Bitterfeld-Wolfen, 21 December 2010 – Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Q-Cells SE, Prof. Dr. h. c. Karlheinz Hornung, will celebrate his 60th birthday on 24 December. He has presided over the Supervisory Board of Q-Cells SE since June 2010. Previously, he was a member of the Executive Board of MAN SE from October 2004 to December 2009. Having completed his training as a tax consultant in 1977, he started his professional career with Kolbenschmidt AG, a subsidiary of the former Metallgesellschaft AG. Following a variety of senior roles within the Group, Karlheinz Hornung moved to Metallgesellschaft AG in 1994.
There, he was initially a member of the Executive Board of mg trade services AG. In 1998, he was appointed to the Executive Board of mg technologies AG (formerly Metallgesellschaft), where he remained until March 2004.
On the basis of his extensive expertise Karlheinz Hornung regularly publishes articles on modern financial controlling. In 2007, he was appointed Honorary Professor by the Technical University of Dortmund, at which he has given regular lectures since 2000. In addition to other memberships of Supervisory and Advisory Boards, he is President of the Deutsche Aktieninstitut and Chairman of the Foundation Council of the European Business School and Honorary Doctor of the Chair of Business Administration there.
He will celebrate this significant birthday on a long trip with his partner.