Column: Climate crisis, pandemic, geopolitics – Germany’s supervisory boards are not crisis competent enough


Never before have supervisory bodies had to combine as much expertise as they do today. However, the councils often lack professionalism,” complains Philine Erfurt Sandhu.

“… The question is: Does the supervisory board have sufficient competence to deal well with the major transformation processes and crises? Studies on the composition of those boards raise doubts as to whether many supervisory boards are filled in a sufficiently professional manner.

Attached you will find the current column in the Handelsblatt (in German) by Dr. Philine Sandhu, Academic Director of the Supervisory Board Programme at the University of Economics and Law (HWR) and consultant at compassorange.