Our leadership team


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.


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. 


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

Friedrich Conzen
CEO as of 01 March 2024

Born 1975, Degree in Business Administration from University Mannheim and Bocconi Mailand. Friedrich Conzen started his career in consulting with Droege & Company and A.T. Kearney, after which he gained experience leading medium sized companies. Most recently he led the transformation and repositioning of Nedis, a consumer electronics wholesaler in The Netherlands.

Friedrich Conzen is married and has two daughters. He is CEO of the FP Group since 1 March 2024.


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 is 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. Dirk Markus


Member of the Supervisory Board since the 2024 Annual General Meeting, term of office until the 2025 Annual General Meeting

• Born 1971, Dr. oec. HSG, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)

• Founding shareholder of the AURELIUS Group

• Further Supervisory Board mandate: AURELIUS Management SE, Grünwald, Germany (Chairman of the Board of Directors)

Dr. Markus has been involved in the Transformation and further development of companies for over 15 years, initially as a management consultant at McKinsey, where he worked as a project manager primarily on the establishment and further development of e-commerce businesses. He then founded the internet platform Mercateo, where he was responsible for financing and corporate development as a board member. Following the sale of the company to the E.ON Group, Dirk Markus co-founded a listed industrial holding company..

Paul Owsianowski

Member of the Supervisory Board since the 2024 Annual General Meeting, term of office until the 2025 Annual General Meeting

• Born in 1987, International Business (Diploma) from the Berlin School of Economics and Msc. in Finance, Durham University (UK)

• Investment manager and partner of the Active Ownership Group

• Other supervisory board mandates: Vita 34 AG, Leipzig, Germany

Mr. Owsianowski has more than 10 years of investment experience and has held several supervisory and advisory board mandates in the context of various investments during this time. He started his career in the M&A division of Evercore Partners in London. There he worked on various transactions and strategic advisory mandates, primarily in the healthcare and technology sectors. He was then part of the founding team of a technology-focused growth capital fund in London. 

Dr. Martin Schoefer

Member of the Supervisory Board since the 2024 Annual General Meeting, term of office until the 2025 Annual General Meeting

• Born in 1975, Dr. (PhD) Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

• Independent consultant for transformation and strategy

• Other supervisory board mandates: HanseYachts AG, Greifswald, Germany

Dr. Schoefer began his career at KPMG Advisory as a Senior Associate. In the course of further positions, including abroad, he gained extensive experience in the areas of transformation, restructuring, human resources and employment law over a period of almost 20 years. At times, he also held positions on supervisory boards.