The International Association of Controlles in annual reviews

Annual review 2020


  • The joint project of SAP & the ICV "Next Generation Finance Benchmarking" starts.
  • The ICV Young Finance Professionals initiative starts with a survey on the future Online Platform.
  • ICV Board Meeting on January 17/18 in Feldafing with intensive consultations on the 2020 annual plan.
  • ICV expert work group web seminar "Digital Transformation" on January 23 with the Head of the expert work group Digital Transformation Reinoud van der Vliet.
  • The joint controlling work group of the German – Russian Chamber of Commerce and the ICV meets on January 22 in St. Petersburg.
  • As part of the ICV cooperation with the OstwestfalenLippe University of Applied Sciences (OWL), semester papers are awarded on 23.01
  • On January 31 the application phase for the ICV Excellence Award 2020 ends.


  • Annegret Glöckner starts her voluntary work as the ICV Executive Advisor for Corporate Members.
  • The Jury for the ICV Controlling Excellence Award under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber takes up the work in a new team (Prof. Dr. Ute Vanini, Jens Bieniek succeed Hubert Tretter and Hillert Onnen). Also in the Jury: Roland Iff and Prof. Dr. Andreas Seufert.
  • The latest newsletter from the ICV Think Tank gives an insight into the current state of work on the main topic “Controlling in times of crisis”.
  • Once again the ICV welcomes new corporate members: Controlling Investments Sp.z o.o., DEKPOL S.A., Dosenbach-Ochsner AG, E.S.G. Sp. z o.o., Espersen Sp. z.o.o., GEMÜ Group, Global-Exact, Krajowy Depozyt Papierow Wartosciowych S.A., MACH AG, Telekom Srbija, ORLEN Asfalt Sp. z o.o., Politechnika Czestochowska, TU (PL), SAP Poland, Sun Garden Polska, Sp. z o.o. Sp. K., WITTE Automotive GmbH.


  • For the ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2020, the ICV Jury nominates A1 Telekom Austria, BASF and Pixum.
  • On March 17 "in view of the rapid development of the last few days" the ICV Board cancels the 45th Congress of Controllers on April 27/28. The leading controlling conference in Europe is to take place at a later date in the tried and tested quality.
  • The Forum Controlling by the Regensburg Wirtschaftszeitung from 19.03. is canceled at short notice.
  • On March 19, the controlling supplement of the Mittelbayerische Zeitung appears, an annual joint effort with the ICV.
  • On March 20 the ControllerPanel, a WHU initiative in cooperation with the ICV, starts a corona flash survey.
  • Lockdown I on March 22: The federal and state governments agree on strict exit and contact restrictions in Germany.


  • The ICV Communications Team sets up the "Tools & Tips for Times of the (Corona) Crisis" area on the ICV website at the beginning of April and calls for cooperation.
  • Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler, Chairman of the ICV and the Vice Chairman Matthias von Daacke explain the background to the postponement of the Congress in the “Performance Manager Podcast”.
  • ICV Health Care Conference Switzerland - GTS 2020, announced for April 2 in Zurich, is initially postponed to July 2, 2020, and later canceled completely.
  • Dr. Rainer Vieregge, meritorious founder and Head of ICV work groups, dies on 4.04
  • The Polish conference 14th Controlling Intelligence Adventure Congress - CIA 2020 planned for April 6/7 in Poznan – is postponed to September 14/15.
  • The General Meeting called for April 26 in Munich is postponed, will be held on May 28 as an online event.
  • The 45th Congress of Controllers, planned for April 27/28. in Munich, is postponed.
  • The ICV starts on April 27 its "Corona Initiative: By ICV Members for ICV Members" with the exclusive online seminar "Liquidity management & capital requirement calculation with Excel" with Rainer Pollmann. The demand is so great that there are several repeat dates.
  • With a live streamed online premiere on April 27 sales of the “Karriere-Bibel” [Carrer Bible] audio book starts through the Performance Manager Podcast from ATVISIO Consult.
  • At the turn of the month the “Crisis Special Edition” of the “Think Tank | Quarterly” is ready to download.
  • On April 30 Gunnar Helms, Head of the “Compliance Management and Controlling” expert work group, leadst he ICV web seminar “In the corona crisis: the most important (legal) issues - an overview with a checklist”.


  • "Resisting the corona crisis: Optimizing working capital" is the title of the web seminar of the ICV expert work group with Frank Ahlrichs, Head of the WG "Quality and Controlling" on May 12.
  • "Resisting the corona crisis: Corporate planning and evaluation" is the title of the web seminar of the ICV expert work group with Stefanos Karagiannidis, Head of WG Company Valuation, and Philipp Moecke on May 13.
  • On May 19 a web seminar of the ICV Think Tank "Resisting the Corona Crisis: Crisis Management & Controlling" takes place with Claudia Maron, ICV Board Member, Christoph Munck and Stefan Tobias.
  • The results of the 2nd Corona Flash Survey by the ControllerPanel are presented on May 20 (German) and on May 28 (English).
  • On May 25 an online meeting of the expert work group Project Controlling takes place for the first time. The English-language web seminar under the direction of Head of the expert WG and Nausica is also the initial meeting for a new ICV network in Romania.
  • On May 26 Dr. Georg Schneider, Head of the WG Moscow heads a web seminar "Business in Russia in times of Corona crisis".
  • "Resistirás - you will resist!": Members of the ICV International Work Group express their solidarity with Spain, which was hard hit by corona, with an online campaign and where TUGSsal hosted the work group in 2019.
  • First virtual ICV General Meeting on May 28 with over 130 participants, including votes and elections. Election of the Board: Siegfried Gänßlen and Karl-Heinz Steinke are followed by Claudia Maron and Markus Steiner. By-election of the Board of Trustees: Successors to Dr. Wolfgang Berger-Vogel and Dr. Richard Lutz are Christina Keindorf and Siegfried Gänßlen. The new Chairman of the Board of Trustees is Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer
  • The IGC International Group of Controlling celebrates its 25th anniversary.


  • At the Catalan ACCID Congress on June 5 (online) ICV Board Member Claudia Maron speaks.
  • Web seminar "The crisis as an accelerator for change" with experts from ICV corporate member Roland Berger, Oliver Knapp and Daniel Geiger, on June 16 in German and on June 18 in English.
  • Exclusive ICV web seminar "AI - and the human factor?" for ICV corporate and individual members on June 25 with ICV Executive Advisor Annegret Glöckner.
  • Markus Lüscher is the new ICV Regional Delegate for Switzerland to succeed Markus Steiner, who was elected ICV Board Member.


  • The ICV expert work group “Future of Work” invites you to a survey “Home Office for ever?” and publishes the results in the ICV ControllingBlog a little later.
  • With the July issue, Controller Magazin has a more modern look.
  • The “Think Tank | Quarterly“ focuses on risk management and scenario analyzes.
  • Further new ICV corporate members at the beginning of summer: Alpiq AG, ARRA GROUP Sp. z o.o. Społka komandytowa, Alfred Kärcher SE & CO KG.


  • The ICV expert work group “Green Controlling for Responsible Business” presents a white paper that provides an introduction to the topic of impact measurement for controllers.
  • The ICV uses the offer of a free MS Teams license for committees and work groups. The offer is limited to two years.
  • The Controller Magazin (issue September / October) appears with the annual English-language supplement “Controlling International”.


  • The winner of the ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2020 is announced: BASF with the project “Predictive Analytics approach for financial forecasting on Operating Division level called PACE - Predictive Analytics Estimate”.
  • QVANTUM and the ICV jointly check how controllers manage a crisis in an online survey.
  • On September 11 the 8th Chinese-German Controlling Forum takes place in Suzhou as a face-to-face event.
  • The ICV conference Controlling Intelligence Adventure - CIA 2020 takes place on September 14/15 as a hybrid event in Poznan.
  • On September 16 ICV members are for the first time welcome at the virtual CIMA get-together in Frankfurt / Main.
  • Business in Russia is the topic of the web seminar with an Head of the work group Moscow, Dr. Georg Schneider, on September 18.
  • On 23.09 the Green Controlling Award 2020 of the Péter Horváth Foundation in cooperation with the ICV is awarded to Robert Bosch GmbH for the project "CO2 neutralization of the Bosch Group in 2020".
  • The 21st ICV Health Care Forum Austria originally for 24.09 is postponed to 2021.
  • On September 30 the Controlling Conference Switzerland - CTS 2020 takes place online due to corona.
  • At the end of September, the new expert work group “Agile Controlling” starts in Switzerland under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Egle and Marie-Luise Lehmann.


The revenue from the sale of the “Karriere-Bibel für Controller” [Carrer Bibile for Controllers], an audio book from the Performance Manager Podcast, exceeds the EUR 3,000 mark and is donated in full to the ICV.


