Chairman of the Advisory Board
Franz-Josef Kortüm (68) became a member of the advisory board on 1 April 2005 and has been Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Brose Group since 1 January 2013.
He studied business administration at the universities of Münster and Regensburg. From 1976 to 1992 the business administration graduate held various management positions at Daimler AG and was, among other things, General Manager of the Domestic Commercial Vehicle Sales Division. Following his tenure as CEO at Audi AG, Franz-Josef Kortüm joined Webasto AG in 1994 where he was Chairman of the Managing Board for 13 years. In early 2013 he was appointed to the supplier’s supervisory board and has been its chairman since 2018. He is also a member on other supervisory boards in Germany and abroad.
For his entrepreneurial achievements and many years of volunteer work, especially as a member of the managing boards of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and the Bavarian Industry Association (vbw), Franz-Josef Kortüm received the Federal Cross of Merit in February 2008.
Franz-Josef Kortüm is married and has two sons, a daughter and nine grandchildren.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weber
Member of the Advisory Board
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weber (65) became a member of the advisory board of the Brose Group on 1 January 2017.
He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart before earning a PhD from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA). Thomas Weber joined Daimler AG in 1987 where he held various leadership positions and was Head of Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development from 2004 to 2016 as a member of the management board.
In 2010 he was appointed Honorary Professor by the University of Stuttgart. Thomas Weber is currently a member of numerous technology and innovation boards and advisory committees. Since February 2017 he has also been a member of the management board of acatech – the National Academy of Science and Engineering – where he is Vice President and responsible for “Mobility of the Future”.
Thomas Weber is married and has a son and a daughter.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Wiedemann
Member of the Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. Andreas Wiedemann (51) became a member of the advisory board of the Brose Group on 1 July 2018.
He studied law at the University of Konstanz and completed his legal training in Konstanz and Toronto; he worked as a coach in Konstanz and Tübingen during his clerkship and doctorate. Andreas Wiedemann joined the law firm Hennerkes, Kirchdörfer & Lorz in Stuttgart in 1996 and became a partner there in January 2001. For more than 22 years he has focused on conceptual consulting for family-owned companies.
In 2008 Andreas Wiedemann was appointed Honorary Professor at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen in Friedrichshafen. He is a member of numerous supervisory and advisory boards of family-owned companies and author/co-author of many professional publications.
Andreas Wiedemann is married and has two sons and a daughter.