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24 March 1982 by Heinz Bons and Rudolf van Megen,
Entry in the company register on 30 April 1982 as SQS Gesellschaft für Software Qualitätssicherung mbH;
Transformed to SQS Software Quality Systems AG on 17 March 2000,
Entry in the company register on 31 March 2000

Founded and incorporated

In Germany

Company headquarters

Software Quality Systems AG (parent company)
Stollwerckstraße 11
51149 Cologne
Phone: +49  2203 / 91 54-0
Fax: +49  2203 / 91 54-15


  • Australia (Kellyville)
  • Austria (Vienna, Güssing)
  • Egypt (Cairo)
  • Finland (Helsinki)
  • France (Paris)
  • Germany (Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Görlitz, Weyhausen)
  • India (Chennai, Mumbai, Pune)
  • Ireland (Dublin)
  • Italy (Rome)
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Netherlands (Utrecht)
  • Norway (Oslo)
  • Portugal (Lisbon)
  • Singapore
  • South Africa (Durban, Johannesburg)
  • Sweden (Stockholm, Gothenburg)
  • Switzerland (Zurich)
  • UAE (Dubai)
  • UK (London, Belfast, Woking)
  • USA (Chicago, Lexington)

Management Board

Diederik Vos, Chief Executive Officer
Strategy, technology, management of  the Group Management Board

René Gawron, Chief Financial Officer
Administration, accounting, finance, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations

Ralph Gillessen, Chief Operating Officer
Sales, marketing, management of all profit centers

Martin Hodgson
Executive Director Management Consulting

Supervisory Board

Lothar Pauly
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Olivier Aldrin
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Patrick Anglard
Member of the Supervisory Board

Anne Baumeister
Member of the Supervisory Board

Peter Bölter
Member of the Supervisory Board

Roch Thaller
Member of the Supervisory Board


Number of employees

approximately 4,400

Business purpose

SQS is the strategic quality partner for digital business.

Industry sectors

Banking, Financial Markets
Electronics & Equipment
Energy & Utilities
Government & Public Sector
Healthcare & Pharma
Manufacturing & Automotive
Media & Entertainment
Online Gaming
Retail, Transportation & Logistics

Accounting Standard


Business Year

1 January to 31 December

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