Executive Board SCHUFA Holding AG

Dr Michael Freytag Chairman of the Executive Board

Dr Michael Freytag has been Chairman of the Executive Board of SCHUFA Holding AG since 2010. A doctor of law, he worked for ten years as a corporate and investment banker at Deutsche Bank, was Supervisory Board Chairman of companies in various sectors, served as a senator in Hamburg and as a member of the Bundesrat, i.e. the Federal Council of the Federal Republic of Germany. Between 2013 and 2019, he was Vice President of the Association of Consumer Credit Information Suppliers (ACCIS) in Brussels.

Tanja Birkholz Member of the Executive Board

Tanja Birkholz has been a member of the Executive Board of SCHUFA Holding AG since January 2020 and is to take over as its Chairwoman as of the middle of the year. 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.