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DEKRA's promise

Employee integrity, reliability, and neutrality are our key values at DEKRA.Our clients, customers and business partners can expect that everyone who works at DEKRA possesses high ethical standards, reliably fulfills their obligations and acts as a fair business partner.

For this purpose, clear rules are important in order to know at all times what is permitted and what is not. With the DEKRA Compliance Guidelines, we have set ourselves binding guidelines worldwide that demand ethical and lawful behavior from all DEKRA employees and managers.

Reporting a compliance case

Tips can be reported anonymously with our Whistleblower Portal, but should a person wish to use their name, they are at no risk because they are protected from retaliation by law and policy.

In addition to the Whistleblower Portal, compliance reports can be send to the email . The Chief Compliance Officer, Mr. Christian Köhn, is available at the Hotline +49 711 7861 1361 and the mobile number +49 151 1179 0569.


Our Compliance Office is available as a central point of contact for any questions you may have on the subject of compliance:

Compliance Office

Christian Köhn

Group General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer:

+49 711 7861 1361

Johanna Trautner

Compliance Specialist, Senior Compliance Officer

+49 711 7861 1936

Tanja Schmitt

Compliance Officer

+49 711 7861 1909

Regional Compliance Officers

The Regional Compliance Officers represent a region or country´s Compliance organization within the DEKRA Group. They coordinate compliance efforts across service units and service lines and train employees according to local laws and regulations. Further they are responsible for the evaluation and investigation of compliance incidents and are a point of contact for complaints or tips. The Regional Compliance Officers have a direct reporting function to the Chief Compliance Officer.

CountriesOrganizationCompliance OfficerContact
GermanyDEKRA SEChristian Köhn (Chief Compliance Officer)+49.711.7861-1361
GermanyDEKRA AkademieTorben Grotz+49.711.7861-3606
GermanyDEKRA Automobil (Testing)Volker Noeske+49.35754.7344-509
GermanyDEKRA Automobil (Expertise)Bernd Grüninger+49.711.7861-2263
GermanyDEKRA Automobil (Industry)Dr. Sebastian Sigle+49.711.7861-2041
GermanyDEKRA CertificationAndreas Bender+49.711.7861-2613
GermanyDEKRA Temp WorkKerstin Ihrig+49.711.7861-3222
SwitzerlandSerge Kowouvih+33.555.584788
CountriesCompliance OfficerContact
Czech RepublicRenata Peskova+42.026728833
EnglandChris Blue+44.1494 480500
FranceSerge Kowouvih+33.157759884
ItalyVerena Zambotti
Lucia Vittoria Del Raso
NetherlandsCarla Everhard
Marissa Masmeijer
PolandHanna Korol+48.717496925
PortugalLúcia Cruz+35.121898-1020
SpainFrancisco Forster+34.619 052440
CountriesCompliance OfficerContact
BrazilRenato Carvalho+55.11 4418-7043
CanadaMichael KernsMobile: 316-272-6818
Chile Alexis Mignogna+56.22577-8003
Costa RicaMichael KernsMobile: 316-272-6818
MexicoMichael KernsMobile: 316-272-6818
USAMichael KernsMobile: 316-272-6818
CountriesCompliance OfficerContact
ChinaCynthia Xu+86.21.60567656
CountriesCompliance OfficerContact
MoroccoSerge Kowouvih+33.157759
South AfricaGavin Wright+27.16454 0704