  • The International Work Group of the ICV publishes the results of its continuous work in 2020 in the ICV online channels.
  • On November 4 - a web seminar by the ICV and corporate member The Hackett Group exclusively for ICV members dedicated to the topic "Successful Controlling: Planning best practices focus".
  • The ICV symposium CIB - Controlling Inspiration Berlin on November 7 is an online event for the first time.
  • The ICV Newcomer Award 2020 is given to graduates from Berlin, Stockholm and Munich at the CIB; 1st place to Jesper Juul from the HWR Berlin.
  • The lnternational Controlling Conference Croatia - ICCC 2020 on 12/13.11. takes place in English as an online event.
  • With its innovative 3-D online format with avatars, the 18th CCS Controlling Competence Stuttgart sets new standards on November 26.
  • Austria's controlling highlight, Controlling Insights Steyr - CIS 2020, on November 27, online for the first time.
  • At the ICV Management Conference on November 28 executives from five countries discuss.


  • The ICV welcomes further corporate members since summer: Rhenus Data Office Polska Sp. z o.o., STEINEL GmbH, LTP-Logistyka Sp. z o.o., Krajowa Izba Rozliczeniowa S.A., Asseco Solutions AG, Alfred Kärcher SE & CO KG.
  • Webcast for the QVANTUM-ICV planning study on December 2 with Matthias von Daacke (Vice Chairman of the ICV Board) and Christoph Magoley (ICV corporate member Thinking Networks AG).
  • Gabrielle Heller is the new ICV Regional Delegate South (D) to succeed Claudia Maron, who was elected to the ICV Board.
  • The ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2021 is announced.
  • On December 15 the last of a total of 36 issues of the “Controlling e-News” for 2020 appears.

Annual review 2019


  • Successful premiere: The first ICV expert work group webinar organized by the ICV expert work group "Valuation". Prof. Dr. Georg Heni and Stefanos Karagiannidis as speakers, supported by Dietmar Pascher, CA controller akademie, and ICV Delegate Christian Bramkamp as well as Hans-Peter Sander from the ICV Communications Team.
  • ICV Board meeting on January 18/19, on the second day together with the ICV Board of Trustees.
  • The "Operations Efficiency Radar 2019" by Roland Berger and the ICV shows a great increase of importance of controlling & finances.
  • As part of the cooperation with the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, the WG Westfalen awards two teams with the "Trophy of Projects" at the Department of Economics.


  • Angelika Münzenmayer starts working as a team assistant at the ICV Office, following Nadine Paworski.
  • Succeeding Dr. Rainer Vieregge, Gunnar Helms heads the ICV expert work group "Compliance Management and Controlling".
  • Stefanos Karagiannidis takes over the ICV expert work group "Valuation" from Prof. Dr. Georg Heni.
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Schäfer heads the new Swiss ICV expert work group "Digital CFO Agenda - Challenges and Solutions for the Swiss Companies".
  • Klaus Schopka is the new Head of the ICV expert work group "Project Controlling" as a successor of Dr. Dietmar Lange.
  • Prof. Dr. Wilfried Lux takes over the management of the regional WG Zürich/Ostschweiz from Heike Winter.
  • On February 14/15, the ICV expert work group "Future of Work" in Berlin initially works in Kult-Coworking-Space St. Oberholz,then in the SAP AppHaus.
  • The ICV expert work group webinar "Compliance Management and Controlling - Corporate Management with Law and Numbers" with the Head of the ICV expert work group Gunnar Helms.


  • On March 21 the Wirtschaftszeitung-Forum Controlling in cooperation with the ICV deals with the topic: “Future of Work”. Keynote: Dr. Martin Jochen, Head of Controlling for the Audi brand; ICV speaker: Dr. Rüdiger Eichin, SAP, Head of the ICV expert work group "Future of Work".
  • "Controlling of the future" is the topic of the Controlling Supplement 2019 of the "Wirtschaftszeitung" from the publishing house Mittelbayerische Zeitung on March 22, created in cooperation with the ICV, which is also the agenda newspaper for the Munich "Congress of Controllers".
  • The ICV Jury headed by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber nominates three candidates for the "ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2019": Metro AG, Munich Re, Unitymedia GmbH.
  • Health Care Conference Switzerland - GTS2019 on March 28 in Zurich proves to be a very successful restart of this event after a break of several years.
  • The regional WG Rhein-Neckar celebrates its 10th anniversary at the site of its foundation, at Blanco GmbH in Oberderdingen.


  • ICV Digitization Offensive with the 2019 main topic "AI and Controlling" and top topics: BI Enhanced Analytics & AI enabled BI, AI for Enterprise Performance, Data Platform for AI / Data Science starts with the first webinars.
  • Meeting of the Heads of the regional ICV work groups from southern Germany in the publishing house of the Mittelbayerische Zeitung, Regensburg.
  • ICV expert work group webinar "Communication Controlling" on April 9 with the Deputy Head of the expert WG Rainer Pollmann.
  • In the ICV publication series "Excellence in Reporting Design - Guide for Measurably Better Reports" is published.
  • 18th Adriatic Controlling Conference "Controlling Intelligence" on April 25/26 in Slovenia.


  • A free app for the 44th Congress of Controllers with information about the agenda, speakers, exhibitors and location etc. is available.
  • At the 2019 ICV General Meeting on May 12, Jens Bieniek, CFO of BLG LOGISTICS GROUP AG & Co. KG, Bremen, is elected as a new member of the ICV Board of Trustees. He succeeds Hillert Onnen as a trustee.
  • On May 12, the ICV co-founder and Honorary Chairman, controlling pioneer, Dr. Dr. h.c. Albrecht Deyhle, celebrates his 85th birthday.
  • The 44th Congress of Controllers with 545 participants takes place on May 13/14 under the motto "Prepare for your Future".
  • The ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2019 goes to Unitymedia GmbH for the solution: “Value Steering Roadmap, Establishment of a Value-Oriented Management at Unitymedia".
  • 9th International Controlling Congress of the Russian Controller Association in Tula with two ICV speakers.
  • At the “10th Controlling Conference: Financial Management” on May 22 in Zagreb the ICV Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler is a keynote speaker.
  • On May 27/28 the Polish congress “Controlling Intelligence Adventure” takes place successfully in Warsaw.
  • Sino-German Controlling Forum on May 28 in Shenyang.
  • Reinoud van der Vliet takes over the ICV expert work group "Digital Transformation" from Jurate Keblyte.


  • ICV experts speak in Barcelona at the annual ACCID Congress.
  • On June 7, ICV Board Member Dr. Klaus Eiselmayer is keynote speaker at the 12th International Controlling Conference in Kaliningrad, Russia.
  • Sino-German Controlling Forum „Controlling for Efficiency“ on 11.06 in Peking.
  • The ICV is a cooperation partner of the 4th Working Capital Management Symposium on June 13 in Düsseldorf.
  • The "Green Controlling Award" of the Péter Horváth Foundation in cooperation with the ICV is announced for 2019 with an application deadline until August 15.
  • The “ICV International Work Group” is dedicated to a project in Spain in 2019. A video on the WG website reports about the WG meeting at the company TUSGSAL at the end of May.
  • In the ICV expert work group "Communication Controlling", on a meeting on June 27/28 the WG Management Team works out a new expert work group agenda for the next few years.


  • Joint survey by Thinking Networks AG and the ICV examines how controlling is set up in relation to decentralized planning. The results will be published at the end of the year.
  • In the ICV publication series the "Controlling Start-Ups & Start-Up Initiatives - Guidelines for Managers and Controllers for the Correct Handling of Young Companies” appears.
  • On July 25 the ICV is one of the more than 200 guests at the "Africa Forum Bavaria" in Munich.
  • The ICV calls for participation in the International Observatory of Performance Manager, which takes place in 40 countries worldwide.
  • The joint work group of the ICV and German-Russian Chamber of Commerce meets on July 31 at the CLAAS company in Krasnodar, southern Russia.


  • In the 2019 summer picture campaign, the ICV invites to take pictures with the ICV cloth bag and send them in.
  • Jannis Friedag, Junior Executive Advisor of the ICV, and Khai Tran from the ICV expert work group "Start-up Controlling" work on a new format "Young Finance Professionals", with which the ICV will address this target group in the future.


  • Successful digitization projects are the focus of the Controlling Conference Switzerland - CTS 2019 on September 25 in Rotkreuz.
  • "Controlling North German - Well Trimmed for the Future" is the motto of the successful ICV conference on September 27/28 in Hamburg.
  • Extraordinary meeting of the ICV expert work group "Future of Work" in the Stuttgart Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO.
  • On September 19, the ICV expert work group webinar Project Controlling is headed by Klaus Schopka, Head of the ICV expert work group of the same name and Delegate of the GPM e.V.
  • Sino-German Controlling Forum “Controlling for Efficiency“ on 20.09.2019 in Suzhou, China.
  • Successful International Controller Health Conference / Health Care Forum, Austria organized by the ICV sector work group Health Care Austria, on September 25/26 in Vienna.
  • The Controller Magazin Special "Controlling International" 2019 is published with articles from the world of controlling; from Poland to the Balkans to China and South Africa as well as from the ICV expert work groups.


  • The joint Next Generation Finance Benchmarking Campaign by SAP and the ICV starts.
  • The ICV is present as a partner at the 33rd Stuttgart Controlling & Management Forum on October 10/11.
  • On October 10 together with the ICV the Péter Horváth Foundation's Green Controlling Award 2019 is given in Stuttgart to VERBUND AK for the "Green Finance" program.
  • Board Member Siegfried Gänßlen discusses in the FINANCE-TV the topic of “Continuing Education in Controlling” on October 16
  • The ICV Think Tank has a new focus: "Controlling in times of crisis". It presents it in the newsletter "Think Tank Quarterly".
  • As Head of the Editorial Department and Advisory Board of the ICV ControllingWiki, ICV Board Member Karl-Heinz Steinke succeeds Guido Kleinhietpaß.
  • New head of the work group Poznan is Maciej Czosnowski.


  • ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG from Hard in Austria is the 200th corporate member of the ICV.
  • On November 7, the ICV conference “Controlling Advantage Bonn - CAB 2019” is a complete success.
  • Webinar of the ICV expert work group "Controlling & Quality" on November 11 with Frank Ahlrichs and Benedikt Sommerhoff.
  • ICV Board and Board of Trustees discuss strategic issues at a joint meeting on November 15.
  • The 7th International Controlling Conference Croatia - ICCC 2019 is a great success on November 15 in Zagreb; with the ICV trustees Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer and Prof. Detlev R. Zillmer as speakers.
  • The ICV conference "Controlling Inspiration Berlin - CIB 2019" runs successfully on November 16.
  • Executives from 10 countries discuss strategic questions at the ICV Management Conference.
  • ICV Newcomer Award at CIB 2019: 1st place: Daniel Braun and Jakob Merz, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management; 2nd place: Gernot Domes, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences; 3rd place: Anna Adam, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University.


  • “Controlling in Family Businesses”, headed by Jakub Tomaszewski, is the first Polish expert work group.
  • On December 5 SAP and the ICV launch and present in a joint webinar the Next Generation Finance Benchmarking Campaign.
  • On December 13 in Moscow, with the participation of the ICV, the 90th anniversary of the Business Administration Faculty of the State Technical Baumann University is celebrated.
  • Annegret Glöckner becomes Executive Advisor of the ICV. She supports the cooperation with the corporate members.
  • Martin Herrmann ends his honorary position as ICV Regional Delegate Germany West. Martin Schulte follows him on January 1, 2020.

Annual review 2018


  • Since January 1 Markus Steiner has followed Siegfried Hampl as the ICV Regional Delegate Switzerland.
  • January 11: Premiere in the young ICV cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe (OWL). Students presented their term papers in front of an audience, et al from the ICV work group Westfalen, as graduation from the Project Management Module by Prof. Dr. Christian Faupel.
  • On January 12 the Board discusses goals and budget for the new year.
  • On January 13 the ICV Board and Board of Trustees lead constructive and lively discussions at their joint meeting under the working title "ICV 4.0".
  • Dr. Adrianna Lewandowska (Poznan) is appointed as strategic ICV Executive Advisor, Poland.
  • Roland Berger and the ICV provide results of the "9th Operational Efficiency Radar 2018". The ICV Chairman and co-author of the study, Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler: „Controlling gets stronger in focus and the topic of production efficiency will be above everything this year."


  • Since the beginning of the year the ICV has welcomed further companies as corporate members: SICK AG, Infomotion GmbH, Blackline Systems GmbH, Woodmark Consulting AG, cosnova GmbH, Eppendorf AG, Eissmann Automotive Deutschland GmbH
  • Restart of the WG Rhein-Main on February 2. Thorsten Balzer is chosen for the Head of the WG and Jörg Kaszubowski for his Deputy.
  • On February 28 the "Controlling eNews" is published in the new layout. Especially the now responsive design ensures for reading comfort on a desktop, notebook, tablet and smartphone.


  • On March 13 in Shanghai a meeting on "Risk management & controlling” takes place, organized together with the German Chamber of Commerce Shanghai.
  • On March 22 in Taicang a workshop "Project controlling in practice" is organized together.
  • For the second time the "Wirtschaftszeitung" of the “Mittelbayerische Zeitung" hosts in cooperation with the ICV a very successful "Controlling Forum" in Regensburg. Theme on March 22: "Green Controlling".
  • In the Controller Magazin the ICV Board give an interview "Quo Vadis Controlling" and shows how they see the future of the controller’s profession, what that means for the development of the ICV and how they want to lead the authoritative controlling association in the German-speaking countries into the future.
  • The new Dream Car Report of the ICV Think Tank on "Digital Business Model Innovations - Controlling in the Digital Transformation" is available on the ICV website, free of charge, ready for download.
  • With the Digital Board Room in the SAP headquarters Walldorf the ICV Board have a special venue for the meeting on March 28.
  • End of March: There are three nominees for the "ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2018": Brau Union Österreich AG, Linz; Robert Bosch GmbH, Division Powertrain Solutions (Diesel Systems), Stuttgart; Verband der Ersatzkassen e.V. (vdek), Berlin.


  • The 17th Adriatic Controlling Conference - ACC Slovenia 2018 takes place successfully on April 19-20 in Thermana Lasko, with 120 participants
  • Europe's largest controlling conference, the 43rd Congress of Controllers, is opened on April 23 in Munich with around 550 guests.
  • With a CongressApp at the 43rd Congress of Controllers (April 23-24) the host ICV makes all important information for this controlling highlight 2018 available.
  • In cooperation with the "Wirtschaftszeitung" from the publishing house "Mittelbayerische Zeitung" the ICV publishes a "Congress Paper" for the 43rd Congress of Controllers for the first time.
  • The "ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2018" goes to the Robert Bosch GmbH, Powertrain Solutions Division (Diesel Systems), Stuttgart, for the solution: "Big Data-Based Approach to Optimizing Net Working Capital at Bosch / Diesel Systems".
  • Well-known companies started the ICV corporate membership: Robert Bosch France SAS, CMGPR Deutschland GmbH/Weber Shandwick Deutschland, TRIFINANCE GmbH, Erne Fiitings GmbH, Horsch Maschinen GmbH, CCC Group (Poland), Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH.
  • The RMA and the ICV released a publication "Networking of risk management and controlling" together.
  • Emotional climax at the ICV General Meeting is the information about the change at the Association’s management. Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler follows Siegfried Gänßlen as the Chairman of the Board. The new Vice-Chairman is Matthias von Daacke.


  • On May 15, the application deadline ends for the ICV Controlling Newcomer Award 2018. 14 theses from the German-speaking countries are submitted.
  • At the 8th International Controlling Conference the Chairman of the Russian Controller Association, Prof. Dr. Sergey Falko, welcomed on May 18/19 in Nizhni Novgorod international guests, also from the ICV.
  • The ICV works intensively and fulfills the tasks arising from the GDPR coming in force in the end of May.
  • Dr. Walter Schmidt starts to hand over his function as the Delegate for the expert work groups on Christian Bramkamp.


  • In Poland the restructuring of the ICV starts. Dr. Tomasz M. Zielinski follows Edyta Szarska as the Regional Delegate.
  • On June 9 in Gdansk the 2018 General Meeting of the International Group of Controlling (IGC) led by Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler, Chairman of the ICV and the IGC.


  • Before summer the ICV can welcome new corporate members: Siemens AG, Walter AG, fme AG, BLACHOTRAPEZ Sp. z.o.o., PKN Orlen (Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen), Gornoslaskie Przedsiebiorstwo Wodociagow S.A., SAP Österreich GmbH, Jumbo-Markt AG, ARAG SE.
  • As Detect Value GmbH starts its ICV corporate membership on July 1, the company is the 150th corporate member at the ICV.
  • On July 1, the Chairman of the ICV Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler is appointed the Dean at the Campus Steyr of the FH Upper Austria.
  • At the beginning of the month new "Quarterly" of the ICV Think Tank is released on the topic "Controlling of start-ups and start-up initiatives."


  • The ICV Communications Team starts the picture action with the ICV fabric bag on summer holiday tour.


  • On September 7 the 6th Sino-German Controlling Forum on "Controlling for sustainability" is held in Suzhou, organized together by the ICV, CA controller akademie and other partners.
  • On September 14 the ICV founds in a new work group WG Novi Sad Serbia. The Head of the WG is Prof. Dr. Veselin Perovic.
  • On September 19 in Stuttgart the Green Controlling Award 2018 of the Péter Horváth Foundation in cooperation with the ICV goes to Aida Cruises for the project "Green Cruising". 
  • The ICV Health Care Forum Austria 2018 on September 20 in the Donauspital Vienna is very successful with a current program, excellent speakers and 150 guests once again.
  • What a digital and agile reporting can look like and where Swiss companies are in it, the "Controlling Conference Switzerland - CTS 2018" presents on September 25 in Zug (CH).
  • The English-speaking "Controlling International" reports from the non-German speaking controlling community.


  • The ICV is Gold Partner at "Management and Controlling Congress" on October 9 at the Institute of Economic and Technological Management (IWT) at the HS Ostwestfalen Lippe e.V.
  • An initial meeting of the ICV expert work group "Future of Work" takes place on October 26 in Berlin-Mitte.
  • The regional ICV work group West III celebrates its 30th anniversary on October 26 at its 67th meeting. Congratulations from the Board.
  • From now on a new publication, Report from the Expert Work Groups, will be released once a quartal reporting from the expert work groups.


  • With its Twitter account @ControllingNews the ICV surpasses the 800-follower threshold.
  • The ICV is also 2018 Patron of the BMMAwards. The Award is given in the presence of the ICV Board Member Siegfried Gänßlen on November 13.
  • On the November 15 in Zagreb the 6th International Conference on Controlling - ICCC 2018 welcomes 200 guests from Croatia and abroad.
  • The organizers of the ICV conference in West Germany, 14th Controlling Advantage Bonn - CAB 2018 on November 15, can be happy about a significantly increased number of participants.
  • On November 22 at the IBM Client Center in Stuttgart the ICV conference "16th Controlling Competence Stuttgart - CCS 2018" takes place under the headline "Prepare for your future!" and is very successful.
  • The ICV Controlling Newcomer Award goes to Gero Hippke, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Kathrin Hermann, Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University, Stuttgart, and to Dominik Große, Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg.
  • The ICV conference 17th Controlling Insights Steyr – CIS 2018, is very successful on November 23 with top-class speakers, most satisfied guests in a "full house" and perfect organization.
  • The ICV supports the 14th Symposium Business Intelligence on November 29.


  • On the ICV Management Conference on December 1 in Munich the Board of Directors and regional delegates discuss next development steps of the Association.
  • „Digitalization, robotization and business intelligence in controlling” is the title of International Controlling Conference "Controlling Intelligence Advantage - CIA 2018" on December 3/4 in Poznan.
  • Also in the 4th quarter the ICV wins new corporate memberships: Ampol-Merol Sp. z o.o, SOLET Sp. z o.o, Roto Frank AG, Wacker Chemie AG, Wolters Kluwer / CCH Tagetik, ZG Raiffeisen e.G., ENGIE EC SLUPSK, HOLTER Verwaltungs GmbH, ProSiebenSat 1 Media SE, Codes Systems Sp. z.o.o, Rockwool Global Business Services (PL), ElitMind Sp. z.o.o.
  • In the ICV publication series, "Excellence in Reporting Design" is released

Annual review 2017


  • The study "Operation Efficiency Radar", developed together by Roland Berger and the ICV, shows the "top leverage for the CFO agenda 2017". A more efficient production and an optimized product portfolio remain the most important topics of the CFO agenda.
  • On January 20/21 the ICV Board and Board of Trustees met in Munich. The Board focused on the budget and annual goals 2017. At the meeting with the Board of Trustees consequences of disruptive development for controllers and for the ICV were discussed.
  • The ICV welcomed three new corporate members in January: the Berliner Verkehrsbetrieben - public transport company, Krones AG and the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation.
  • The ICV Think Tank deals with the topic "Digital business model innovations and the role of the controller". About the results informs in 2017 regularly a newsletter "Think Tank | Quarterly".
  • Dr. Herwig R. Friedag, Head of the "International Work Group" at the ICV, explained in an online interview the secret of success of the English-speaking team with members from 6 different European countries.


  • The ICV expert work group “Project Controlling” organizes its “45th Project Controlling Forum” on February 17/18.
  • Early February Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Péter Horváth, honorary member of the International Association of Controllers, celebrates his 80th birthday
  • The WHU Controller Panel touches in a study on the topic of remuneration of controllers and supported by the ICV media invites to an online survey. The Panel, started in 2006 in cooperation with the ICV, has over 1 000 members, including a large number of the ICV members.


    • Martin Schulte follows Britta Metzen as a Head of the work group West III.
    • Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu, WP Performance Systems GmbH, itelligence AG, Scheuch GmbH and RATIONAL AG join the ICV.
    • Dr. Richard Lutz, ICV member for many years and Deputy Chairman of the ICV Board of Trustees becomes new Deutsche Bahn Chairman.
    • On March 31, the ICV Chairman Siegfried Gänßlen holds the keynote speech at the international conference „Controlling Intelligence Advantage – CIA 2017“. For the first time the "ICV Controller Award ICV Poland" is given. Winner: Wioletta Nowak, Finance Manager at HORTIMEX.
    • The bofrost Dienstleistungs GmbH & Co. KG is a generous host of the 31st work group meeting of the ICV expert work group Communication Controlling on March 16/17.
    • 140 participants had the Wirtschaftszeitung Forum "Controlling 4.0 - Digital Controlling in times of increasingly networked companies" on March 16 in Regensburg. Organizer is the Medienhaus Regensburg in cooperation with the ICV.
    • At the 11th Sankt Augustiner Controlling Conference of the University Bonn-Rhein-Sieg on March 10 the ICV shows the flag with an information stand.


    • Since April 2017 there has been an exclusive ICV XING group for members, with the goal to enable the internal ICV exchange.


    • At the ICV General Meeting on May 14 in Munich participate ca. 150 members. The Board, Board of Trustees and Auditors are discharged, Eberhard Schwarz is elected to the new auditor, longtime members are honored and the decision to increase the fee since 2018 is made.
    • The 42nd Controller Congress "Agile controlling in the digital reality - managing upheavals successfully” on May 15/16 in Munich has 658 participants. The keynote is held by the new Deutsche Bahn CEO Dr. Richard Lutz, Deputy Chairman of the ICV Board of Trustees.
    • The Controller Award 2017 of the ICV is given on the 42nd Controller Controller to EDEKA Südwest. The team "Corporate Development" of the business area Controlling is awarded for "an innovative, direction giving solution to the comprehensive change of the management system and controlling".
    • The 5th ICV Serbia Controller Congress "Business Digitalization – - Controller 4.0" on May 26 in Belgrade has 400 participants.
    • The Russian edition of the ICV publication "Working Capital Management" is presented. The work of the ICV expert work group "Working Capital Management" was already available in English.


      • The expert work group „BI/Big Data and Controlling“ starts the „ICV Digitalization Offensive”. With webinars, Business Innovation Labs, action research and boot camp workshops, case studies, it should answer the question: What changes in controlling do you have to prepare yourself for?
      • On June 28 the ICV is present in Ulm at the 3rd Symposium of the work group "Industrie 4.0 - business management issues in focus" with a speaker and an information stand.
      • In its White Paper "Integrated Reporting" the ICV expert work group "Green Controlling" presents IR as a chance to build a holistic corporate management and makes practical suggestions for the implementation of IR.
      • ICV speakers appear in Barcelona on the 7th Catalan Accounting and Management Congress with over 650 participants.
      • For the first time the CA controller akademie organizes in cooperation with the ICV a conference “Sustainability & Controlling” (June 22 in Munich).
      • On June 24 in Berlin a successful premiere: 80 enthusiastic participants praised the 1st ICV Controlling Barcamp.


      • The ICV expert work group Green Controlling works on the topic of „Sustainability Analytics“ at its meeting on July 6.
      • On July 7 in the Russian Kaliningrad the 10th International Controlling Conference takes place with ca. 100 participants. German-speaking guest speaker: Dietmar Pascher, Partner and Trainer of the CA controller akademie and the ICV member for many years.
      • The new ICV expert work group "Compliance Management & Controlling" is „born“ on July 12 in Hanover with its first meeting. The WG is headed by Rainer Vieregge and Stefan Becker.
      • Claudia Maron (DATEV), Head of the WG Franken, is elected for the new Delegate Germany South by the work group leaders. The Board confirmed the nomination unanimously.


      • In July/August the ICV welcomes further new corporate members: Volkswagen Bus & Truck GmbH, BASF, Stiebel Eltron, Aprimano Consulting as well as Transgourmet Deutschland GmbH & Co.
      • With the action "ICV Bags on Summer Tour" the ICV Team PR / New Media collects holiday pictures with the legendary ICV cloth bags and posts them in the online media.
      • The issue September / October of the Controller Magazin is published with a special in English “Controlling International”, edition supported by the ICV.


        • The DKB Deutsche Kreditbank AG starts its ICV corporate membership.
        • Anja Gondolf resigns her position as a head of the WG Rhein-Main.
        • More than 130 guests from the Chinese-German economy took part on the Sino-German Controlling Forum in Suzhou near Shanghai on 8.9. Keynote: Matthias von Daacke, Member of the ICV Board.
        • On September 20 in Stuttgart the Green Controlling Award of the Péter Horváth Foundation together with the ICV is given for the solution "Business management of CO2 target achievement at Porsche".
        • The Regional Conference North on September 22/23 in Bremen proves itself as a "big happening for all North German controllers”.
        • Successful reboot of the Controller Conference of the Swiss work groups on 26.9. in Zug: successful cooperation of the region Switzerland in the ICV and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts - Institute for Financial Services Zug IFZ.
        • On 28.9. in Vienna this year's ICV Forum Healthcare Austria offers more than 145 participants a broad range of topics.
        • As part of the ICV digitalization offensive from September to November a survey "Digitalization the economy - challenges and potentials of BI, Big Data and Cloud" as well as webinars and Business Innovation Labs organized by the partners take place.


        • On October 9 the WG Franken chooses Elisabeth Herrle to the Head of the WG and Günter Zumsande to her deputy.
        • The English-speaking WG International Work Group chooses Romina Orescovic to its leader.
        • Change of the leadership in the sector work group Insurance: Volker Schmidt succeeds Claus Höppner.


        • The 5th International Controlling Conference Croatia – ICCC 2017 on November 8 in Zagreb has 200 participants.
        • On 9/10.11 the ICV is guest at the Bavarian-Russian Conference Economics at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.
        • At the 4th Leadership Symposium for the medium-sized companies on 11.14 in Böblingen the ICV Chairman Siegfried Gänßlen as a patron gives the award "Best management in the medium-sized companies".
        • The ICV welcomes Init AG für digitale Kommunikation as a 20th new member company of 2017.
        • The 17th Controlling Innovation Berlin – CIB 2017 on November 18 focuses on digitalization and analytics.
        • At the CIB 2017 the ICV Controlling Newcomer Award goes to graduates from Berlin, Graz and Kaiserslautern. 1st place: Doreen Semper, Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin.
        • Leadership change in the WG Zurich Eastern Switzerland: Heike Winter follows Markus Steiner.
        • The 13th Controlling Advantage Bonn - CAB 2017 takes place on 16.11 with motto: "Modern controlling - well-founded and proven in practice".
        • The 15th Controlling Competence Stuttgart – CCS 2017 " Controlling - Creating future: efficient and innovative actions" takes place on November 23 in the IBM Kunden-Center.
        • Also in 2017 a sold out 16th Controlling Insights Steyr - CIS 2017 on November 24, "Trends and Best Practices in the Digital Reality", with 356 guests.
        • The ICV Management Conference on November 25 in Munich with 60 participants from 11 countries takes place, for the first time in English.


        • The ICV Board allocates the 2nd ICV Controlling Barcamp from May 12, 2018 to Leipzig.

        Annual review 2016


        • Carmen Zillmer (Dipl.-Ing. FH) takes over the Managing Director position on 1 January. She follows Conrad Günther, who, after 26 years as ICV Managing Director, reoriented his career at his own request.
        • The ICV Board meets in Munich on January 22/23. The focus is on objectives and budget 2016, a concept of ICV communication controlling as well as the topic of corporate memberships. On the morning of January 23, the Board and the Board of Trustees meet.
        • Since January 1, Guido Kleinhietpaß, in the succession of Prof. Ronald Gleich, has headed the Controlling Wiki Editorial Team.
        • Siegfried Gänßlen, ICV Chairman of the Board, celebrates his 70th birthday on January 30.


        • The 10th St. Augustine Controlling Conference takes place on March 11 at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. The ICV is a partner of the anniversary conference and presents itself with such prominent speakers as Dr. Dr. h.c.Albrecht Deyhle and Prof. Dr. Dr. mult. Péter Horváth as well as an information stand.
        • New companies decide for a corporate membership in the ICV: Welser Profile Austria GmbH, Winkels Getränke Logistik GmbH & Co. Holding KG, WITTENSTEIN AG, IFA-ROTORION Holding GmbH, T-Systems Schweiz AG, The Hackett Group GmbH, TimoCom Soft- und Hardware GmbH as well as Swiss Life AG.
        • The meeting of the regional ICV work group West II on March 17/18 is a reboot. The work group is now headed by Bodo Gerlach, Deputy Head of the WG remains Thomas Ruhs.


        • A meeting on April 7 at the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences is a new start for the ICV expert group "BI / Big Data and Controlling".
        • The April 24 is a very busy day for the ICV Committees: meetings of the Board, the Board of Trustees, the Wiki Editorial Team as well as the expert work groups are held in Munich.
        • On the evening of April 24 the ICV General Meeting takes place in Munich. New members are chosen for to the ICV Board of Trustees: Dr. Peter Petrin, from 1 January 2017 Rector of the HWZ University of Economics Zurich and Dr. Jörg Engelbergs, VP Controlling, Zalando SE.
        • As a Honorary Member of the ICV, the former Chairman Dr. Wolfgang Berger-Vogel is honored at the annual General Meeting. The laudatio speech gives Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler, ICV Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the International Group of Controlling (IGC).
        • The 41st Controller Congress on April 25/26 in Munich with the title “Planning and managing in the time of digital transformation - Change. Impulse. Chances“ is a great success. The congress with 596 attendees directs the controlling community's attention to the effects of digitization for company management.
        • The Controller Award 2016 of the ICV is given to the controlling team of Covestro Deutschland AG at the 41st Controller Congress.
        • On April 29/30 in Leipzig, WGs Sachsen and Thüringen meet together. On the first day, they are guests at Porsche Leipzig GmbH, on the second in Leipziger City at eureos GmbH where they intensively discuss the topic "key figures".


        • The 7th International Controlling Conference of the Russian Controller Association on the topic of "Service Controlling" takes place on May 13 in the Russian industrial city of Kaluga, supported by the ICV.
        • The 10th Controlling Intelligence Advantage - CIA 2016, an annual ICV congress in Poland, takes place on May 19/20, for the first time in the Polish capital, Warsaw. Theme: "Changes & Chances for Controllers".
        • The 4th ICV Congress of Serbian Controllers on May 20 is a huge success: 500 controllers and CFOs meet in Belgrade and experience a diverse program with 27 speakers.
        • On May 21, the General Meeting of the International Group of Controlling (IGC) takes place in Hamburg. For the first time, an international comparison between USA, South-East Europe, DACH countries and the Netherlands shows the status quo and the latest trends in controlling.
        • In Spain, the ICV WG supports Spanish Controlling Conference in Lerida on May 27.


        • At the 9th Controlling Conference of the "Kaliningrad Club of Controllers" on June 1, Jasmina Očko, Head of ICV WG Croatia, and Dragica Erculj, ICV Regional Delegate of South Eastern Europe, Head of ICV WG Slovenia are international speakers.
        • This year the English speaking "International Work Group" starts its project in Zielona Gora (Poland) at the LUG company on June 3. The 16 WG members from different countries discuss also in the months between workshops at LUG in Poland, including consultations and meetings.
        • On June 8, the ICV in Ulm supports the symposium "Business Models 4.0 - Identifying and Implementing Business Models in the Context of Industrie 4.0" by the IPRI Institute, Ulm University and IHK Ulm.
        • A joint meeting of the ICV WG Nord II and Franken on June 9/10 at the company Niehoff in Schwabach is a complete success.
        • The ICV welcomes three new corporate members: in Poland Grupa Azoty and the IT service provider Controlling Systems; in Germany the Codec GmbH from Köln.
        • The ICV Dream Factory publishes in July the results of its focus 2015 / 2016. The Dream Car Report "Business Analytics | The Road to Data-Driven Corporate Performance Management" is now available for download on the ICV website.
        • The ICV Controlling Blog publishes a survey among ICV work group leaders from 9 countries on the forthcoming European Football Championship. No one predicts the future champion Portugal correctly,
        • At its summer meeting, the ICV Board decides on a major innovation for the 42nd Controller Congress on May 15/16, 2017: For the first time, the lectures in plenum will be translated live into English, and an English-speaking cluster will be held on Monday.
        • The ICV expert work group Communication Controlling is present at the 9th Swiss Communications Controlling Conference on June 30 at the Zurich University of Economics and Business Administration (HWZ).


        • In the late summer and autumn, preparatory meetings are held to found the new ICV expert work groups "Digital Transformation 4.0" and "Start-up Controlling". The start-up phase is to be successfully completed by the 2017 Congress.
        • The ICV welcomes further corporate members: Gebr. Becker GmbH and Media Focus Schweiz GmbH.


        • The ICV Dream Factory is launching its new topic of the year, "Digital Business Model Innovations and the Controller’s Role”; on the side of Horváth & Partners - under a new leadership.


        • The successful 4th Chinese-German Controlling Forum held in Shanghai on September 9, organized by China Controlling and the German Foreign Trade Chamber in China, is supported by the International Association of Controllers (ICV) also this year.
        • The 17th International Controller Health Conference / Forum Healthcare Austria runs successfully in Vienna on September 29.
        • On September 21, the Green Controlling Award 2016 is given to Robert Bosch GmbH and DATEV eG at the Stuttgart Controlling Forum.
        • Top managers of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) visit the German controlling pioneer, Dr. Dr. h.c. Albrecht Deyhle. IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson, in the presence of ICV Chairman Siegfried Gänßlen, appreciates the life performance of Albrecht Deyhle. The leaders of the ICV, CA controller academie and IMA use the meeting to explore ways of cooperation.
        • The "Controller Magazine", issue September / October, is published with the English-language supplement "Controlling International". It reports from the international controlling community in many layers.


        • In Ljubljana on October 25, 140 attendees take part in the Slovenian ICV conference 16th Adriatic Controlling Conference - ACC 2016.


        • International experts from Germany, Austria and Poland speak at the ICV conference 4th International Controlling Conference in Croatia - ICCC 2016 "The Future of Controlling has already begun" in Zagreb on July 8, with 170 participants.
        • The ICV is present at the Stuttgart Big Data Conference on November 10 in lectures, with its own stand and as a cooperation partner in the information materials.
        • On November 12, the company management of start-ups is the focus of the 16th Controlling Innovation Berlin - CIB 2016 organized by the ICV work groups from the East Germany region, with more than 140 guests.
        • At the CIB 2016, the 2016 Controlling Newcomer Award for the best closing-studies thesis on controlling is given to Selina Rogers, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart, the second place to Fynn Kohn, FH Kiel and the third to Dominic Danial Djannesari, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar.
        • The ICV regional conference 12th Controlling Advantage Bonn - CAB 2016 on November 17 in Bonn under the motto "Controllers’ role between innovation and risks" is attended by 70 guests.
        • On November 17, the successful founding meeting of the new regional ICV work group Oberpfalz takes place in Regensburg with the head of the WG Christian Kaiser.
        • “Sold-out” announces also this year the 15th Controlling Insights Steyr - CIS 2016 on November 18: 350 participants! The leading controlling conference in Austria is held under the motto "Effectiveness and strength of controlling in the times of change".
        • Around 150 participants attend the ICV regional conference 14th Controlling Competence Stuttgart - CCS 2016 under the title "The world in change: What influences controlling and controllers?" on November 24 at the IBM Client Center Ehningen near Stuttgart.
        • At the ICV Management Meeting on November 26 in Munich, the Board, Delegates, the Office and other ICV experts from 5 countries discuss the professionalization and internationalization of the Association as a basis for the ICV further sustainable development.
        • On November 28, the Spanish edition of the book "Working Capital Management" developed by the ICV expert group and translated by the regional work group Spain is presented in Barcelona.


        • The ICV welcomes further new corporate members: macs Software GmbH, swilar GmbH, Bühler Motor GmbH and Mittelbayerischer Verlag KG.
        • The open meeting of the Committee for Taxation, Accounting and Controlling of the German-Russian Chamber of Foreign Trade on December 14 in Moscow under the title "Controlling in Russia" is another milestone for the development of a cooperation between the ICV and Chamber.

        On January 1 Carmen Zillmer takes over the Managing Director position from Conrad Günther.

        ICV Chairman Siegfried Gänßlen celebrates his 70th birthday on January 30.

        Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler appoints Dr. Wolfgang Berger-Vogel as a Honorary Members.

        The ICV supports the Chinese - German Controlling Forum in Shanghai.

        Top managers of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) visit the German controlling pioneer, Dr. Dr. h.c. Albrecht Deyhle and appreciate the life performance

        The ICV Dream Factory publishes Dream Car Report "Business Analytics | The Road to Data-Driven Corporate Performance Management"

        Covestro Deutschland AG receives the ICV Controller Award.

        The WGs Sachsen and Thüringen organize a meeting together at Porsche Leipzing GmbH.

        At the company Niehoff meet WG Nord II and WG Franken together.

        The International Work Group starts its project at the company LUG in Zielona Gora, Poland.

        International experts are speakers at the 4th International Controlling Conference Croatia.

        The Controlling Newcomer Award receives Selina Rogers from Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart

        The Board at the General Meeting 2016 (from the left): Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler, Karl-Heinz Steinke, Malgorzata Podskarbi, Dr. Klaus Eiselmayer, Matthias von Daacke and Managing Director Carmen Zillmer. Not pictured: Chairman of the Board Siegfried Gänßlen.

        The Board of Directors 2016 with a new member: Managing Director Carmen Zillmer (3rd from the right) replaces Conrad Günther, who after 26 years as ICV Managing Director reoriented his career at his own request.

        2015 annual review

        Der Internationale Controller Verein (ICV) feierte 2015 sein 40-jähriges Bestehen. Wie der ICV im Jubiläumsjahr Controller, CFOs, Manager und Wissenschaftler zusammengeführt, Erfahrungsaustausch, Networking, zukunftsorientierte Themen in den Mittelpunkt gestellt, Erfahrungen aus der Praxis und neue Forschungsergebnisse verbunden, Wissen für die Unternehmenspraxis aufbereitet hat, zeigt dieser Jahresrückblick. – Der ICV hat erneut einen erheblichen Beitrag zum persönlichen Erfolg seiner Mitglieder und zur nachhaltigen Wertsteigerung von Unternehmen geleistet.

        Herzlichen Dank allen, die in diesem großartigen Jahr 2015 mitgearbeitet haben!

        Ihnen allen ein Frohes Fest und einen guten Rutsch in ein glückliches, erfolgreiches Jahr 2016!

        Mit positiven Erwartungen starten die Leser der „Controller’s e-News“ in das neue Jahr. Laut Konjunkturumfrage 2015 rechnen 38% mit einem verbesserten Ergebnis ihrer Unternehmen; sichtbar wird aber auch eine verbreitete Unsicherheit angesichts extrem volatiler Märkte sowie der Ukraine- und Euro-Krise.

        Am 1. Februar endet erstmals ein gemeinsam mit dem ICV durchgeführtes postgraduales Controlling-Studium an der renommierten Warschauer Handelshochschule, Szkola Glówna Handlowa, dem 100. ICV-Firmenmitglied.

        Im März startet der ICV zwei Umfragen: Mit BARC zu „Advanced Planning“ und die ICV-Ideenwerkstatt zu den Auswirkungen von Industrie-4.0 auf das Controlling und die Controller.

        Am 20. Februar besuchen 140 Controller und CFOs das in Kooperation von IBM und ICV organisierte 20. Treffen des AK Serbien

        Am 19./20. März tagt der ICV-Fachkreis Kommunikations-Controlling zum 25. Mal. Einen würdigen Rahmen für das Jubiläumstreffen schafft die MAN Diesel & Turbo SE in der Otto-Meyer-Villa in Augsburg.

        Der ICV-Vorsitzende Siegfried Gänßlen hält am 20. März auf dem „2nd International Congress for Family Business“ in Poznan einen Vortrag vor 300 Zuhörern.

        Die Ausgabe März/April des „Controller Magazin“ feiert das 40-jährige Erscheinen des Magazins, das von Beginn an auch die Zeitschrift der ICV-Mitglieder ist.

        Bei der ICV-Mitgliederversammlung am 19. April werden die ICV-Vorstandsmitglieder Siegfried Gänßlen (Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler (stv. Vors.) sowie Karl-Heinz Steinke wiedergewählt. Für die nicht wieder Kandidierenden Marcus H. Haegi-Largo, Dr. Adrianna Lewandowska und Dr. Walter Schmidt werden neu in den ICV-Vorstand gewählt: Matthias von Daacke, Dr. Klaus Eiselmayer und Malgorzata Podskarbi. Dr. Schmidt unterstützt den Vorstand weiterhin in einer erstmals geschaffenen Position als Executive Advisor. In das ICV-Kuratorium unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber werden Dr. Klaus Schuberth, Pauline Seidermann und Prof. Detlev R. Zillmer nachgewählt.

        Zur Mitgliederversammlung geht die neue ICV-Website online. Der Verein realisiert damit termin- und kostengerecht eines der größten Vorhaben der letzten Jahre.

        Der 40. Congress der Controller am 20./21. April erweist sich mit hochkarätigen Referenten, top-aktuellen Themen, einem würdigen ControllerPreis-Träger 2015, über 550 Teilnehmern und einer exzellenten Organisation erneut als führende Controlling-Fachtagung Europas. Gewürdigt wird das 40-jährige Bestehen des ICV. ICV-Mitgründer und -Ehrenvorsitzender, Dr. Dr. h.c. Albrecht Deyhle, lässt als Key-Note-Speaker aus seiner Perspektive 40 Jahre Controlling-Entwicklung Revue passieren.

        Der ICV-Vorstand mit den scheidenden und den neuen Mitgliedern (von links): Vorsitzender Siegfried Gänßlen, ICV-Geschäftsführer Conrad Günther, der stellvertretende Vorsitzende Heimo Losbichler, Klaus Eiselmayer (neu), Malgorzata Podskarbi (neu), Matthias von Daacke (neu), Adrianna Lewandowska (verabschiedet), Karl-Heinz Steinke, Walter Schmidt (verabschiedet), Marcus Haegi (verabschiedet).

        Der auf dem 40. Congress verliehene ControllerPreis 2015 geht an die RWE AG in Essen. Dort hat ein Projektteam unter der Leitung von Dr. Peter Scherpereel, Leiter Controlling Generation & Trading, den Einfluss von „Biases“, gedanklichen Vereinfachungen, auf Entscheidungsprozesse untersucht sowie Techniken zur Verbesserung der Entscheidungsqualität entwickelt.

        Der ControllerPreis 2015 geht an die REWE AG.

        Der ICV bringt zum 40. Congress der Controller in seiner Schriftenreihe den Titel „Moderne Wertorientierung“ heraus. Die Schrift ist ein interdisziplinäres Projekt, sich dem Wandel in der wirtschaftlichen Führungskultur zu nähern. Autoren sind Leiter von ICV-Fachkreisen.

        Wie finden Nachhaltigkeitsaspekte Eingang in Investitionsentscheidungen von Unternehmen? – Einen Leitfaden dazu stellt der ICV ebenfalls zum 40. Congress der Controller vor. Das Whitepaper, „Investitionscontrolling 2.0 – Planung und Umsetzung von Investitionen zur Erreichung der Nachhaltigkeitsziele“, hat der ICV-Facharbeitskreis Green-Controlling erarbeitet.

        Am 23. April findet in Wladimir der 6. Internationale Controlling-Kongress „Aktuelle Herausforderungen des Controllings und Anforderungen an Controller“ der russischen Controllervereinigung mit Gästen aus Russland, Bulgarien, Deutschland und Estland statt.

        Die vom Schweizer ICV-Branchenarbeitskreis Gesundheitswesen organisierte „Schweizer Gesundheitstagung 2015“ verläuft am 7. Mai mit 115 Teilnehmern erfolgreich.

        Zwei Arbeitskreis-Jubiläen im Mai: der AK Heilbronn-Künzelsau trifft sich zum 20. Mal, der Branchen-AK Energie+Wasser zum 30. Mal. Der AK Heilbronn-Künzelsau wählt bei seinem Treffen am 8. Mai, an dem ICV-Vorsitzender Siegfried Gänßlen teilnimmt, eine neue AK-Leitung. Als Nachfolger von Rainer Linse wird der bisherige Stellvertreter Fritz Häussermann gewählt, Mikael Moses zum neuen Stellvertreter.

        Wahlen beim 20. Treffen des A Heilbronn-Künzelsau: Rainer Linse (Mitte) übergibt den Vorsitz an Fritz Häussermann (rechts). Stellvertreter wird Mikael Moses.

        Am 7. Mai veranstalten der ICV und die Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Medizincontrolling SGfM in Basel die Internationale Gesundheitstagung „Kosten- und Leistungsdruck im Gesundheitswesen“.

        Treffpunkt für Controller und CFOs polnischer und internationaler Unternehmen ist der 9. International Controller Congress am 11./12. Mai in Poznan (PL) unter dem Motto „Big Data – Big Challenge“. Auf der Tagung übernimmt Edyta Szarska die Führung des ICV in Polen von Dr. Adrianna Lewandowska.

        Der 9. Internationale Controller Congress in Poznan, Polen.

        Die Generalversammlung der International Group of Controlling (IGC) unter Vorsitz von ICV-Vorstand Prof. Heimo Losbichler begeht Mitte Mai in Budapest das 20-jährige Bestehen der IGC. Verabschiedet wird Dr. Lukas Rieder aus dem Geschäftsführenden Ausschuss, dem Prof. Klaus Möller von der Universität St. Gallen folgt. Den hohen Stellenwert der IGC belegt die Teilnahme des Vice-President Research and Policy des Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) an dem Meeting.

        Zum 3rd ICV Congress of Controllers Serbia am 20. Mai unter der Überschrift „Controller as a Business Partner“ begrüßt der Leiter des ICV-Arbeitskreises Serbien, Bojan Šcepanovic, 350 Controller und CFOs. Zu diesem Anlass erscheint das serbische Controlling Magazin, in dem der ICV – wie in Schwesterpublikationen Deutschlands und Polens – kontinuierlich eigene Seiten veröffentlicht.

        An der Universität Abat Olvia, Barcelona, findet am 28./29. Mai der vom ICV-AK Spanien unterstützte VI. ACCID Kongress statt. Mit Heimo Losbichler, Stv. ICV-Vorsitzender, Vors. der International Group of Controlling (IGC), und Dr. Hendrik Vater, Leiter des ICV-Fachkreises Working Capital Management und Mitglied des ICV-Kuratoriums, prägen ICV-Experten das „Spezialprogramm Controlling“ dieser Tagung.

        Der ACCID-Kongress in Barcelona wird vom ICV-Arbeitskreis Spanien unterstützt.

        Zu den Tagungsreferenten der 8. Internationalen Controlling-Konferenz „Strategisches Controlling in der Praxis“ am 29. Mai in Kaliningrad gehören ein Minister der Kaliningrader Gebietsregierung und Dr. Walter Schmidt, Executive Advisor des ICV-Vorstandes. Gastgeber Valentin Usenkov, ICV-Mitglied und Präsident des „Kaliningrad Club of Controllers“, begrüßt 45 Teilnehmer.

        Der erste internationale Arbeitskreis des ICV, „International Work Group“, startet am 5./6. Juni in Polen mit Controlling-Praktikern aus Deutschland, Kroatien, Polen, Rumänien und Slowenien. Gastgeber ist das Familienunternehmen NOMAX trading. Dort erarbeiten die AK-Mitglieder bis in den Herbst Controlling-Konzepte für die europäischen Wachstumspläne des Unternehmens.

        ICV-Vorstandsmitglied Karl-Heinz Steinke spricht vor rund 100 Zuhörern auf der 4. CFO-Konferenz der Deutsch-Russischen Außenhandelskammer am 17. Juni in Moskau zum ICV-Jahresthema „Industrie 4.0 und Controlling“.

        Der ICV ist Veranstaltungspartner der Fachtagung „Communications Controlling im Datenmeer“ am 25. Juni an der HWZ Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich. Unter den Referenten: Rainer Pollmann, stv. Leiter des ICV-Fachkreises Kommunikations-Controlling.

        Das IPRI und die Universität Ulm veranstalten am 30. Juni in Zusammenarbeit mit der IHK Ulm und dem ICV ein Symposium „Industrie 4.0 – Betriebswirtschaftliche Fragestellungen im Fokus“. Der ICV-Vorsitzende Siegfried Gänßlen und Goran Sejdić von der ICV-Ideenwerkstatt referieren über die Auswirkungen von Industrie 4.0 auf das Controlling.

        Im II. Quartal gewinnt der ICV mit der Herrenknecht AG, Weltmarktführer in der maschinellen Tunnelvortriebstechnik, der Gasteig München GmbH, für den Betrieb eines Zentrums des kulturellen Lebens in München verantwortlich, der BLANCO GmbH & Co. KG, einem führenden Hersteller hochwertiger Spülen und Küchenarmaturen, der Trufa GmbH, Predictive-Analytics-Spezialist aus Heidelberg, und der Wirthwein AG, Hersteller hochqualitativer Kunststoffkomponenten mit Produktionsstätten in Europa, Asien, USA und Hauptsitz in Creglingen, weitere namhafte Firmenmitglieder.

        Der Dream-Car-Bericht der ICV-Ideenwerkstatt zum ICV-Themenschwerpunkt 2015 „Industrie 4.0“ steht in deutscher wie englischer Sprache zum Download bereit. Der inzwischen viel beachtete Dream-Car-Bericht „Industrie 4.0 – Controlling im Zeitalter der intelligenten Vernetzung“ vermittelt, was unter Industrie 4.0 verstanden wird, welche Chancen und Risiken sich bieten und welche Folgen sich für den Controller dadurch ergeben.

        Das 40. Forum Projektcontrolling, veranstaltet vom ICV-Fachkreis Projekt-Controlling gemeinsam mit der GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement, findet am 10. Juli in Nürnberg statt.

        Der Green-Controlling-Preis wird am 23. September an drei Unternehmen verliehen: Deutsche Telekom AG, VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG sowie Voith GmbH. Unter dem Motto „Mit grünen Themen zu schwarzen Zahlen!“ lobt die Péter-Horváth-Stiftung alljährlich in Kooperation mit dem ICV den mit 10.000 EUR dotierten Green-Controlling-Preis aus.

        Der Green-Controlling-Preis geht gleich an drei Unternehmen.

        Am 24. September nimmt im AKH Wien die 16. Internationale Controller Gesundheitstagung / Forum Gesundheitswesen Österreich einen erfolgreichen Verlauf.

        Der September-/Oktober-Ausgabe des „Controller Magazin“ liegt auch in diesem Jahr das vom ICV produzierte englischsprachige Supplement „Controlling International“ mit Berichten vor allem aus den ICV-Arbeitskreisen außerhalb der DACH-Region bei.

        Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG aus Aschaffenburg, ein weltweit tätiger Entwickler und Anbieter modularer Antriebssysteme aus Hydraulik, Elektrotechnik und Elektronik, Atlas Ward Polska Sp. z o.o., aus Wrocław, Polen, Spezialist für den Bau von Produktions-, Gewerbe-, Lager-, Sporthallen und Hallen für den Handel, der Schweizer Kranken- und Unfallversicherer, Helsana Versicherungen AG, sowie Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge werden im III. Quartal Firmenmitglieder im ICV.

        Im Herbst führt der ICV eine Online-Umfrage zur Digitalisierung von Geschäftsprozessen und zur Rolle der Controller durch. Hoch ist mit 72,5% der Anteil involvierter Controller: „Wenn Digitalisierungsprojekte laufen, sind Controller eingebunden, aber nicht immer im Lead. Sie müssen den Weg weitergehen und vor allem die IT-Affinität ausbauen“, mahnt ICV-Vorsitzender Siegfried Gänßlen.

        Anfang Oktober stellt die ICV-Ideenwerkstatt im „NEWS Ideenwerkstatt | Quarterly“ erstmals Ergebnisse des neuen Themenschwerpunkts „Business Analytics“ vor. Nachdem bei der Arbeit an den Themen „Big Data“ und „Industrie 4.0“ deutlich geworden war, wie sehr die umfassende Digitalisierung die Unternehmenssteuerung beeinflusst bzw. künftig noch stärker beeinflussen wird, hatte sich die ICV-Ideenwerkstatt dem Thema „Business Analytics“ zugewandt.

        Führende Mitglieder des ICV-Fachkreises Kommunikations-Controlling sind maßgeblich an der 2. Tagung „Strategie und Kommunikations-Controlling“ am 6. Oktober im Berliner Quadriga-Forum beteiligt.

        Am 9. Oktober findet in Ryazan eine Konferenz der russischen Controllervereinigung „Management und Controlling in Zeiten volatiler Märkte“ mit internationalen Gästen und Vertretern des ICV statt.

        „Controlling norddeutsch – Leinen los!“ ist am 10. Oktober das Motto der erfolgreichen 5. Regionaltagung Nord mit mehr als 60 Gästen in Wismar.

        Im Herbst 2015 beschäftigen sich die polnischen ICV-Arbeitskreise fokussiert mit dem Thema Datenvisualisierung als Grundlage einer effizienten Kommunikation und besseren Entscheidungsunterstützung.

        Bei seiner Sitzung am 17. Oktober in München bewältigt der ICV-Vorstand ein umfangreiches Pensum, u.a. behandelt er die Arbeit der ICV-Fachkreise und -Ideenwerkstatt, das Konzept „ICV Country Strategy“, organisatorische Veränderungen in Polen und die Stärkung des ICV in der Schweiz.

        Das 3. Sino-German Controlling Forum am 22. Oktober in Shanghai/China verläuft mit 120 Teilnehmern und 6 hochkarätigen Vorträgen erfolgreich. Per Video-Botschaft ist ICV-Vorsitzender Siegfried Gänßlen zugeschaltet, der ICV unterstützt auch 2015 wieder als Veranstaltungspartner die Konferenz.

        Zur Verabschiedung von Dieter Wäscher, der nach 30 Jahren die Leitung des AK West I weitergibt, nehmen am 4. November Dr. Dr. h.c. Albrecht Deyhle, ICV-Ehrenvorsitzender, Siegfried Gänßlen, ICV-Vorsitzender, ICV-Geschäftsführer Conrad Günther und der ICV-Regionaldelegierte West (D) Martin Hermann teil. Wäscher folgen der neue AK-Leiter Alexander Großhäuser und sein Stellvertreter Hartmut Ibershoff.

        Nach 30 Jahren gibt Dieter Wäscher (sitzend, links) sein Amt als Vorsitzender ab.

        Dr. Walter Schmidt, Executive Advisor des ICV-Vorstands und zuvor bis April 2015 langjähriges Vorstandsmitglied, übernimmt ein zusätzliches Ehrenamt: Er koordiniert künftig als ICV-Fachdelegierter die ICV-Fachkreise.

        Am 5. November ist die „3rd International Controlling Conference Croatia – ICCC 2015“ in Zagreb sehr erfolgreich. Zu den Referenten vor 150 Teilnehmern gehören der ICV-Vorsitzende Siegfried Gänßlen, ICV-Vorstand Matthias von Daacke, der Leiter der ICV-Ideenwerkstatt Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Péter Horváth und der Leiter des AK Wien-West Günther Pichler. Erstmals wird das beste Controller Projekt Kroatiens ausgezeichnet.

        Zum 15. Mal macht der ICV Berlin zur deutschen Controlling-Hauptstadt: Am 7. November kommen in Berlin-Adlershof 120 Controlling-Experten zur „Controlling Innovation Berlin – CIB 2015“ zusammen. Hier wird auch wieder der von Haufe gesponserte Controlling-Nachwuchspreis 2015 verliehen: der 1. Preis geht an Dipl.-Ing. Bettina Schoberegger von der FH Joanneum in Graz, der 2. Preis an Thomas Weiszdorn (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Nürnberg) sowie an Daniel Erlemann (Hochschule Niederrhein).

        Die 11. Controlling Advantage Bonn – CAB 2015 veranstalten am 12. November die ICV-Arbeitskreise der Region Deutschland West. Die Themen sind vielfältig und top-aktuell, die Teilnehmerzahl mit 90 liegt über dem Vorjahr. 

        Die International Group of Controlling (IGC) schließt ihre Arbeiten am Controlling Kompetenz Modell ab. Die rund 250 Seiten umfassende Publikation wird erstmals auf der ICV-Fachtagung „Controlling Insights Steyr – CIS 2015“ präsentiert.

        Wieder ein volles Haus bei der „14. Controlling Insights Steyr – CIS 2015“ am 20. November! Über 300 Teilnehmer widmen sich auf Österreichs größter Controlling-Tagung sowohl dem Thema „Industrie 4.0 – Controlling 4.0“ als auch klassischen Herausforderungen der Unternehmenssteuerung.

        Wie gewohnt: "Full House" in Steyr.

        An der 13. Controlling Competence Stuttgart – CCS 2015 am 26. November im IBM Client Center Ehningen bei Stuttgart, dem diesjährigen Treffen der süddeutschen Controlling-Community unter dem Motto „Controlling Changes… in Zeiten von Big Data und Industrie 4.0“, nehmen 130 Gäste teil.

        Roland Berger und ICV veröffentlichen das „Operations-Effizienz-Radar – Die Top-Hebel für die CFO-Agenda 2016“ mit interessanten Ergebnissen: Immer mehr Unternehmen fahren 3-gleisig und konzentrieren sich gleichzeitig auf Maßnahmen zur Wachstumsabsicherung, Effizienzsteigerung und Digitalisierung. Während das Produktportfolio im Fokus bleibt, haben die Unternehmen erkannt, dass im Marketing und Vertrieb mehr Anstrengungen notwendig sein werden. Daher rücken diese Maßnahmen 2016 wieder stärker in den Vordergrund.

        70 Führungskräfte des ICV aus 12 Ländern finden sich am 28. November in Frankfurt/Main zur ICV-Führungskräftetagung zusammen. Vorstände, Delegierte, Arbeitskreisleiter sowie Mitarbeiterinnen der Geschäftsstelle und das PR-Team beraten Vereinsziele 2016 und wichtige Vorhaben wie die Mitgliedergewinnung, den Wissenstransfer aus Ideenwerkstatt und Fachkreisen in die Community sowie die Internationalisierung.

        Am 14. Dezember findet in Stuttgart das „11. Symposium Business Intelligence“ unter dem Motto „Die Digitalisierung der Wirtschaft erfolgreich gestalten“ statt. Mitveranstalter ist der ICV-Fachkreis „BI/Big Data und Controlling“ in Kooperation mit dem gastgebenden Institut für Business Intelligence (IBI).

        Die Hofer KG mit Zentralverwaltung in Sattledt (A), die DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH aus Ostfildern, über Tochter- bzw. Beteiligungsgesellschaften vertretene „Informationszentrale für die Automobilwirtschaft“ in Europa, die Prophix Software GmbH aus Frankfurt am Main, CPM-Software-Anbieter, sind die neuesten Firmenmitglieder im Internationalen Controller Verein (ICV).

        Zum Jahresende startet der ICV eine große Studie, „Green Controlling 2015 – Wo stehen wir nach 5 Jahren?“. Untersucht wird bis Ende Januar 2016 der aktuelle Verbreitungsstand des Green Controlling. Für jeden ausgefüllten Fragebogen spendet der ICV 1 Euro für den Klimaschutz.