Biographies

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is responsible for overseeing our Management Board and the general course of affairs of our business. Our Supervisory Board currently has three members, whose names and details are set forth below.

Jürgen HintzSupervisory Board Chairman

Achievements
Mr. Jürgen Hintz has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of Head N.V. since May 2003 and was reappointed at the shareholders’ meeting in May 2012 for another four years. In December 2004, Mr. Hintz retired as Group Chief Executive Officer of Novar plc, an international group with core activities in Intelligent Building Systems, Aluminum Extrusion Solutions, and Security Printing Services with an annual turnover of £1.5 billion. Prior to this, he was President and Chief Executive of Carnaud/Metalbox until October 1995, Executive Vice-President and member of the main Board of Procter & Gamble Company and non-Executive Director of Inchcape plc and Apple Computers Inc.

Sports
Skiing, tennis and Golf


Viktor KlimaMember of the Supervisory Board

Achievements
Mr. Viktor Klima has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Head N.V. since October 2000 and was reappointed at the shareholders’ meeting in May 2012 for another four years. He served as Chancellor of the Republic of Austria from January 1997 until his resignation February 2000. In this capacity, Mr. Klima held the Presidency of the European Union in the second half of 1998. Prior to serving as Chancellor, he served as Minister of Finance 1996-97 and Minister of Public Economy and Transport 1992-96. Prior to his political career, he was a member of the management board of the OMV oil company, responsible for finance, capital markets and acquisitions. Prior to this position, he held various management positions within OMV. Mr. Klima took up a senior management position with Volkswagen in October 2000.


Franz KlammerMember of the Supervisory Board

Achievements
Mr. Franz Klammer was appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board of Head N.V. in September 2011. Mr. Franz Klammer ranks as one of the best downhill skiers of all time, overwhelmingly dominating the downhill event for four consecutive World Cup seasons winning 25 World Cup downhill events and a gold medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics. Mr. Klammer was Sportsman of the Year in Austria three times. After retiring from skiing, Mr. Klammer took up tour car racing and in 1990 won the prestigious European Tour Car Championship. Mr. Klammer has established the Franz Klammer foundation to help seriously injured athletes, is ambassador for the United Nations and has chaired the 2014 Salzburg bid for the Winter Olympics. In 2001, one of the Company´s subsidiaries and the Franz Klammer GmbH entered into an agency agreement committing Mr. Franz Klammer to use and promote some of the Company´s products.



Management Board

Our amended articles of association provide for a Management Board that is charged with our management under the general supervision of the Supervisory Board. Our Management Board currently has four members, whose names and details are set below.

Johan Eliasch

Chairman, The HEAD Group

Achievements
Mr. Johan Eliasch has served as Chairman of the Management Board of Head N.V. and Group Chief Executive Officer since September 1995. He is Chairman of Equity Partners, London Films, Co-Chairman of Cool Earth, President of Global Strategy Forum, non-executive Chairman of Investcorp Europe, non-executive director of CV Starr Underwriting Agents, advisory board member of Brasilinvest, Société du Louvre, Centre for Social Justice, the British Olympic Association, and member of the Mayor of London’s and Rome’s International Business Advisory Council. He is patron of the Stockholm University and a trustee of Kew Foundation. He is the former Special Representative of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010). He is actively involved in preservation of Rainforest in the Amazonas.

Sports
Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Curling, Sailing, Motor Racing, Ice Hockey

Ralf BernhartDeputy Chairman of the Management Board of Head NV

Achievements
Mr. Ralf Bernhart has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Head N.V. since October 2000 until May 2009. He was a member of the HTM Supervisory Board in 1995 prior to becoming a member of the HTM Management Board in 1996. Prior to joining Head N.V., from 1990 to 1995, Mr. Bernhart was a member of the Executive Board of Hafslund Nycomed Pharma AG, Austria, a leading pharmaceutical company. On May 28, 2009, Mr. Bernhart resigned from his position as Chief Financial Officer of Head N.V. Since May 2009, Mr. Bernhart is serving as the Deputy Chairman of our Management Board.


Günter HagspielMember of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer

Achievements
Mr. Günter Hagspiel joined Head Sport GmbH in May 1996. After working in Controlling for two years in Austria, he went on an international assignment to the U.S. to become the Controller of Head USA, Inc. In 2001, Mr. Hagspiel was promoted to CFO and COO of the U.S. company. Since August 2005, he has served as Vice President Finance & Controlling in Austria and was appointed Managing Director of Head Sport GmbH. Prior to joining Head, Mr. Hagspiel was working as a Management Consultant at the Management Zentrum St. Gallen (MZSG) and as Manager at IBM in Vienna. Since May 29, 2009 he is a member of the Management Board and the Chief Financial Officer of Head N.V.

Sports
skiing and tennis


George F. NicolaiMember of Management Board

Achievements
Mr. George F. Nicolai was a member of the management team of Intertrust Netherlands from 1989 until 2003, and continues to act as a non-executive director. After finishing his law degree at the University of Utrecht, he joined Pierson Heldring & Pierson which became Mees Pierson and later was part of Fortis Bank and now privately owned by Blackstone serving in a variety of executive positions, both in The Netherlands and abroad. He currently also serves as a member of the board of directors of several Dutch subsidiaries of international companies such as Pearson Plc, Pirelli and KFC and as chairman-member of several foundations.



