Corporate management

Corporate Management

The organs of SolarWorld Public Limited - as the principal company/holding – are beside the main convention of the corporate management and the executive board. In the operative business units the business managers and / or the corporate management of the subsidiaries are responsible for the strategic leadership and the operative implementation.

Members of the Board of Directors

Dr.-Ing. E. h. Frank Asbeck

(graduate engineer, honorary doctorate from Freiberg University of Mining and Technology)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Founder of the company, responsible for strategic group development, production, technology development and public relations including energy and environmental policy

Period of office: 1999 to January 9, 2019

Dipl.-Wirtschaftsing. Frank Henn

(graduate industrial engineer)

Chief Sales Officer (CSO)

Responsible for international sales including the areas after sales service, technical support and customer service

Period of office: 2004 to January 31, 2016

Dipl.-Kfm. tech. Philipp Koecke

(graduate finance executive)

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Responsible for the areas of finance, controlling, accounting and investor relations

Period of office: 2003 to April 30, 2019

RAin Colette Rückert-Hennen

(attorney at law)

Chief Information, Brand & Personnel Officer (CIBPO)

Responsible for the areas information technology, human resources, brand management, marketing, sustainability and compliance.

Period of office: 2011 to June 30, 2017

Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Stein

(graduate engineer)

Chief Product Officer (CPO)

Responsible for the areas product management, product development, quality management, purchasing and supply chain management

Period of office: 2014 to March 31, 2017

Members of the Supervisory Board

Dr. Claus Recktenwald


Attorney-at-law and partner in the law of the Schmitz Knoth Rechtsanwälte in Bonn, Germany.

Initial appointment:

End of current appointment period: 
conclusion of the next AGM

  • Supervisory Board of Solarparc AG, Bonn (Chairman since incorporation)
  • Supervisory Board of VEMAG Verlags- und Medien AG, Cologne (Member since 07.04.2006)
  • Advisory Board of Grünenthal GmbH and Grünenthal Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, Aachen (Member since 01.01.2010)

Dr. Georg Gansen

Deputy Chairman

Attorney-at-law/ Corporate Legal Counsel at Deutsche Post AG located in Bonn, Germany.

Initial appoinment:

End of current term:
presumably May 2018

  • Supervisory Board of Solarparc AG, Bonn (Deputy Chairman since incorporation)

RA Marc M. Bamberger


Management consultant in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Initial appoinment:

End of current appointment period:
conclusion of the next AGM

  • Mr. Marc M. Bamberger currently holds no additional office in other statutory supervisory boards and comparable domestic or foreign supervisory committees
  • SolarWorld leads the way

    By means of the SolarWorld Einstein Award.


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    Locations Worldwide

    Present in all important markets.

  • The SolarWorld SunCharger

    It is a power supply, replacement battery and solar charger in one.

    Guaranteed performance

    SolarWorld offers 25-year linear performance guarantee.


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    Commitment to sustainability

    SolarWorld combines economic success with social responsibility and signed up to the Global Compact.