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Executive Board


Chief Executive Officer Rolf Buch

Name: Rolf Buch
Year of Birth: 1965
Nationality: German
Place of Residence: Gütersloh
Initial Appointment: 2013
Appointed until: 28 February 2023
Function: Chief Executive Officer
Professional Career: : He is a member of the executive board of the German Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies (GdW), vice president of the German central real estate committee Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA) and the German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development, and a member of the board of directors of the European Public Real Estate Association EPRA in Brussels. Upon taking up his office, Rolf Buch led Vonovia as it entered the stock exchange. In 2015, Vonovia SE was promoted to the German leading index DAX 30, and in September 2020 to the EURO STOXX 50. The company is also included in other national and international indices such as the DAX 50 ESG.

He began his career as an assistant to the management at Bertelsmann Distribution GmbH in Gütersloh in 1991. In 1996, he was promoted to managing director of Bertelsmann Services France and became a member of the management board of Arvato AG in 2002. In 2008, he became CEO of Arvato AG and was appointed to the management board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA.

Academic Career: Rolf Buch had studied Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration at RWTH Aachen University.

Further Appointments and Mandates:

  • Kötter Group (Member of the Council of Shareholders)
  • Hembla AB (Vorsitzender des Verwaltungsrats)
  • Victoria Park AB (Vorsitzender des Verwaltungsrats)

Member of the Management Board Arnd Fittkau

Name: Arnd Fittkau
Year of Birth: 1973
Nationality: German
Place of Residence: Essen
Initial Appointment: 2019
Appointed until: Annual General Meeting 2022
Function: Member of the Management Board (CRO)
Professional Career: Arnd Fittkau first joined the Vonovia Group, as it is now called, in 2002, after various controlling activities at MAN and Hochtief, when he took over as Head of Investment Controlling. In 2005, the studied business economist moved moved to the GAGFAH Group to assume the role of Head of Controlling for a period of three years. He has been a managing director at the Vonovia Group since 2008. Since then, Arnd Fittkau has held several managing directorships at various predecessor companies/subsidiaries of the Vonovia Group in Bochum, Munich, Frankfurt and Gelsenkirchen. He held the position of managing director of the West business area of Vonovia Immobilienservice GmbH from 2014. Most recently, he held the position of chief representative of Vonovia SE from the beginning of March 2018 and chaired the regional management teams.

Further Appointments and Mandates:

  • STEAG Fernwärme GmbH (Member of the Advisory Board)

Helene von Roeder

Member of the Management Board Helene von Roeder

Name: Helene von Roeder
Year of Birth: 1970
Nationality: German
Place of Residence: Frankfurt
Initial Appointment: 2018
Appointed until: Annual General Meeting 2023
Function: Member of the Management Board (CFO)
Professional career: Helene von Roeder has held the position of CFO on the Management Board of Vonovia SE since May 2018. After studying physics in Munich and theoretical astrophysics in Cambridge, she began her career at Deutsche Bank in London in 1995. She worked for UBS AG in Frankfurt and London from 2000 to 2004, before moving to Morgan Stanley Bank in Frankfurt, where her most recent role was Head of Global Capital Markets for Germany and Austria, Member of the Management Board of Morgan Stanley Bank AG. From 2014, she headed Credit Suisse’s business in Germany, Austria and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Further Appointments and Mandates:
  • Merck KGaA (Member of the Supervisory Board)
  • AVW Versicherungsmakler GmbH (Member of the Supervisory Board)
  • E. Merck KG (Member of the Council of Shareholders)
Helene von Roeder

Member of the Management Board Daniel Riedl

Name: Daniel Riedl
Year of Birth: 1969
Nationality: Austrian
Place of Residence: Wien
Initial Appointment: 2018
Appointed until: Annual General Meeting 2021
Function: Member of the Management Board (Development & Austrian)
Professional Career: In May 2018, Daniel Riedl became Member of the Management Board at Vonovia SE. Riedl is a graduate in business administration and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Already between 2004 and 2011, he headed BUWOG in its previous form. From 2008 to 2014, he served on the Executive Board of IMMOFINANZ AG and chaired the Supervisory Board of BUWOG GmbH from the beginning of 2012 until October 2013. In November 2013 Riedl was appointed CEO of BUWOG AG and led BUWOG through the spin-off of IMMOFINANZ AG to the successful stock exchange listing.
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