The governance of Schmidt Group has alternated between male and female CEOs: Hubert Schmidt and Karl Leitzgen the men, Antonia Schmidt, Antonia and Anne Leitzgen the women. This alternation has strengthened the original humanist values which today have made the Group a flagship for trade and industry, a true business open to the world.
Anne Leitzgen, granddaughter of Hubert Schmidt, the founder, has been CEO since 2006. She works alongside a Management Committee made up of individuals committed to developing and passing on the Group’s culture. Each member makes a point of personally welcoming and absorbing new managers and mentoring them, allowing everyone to endorse that freedom of action so dear to the entrepreneurial DNA of “the house”.