Executive and Supervisory Board

Max H.-H. Schaber

Chief Executive Officer

Max H-H. Schaber, Vorstandsvorsitzender des IT-Dienstleisters DATAGROUP

Since Feb. 16, 2006 Mr. Schaber has been a member and Chairman of the Executive Board (CEO) of DATAGROUP SE and is responsible for the departments Finance, Legal Affairs, Human Resources and Company Development.

In 1983 he founded DATAPEC, Company for Data Processing, which later became DATAGROUP GmbH. Max H. H. Schaber studied mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart as well as at the Universities of Applied Sciences in Augsburg and Reutlingen. In 1981 he completed his studies as graduate engineer (FH) in Mechanical Engineering and after that he was employed initially as system engineer, and later as assistant to the Executive Board of the firm Friedrich und Co. Company for Software and System Development.

Mr. Schaber is active in several advisory boards and is also a member of the CCI Committee of Reutlingen.


Dirk Peters

Chief Operation Officer

Dirk Peters, Vorstand des IT-Dienstleisters DATAGROUP

Since the integration of the company HDT in DATAGROUP in the year 2008, Dirk Peters has not only served as the Managing Director of DATAGROUP Hamburg GmbH (formerly HDT), but is also active in the management of DATAGROUP SE as COO.

Upon completion of his studies of computer science (FH), which he pursued parallel to his job, he took over managerial positions at Ashton-Tate and at ALSO ABC, until he went into business for himself in the year 1992 with his firm HDT Hanseatic Data Systems Technology. Out of a classical system house he then developed a high-performance group of companies in the field of IT service management. Following his training as an information electronics engineer at Lufthansa, Dirk Peters began his career in 1981 as system technician at one of the first authorized IBM contractual partners, the firm Computerpartner in Hamburg. In 1983 he changed over to the sales department and learned the trade at HOSS.

In his free time he is involved in activities designed to promote young talents in the sport of sailing.


Andreas Baresel

Chief Production Officer

Andreas Baresel, Vorstand des IT-Dienstleisters DATAGROUP

Andreas Baresel has been member of the Management Board (CPO) of DATAGROUP SE since October 2018 and is responsible for the Production department. In this role, he oversees the cross-divisional management and coordination of the individual service factories within the group.

Following his studies in business administration, Andreas Baresel worked in several management positions with a focus on business and portfolio development in IT consulting and managed IT services.

Andreas Baresel joined the company in 2006 in connection with the acquisition of DATAGROUP Business Solutions GmbH (previously Consinto GmbH) and has been Managing Director of DATAGROUP Business Solutions GmbH since 2016.


Peter Schneck

Chief Officer M&A, IR and Legal

Peter Schneck joined the Executive Board of DATAGROUP on 01.10.2019. His responsibilities include Investor Relations, Legal and Mergers & Acquisitions.

After studying law with a focus on International Business Law and an MBA, Peter Schneck worked as Managing Director at Scheidt & Bachmann, a leading global provider of IT solutions for car park management. Subsequently, he was managing director of the parking garage operator APCOA.

Prior to joining DATAGROUP, Peter Schneck was CEO of the Trapeze Group, a transportation company owned by the Canadian company Constellation. In addition to the operational management of Trapeze, Peter Schneck has managed an international portfolio of companies and was responsible for the mergers & acquisitions activities.


Heinz Hilgert

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

DATAGROUP Aufsichtsrat Heinz Hilgert

Heinz Hilgert is CEO and founder of TransVise GmbH, Senior Management Consulting in the financial services industry.

Before that Mr. Hilgert was CEO of the WestLB in Düsseldorf und Deputy CEO of the DZ Bank in Frankfurt. His areas of responsibility included investment banking, private banking and asset management. He held corporate mandates as chairman of the supervisory board of Union Asset Management Holding AG, Frankfurt; DZ Privatbank Switzerland AG, Zurich; DZ Bank International S.A, Luxemburg; and Teambank AG, Nuremberg.

Before his positions at the DZ Bank, Mr. Hilgert held executive positions at Sal. Oppenheim KGaA, Cologne and Frankfurt as well as at the Chase Manhattan Bank N.A., London und Frankfurt. Mr. Hilgert studied business administration at the University of Duisburg.

Dr. Helmut Mahler

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

DATAGROUP Aufsichtsrat Dr. Helmut Mahler

Following his doctorate at the Institute for Information Processing Technology at the University of Karlsruhe, Dr.-Ing. Helmut Mahler initially worked at the IBM research laboratory in Zurich before he joined the Daimler Group. He held various management positions in IT management at Daimler, most recently as Vice President and CIO Daimler Trucks. In 2014, Dr. Mahler founded the IT security specialist Code White GmbH.

Dr. Carola Wittig

Member of the Supervisory Board

DATAGROUP Aufsichtsrat Dr. Carola Wittig

Dr. Carola Wittig is Presiding Judge at the District Court in Stuttgart.

Alongside her activities at the District Court in Stuttgart, Dr. Wittig works as a lecturer at various research institutes for specialist lawyers, engineers and appraisers. Prior to joining civil service, Dr. Wittig worked as a lawyer at Arthur Andersen Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater GmbH in Stuttgart and Dresden. She was responsible for company law and tax matters in the context of restructurings, acquisitions and MBOs. During her legal activity, Dr. Wittig also gained experience in IT contract law.

Dr. Carola Wittig studied law at the Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen.