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Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance at Jenoptik
JENOPTIK AG welcomes the German Corporate Governance Code, which is in the economic interests of Germany and of the companies, and which will contribute towards increasing the trust of investors in the German economy in Germany and abroad. JENOPTIK AG is aware of the significance of investor trust and has maintained an open and transparent corporate style from the very beginning.

Corporate Governance: Declaration of Conformity and Articles of Association

Declaration of conformity by the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of JENOPTIK AG

According to § 161, Para. 1, Sent. 1 of the German Stock Corporation Act the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of a listed company are required to issue an annual declaration that the recommendations of the “Governmental Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code” as published by the Federal Ministry of Justice in the official section of the Federal Gazette have been and are complied with or to indicate which recommendations have not been or are not applied and why not.

The Executive Board and Supervisory Board of JENOPTIK AG support the recommendations of the "Governmental Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code".

Corporate Governance Statement

The Corporate Governance Statement in accordance with §§ 289 f, 315 d of the German Commercial Code is an unaudited part of the Combined Management Report. It contains the Declaration of Conformity in accordance with § 161 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG), information on methods of corporate governance, a description of the procedures of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board, the structure and working methods of the committees of the Supervisory Board, the specification of the target figures for the proportion of women in the company as well as a description of the diversity concept followed for composition of the Executive and Supervisory Boards.

Directors' Dealings

NumberPrice/CurrencyBusiness VolumeFinancial instrument
11.08.2023 Dr. Stefan Traeger President &CEO Purchase n/a 27.0355 euros 97,333.33 euros Share DE000A2NB601
10.08.2023 Dr. Ralf Kuschnereit Executive Board Purchase n/a 27.389 euros 119,251.60 euros ShareDE000A2NB601
03.01.2023 Dr. Ralf Kuschnereit Executive BoardPurchase n/a 26.6312 euros 120,665.84 euros Share DE000A2NB601
12.08.2022Dr. Stefan Traeger President & CEOPurchasen/a 23.3213 euros101,797.47 euros Share DE000A2NB601
11.08.2022 Dr. Stefan TraegerPresident & CEOPurchase n/a24.41367 euros366,205.05 euros Share DE000A2NB601
Mag. Brigitte Ederer
Supervisory Board
14.255 euros
14,255.05 euros
08.07.2014Rudolf Humer
Supervisory BoardPurchase
10,00011.46 euros
114,600.00 euros
Mag. Brigitte Ederer
Supervisory Board


11.98 euros
22,762,00 euros
Mag. Brigitte Ederer
Supervisory Board
11.99 euros
49,878.40 euros

Carl-Zeiß-Straße 1
07743 Jena

Executive Board

Dr. Stefan Traeger – President & CEO

CEO Dr. Stefan Traeger
As President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Stefan Traeger has been the Chairman of the Executive Board of JENOPTIK AG since May 1, 2017. He is responsible for the Smart Mobility Solutions division, the Non-Photonic Portfolio Companies, the regions as well as for the areas of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Marketing & Corporate Communication, Compliance & Risk, Legal, Real Estate, Internal Audit and, as Human Resources Director, for HR. More

Dr. Prisca Havranek-Kosicek – Chief Financial Officer

Jenoptik CFO Dr. Prisca Havranek-Kosicek
Dr. Prisca Havranek-Kosicek has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of JENOPTIK AG since April 1, 2023.

Dr. Ralf Kuschnereit – Member of the Executive Board

Dr. Ralf Kuschnereit, Mitglied des Jenoptik-Vorstands
Dr. Ralf Kuschnereit has been a member of the Executive Board of JENOPTIK AG since January 1, 2023 and is responsible for the Advanced Photonic Solutions division as well as the areas of Procurement, Operational Excellence, Innovation, Digital Transformation and Intellectual Property (IP). More

Supervisory Board

(as at January 2024)

Matthias Wierlacher, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Chairman of the Executive Board of Thüringer Aufbaubank

Jakob Habermann, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board*
Trade union secretary of the IG Metall central district management, Rockenberg, Germany

Evert Dudok
Executive Vice President Connected Intelligence at Airbus, Munich, Germany

Elke Eckstein
Professional Supervisory Board member and independent management consultant

André Hillner*
Production Engineering Expert at JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH, Jena, Germany

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ursula Keller
Professor at the federal technical university of Zurich („ETH Zurich“), Department of Physics, Institute for Quantum Physics, Uitikon, Switzerland

Dörthe Knips*
Chairwoman of the Group Works Council of JENOPTIK AG, Jena, Germany

Daniela Mattheus
Attorney at law and management consultant, Berlin, Germany

Alexander Münkwitz*
Chairman of the Works Council of JENOPTIK AG, Jena, Germany

Thomas Spitzenpfeil
Professional Supervisory Board member, Senior Advisor, Ludwigsburg, Germany

Christina Süßenbach*
Director Operations Polymer Optics, Auma-Weidetal, Germany

Franziska Wolf*
Second Representative of the IG Metall branch Jena-Saalfeld, Jena, Germany

* employee representative


The remuneration as well as the current remuneration system for the members of the Supervisory Board of JENOPTIK AG, on which the remuneration is based, was confirmed by the Annual General Meeting on June 7, 2023 with a majority of 94.21 percent.
The current remuneration system for the members of the Executive Board of JENOPTIK AG was approved by the Annual General Meeting on June 9, 2021 with a majority of 75.96 percent.

Integrity Code (previously: Code of Conduct)

The Code of Conduct (Integrity Code) is a binding guideline for law-abiding and responsible conduct within the Jenoptik Group.

In order to ensure a high level of integrity as well as of ethical and legal standards within the Group and to maintain Jenoptik's reputation at all times, the Code of Conduct summarizes principles of behavior we have always taken for granted. It contains minimum standards that are binding upon all Jenoptik employees in the world.

Please note: The Code of Conduct for Jenoptik Employees was comprehensively updated as of February 1, 2024 and the name was changed to “Integrity Code”. We will make both the old version of the Code of Conduct and the new Integrity Code available here until June 30, 2024. Since February 1, 2024, only the Integrity Code has been valid.


Corporate Governance: Declaration of conformity of JENOPTIK AG (archive)

Corporate Governance Statement of JENOPTIK AG (archive)