HOLGER ECKSTEIN

Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of HolidayCheck Group AG, Member of the Audit Committee of HolidayCheck Group AG

Holger Eckstein, born in 1964 in Grevenbroich/Germany, has been Executive Director of Hubert Burda Media Holding Geschäftsführung SE and Managing Director of Burda GmbH since October 2009 and is responsible for the media group's finances. He joined the company in 1996 as Director Corporate Controlling and was responsible for the administrative and commercial areas of finance and accounting, taxes, human resources and controlling as Managing Director of Burda Services GmbH from 2002 to 2009. Holger Eckstein began his professional career in 1990 at Hoechst AG in Corporate Controlling and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Holger Eckstein studied economics at the University of Duisburg/Germany. Afterwards he graduated with a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University in Pennsylvania, USA. Holger Eckstein also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

Employment history
Since 2019 Managing Director, Hubert Burda Media Holding Geschäftsführung SE, Munich Germany
Managing Director, Burda GmbH, Offenburg, Germany
1996 - 2009 Burda Services GmbH, Offenburg, Germany
• Managing Director
• Director Corporate Controlling
1990 - 1995 Hoechst AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
• Main Group Manager Portfolio Controlling
• Group Manager Planning Calculations
• Referent Betriebswirtschaftliche Abteilung
Education
2012 Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1996 - 2009 Master of Business Administration (MBA),
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), USA
1990 - 1995 Study of Economics at the University of Duisburg, Germany (Diplom-Ökonom)

 

Supervisory Board activity at HolidayCheck Group AG

Holger Eckstein has been a member of the Supervisory Board of HolidayCheck Group AG since 19 January 2017 and a member of the Audit Committee since 13 March 2017. Mr Eckstein has held the office of Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 16 April 2020. Mr Eckstein shall continue to be proposed as a candidate for the chairmanship of the Supervisory Board.

Participation in Supervisory Board meetings of HolidayCheck Group AG in 2020

In 2020, four Supervisory Board meetings were held on 24 March 2020, 23 June 2020, 8 October 2020 and 25 November 2020. In addition, mainly due to the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on the Company, six extraordinary Supervisory Board meetings were held on 7 April 2020, 21 April 2020, 29 April 2020, 25 May 2020, 20 July 2020 and 17/28 August 2020. Mr Eckstein attended all meetings.

Participation in Audit Committee meetings of HolidayCheck Group AG in 2020:

A total of four meetings of the Audit Committee were held in 2020 on 23 March 2020, 23 June 2020, 8 October 2020 and 24 November 2020. Mr Eckstein attended all meetings.

 

Mr Eckstein is not a member of any other statutory supervisory bodies or comparable domestic or foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises.

 

Relevant knowledge, skills and experience

Mr. Eckstein has extensive expertise in the areas of finance and accounting, taxes, controlling as well as human resources and corporate management due to his many years of work in the area of finance as well as his economic education and his management activities.

Personal and business relationships in accordance with C II. of the German Corporate Governance Code

Mr. Eckstein, as Managing Director of Hubert Burda Media Holding Geschäftsführung SE and Managing Director of Burda GmbH, has a relationship with the controlling shareholder Burda Digital SE.

As of: June 2021