Management Team

The day-to-day running of the Company is overseen by our Management Team, which reports to the Management and Supervisory Boards. The names and details of the Management Team are:

Johan EliaschChairman, The HEAD Group

Achievements
Mr Johan Eliasch has served as Chairman of the Management Board of Head N.V. and Group Chief Executive Officer since September 1995. He is Chairman of Equity Partners, London Films, Co-Chairman of Cool Earth, President of Global Strategy Forum, non-executive Chairman of Investcorp Europe, non-executive director of IMG and CV Star Underwriting Agents, advisory board member of Brasilinvest, Societe du Louvre, Centre for Social Justice, the British Olympic Association, and a member of the Major of London's and Rome's International Business Advisory Council. He is patron of the Stockholm University and a trustee of Kew Foundation. He is the former Special Representative of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010). He is actively involved in preservation of Rainforest in the Amazonas.

Sports
Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Curling, Sailing, Motor Racing, Ice Hockey


Ralf BernhartDeputy Chairman of the Management Board of Head NV

Achievements
Mr. Ralf Bernhart has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Head N.V. since October 2000 until May 2009. He was a member of the HTM Supervisory Board in 1995 prior to becoming a member of the HTM Management Board in 1996. Prior to joining Head N.V., from 1990 to 1995, Mr. Bernhart was a member of the Executive Board of Hafslund Nycomed Pharma AG, Austria, a leading pharmaceutical company. On May 28, 2009, Mr. Bernhart resigned from his position as Chief Financial Officer of Head N.V. Since May 2009, Mr. Bernhart is serving as the Deputy Chairman of our Management Board.


Günter HagspielMember of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer

Achievements
Mr. Günter Hagspiel joined Head Sport GmbH in May 1996. After working in Controlling for two years in Austria, he went on an international assignment to the U.S. to become the Controller of Head USA, Inc. In 2001, Mr. Hagspiel was promoted to CFO and COO of the U.S. Company. Since August 2005, he has served as Vice President Finance & Controlling in Austria and was appointed Managing Director of Head Sport GmbH. Prior to joining Head, Mr. Hagspiel was working as a Management Consultant at the Management Zentrum St. Gallen (MZSG) and as Manager at IBM in Vienna. Since May 2009, Mr. Hagspiel is serving as a member of the Management Board and the Chief Financial Officer of Head N.V.

Sports
skiing and tennis


Klaus HotterExecutive Vice President Winter Sports Division

Achievements
Mr. Klaus Hotter has served as Vice President of Head Sport since 1986 and managed our Winter Sports Division. Since November 2002, he was appointed Managing Director of Head Sport and assumed full responsibility for the Winter Sports Division and from January 2009 on Klaus Hotter was appointed Managing Director of HTM Sport responsible for ski bindings and ski boots. He managed European distribution at Blizzard from 1981 to 1986.

Sports
Skiing


Georg KroellExecutive Vice President Licensing Division

Achievements
Mr. Georg Kröll has served as Vice President of HEAD Sport GmbH since 1990 and was appointed Managing Director of HEAD Sport GmbH in November 2002. In 1996, he became the Division Manager for Licensing. From 1990 to 1995, he was the Division Manager for the Footwear Division of HTM. Prior to joining Head in 1981 where he managed distribution for Head in Germany, Austria and International Trade, he served as General Manager for Kneissl of America.

Sports
Skiing, tennis and golf


Ottmar BarbianExecutive Vice President Racquets Sports Division

Achievements
Ottmar Barbian took over responsibilities as International Sales&Marketing Director of the HEAD Racquetsports Division in 2008. In 2012, he was appointed Executive Vice President, assuming full responsibility of the Racquet Sport Division and joining the Executive Management Team of the HEAD group.

Sports
Tennis and Skiing


Gerald SkrobanekExecutive Vice President Diving Division

Achievements
Mr. Gerald Skrobanek joined Head in September 2000. After having managed HEAD's Information technology and worldwide operations for 5 years, Gerald Skrobanek got appointed Executive Vice President of the Diving division in September 2005. Prior to joining Head, he served as CIO for Vianova Resins, an international chemical company and Wienerberger a leading building material producer.

Sports
Diving, tennis and skiing


Kevin KempinPresident and CEO of Head USA

Achievements
Mr. Kevin Kempin has served as CEO & President of HEAD USA since 2009. During that time the U.S. received the prestigious “Country of the Year” from the HEAD global marketing group. Kempin has held a variety of high level general management positions, as well as sales and marketing positions with the HEAD group since he joined them in 1993. He has also served on the Tennis Industry Association board in the U.S. and currently serves on the Management Board of HEAD NV.

Sports
Mr. Kevin Kempin is an avid and passionate sportsmen actively involved in tennis, squash, skiing and snowboarding.


Rainer SchrammVice President European Sales Coordinator/Speaker Units Europe

Achievements
Rainer Schramm started with HEAD in Nov. 1992 as Sales Manager Germany. In 1995 he also took over the responsibility for Tyrolia Bindings. Mid of the year 2000 he was appointed as General Manager Germany with full responsibility, also for Mares. Since March 2012 he acts in addition as VP European Sales Coordinator, is Speaker of the Central European Countries and reports directly to the CEO.


Clare VincentInvestor Relations

Achievements
Mrs. Clare Vincent joined Head in 2000. She runs the Investor Releations and Corporate Development department. Prior to joining Head, Mrs Vincent worked as a chartered accountant with PWC and in Corporate Development with Rexam PLC, a large UK based paper and packaging company.

Sports
Tennis and skiing