Our leadership team

THE SAYING “THE WHOLE IS MORE THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS” WITHOUT A DOUBT APPLIES TO THE FP GROUP. A STRONG TEAM OF EXCELLENT MANAGERIAL MINDS SUPPORT THE MANAGEMENT BOARD, WORKING TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS.


Business Unit Management

Digital Business Solutions

Stephan Vanberg

Stephan Vanberg
Director FP Digital Business Solutions

With over 25 years of experience in the development and sales of enterprise software, Stephan Vanberg has a proven track record in digitalisation and the transformation of business processes. He initiates and drives innovations such as FP Sign for efficient and swift business processes. Previous positions include senior roles in sales and marketing at companies such as Open Text, Hewlett Packard, StreamServe and J.D. Edwards.

Stephan Vanberg holds degrees from the Free University of Berlin and an MBA from the Universities of Würzburg and Boston.

Mailing, Shipping & Office 

Michael B. Hannon 

Michael B. Hannon 
Regional Director Mailing, Shipping & Office Solutions North America

Michael Hannon is an executive leader with extensive experience in the mailing and financial services industries. Taking on the role of Regional Director in early 2020, he is responsible for all aspects of FP’s North American regional operations. Starting in sales in 2007, he demonstrated a hands-on, customer-centric and sales-oriented approach when moving up the company ranks. Gaining industry knowledge throughout his career, he developed and implemented numerous processes and programmes, such as FP Finance and sales process automation. These have improved both sales and operations, leading to FP’s continuous growth in the region.

Prior to coming to FP, Michael was in the financial services industry, working in sales and leasing for a credit card processor as well as having an active role in local government in the City of Chicago. He is a proud graduate of Loyola University Chicago.

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Lars Arvidson
Regional Director Mailing ,Shipping & Office Solutions Europe North / West

Lars Arvidson has over 25 years of experience in qualified B2B sales in various industries. Previous positions include senior roles in sales and marketing at companies such as Pitney Bowes, and Azolver Group.

He graduated from Mid University in Sweden. 

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Thorsten Landich
Regional Director Mailing, Shipping & Office Solutions Europe DACH/IT

Thorsten Landich has worked in the information and communications industry for over 23 years with extensive experience in sales & presales.

The development and expansion of existing and new customer relationships, especially their transformation to new digital solutions have been the focus of his work. In various management positions over the last 13 years, he has supported companies such as Intrado, Avaya and Ostertag Detewe. At FP, works with national and international teams to optimize business processes and make them more efficient for customers and partners.

Mail Services

Lars Tisken 

Lars Tisken
Director freesort

Lars is a senior executive with extensive experience in start-up, turnaround and operations management in the media, logistics & postal sectors. He has worked in both line and project management at companies such as TNT Post, Postcon, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Frankfurt General Newspaper) and Fiege Logistics. A leader with proven conceptual and implementation skills. He takes a hands-on approach with a sharp focus on achieving goals, and is used to executing and delivering on commitments.

Since January 2019 Lars has been the Director of freesort GmbH. Since taking on the role, he has initiated a large-scale business transformation with a view to enhanced market orientation, profitability, and sustainability across all areas of the business.

Board of Directors

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 two 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 two members of the Management Board cooperate in a collegial and trustful manner for the benefit of the company.

Carsten Lind

Carsten Lind
CEO since 11 November 2020

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.

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Ralf Spielberger
CFO as of 1 October 2022

Born 1968, Degree: business administration. Mr Spielberger is not only a proven financial expert, but also has extensive experience in digital transformation processes. From 2007 onwards, Mr Spielberger held various positions in Finance & Operations at Pitney Bowes, including Managing Director of the German and Austrian Pitney Bowes companies and Finance & Operations Director for Northern Europe. From 2011, he was CFO of the European business, which at that time still comprised 16 countries. From 2015 to 2018, he was CFO of ADAC SE, latest he was CFO of Ventura Travel for two and a half years. He is married and has two children. Mr Spielberger has been CFO of the FP Group since 1 October 2022.

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.

Dr. Alexander Granderath

(Chairman of the Supervisory Board since November 2020, Member of the Supervisory Board since February 2024)


Born in 1965, studied experimental physics (nuclear physics) at the University of Cologne and subsequently earned a doctorate. After jobs at EC Erdölchemie GmbH and Sunvic Regler GmbH, Dr Granderath worked in managerial positions at Ametek (1995-2000), General Electric (2000-2003), the Danaher Corporation (2003-2008), Amrop Delta Management Consultants (2009-2010) and ISS A/S (2010-2020).

Since December 2021, Dr. Granderath has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vita34 AG.



Johannes Boot

(Member of the Supervisory Board since June 2023, Chairman of the Supervisory Board since February 2024)

Born in 1968, studied law at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and Master of Business Administration at INSEAD, Fontainebleau. After positions at ABN AMRO Bank NV (1994-1998), First Tuesday Ltd (2000-2001) and Allianz Capital Partners GmbH (2001-2006), he worked as a portfolio manager from 2006 to 2011 for the hedge fund Lincoln Vale European Partners LLP, which he co-founded, and from 2011 to 2015 for the investment fund Palm Global LLP, which he also founded. Since 2016, Mr Boot has been Chief Investment Officer of the investment management company Lotus Investment Management and, since 2021, additionally Managing Director of the investment management company Tiven Malta Ltd. Mr Boot is a Dutch citizen and a resident of Sliema, Malta.

Since 2016, Mr Boot has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Konsum REIT-AG (listed) as well as Gerlin NV, Netherlands (member of the Supervisory Board), and Orange Horizon Capital Group S.A. (listed, member of the Board of Directors).

Klaus Röhrig

(Member of the Supervisory Board since 2013, Chairman of the Supervisory Board until November 2020, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since February 2024)


Born 1977, Klaus Röhrig holds a Master of Economics and Business Administration. He has more than 20 years of relevant investing experience.

After graduating at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration he was at Elliott Associates, responsible for the funds’ investments in the German speaking countries.
Klaus Röhrig started his career at Credit Suisse First Boston in London, focusing on corporate finance and M&A for technology companies. He then founded Active Ownership Group in Luxembourg.

Throughout his career he focused on identifying investment opportunities, structuring of investments and process-driven value creation.

He serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Agfa-Gevaert NV (Chairman until August 2020), Member of the Supervisory Board of Formycon AG.

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