The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation
31 Dec 2023
Erhard Schipporeit has a long and distinguished career in executive management, having previously served as CFO and Chairman of VARTA and as a member of the executive board of E.ON.
He started his career at the Bosch Group in 1979. In 1981, he joined VARTA, eventually becoming Chief Financial Officer in 1990 and Chief Executive Officer in 1993. Four years later, Erhard moved to take over as Chief Financial Officer at VIAG, a position he kept after the company merged VEBA to form the new E.ON.
He is currently an independent management consultant and is a supervisory board member for several German companies, including BDO, where he holds the position of vice-chairman, as well as RWE, Hanover Re and Talanx.
He holds a PhD in business administration from the University of Goettingen.
Erhard joined the IFRS Foundation Trustees in January 2021.