Gordon Riske, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is responsible, among other things, for the strategic management of the Group, communications, governance and compliance, and the Group's Asian business.
Harald Pinger, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), is responsible, among other things, for finance including financial services, IT activities, business development, mergers & acquisitions, and the Americas region.
Otmar Hauck (member of the Executive Board of KION GROUP GmbH, Wiesbaden), Chief Operating Officer (COO), is responsible for quality and central operations (operational excellence/production control), purchasing, logistics, health & safety and environmental issues in the Group.
Klaus Hofer has been a member of the Executive Board since 1 October 2011 and, as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), is responsible for human resources, legal affairs and internal audit, which previously formed part of the CFO's responsibilities.
The remuneration paid to the Executive Board comprises a fixed salary and non-cash benefits, pension entitlements and performance-related components. The variable performance-related components are paid each year on the basis of the Group's performance. The pension entitlements consist of retirement, invalidity and surviving dependants' benefits.
The total remuneration paid to the members of the Executive Board in 2011 amounted to €5,209 thousand (2010: €5,049 thousand). This consisted of short-term remuneration amounting to €4,755 thousand (2010: €4,550 thousand), post-employment benefits totalling €386 thousand (2010: €366 thousand) and share-based payments of €68 thousand (2010: €133 thousand). The current service cost resulting from pension provisions for the Executive Board is reported under the retirement benefit obligation. No loans or advances were made to members of the Executive Board in 2011 (2010: loans and advances totalling €151 thousand).
The total remuneration paid to former members of the Executive Board in 2011 amounted to €162 thousand (2010: €0). Provisions for pension obligations to former members of the Executive Board or their surviving dependants amounting to €2,819 thousand (2010: €2,953 thousand) were recognised in accordance with IAS 19.
The total remuneration paid to the members of the Supervisory Board for the performance of their duties at the parent company and subsidiaries in 2011 amounted to €1,071 thousand including VAT (2010: €822 thousand). There were no loans or advances to members of the Supervisory Board in 2011. Furthermore, the members of the Supervisory Board did not receive any remuneration or benefits for services provided as individuals, such as consulting or brokerage activities.
In addition to their remuneration as members of the Supervisory Board, the employee representatives also receive remuneration as employees of the KION Group that is unrelated to their work on the Supervisory Board. Remuneration paid to employee representatives for their work as employees totalled €514 thousand in 2011 (2010: €539 thousand).