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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ralf Klein-Boelting

54 2016 Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Matthias Hartmann

50 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Management Board

Christian Diedrich

58 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Alessandra Cama

49 2016 Chief Operations Officer, Member of the Management Board

Gerhard Hausruckinger

55 2016 Member of the Management Board, Chief Commercial Officer

David Krajicek

51 2016 Member of the Management Board, Chief Commercial Officer

Wolfgang Berndt

74 Member of the Supervisory Board, Non-Executive Director

Martina Hermanska

34 2015 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee representative

Sandra Hofstetter

2010 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Aliza Knox

56 2014 Member of the Supervisory Board

Stephan Lindeman

2009 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee representative

Hauke Stars

49 2009 Member of the Supervisory Board

Hans Van Bylen

55 2013 Member of the Supervisory Board

Dieter Wilbois

64 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee representative

Bernhard Wolf

Investor Relations Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Ralf Klein-Boelting

Ralf Klein-Boelting is Chairman of the Supervisory Board at GfK SE effective September 13, 2016. He was Member of the Supervisory Board at the Company from May 2016 to September 13, 2016. He holds a business degree and is a specialist in consumer marketing with comprehensive industry experience ranging from branded products to services, from stationary retail to e-commerce. He has been Managing Partner of NEXTBRAND, a brand consultancy and investment company, since 2013. Furthermore, he draws on extensive leadership experience gained as Management Board member, plenipotentiary and member of the Board of Directors during his time at Mars, Deutsche Bahn, Tchibo and Otto Group. Over the past seven years, he has actively deployed this experience in his work for the Executive Board of GfK Verein.

Matthias Hartmann

Mr. Matthias Hartmann has decided to resign as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Management Board of GfK SE effective December 31, 2016, which he served since December 1, 2011. He is responsible for the corporate functions Strategy (Innovation and Digital), IT (Strategy, Enterprise- and Business Applications, Infrastructure), Top Management below the level of the Management Board (Development and Compensation), Integrity, Compliance and Intellectual Property, Internal Audit, Investor Relations, Human Resources and Marketing and Communications. Mr. Hartmann, a business management graduate from (University of Cooperative Education) Stuttgart, Germany. Between 2010 and 2011, served as Global Head of Strategy and Industries in the consulting division of IBM Global Business Services within the IBM Group and from 2005 to 2009, General Manager and Managing Director IBM Deutschland GmbH and General Manager of IBM Global Business Services in Germany, and various functions with IBM.

Christian Diedrich

Mr. Christian Diedrich has been Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board at GfK SE since October 15, 2014. He is is responsible for the corporate functions Finance (Accounting, Controlling, Finance IT), Finance Administration (Corporate Shareholder Management, Investment Controlling, Risk Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax), Treasury, Legal, Central Services, and Procurement. He held various positions which include vice president, managing director and CFO at IBM corporation and IBM Deutschland GmbH from 1984 to 2014. He obtained Master of Science in Management from the Sloan School of Management, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA in 1983.

Alessandra Cama

Ms. Alessandra Cama is Chief Operations Officer, Member of the Management Board of GfK SE since january 1, 2016. She is Responsible for Operations and for the regions Asia and the Pacific. Between 2014 and 2015 served as Regional Chief Operating Officer Consumer Choices (COO) of GfK in Asia and the Pacific, Singapore. In 1989, obtained Degree in Business Administration from L.U.I.S.S., Rome, Italy and in 1985, Graduated from Liceo Scientifico Leonardo da Vinci, Reggio Calabria, Italy.

Gerhard Hausruckinger

Dr. Gerhard Hausruckinger is Member of the Management Board, Chief Commercial Officer of GfK SE since January 1, 2016. He was responsible for Consumer Choices. Previously, he has been served as Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Management Board since January 1, 2012. He served for the Company in the role of COO responsible for the Retail and Technology Sector from September 1, 2010. Dr. Hausruckinger began his career as Project Manager for Corporate Planning at Karstadt AG (1992-1994). He joined Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as Consultant, in 1994, and five years later became Partner for the areas of consumer goods and retail. In 2006, he was appointed Managing Director of Accenture, where he was responsible for the retail sector in German-speaking countries. Between 2008 and 2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of Emnos GmbH. Dr. Hausruckinger graduated in Business Administration from Universitaet Regensburg (1988) and holds a Doctorate from the same University (1992).

