The VARD membership

Why should I become a VARD member?

Aside from financial benefits in the form of special conditions and your chance to network and exchange experience, VARD offers an ideational benefit: The chance to stand up for your conviction as the member of a strong professional association, to actively shape the development of corporate governance in Germany, and to improve awareness and public reputation of being a professional board member.

We would be delighted to welcome you as a new member of the VARD community – simply by filling out the following online application form.

Who can become a member of VARD?

Anyone who meets our statutory requirements can become a member. You can apply directly, or wait for an invitation based on another member’s recommendation.

In addition to the founders of the association, membership with full voting rights is available for any natural person who, at the time of application

serves as a member of a supervisory board, advisory board, or board of directors,

has served as a member of a supervisory board, advisory board, or board of directors in the last 12 months,

has served for at least three years at the executive level of a large, publicly traded company,

or has been recommended by at least three current VARD members.

Become a member

Please fill out the application form if you would like to apply directly.
The board will review your application and get back to you soon.

Contact information

 

I fulfill the conditions of membership according to paragraph 3, section 1 of the VARD charter (in addition to the founders of the association, membership with full voting rights is available for any natural person who, at the time of application, serves as a member of a supervisory board, advisory board, or board of directors; has served as a member of a supervisory board, advisory board, or board of directors in the last 12 months; has served for at least three years at the executive level of a large, publicly traded company; or has been recommended by at least three current VARD members), based on the following:

 

Authorization to grant a SEPA direct debit mandate

Payee: Vereinigung der Aufsichtsräte in Deutschland e.V. (VARD)
Creditor ID: DE96ZZZ00001181835

I agree

I hereby revocable authorize the above payee to collect my annual membership fee of EUR 500 when it is due directly from my account. I also direct my bank to honor this debit. I may request a refund of the amount debited within eight weeks from the date the debit is posted.

 
 

Data processing clause

I agree

I hereby agree that the data provided above will be used to maintain databases and for promotional purposes by the VARD initiative German Corporate Governance Institute (DCGI). Your data will be kept strictly confidential by DGCI and not disclosed to third parties. For further information, please feel free to contact our office. Invitation processing for events, such as the GermanBoardConference, is handled by DGCI. Therefore, we require your permission to share data with the institute to keep you up to date.

 
 

Professional principles

I agree

As a member, I recognize the professional principles that VARD has defined as a model for the work of supervisory board members. VARD makes regular assessments to determine if changes or amendments are needed. VARD members are welcome to initiate discussions or submit proposals in this regard.

 

 

 

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