Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board

Andreas de Maizière (Chairman)

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Mr de Maizière had already served as a member of the Company’s Supervisory Board from 2011 to 2017 as its chairman. He worked for 30 years for Commerzbank AG, from 1999 to 2005 as a member of the management board and in his last position as Chief Operating Officer. Mr de Maizière sits on supervisory and advisory boards of various companies and institutions. He studied business administration at the University of Cologne.

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Thorsten H. Hehl

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Supervisory Director

The business graduate Thorsten H. Hehl has held a seat on the Supervisory Board of ZEAL since June 2013. He has been an investment manager at Günther Holding GmbH since 2008. Prior to this, he worked for Bankhaus Metzler and HSH Nordbank in the field of corporate finance. After completing his vocational bank training, Thorsten H. Hehl studied business administration in Giessen and Atlanta (USA) as well as at Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL).
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Oliver Jaster

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Supervisory Director

The business graduate Oliver Jaster has been a member of the Supervisory Board of ZEAL since 2008. He has been a managing director of the Günther Group since 2004. He previously held various positions in the banking sector for several years. Oliver Jaster studied banking and business administration at the Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft in Frankfurt and in Edinburgh.
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Marc Peters

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Supervisory Director

Mr Peters co-founded the Company in 1999 and served as a member of the management board until 2007, where he was responsible in particular for marketing and international expansion. Since then he has been active as a business angel in high-tech companies. Mr Peters holds a degree in business administration from the University of Münster.

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Jens Schumann

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Supervisory Director

The law school graduate Jens Schumann is a member of the Supervisory Board of ZEAL since July 2011. He is one of the two founders of today’s ZEAL and was Managing Director and Executive Board member from 1999 till 2009. In March 2008 he was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board. From December 1998 to the formation of ZEAL, he worked as a business consultant at Icon Medialab AG. Mr. Schumann studied law at the University of Münster from 1993 to 1998 and finished his studies with the first State Exam.
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Peter Steiner

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The business graduate Peter Steiner has held a seat on the Supervisory Board of ZEAL since June 2013. He is a self-employed auditor and advises company owners, large corporations and financial investors. He was previously a partner of the investment company One Equity Partners LLC. He worked for MG Technologies AG as CFO. At Dyckerhoff AG,he was successively CFO, COO and finally CEO. Following his many years as an auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co., he was appointed CFO of Süba Bau AG. Peter Steiner studied business administration in Mannheim and Cologne.
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