David Krajicek

Dr. David Krajicek is Member of the Management Board, Chief Commercial Officer of GfK SE since January 1, 2016. He is responsible for Consumer Experiences Sector, additionally he is responsible for regions North America and Latin America. Previously, he was Regional Chief Operating Officer responsible for Consumer Experiences Business for North America. In 1996, he obtained Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, USA and in 1987, he Graduated in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, USA.

Wolfgang Berndt

Dr. Wolfgang C. Berndt is Member of the Supervisory Board and Non-Executive Director at GfK SE. He serves as Chairman of the Personnel Committee, as well as Member of the Nominations Committee and Presidial Committee at the Company. He is Member of Supervisory Boards of a number of companies, including OMV AG, BAST AG and MIBA Beteiligungs AG, among others.

Martina Hermanska

Ms. Martina Hermanska is Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee representative of GfK SE since May 28, 2015. She serves as Product Manager of GfK Czech s.r.o., Prague; Member of the European SE Works’ Council and Member of the Steering Committee of GfK SE.

Sandra Hofstetter

Ms. Sandra Hofstetter has been Member of the Supervisory Board and Employee Representative at GfK SE since May 26, 2010. She served at the Company's Supervisory Board between May 24, 2005 and February 2, 2009. She is Independent Works Council representative of GfK SE and Chairwoman of the European GfK SE Works' Council.

Aliza Knox

Ms. Aliza Knox has been Member of the Supervisory Board at GfK SE since May 27, 2014. Since 2012, she serves as Managing Director Online Sales, Asia Pacific Twitter (Singapore). She is Member of the supervisory boards of Invocare Limited (until August 2015), Scenter Group Limited, and Singapore Post Ltd.

Stephan Lindeman

Mr. Stephan Lindeman has been Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee representative at GfK SE since February 2, 2009. Mr. Lindeman further serves as Director of Retail of Intomart GfK BV, Chairman of the Works' Council and research director at Intomart GfK BV, and Deputy Chairman of the European SE Works' Council.

Hauke Stars

Ms. Hauke Stars has been Member of the Supervisory Board at GfK SE since May 20, 2009. Ms. Stars also serves as Member of the Presidial Committee, nominating Committee. Ms. Stars is General Manager at Hewlett-Packard Schweiz GmbH and Kloeckner & Co. se. She has held the position of Deputy Chairman of Clearstream Banking AG, Frankfurt, Germany since May 6, 2013 and has worked for the companies such as: Clearstream Banking S.A. since August 2, 2013 and Clearstream Services S.A. since March 27, 2013. Ms. Stars has worked for Eurex Frankfurt AG since May 21, 2013, Eurex Zuerich AG since May 21, 2013, International Securities Exchange LLC since February 21, 2013, ISE Gemini LLC since July 26, 2013. She also served at Deutsche Boerse Systems Inc. from January 2, 2013 to December 31, 2013. She is Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Boerse AG. She has a Master of Science from University of Warwick and a degree in Computer Science from Universitaet Magdeburg.

Hans Van Bylen

Mr. Hans Van Bylen is Member of the Supervisory Board at Gfk SE since May 17, 2013. He is Member of the Management Board of Henkel Management AG & Co. KGaA, Duesseldorf, Germany. He also sits on supervisory boards and comparable supervisory bodies of Dial Corporation, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA (Chairman).

Dieter Wilbois

Mr. Dieter Wilbois is Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee representative of GfK SE. Mr. Wilbois is Member of the Company's Presidial Committee. He serves as Senior specialist data and technology at GfK SE Nuremberg, Chairman of the Works Council at GfK SE and Deputy Chairman of the European GfK SE Works' Council.

Bernhard Wolf