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Bernd Hirsch

Bernd Hirsch (born in 1970) was elected Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board on 09 June 2015. He was appointed Member of the Supervisory Board in June 2014. On 16 December 2013, Bernd Hirsch was appointed Member of the Supervisory Board by the commercial register court Hamburg at the application of the Company.

Born in Ellwangen, Germany, Bernd Hirsch completed his degree in business administration at the University of Würzburg and afterwards gained significant experience in various leading positions in the financial area.

From 1998 to 2001, he was Audit Manager at the audit firm Arthur Andersen. In 2001, he started at Carl Zeiss Group as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. One year later, Bernd Hirsch was appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board at Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. From December 2009 to December 2015, Bernd Hirsch was Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board of Symrise AG. From 01 April 2016 onwards, Bernd Hirsch has been Chief Financial Officer of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA. Furthermore, he acts as Director of Bertelsmann Inc., Penguin Random House LLC, Penguin Random House Limited and RTL Group S.A.

Apart from his role as member of the Supervisory Board of Evotec AG, he does not hold memberships in any other comparable supervisory bodies.