Management Board

German stock corporations are required to have a dual management system composed of a management board and a supervisory board.

The Management Board of Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG consists of four members. The Management Board manages the company independently in line with the company’s best interests with the aim of creating sustainable added value while taking into account the concerns of shareholders, its employees and other groups affiliated with the company. The Management Board bearing joint responsibility for the management of the entire company. As part of the overall responsibility for managing the company, the four members of the Management Board cooperate in a collegial and
trustful manner for the benefit of the company.


Rüdiger Andreas Günther

Born 1958. After his bank apprenticeship and business administration studies at the Universities of Göttingen and North Carolina at Chapel Hill / USA Günther began his career in 1985 at today's Bank of America in Chicago / USA. With the experience gained, he took over the finance department at Metro AG and initiated the expansion of the company from wholesale into retail. In 1993 he moved to the Claas KGaA. During his 13 years as CFO and CEO, Claas developed from a small mid-sized mechanical engineering company to Europe's largest agricultural machinery manufacturer with multi-billion in revenues and a global presence.

After Board positions within Infineon and Arcandor Günther joined Jenoptik AG in 2012 and changed the organisation into a leading international high-tech company with a corresponding share price development. Günther is married with two children.

Patricius de Gruyter

Born 1965, business graduate Patricius de Gruyter is an experienced sales expert with more than 28 years of professional experience. Most recently, he worked as an independent management consultant with a focus on B2B sales and marketing. Prior to that, he held executive positions as Managing Director at Computacenter AG, a leading provider of IT services, Director B2B Sales at Kabel Deutschland (Vodafone), and Managing Director of a leading dialogue marketing and call center provider.


Carsten Lind
Member of the Management Board

Born, 1965, M.Sc, Ba and EMBA from Kellogg-WHU. Carsten Lind has long-standing experience in technology companies: the native Dane had been Regional CEO for 13 years in international IT & consulting companies such as CSC and Fujitsu as well as Asterion (formerly Pitney Bowes), a provider of email communication and business process outsourcing (BPO). Before joining FP as the newest member of the Management Board, he was Managing Partner at Bavaria Industries Group AG, a Munich-based investment company, where he served as Active Chairman for portfolio companies and inter alia was responsible for M&A activities. Carsten Lind joined FP as a new member of the Management Board on 1 June 2020; he is married and has two adult children.

Sven Meise

Born in 1971, Sven Meise holds a degree in Business Administration (BA) specializing in Business Computer Science. He has many years of experience in Output Management, Information Technology and Software Solutions. After graduating he started working within national and international positions at IBM Germany. Most recently, he was in charge for Professional Services, Information Technology and Group Program Management at TA Triumph-Adler GmbH which is a 100% subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation.

Supervisory Board

In accordance with the Articles of Association, the Supervisory Board of Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG comprises three members elected by the Annual General Meeting. The Chairman and Deputy Chairman are elected from among the Supervisory Board’s members. The Supervisory Board’s Rules of Procedure, which the committee drew up for itself, govern its working method.

Botho Oppermann,

(since 27 June 2013)

Born in 1947, banking and business economist graduate (Dipl.-Kfm). Mr Oppermann spent 15 years in various financial positions at the Unilever Group before he became Managing Director (CEO) of Dräger Beteiligungen AG, Zug (Switzerland) in 1988. Within Dräger Group, he held numerous leadership positions, mainly in Corporate Development, M&A, Internal Audit and was primarily responsible for the internationalization of the Dräger Group. In addition, Mr Oppermann operated as Administrative Board of numerous companies and joint venture corporations of the Dräger Group. Currently, Mr. Oppermann is involved both as an investor and as a consultant in various medium-sized companies in Germany and Switzerland.

Klaus Röhrig,

(Member of the Supervisory Board since April 1 2013 and Chairman of the Supervisory Board as of April 9 2013)

Klaus Röhrig has been in the investment and financial services sector for more than 12 years, he is founder and CEO of Mercury Capital based in Vienna and indirectly owner of 3R Investments Ltd.

Before that he headed up the German, Austrian and Swiss activities of Elliott Associates from 2006 to 2011. He started his career at Credit Suisse First Boston in 2000, focusing on IPOs and M&A in the technology sector. Klaus Roehrig holds a degree in business administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Dr Mathias Schindl,

(Member of the Supervisory Board since 14 November 2019)

Born in 1965, Ph.D. in physics. Dr Mathias Schindl has worked in various senior positions, as managing director and CEO at IT and software companies and start-ups over the last 25 years. Dr Schindl also founded the Federal Association of German Pharmacy Software Houses (ADAS), which he chaired for many years. In addition, he spent many years as a member of the Advisory Board of Gematik GmbH, which specializes in the digitalisation of German healthcare. Mathias Schindl is now director of his own consultant company focusing on strategy and innovation consulting in the digital field.