Executive Board SCHUFA Holding AG

Tanja Birkholz Chairwoman of the Executive Board

Tanja Birkholz has been a member of the Executive Board of SCHUFA Holding AG since January 2020 and has served as its Chairwoman since July 2020. She began her career in the banking industry after completing a banking traineeship and then studying business administration at the University of St Gallen and the London School of Economics. From 2007 to 2016, she was Divisional Director for Finance Architecture, Risk Management and Investor Relations at Commerzbank AG. Following this, she joined international consulting firm Oliver Wyman as a partner and was a member of the European Finance & Risk Practice management team there.

Dr Ole Schröder Member of the Executive Board

Dr Ole Schröder has been a member of the Executive Board of SCHUFA Holding AG since January 2020. After studying Law at the University of Hamburg, attaining a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business Law from Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and completing his second state law examination, he worked for eight years as a lawyer at law firm White & Case. He was a member of the German Bundestag between 2002 and 2017. Beginning in 2009, he spent eight years as Parliamentary Undersecretary to the Minister of the Interior, with responsibility for information technology, digitalisation and data protection. Most recently, he worked as a consultant for KPMG and various other companies, and as a guest lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance.

Holger Severitt Member of the Executive Board

Holger Severitt has been a member of the Executive Board of SCHUFA Holding AG since 2009. He was CFO at the National Westminster Bank AG, then Head of Controlling at SchmidtBank, responsible among other things for the bank’s reorganisation. In 2006 he took over the helm of Archon Capital Bank GmbH, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs.

Peter Villa Member of the Executive Board

Peter Villa has been a member of the Executive Board of SCHUFA Holding AG since 2011. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Business Information Industry Association (BIIA) and of the European Credit Research Institute (ECRI). He was Managing Director of Bonnier Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Hoppenstedt Bonnier Information GmbH, Kompass Deutschland GmbH, and most recently CEO of Bisnode / Dun & Bradstreet in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.