Dr. Michele Puller Chief Executive Officer & Founder
is responsible for the company’s strategic direction as its CEO. He built up the company in the 1980s, having first obtained his doctorate in Statistics and Economics from the University of Rome and worked as a Marketing Manager at Procter & Gamble. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Borussia Dortmund for over 20 years and was a finalist in the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in both 2004 and 2005.
Paola Viscardi-Giazzi Chief Operating Officer
joined Steilmann Holding AG in Germany in 1994 and is responsible for IT, Logistics and Human Resources. She is also in charge of integration and streamlining measures, as well as acquisition financing. She held management roles at the home textile company Miro Radici in Rome.
Jens Brüggemann Chief Financial Officer
joined Steilmann in 2001 and is responsible for Steilmann SE’s finances as its CFO. He was born in Münster and graduated from the European Business Program in Bordeaux and Münster with a double-degree diploma in International Business. Prior to joining Steilmann as Head of Controlling, he worked as a Financial Manager at Radici Chimica Germany. In addition, he has been a member of the Executive Board of Steilmann Holding AG since 2010.
Dr. Jürgen Danzer – Chairman of the Supervisory Board (Attorney-at-law)
Dr. Jürgen Danzer is the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Steilmann SE. Having finished his law-studies at the University of Bielefeld and completed his legal clerkship at the higher regional court of Hamm, Dr. Danzer gained a doctorate in law of the University of Bochum in 1981, where he worked as a university lecturer for four years. In 1983, he qualified as German lawyer and has since then worked as independent lawyer in the field of law relating to undertakings, corporate and tax law. Dr. Danzer is also the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Steilmann Holding AG.
Prof. Dr. Stefano Zonca – Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board (Attorney-at-law)
Prof. Dr. Stefano Zonca is vice chairman of the Supervisory Board of Steilmann SE. In 1993, Prof. Dr. Zonca achieved his bar exam in law in the Court of Appeal in Brescia and has since then been member of the Milan Bar. Two years later, Prof. Dr. Zonca gained a doctorate in international law of the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy. From 1990 to 2011 he taught, finally as Associate Professor of Law, at the universities of Milan and Bergamo International Law and European Union Law. Furthermore, he has been editor of several Italian journals for legal topics. From 2005 to 2010 he was member, respectively president, of the Board of Directors at ICTEAM S.P.A and SEESAAB S.P.A.
In addition to joining Steilmann SE, Prof. Dr. Zonca is currently chairman of the board of the companies STOMER S.P.A. and TELMO S.P.A., board member of the company TELMO HOLDING S.R.L, member of the board of statutory auditors at ALIAS S.P.A. and FLOWMETER S.P.A. and partner at the law firm R&P Legal Studio Associato.
Romeo Pomponiu – Member of the Supervisory Board (Economist)
Romeo Pomponiu is member of the supervisory board of Steilmann SE. In 1975, he graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Trade in Bucharest before he started his professional career in the foreign trade company Confex Bucharest, a garment export company, which he managed from 1982 to 1990. In 1990, he joined Steilmann Romania S.r.l. as founder, shareholder and CEO. In 1994, Mr. Pomponiu joined Steilmann Bucharest S.r.l. as founder, shareholder and CEO. Besides his position at the Steilmann SE, he is currently the sole shareholder and administrator of Danubia Holding S.à r.l.