Thomas Hinderer

1958 |German citizen

Member of the Board of Directors | Chair of the Audit Committee (from 2023) | Chairman of the Compensation Committee

Education and training

  • Training as an industrial clerk
  • Certified business administrator (with a diploma from a university of applied sciences)

Current position

  • Various mandates

Other board member mandat

  • Hochland SE, Heimenkirch, Germany
  • Apetito AG, Rheine, Germany; Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • Pfeifer und Langen Industrie- und Handels-KG, Cologne, Germany

Other functions and offices

  • Apetito Catering BV & Co KG, Rheine, Germany; Advisory Board
  • Deutscher Werberat, Berlin, Germany; Chairman
  • Erco GmbH, Lüdenscheid, Germany; Chairman of the Advisory Board
  • Gerolsteiner Brunnen GmbH & Co. KG, Gerolstein, Germany

Professional career

  • Chairman of the Executive Board, Eckes AG, Nieder-Olm, Germany; 2005–2020
  • President and CEO, Eckes Granini Group, Nieder-Olm, Germany; 2005–2020
  • Chairman and CEO of the Central Management Board, Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller, Aretsreid, Germany; 2001–2005
  • Various management positions, Bestfoods Germany, Heilbronn, Germany; 1992–2001
  • Various management positions, B. Birkel & Söhne, Weinstadt, Germany; 1988–1992
  • Product Manager, Vileda GmbH, Weinheim, Germany; 1986–1988Assistant Brand Manager and 
  • Junior Product Manager, Ritter Sport GmbH, Waldenbuch, Germany; 1984–1986

Thomas Hinderer