Management and Supervisory Board

Management


Dr. Axel Kaufmann

Spokesman of the Executive Board and Chief Financial & Operations Officer (CFOO)
Born in 1969, Nationality: German

Dr. Axel Kaufmann has been appointed Spokesman of the Executive Board and Chief Financial & Operations Officer (CFOO) of Nemetschek SE, effective as of January 1, 2020. In this role, he is responsible for all the main Group functions of the Nemetschek Group and its global operating and strategic positioning including M&A strategy. In addition, he is responsible for the Media & Entertainment division.

Axel Kaufmann has many years of international experience in finance and management, which he has contributed to renowned companies. After studying Business Administration and doing an apprenticeship/training at Deutsche Bank, he completed his doctorate while continuing to work. He then served at the Siemens Group for more than ten years, including in the USA and most recently in operations as the commercial head of a market-leading global software business unit. This was followed by executive roles at Nokia Networks in the finance and strategy units. He then acted as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of the listed Koenig & Bauer AG. In his last position until the end of December 2019, Kaufmann served as Chief Financial Officer at the MDAX-listed Rational AG.

Further mandates
Member of the following supervisory boards:

  • Bluebeam Holding, Inc., USA
  • Bluebeam Inc., USA
  • Nemetschek Inc., USA

Viktor Várkonyi

Chief Division Officer, Planning & Design Division
Member of the Executive Board
Born in 1967, Nationality: Hungarian

Viktor Várkonyi has been a member of the Executive Board since December 2013, and was appointed as Chief Division Officer, Planning & Design Division, in February 2019. In this role, he is responsible for the division’s global strategic alignment as well as for positioning the Nemetschek Group as an BIM market leader for connected end-to-end AEC workflows.

Viktor Várkonyi contributes more than 25 years of experience in the IT sector and is specialized in the development of BIM solutions for the AEC industry. Over the past 20 years, he has held various leadership positions. From January 2009 to end of February 2019 he was CEO of GRAPHISOFT, headquartered in Hungary. Viktor Várkonyi studied Electrical Engineering and holds a Master of Computer Sciences degree from the Technical University of Budapest as well as an Executive MBA from ­Purdue University – Krannert School of Management – in the USA.

Further mandates
Member of the following supervisory boards:

  • Data Design System AS, Norwegen
  • dRofus AS, Norwegen
  • Graphisoft SE, Ungarn
  • RISA Tech. Inc., USA
  • SCIA Group International NV, Belgien
  • SCIA NV, Belgien
  • Solibri Oy, Finnland
  • Vectorworks, Inc., USA

Jon Elliott

Chief Division Officer, Build & Construct Division
Member of the Executive Board
CEO of Bluebeam
Born in 1976, Nationality: US American

Jon Elliott was appointed to the Executive Board as Chief Division Officer, Build & Construct Division, in February 2019. In this role, he is responsible for the global cross-brand strategic positioning and international expansion of the brands in his division.

Jon Elliott has been contributing his extensive international market expertise and his many years of experience in the software industry as CEO of the Bluebeam brand, based in Pasadena, USA. Before being named CEO, Elliott served as COO at Bluebeam. Jon Elliott holds an MBA from Texas A&M University, Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of La Verne, California. Over the past 20 years, he has gained extensive experience in the areas of sales/distribution, operations and finance in globally active enterprises.

Further mandate
Member of the following supervisory board:

  • Design Data Corp., USA

Koen Matthijs

Chief Division Officer, Operate & Manage Division
Born in 1971, Nationality: Belgian

Koen Matthijs was appointed as Chief Division Officer, Operate & Manage Division in February 2019. In this role, he will focus on creating a strong portfolio for his division, including the further development of the solutions from Spacewell and Crem Solutions.

From the beginning of 2011 to the end of March 2019 Koen Matthijs was CEO of Spacewell. He contributes extensive experience in the area of the smart building and building management as well as in the transformation of business processes as a result of technology at international level. Before he came to Spacewell, he served in various leadership positions in global organizations. Koen Matthijs holds a Master of Science degree in Civil (Electrical) Engineering from KU Leuven University, Belgium, and a Master of Industrial Science degree from the Belgian EHSAL Management School.


Supervisory Board

Kurt Dobitsch

Chairman of the supervisory board
Entrepreneur

Member of the following supervisory boards:

  • Nemetschek SE, Munich (Chairman)
    Companies associated with the group:
    Graphisoft SE, Budapest, Hungary (Member)
    Vectorworks Inc., Columbia, USA (Member)
  • Bechtle AG, Gaildorf, Germany (Member)
  • Singhammer IT Consulting AG, Munich, Germany (Member)
  • United Internet AG, Montabaur (Chairmann)
    Companies associated with the group:
    1 & 1 Telecommunication SE, Montabaur, Germany
    1 & 1 Mail & Media Applications SE, Montabaur, Germany
    Drillisch AG, Maintal, Germany

Professor Georg Nemetschek

Deputy Chairman of the supervisory board
Engineering degree, entrepreneur

Rüdiger Herzog

Member of the supervisory board
Lawyer

Member of the following supervisory boards:

  • DF Deutsche Finance Holding AG, Munich, Germany (Chairman)
  • DF Deutsche Finance Investment GmbH, Munich, Germany (Chairman)
  • DBC Finance GmbH, Munich, Germany (Chairman)

Bill Krouch

Member of the supervisory board
Advisor

Member of the following supervisory board:

  • INVESTCORP, New York