The tension between supervisory board and management in restructuring situations 

The pace of transformation has picked up considerably in recent months and has challenged companies and their movers and shakers to a high degree, in some cases radically. Monika Dussen and Marc-René Faerber, both experienced transformation managers, provide an overview of the current challenges and strategically necessary changes and explain how you, as an entrepreneur, advisory board, supervisory board and in management, can successfully (more) manage critical transformation situations in line with the expectations of the shareholders and the supervisory board or advisory board.

  • New age, new rules of the game?
  • Course of a classic restructuring process
  • In-house CRO and CTO vs. external transformer
  • Tension between CEO, supervisory board and CRO?
  • Hurdles and opportunities in the context of restructuring


Monika Dussen is a Partner at Struktur Management Partner and has many years of experience in turnaround practice and responsible management in over 20 projects since 2004, regularly taking on CRO/CTO positions.

Marc-René Faerber is Managing Partner of Struktur Management Partner and has in-depth expertise in the management of complex stakeholder situations and in operational turnaround and implementation management.

Date: 20.09.2022 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (GMT+2)

Info: the webinar will be held in german language



The Supply Chain Act - bureaucratic monster or competitive advantage?

With the new Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz - LkSG), a legal framework for fulfilling human rights due diligence obligations in Germany was created in 2021. The law expands liability along the supply chain. Affected companies must now ensure and document compliance with human rights and environmental obligations within this chain from January 2023. The corporate bodies and managers of the companies are responsible for implementing the requirements of the law and performing due diligence along the supply chain.

  • Emergence of the law
  • How does the LkSG affect companies?
  • Which areas in the company are affected?
  • Case study: Efficient and effective implementation of the LkSG in the company and along the supply chain.
  • LkSG as S of the taxonomy: Influence on the (re-)financing of companies.
  • Outlook: The European Supply Chain Act ante portas

    Tobias Zech has held management positions in international corporations (Airbus) and in politics (Bundestag, Council of Europe) for many years. As Senior Partner of Beceptum International GmbH, he provides operational and strategic support to companies in transformation and restructuring issues. Beceptum's focus here is on ensuring the sustainability of economy and ecology. Tobias Zech was involved in the creation of the law as a member of the German Bundestag in the Labour and Social Affairs Committee and in the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development.

    Szabina Altsach is Senior Manager at Beceptum International GmbH and has many years of experience in international politics, especially in the field of human rights. Altsach worked as a project coordinator for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Lebanon and was a foreign policy advisor in the German Bundestag and the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. She studied international relations, human rights, French and German in Budapest and Montpellier. Altsach is also a certified human rights officer (TÜV) and certified project manager (IAPM).


Date: 21.09.2022 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (GMT+2)

Info: the webinar will be held in german language



Future viability with Automotive SPICE® -

The path to a learning organisation

In the automotive industry, the complexity of projects and products is continuously increasing. The challenges have changed considerably over time. For example, the development of software-based systems is gaining more and more importance. We are confronted with increasing and distributed functionality as well as shorter development cycles, parallel project execution, safety aspects, increasing customer requirements and a shortage of skilled workers. For projects to meet these challenges, they need stable processes and experience that can be shared between projects. A learning organisation is able to deal with these requirements.

Process models for development can help in this situation to get a grip on the challenges and create a learning organisation. Automotive SPICE® is such a model. It is internationally recognised and plays an increasingly important role in the automotive industry worldwide. Since 2006, the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has been recommending this model to its members as a basis for development.
The webinar is intended to provide an initial overview of the application and benefits of Automotive SPICE®.

Volker Lehmann has been Principal Consultant and Head of the Hamburg office at Method Park since 2017. Volker Lehmann is also a member of the intacs™ Advisory Board and leads the working group for the development of the training architecture for assessor training. With a degree in computer science, he has already supported numerous OEMs and suppliers around the world in assessing and establishing processes.


Date: 22.09.2022 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (GMT+2)

Info: the webinar will be held in german language



Supply chain in VUCA times - hedging, risk management and strategy

Today, industrial success is significantly influenced by factors of the organisational environment. The environment characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambivalence (VUCA) requires strategic management of the supply chain to enable the value chain as a whole to deal with internal and external risks. The web seminar provides orientation in dealing with volatile procurement markets as a practical report based on an interview with the Executive Director Automotive of a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier with the following focal points:


  • Insights into the topics of procurement & supply chain in dealing with the constantly changing market situations.
  • Applying SWOT analyses to determine the position in procurement & supply chain
  • Managing internal resistance
  • Transformation of the organisation in view of the changing market conditions
  • Reporting on successful savings programmes despite rising costs and permanent price pressure from customers
  • Coping with volume slumps
  • Using RPA/KI (Robotic Process Automation) to increase efficiency

    Dr Filippos Siakavaras, authorised signatory and Executive Director Automotive of Meraxis Group is an experienced Global VP with a focus on purchasing, procurement and supply chain and is currently responsible for a purchasing volume of approximately 900 million euros. His experience and track record includes companies such as REHAU, Veritas AG, s.Oliver Group, ZF Group, Continental and Siemens.

    Michael Huber is now Director Mobility of the interim management solution provider Mobility & Industrial Solutions within the Würtele Group. He draws on
    He has more than 30 years of international experience in responsible management positions in leading industrial and automotive supply companies such as Mannesmann Rexroth, Bucher Industries, Schefenacker/odelo, Wagon Automotive and Schweizer Group.


Date: 04.10.2022 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (GMT+2)

Info: the webinar will be held in german language



ESG for supervisory board and executive board - guidelines and recommendations for action

ESG, i.e. the consideration of environmental, social and governance criteria, is on everyone's lips. But constantly new regulations and criteria make the implementation of the principles more difficult and cause uncertainty in many places. What does ESG mean in concrete terms for the supervisory and executive boards? What are the current regulations on sustainability in the German Corporate Governance Code and to what extent are regulated companies from the financial sector specifically affected by ESG? Renate Prinz provides an overview, including practical guidelines with recommendations for action for the board of directors and supervisory board.

  • Current and essential ESG criteria for the executive board and supervisory board
  • What do the executive board and supervisory board have to consider with regard to ESG?
  • Rights, duties, but also limits of the executive board and supervisory board
  • For which companies is ESG relevant?
  • Practical guide and recommendations for action

Renate Prinz is an attorney in the area of corporate law and banking supervisory law and a partner in the law firm McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP. She has many years of experience in advising clients from the financial and public sectors, industry and retail on all corporate law issues, in particular corporate governance, corporate transactions and group law. She is a recognised expert in the field of banking supervisory law and provides advice on financial supervisory issues. Before joining McDermott, Renate Prinz worked for the law firm Linklaters LLP in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and London.


Date: 08.11.2022 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (GMT+2)

Info: the webinar will be held in german language