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.


Management

The FP Group management team oversee both regional and global affairs. As well as coordinating day-to-day business operations, they provide vital support and expertise for the strategic direction of the company.

Michael B. Hannon 

Michael B. Hannon 
Regional Director NAM (United States)

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.

Jürgen Haas

Jürgen Haas 
Regional Director CER (DACH)
 

Born in 1962, qualified industrial engineer Jürgen Haas is a management-level sales and services expert with over 30 years’ professional experience. Most recently, he has worked as an independent interim managing director and interim manager for well-known companies with a focus on B2B and B2C sales and services.

Prior to that, he occupied managerial roles as Managing Director and Director at various international service providers. 


Michael Steinberg 

Michael Steinberg
Director FP Digital Business Solutions

Professional in the ECM/IT/Customer Communications environment for more than 25 years. Career milestones as COO/CSO include the Bertelsmann Group with its service subsidiaries arvato, MohnMedia and the BePrinters Group, as well as the former Postcon subsidiary of PostNL. Guest lecturer for Digital Transformation at HTW, Berlin.

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.

Uwe Hübler 

Uwe Hübler
Director IoT

Experienced R&D department manager with a strong background in the information technology and services sectors. IT specialist with experience in business development, agile methodologies, business process improvement, strategy, and change management. Focus on IoT security solutions and end-to-end 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

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.

Martin Geisel

Martin Geisel
CFO

Born 1960. Degree: business administration. Martin Geisel has more than 30 years of experience working in the finance industry. From 2009 to 2020, Martin Geisel was the CFO of ISS Facility Services Holding GmbH. At the same time, he assumed the position of CEO at its subsidiary, ISS Communication Services GmbH, from 2017 to 2020. The ISS Group is a listed service corporation based in Denmark and leading company in the areas of workplace experience and facility management with more than 12,000 employees. From 1997 to 2009, Martin Geisel worked for Danaher Corporation, a US company listed on the stock market, serving as chief finance officer of Leica Microsystems, Hach-Lange, and Fluke. Martin Geisel possesses many years of experience in the areas of treasury, M&A and investment banking and has been CFO of the FP Group since 11 January 2021. He is married and has two adult children.

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

(Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Supervisory Board since November 2020)



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). 

Dr Granderath is not a member of any other supervisory boards. Thanks to his considerable management experience, including internationally, Dr Granderath has extensive experience in team building, technology, digitalisation and process design.



Lars Wittan

(Member of the Supervisory Board and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since November 2020)


Born in 1977, studied business economics at the Berufsakademie Berlin in cooperation with DaimlerChrysler AG. From 2002 to 2007, Mr Wittan worked at Arthur Andersen Wirtschaftsprüfungs-/ Steuerberatungsgesellschaft and then at Ernst & Young following its merger, before qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2006. He moved to Deutsche Wohnen SE in 2007, where he took on various Management Board positions (Chief Finance Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Operating Officer)
from 2011 onwards. 

Since 2019, Mr Wittan has been Chief Investment Officer at Obotritia Capital KGaA. Mr Wittan is also a member of the Quarterback Immobilien AG Supervisory Board and the Advisory Board at the Kelber Group. 

Mr Wittan has extensive knowledge and experience in group accounting/IFRS, controlling, financing, M&A and the capital market.

Klaus Röhrig

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


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.

NOVEMBER 2020: THE UPDATE IS MADE ONCE A YEAR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GERMAN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CODE.