Association of Chief Financial Officers Germany (GEFIU)

IGTA Membership:
Full Member
Date of association formation:
January 1969
Date association joined IGTA:
January 1998

IGTA Representative
Helmut Schnabel
0049 17 7807 6606
0049 69 3535 1512

Asecuris Asset Management Advisory GmbH
Textorstraße 72
60594 Frankfurt am Main

Association General Enquiries
0049 61 7259 8709
0049 61 7259 8710

Association Secretariat
Missis Christiane Ditthardt
Dahlienweg 11
61381 Friedrichsdorf

Association Technical Enquiries
0049 177 8076606

Association Membership:

As of November 2017, headcount 175 members

Membership Criteria:

Die Gesellschaft für Finanzwirtschaft in der Unternehmensführung e.V. (GEFIU), in English official association name „The Association of Chief Financial Officers Germany (GEFIU)“, has some 175 members who are chief financial officers or finance directors of German industrial and trading companies as well as insurance companies, banks and other services companies. No consultant companies.

Education and Training:

Since 1984, every year an unique three and a half day High Level Seminar for junior high potential finance employees and for finance managers, from industrial corporations.

Other Activities:

5 Working committees, meeting several times per year, on:

  • External Corporate Accounting
  • Capital Markets
  • Leasing and Asset Finance
  • Functions and Organisation of Finance and Treasury Activities in Multi-Divisional Corporation Groups
  • Medium Sized Corporations

Special Half Day Working Meeting, and Networking Meeting in 2017 on the subjects:

  • Company Siltronic AG: Strategy, Financing, Capital Market Communication
  • Tax Compliance with Domestic Tax Authorities

Board of Management: Members are elected every year, for one year. Members can be re-elected repeatedly.

  • Helmut Schnabel, Managing Director, Asecuris Asset Management Advisory GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Chairman GEFIU
  • Ingo Bank, Chief Financial Officer, OSRAM Licht AG, Munich
  • Ralph Dihlmann, Chief Financial Officer, WEPA Industrieholding SE, Amberg
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Heise, Chief Financial Officer, Allianz SE, Munich
  • Rainer Irle, Chief Financial Officer, Siltronic AG, Munich
  • Dr. Stephan Meeder, Chief Financial Officer, CropEnergies AG, Mannheim
  • Dr. Michael Schneider, Chief Financial Officer, NORMA GROUP SE, Maintal
  • Dr. Matthias Zieschang, Chief Financial Officer, Fraport AG, Frankfurt am Main
Association Journal and/or Publications:

Annual report printed about association activities (German language only).

Annual Conference:

Friday, November 17, 2017
Thursday, November 15, 2018