HANNS BEESE (born 1962),
Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the following areas of the company: finance, staff, invoicing, risk management, information technology, administration, and organization. After completing a vocational training program in business and earning a business degree, he worked as a management accountant for Metallgesellschaft AG in Frankfurt from 1990 to 1994. After working on a wide variety of international expansion projects as a commercial project manager at Deutsche Post AG in Bonn from 1994 to 1996, at the end of 1996 he returned to Metallgesellschaft and became commercial director responsible for partnerships in Frankfurt, London, and New York. When Metallgesellschaft split up within the scope of an IPO in 1999, and divested itself of its metal trading activities, Hanns Beese became a member of the executive board of the newly founded spin-off MG plc, London, and later general manager of Emetra Ltd., London. In 2003, he began a new position as CFO of GoIndustry AG, Munich. Beese has been a member of the executive board of Constantin Film AG since October 2004.