Winfried Hagenhoff

New Non-Executive Director position for our member Albert X. Kirchmann

SUMIDA appoints AAA-Advisor Albert Kirchmann as Non Executive Director

SUMIDA is a global manufacturer of high-quality inductive components and modules. SUMIDA products are used in a wide range of automotive, industrial and consumer electronics applications.

A worldwide network with production and sales locations in Asia, Europe and the USA characterizes the company with over 15,000 employees and R&D locations in Japan, China, Thailand, Germany and the USA. In Germany, SUMIDA Group companies manufacture components at 4 locations - from standard components to customized solutions. The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Albert Kirchmann lived in Japan for many years and worked for Daimler Commercial Vehicles and FUSO in Japan. As a proven expert on the Japanese economy and the global automotive industry, he has now been appointed to the Board of Directors of SUMIDA Corp.

For Albert Kirchmann, this is a further mandate in addition to supervisory board mandates, e.g. at Traton. We congratulate our member on this appointment and wish him every success in this new role!

As AAA Advisors, we are delighted about another mandate that underlines the quality of our AAA Advisors network: our current 25 members collectively assume responsibility in more than 40 supervisory board, advisory board, board of directors and non-executive board positions - in large companies as well as in SMEs, small family businesses or pro bono in non-profit institutions.

Are you looking for an advisory or supervisory board member yourself? Just ask us. And if you can't find a suitable candidate in our ranks, our network is often able to point you in the direction of suitable potential board members.



* Individual image elements of the collage are quotes from the SUMIDA Corporation website (


About the author
Winfried Hagenhoff

Winfried - formerly at Lufthansa, TNS and WPP’s Kantar- is an experienced Senior Executive Advisor. He loves to advise on innovative products and services based on empirical data, and to transform advice into strategy for brands and customer experience. As a former CTO/COO, he is passionate about tech-driven innovations, especially regarding mobility (Auto, Travel, Transport, Sharing), communication, health, public services, and production.

Beside his activities as a Board Member (Verwaltungsrat) in the Swiss based  Bochmann Consulting AG, he has been for some years -and still is- supporting young tech firms and helped social institutions with pro-bono advice.