Executive and Supervisory Board members of SICK AG

  • Dr. Mats Gökstorp
    Dr. Mats Gökstorp

    Dr. Mats Gökstorp has been the Chairman of the Executive Board at SICK AG since October 1, 2021. He is also responsible for the resorts Products and Marketing as well as Legal, Governance and Compliance. He joined the company in 2003 with the acquisition of SICK IVP in Sweden and moved to Germany in 2007 where he became a member of the Management Board. In addition to this, he was responsible for the global sales processes at SICK. He was appointed Director of Sales & Service on May 1, 2013 and has been responsible for the Products and Marketing division since January 1, 2021.

    Mats Gökstorp was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1965. After studying Computer Science and Engineering both in Sweden and the USA, he received his doctorate in 1995. He joined a small start-up company in 1993, where he worked in several roles from R&D to sales and was the General Manager from 2001 to 2007.

    Jan H. Eberhardt
    Jan-H. Eberhardt

    Jan-H. Eberhardt is the Executive Board member responsible for Finance & IT, effective October 16, 2023. Before joining the Executive Board of SICK, he held various finance functions at the medical technology company B. Braun for more than 15 years. Most recently, he was Group Vice President of Corporate Accounting & Controlling at B. Braun and a member of the executive management at various subsidiaries.

    Jan-H. Eberhardt was born in Kassel in 1980. After training as an industrial clerk, he studied economics at the University of Witten-Herdecke, specializing in corporate finance, corporate strategy and capital market theory.

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    Feng Jiao

    Feng Jiao has been appointed to the Executive Board with responsibility for the Sales & Service portfolio with effect from 1 January 2021. He joined the company in 2014 and, as Managing Director of SICK China Co., Ltd., was responsible for the Group’s sales activities on the Chinese market. At Siemens, from 1994, he was active in leading sales positions in China and Canada. He took over sales management for the Asia-Pacific region at the Data-Linc Group in 2001, before moving to the technology company Harting in 2007 as Director Business Development Greater China.

    Feng Jiao was born in Beijing, China in 1969 and completed his studies in Engineering at the Beijing Institute of Technology in 1992. He has the Canadian citizenship.

    Ulrike Kahle-Roth
    Ulrike Kahle-Roth

    Ulrike Kahle-Roth has been the Executive Board member for the Supply Chain & Fulfillment portfolio at SICK AG since December 1, 2022. Back in 2019 she commenced her role as Senior Vice President Customer Fulfillment in the company. Previously she held a variety of supply chain management positions at The Dow Chemical Company, finishing as Customer Service Director EMEA. She then took over the post of Senior Director Global Supply Chain at A. Schulman Europe GmbH.

    Ulrike Kahle-Roth was born in Kehl in 1976. She studied business management and completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) majoring in international management.

    Nicole Kurek

    Nicole Kurek has been a member of the Executive Board since July 1, 2022 and is responsible for the “People & Culture” portfolio. Before taking up her position on the board at SICK, she was the Senior Vice President Talent and Transformation Management at the BMW Group where she acquired many years of experience in the automotive industry as well as in her role as a HR manager.

    Nicole Kurek was born in Saarland in 1974. She studied education, sociology, and social psychology at Saarland University. She received her MBA, majoring in “Finance”, from FOM in Munich in 2012.

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    Dr. Niels Syassen

    Since October 1, 2021, Dr. Niels Syassen has been the Executive Board member responsible for the Technology & Digitalization department at SICK AG. He joined the company in 2017 and, starting in 2018, was in charge of innovations in the field of gas and particle analysis solutions as a member of the Executive Board. Prior to that, he held various management positions in product development for sensor technology in the Automotive Electronics division at Bosch and the Safety Technology division at Dräger.

    Niels Syassen was born in Düsseldorf in 1977. He studied physics with an emphasis on lasers, optics and semiconductors at the TU Munich as well as at Imperial College in London. He received his PhD from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in 2008.

  • Gisela Sick, Waldkirch (Honorary Chair)

    Shareholder representatives

    Dr. Robert Bauer, Emmendingen (Chairman)
    Former Chairman of the Executive Board of SICK AG

    Sebastian Glaser, Munich
    Managing Partner of SICK Holding GmbH, Freiburg i. Br.

    Thomas Kusterer, Ettlingen
    Member of the Executive Board of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Karlsruhe

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Boris Otto, Dortmund
    Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST, Dortmund

    Dorothea Sick-Thies, Starnberg
    Founder and Sole Shareholder of Protect the Planet gGmbH, Munich

    Dr. Eberhard Veit, Göppingen
    Managing Partner of 4.0-Veit GbR, Göppingen


    Employee representatives

    Susanne Tröndle, Waldkirch (Deputy Chairwoman)
    Chairwoman of the SICK AG Works Council and Group Works Council, Waldkirch
    Chairwoman of the Group Works Council

    Thomas Franz, Sexau
    Senior Vice President Operations of SICK AG

    Norbert Göbelsmann, Freiburg i. Br.
    Chief Authorized Representative of IG Metall Freiburg i. Br.

    Dr. Matthias Müller, Braunschweig
    Head of Finance on the Federal Executive Board for the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB), Berlin

    Gabriele Pontiggia, Winden
    Speaker for HR Organizational & People Development at SICK AG

    Thomas Weckopp, Korschenbroich
    Chairman of the Works Council of SICK AG, Düsseldorf