In a Nutshell

Evelyne Freitag is a Non Executive Director and independent Board Advisor with international operational experience in the industrial sector - from healthcare, automotive to fast moving consumer goods, infrastructure and energy, up to pension funds and banks.

As an experienced NED (chairwoman or member), she drives - in addition to the traditional monitoring function - topics such as business model development, governance and efficiency of committee work, risk strategy and sustainable and measurable ESG strategy.
Experienced change agent, she advises as a Board advisor family offices, companies and their executive managers on their international deployment strategies and supports them in their digital and sustainable transformation.

For more than 30 years she has - as a managing director and CFO - controlled billions of sales and was responsible for thousands of employees in companies such as Daimler/Mercedes, Kraft/Mondelez, Pentland, Goodyear-Dunlop, Pfizer and Sanofi.

She publishes articles and guest commentaries in business newspapers and books and gives lectures and keynotes at business conferences (multilingual E/D/F). She also demonstrates social commitment for instance as an advisor to the public and private sectors in her role as French Foreign Trade Advisor in Germany.

Non Executive Director & Board Advisor


  • Board Advisor Familiy companies & Family Offices since 2022

  • KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH since 2022
    Member of the Supervisory Board, credit and risk committees

  • IVA Valuation & Advisory AG since 2023
    Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board

  • HPS Home Power Solutions AG 2022-2023
    Member of the Supervirsory Board

  • Pensionskasse der Hoechst Gruppe VVaG 2017-2021
    Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board

  • Future Capital AG 2017-2021
    Member of the Supervisory Board

  • euromicron AG 2016 -2019
    Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board


  • French Foreign Trade Advisor since 2019
    Member of the German Board
    Founder & Head of the French German “Health Expert Group”.

  • Financial Expert Association (FEA): Member since 2015, Regional Board Director Rhine-Main (up 2019)

  • European Women on Board (EWOB), member since 2023

  • German-French Business Club, Member since 2017

  • HypoVereinsbank: Women’s Advisory Board 2015-2019


  • Sanofi 2017 – 2022
    Member of the Executive Board & Chief Financial Officer
    Region Germany, Austria, Switzerland

  • Goodyear Dunlop 2011 – 2017
    Director Business Transformation EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
    Managing Director/Chief Financial Officer Germany, Austria, Switzerland 

  • Gemeinnützige Hertie Stiftung 2009 – 2011
    Managing Director of berufundfamilie gGmbH

  • Pfizer Deutschland GmbH 2002 – 2009
    Vice President Finance & Supply Chain

  • Pentland Deutschland GmbH 1998 – 2001
    Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer

  • Daimler Group 1991 – 1998
    Project Manager Smart Car & mobility (Switzerland),

    European M&A debis Systemhaus,
    Daimler Group Planning & Strategy,

    Controlling Mercedes plant Sindelfingen

  • Kraft Jacobs Suchard, France 1989 – 1991
    Controller Confectionery Division

A Selection of Publications see all articles

A Selection of Lectures, Keynotes & Panel Discussions see all events

Future of Work 2023

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management 2023

ESG & Sustainability: Luxury or Must have?

PWC - Workiva 2023

Fokus Aufsichtsrat 2023

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management 2023

Can transformation succeed without revolution?

Handelsblatt CFO Summit 2023

Geopolital risks 2023 - Options for German companies' action plan

Handelsblatt Webtalk 2023

European Healthcare Sovereignty

Panel French Embassy Berlin 2022

Diversity for good Corporate Governance

Presentation & Panel discussion, Frankfurt School Conference "Fokus Aufsichtsrat - Focus Management Boards" 2021


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