Bremen, December 21, 2021. The Supervisory Board of space and technology group OHB SE has appointed Daniela Schmidt to the Management Board with effect from January 1, 2022. The 39 year old lawyer will be responsible for sustainability, integrity, legal affairs and corporate security. One of the focal points of her activities will be to ensure that the Company's commitment to sustainable corporate governance in line with the principles of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) is future-proof and to pool the management of the measures required for this purpose in a single Management Board department with Group-wide responsibility.
"I am delighted that we have been able to recruit Ms. Schmidt for this important future task at the Company," says Marco Fuchs, CEO of OHB SE. "For me, sustainable action in business is one of the central guidelines of future-oriented corporate management. As a family business, we are fundamentally characterized by making decisions on the scale of many years. In addition, we firmly believe in a social responsibility that goes hand in hand with entrepreneurship. That is why it is important to us to express this basic attitude with a Board of Management department created specifically for this purpose.” "I would like to thank you very much for the trust you have placed in me. The topic of sustainability is a personal concern of mine and I look forward to shaping this area at OHB and expanding the Group's strategy. For me, compliance and integrity mean more than just fulfilling legal requirements but also meeting the highest ethical standards," says Daniela Schmidt.
Daniela Schmidt has been employed at OHB SE as Legal Counsel and in-house lawyer since September 2014, and in March 2018 she was additionally appointed Deputy Head of the Legal Department. Previously, Ms. Schmidt was employed as a lawyer at the law firms Jones Day in Frankfurt (2013-2014) and White & Case LLP in Frankfurt (2011-2013).
After training as a bank clerk at Kasseler Sparkasse (2001-2003), she studied law with a focus on labor and corporate law at the University of Göttingen from 2003 to 2009; she completed her legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Braunschweig, graduating with the 2nd State Law Examination in 2011. In January 2019, Ms. Schmidt was appointed as a specialist lawyer for international corporate law by the Hanseatic Bar Association. Daniela Schmidt lives in Bremen with her husband and two children.