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

Martin Geisel

Carsten Lind

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

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.


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.

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.