Pamela Knapp has an international portfolio of non-executive and supervisory board positions in different European countries (France, The Netherlands, Germany). She serves on audit committees and remuneration and nomination committees of company boards listed in the CAC40, AEX and MDAX. Her board experience covers a wide range of industries from automotive through building materials and distribution to the chemical industry. Since July 2020 she has been a member of the German Monopolies Commission, an expert committee which advises the German government and legislature in areas of competition policymaking, competition law and regulation.
As an accomplished leader with long-time executive responsibilities in fast-paced global business environments and strong change management expertise, Pamela brings an independent international view and can challenge strategy, processes and performance in a constructive manner. She is particularly interested in the impact of digitalization on business systems, processes, and people. She understands the challenges of change management situations and is passionate about mastering them.
Before her non-executive career, Pamela spent almost 25 years in international leadership roles at Siemens and as CFO of GfK SE, a listed German market research group. At Siemens, she started in the Transportation Systems Group and was responsible for Strategic Projects and later for the development of the Maintenance and Service Business Unit. She continued her career as CFO of Siemens in Belgium/Luxembourg where she drove a major transformation of the business (spin-off of several businesses and factories, SAP introduction, introduction of EVA logic). From 2000 to 2004 she headed the corporate department for Management Development and Senior Management remuneration, reporting directly to the Siemens CEO. From 2004 to 2008 she served as CFO for the Power Transmission and Distribution Division of Siemens with responsibilities for all CFO related functions as well as purchasing, IT, compliance and the sales offices in Latin America and Western Europe. In this role, she had to master a major anti-trust case and the integration of the transmission and distribution business of VA Tech along with organic revenue growth from € 4 bn to € 7 bn. In her role as CFO of GfK SE from 2009 to 2014, she implemented proper governance and controlling processes and an HR and Purchasing organization. Together with the new management board, she undertook a major strategic reorganization, established a performance management system, and guided the change from traditional to digital market research.
Pamela lives in Salzburg, enjoys her life in the middle of culture, mountains and lakes and is passionate about contemporary art, culinary experiences and being together with friends, family, and interesting people. She serves on the steering committee of the German French Chamber of Commerce and is member of the Kuratorium of Paris Lodron University Salzburg (PLUS).
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