2000Software developer for on-board computer for public transport, IVU Traffic Technologies AG
1989 – 1997Hardware and software developer for tool monitoring systems, Prometec GmbH
1989Graduate engineer in electrical and communication engineering, FH Aachen

 
Board memberships

  • Chairman of the Works Council of IVU Traffic Technologies AG at the Aachen location
  • Deputy Chairman of the General Works Council of IVU Traffic Technologies AG

Benedikt Woelki
Employee representative

Personal details

Born 1978 in Berlin, Germany
Member of the Supervisory Board since 2019

Professional background

2015 – todaySupport account manager IVU.suite for Germany, Hungary and Southeast Asia, IVU Traffic Technologies AG
2011 – 2015Project engineer for railway customers DACH, IVU Traffic Technologies AG
2008 – 2011Working student in the field of waste disposal logistics, IVU Traffic Technologies AG
2006 – 2011Study of Business Informatics (M.Sc.), University of Applied Sciences Berlin
1999 – 2006Study of Law, Free University of Berlin