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Michael Ebenau

Secretary of the IG Metall Union, District Management Mitte (Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

Initial appointment: 2007
Elected until: End of the 2022 Annual General Meeting

Personal information:
Year of birth: 1958
Nationality: German

Education/qualifications:
1977: Abitur (high-school diploma)
1977 to 1979: Community service
1979 to 1984: Degree in political science, sociology, educational theory, and social/economic history at the University of Marburg.

Career history:
1985 to 1986: Project work, e.g. for DGB Hessen
1986 to 1987: Project work at the Education and Science Workers’ Union
1988: Project work at IG Metall Neunkirchen
1990: Secretary of the IG Metall Union Jena
2004: Second Representative of IG Metall Jena-Saalfeld
2011: First Representative of IG Metall Jena-Saalfeld and IG Metall Gera

Relevant knowledge, abilities, and experience:

  • Corporate governance experience/supervisory board work at listed companies
  • HR expertise, including worker participation and social matters (particularly economic and structural policy, social policy, societal policy, collective bargaining policy)

Membership of legally required supervisory boards and comparable supervisory bodies in Germany and abroad:

  • Samag Saalfelder Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, Saalfeld (comparable supervisory body membership)

Other important duties supplementary to the above mandates and Supervisory Board mandate:

  • Economic and structural policy
  • Social policy
  • Communication
  • Press and media relations