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Peter Schneider

  • Peter Schneider has over 30 years of experience in IT consulting and sales.
  • During 1985 and 1986 he worked as a Consultant for mbp (today EDS) in Dortmund.
  • He moved from mbp to become a Sales Administrator with IBM Germany, where he worked until 1991.
  • In 1991 he founded the software sales company System Performance GmbH in Munich and successfully headed up the company for 13 years until the end of 2003.
  • He founded usedSoft at the beginning of 2004.

Michael Aufderheide


  • Training to become an industrial business manager
  • Studied logistics at the Technical University of Dortmund, qualified as a graduate logistician

Professional career

  • 2007 Project team member at Thyssen Krupp Steel AG in Dortmund
  • 2009 Project team member at Uhde GmbH in Dortmund
  • 2011 joined usedSoft Schweiz AG
  • 2013 Head of finance and managerial accounting / IT at usedSoft International AG
  • 2015 COO / CFO at usedSoft Group

Jennifer Schneider


  • Training to become an industrial business manager
  • Extra-occupational studies at the FOM University of Applied Sciences for Economics & Management in Dortmund with a Bachelor of Arts degree

Professional career

  • 2013 Joined usedSoft Deutschland GmbH, founded the office in Dortmund as office manager as well as the online shop
  • 2016 Head of Purchase
  • 2019 Deputy Managing Director at usedSoft Deutschland GmbH

Administrative Board usedSoft International AG

Hans Olaf Henkel


  • Commercial apprenticeship and degree from the University of Economy and Politics (HWP)

Professional career

  • 1962 joined IBM
  • 1987 Chairman of the Board of Management of IBM Germany
  • 1993 Head of IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • 1995 – 2000 President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI)
  • 2001 – 2005 President of the Leibniz Association

Today Hans-Olaf Henkel lectures as an Honorary Professor at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Continental/Hanover, Daimler Luft- und Raumfahrt/Munich and SMS/Düsseldorf. Together with Roman Herzog and others, he works in the “Convention of Germany”. He is a committed member of Amnesty International.

Hans-Olaf Henkel has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the TU Dresden. Further awards bestowed on him include the “Karmarsch Medal” by the TU Hanover, the WWF awarded him the title of “Eco Manager of the Year”, the German business magazine, Wirtschaftswoche, awarded him the “German Business Innovation Prize” and the magazine “Markt Intern” presented him with the “German SME Prize”. As the author of numerous best-sellers and articles on socio-political issues, he received the “Corine” International Book Award, the “Ludwig-Erhard Prize for Economic Commentary”, the “Hayek Medal” and the “Cicero Prize” (“Best Speaker on Economics”). A newly discovered butterfly was named after him (“Bracca olafhenkeli”) in honour of his work as President of the Leibniz Scientific Community. He was presented with the “New York Programming Award” for his Sunday jazz programme on Berlin’s Jazz Radio station 101.9. Hans-Olaf Henkel is “Commandeur” of the French Legion of Honour and has been awarded the Japanese “Order of the Holy Treasure” and the Brazilian “Cross of the South”.

Gerhard Stratthaus


  • degree in business administration from the University of Mannheim after successfully completing an exam.

Professional career

  • 1966 – 1973 Educational Consultant at the Heinrich-Pesch-Haus in Mannheim
  • 1973 – 1981 Mayor of the Brühl Community
  • 1981 elected as the Mayor of Schwetzingen
  • 1993 – 1998 elected as Lord Mayor of Schwetzingen due to the elicitation of Schwetzingen to a large district city
  • Since 1992 member of Parliament (Landtag) in Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • 1996 – 1998 fiscal speaker of the parliamentary party CDU in the parliament of Baden-Wuerttemberg; chairman of the Committee for European Affairs
  • 1998 – 2008 finance minister of Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • Since 1999 member of the regional party executive of CDU in Baden-Wuerttemberg

Retired Minister Stratthaus was a member of the Management Committee of the  Financial Market Stabilization Agency, until 2011 the chairman of the Committee for European Affairs in the regional parliament of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the chairman of the Management Academy of the region Baden-Wuerttemberg. He was chairman of the supervisory board of the Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), as well as a member of the Supervisory Board of EnBW [Energie Baden-Württemberg] and a member of supervisory and administrative boards of several banks.

Dr. Manfred Schneider


  • Studied in Freiburg, Hamburg and Cologne
  • postdoctoral assistant position at the Chair for Business Management at the University of Applied Sciences Aachen, graduating with the title Dr. rer. pol.

Professional career

  • 1966 joined Bayer AG with responsibility for the Organisation, Internal Auditing und Operational Accounting Departments
  • 1971 Bayer subsidiary Duisburger Kupferhütte, most recently Chairman of the Management Board
  • 1981 rejoined Bayer AG
  • 1984 Bayer AG: Head of Regional Coordination, Corporate Auditing and Controlling as part of the process of restructuring Bayer AG
  • 1987 Bayer AG: Member of the Board of Directors
  • 1992 Bayer AG: Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • 2002 – 2012 Bayer Group: Chairman of the Supervisory Board

In the course of his ten-year tenure as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Schneider succeeded in further strengthening Bayer’s global market position with record figures eight years in succession. The company grew in value some 200 percent during this period. In addition, Dr. Schneider’s other positions included Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Linde AG, Munich and RWE AG, Essen. From October 1999 to 2001 he was President of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI).