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Dipl.-Ing. Volker Pape

Volker Pape

Dipl.-Ing. Volker Pape
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Viscom AG, Hanover, Germany

Personal Details:
Year of birth: 1955
Place of birth: Osnabrück, Germany

First Appointment: 2018-05-30

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards in Germany:

Membership in comparable foreign or domestic oversight bodies of corporate entities:



  • Diplom-Ingenieur in Electrical Engineering, Hanover University

Professional Development:

  • 1984:
    Founded a GBR (German partnership under civil law) for industrial image processing together with Martin Heuser; two years later this entrepreneurial structure was legally changed to Viscom Industrielle Bildverarbeitung GmbH. 
  • Since 2000: 
    Volker Pape has been actively engaged in the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau / Mechanical Engineering Industry Association). 
  • Since 2000:  
    Shareholding Managing Director of HPC Vermögensverwaltung GmbH, Hanover.
  • 2001 - 2018:  
    With the company's conversion to the Viscom AG in 2001, Volker Pape was appointed to the Executive Board. In this position, he was responsible for the business units Sales, International Business and Corporate Development.
  • 2003 – 2005: 
    Chairman of the Board of the VDMA industrial image processing section. 
  • 2005 – 2009:
    Chairman of the Productronic professional association in the VDMA. 
  • Since 2012:
    Active on Executive Board of the Productronic professional association in the VDMA.
  • Since 2013:
    Chairman, Board of Trustees of the "Hannoversches Zentrum für Optische Technologien" (HOT / Hanover Center for Optical Technologies) at Leibniz Universität Hannover.
  • Since 2017:
    Chairman of the Board, Productronic professional association in the VDMA.
  • Since 2018:
    Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Viscom AG.
  • Since 2019:
    Member of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD at Leibniz University Hanover.

Updated: June 2023