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.


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.


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.


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.

Robert Feldmeier,

(since July 28, 2012, since 27 June 2013 Deputy Chairman)

Born in 1957, Diplom Betriebswirt FH und Kaufmann (university degree in business administration and commerce). From 1984 to 1995 Mr Feldmeier worked in senior positions at IBM Deutschland GmbH, his last position was Head of Sales of the Personal Computer Division. Between 1996 and 2010 Mr Feldmeier developed what was then TA Triumph-Adler AG from a widely diversified mid-tier holding to the German market leader in the Document Business, initially as the head of marketing and sales as of 2001 and as the CEO of the group from 2005 on. It was thanks to him that it was possible to ensure the continued existence of this traditional company. The business magazine Impulse and the firm of accountants BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft recognised his services in the successful repositioning and values-orientated development of the listed company in 2007, naming him the 'Turnarounder of the Year'. Mr Feldmeier has special experience and expertise in the areas of Strategic Alliances, Financing Structures Exports and Trademark Management as well as in Sales. He is responsible for providing several leading listed companies with consultancy services. Mr Feldmeier supports our company in matters relating to sales and contributes his experience from 10 years as a board member.