The Supervisory Board of Bayer AG

The role of Bayer AG’s 20-member Supervisory Board is to oversee and advise the Board of Management. Under the German Codetermination Act, half the members of the Supervisory Board are elected by the stockholders, and half by the company’s employees. The Supervisory Board is directly involved in decisions on matters of fundamental importance to the company and confers with the Board of Management on the company’s strategic alignment. It also holds regular discussions with the Board of Management on the company’s business strategy and status of its implementation.

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board coordinates its work and presides over the meetings. Through regular discussions with the Board of Management, the Supervisory Board is kept constantly informed of business policy, corporate planning and strategy. The annual budget and the consolidated financial statements of Bayer AG and the Bayer Group are submitted to the Supervisory Board to obtain its approval, which must also take the auditors’ report into account. Details are provided in the Report of the Supervisory Board in the Annual Report.

Members of the Supervisory Board of Bayer

  • Werner Wenning

    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board effective October 2012

    Memberships on other supervisory boards:

    • Henkel Management AG
    • Siemens AG (Vice Chairman)

    Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

    • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Member of the Shareholders´ Committee)

    Biography

    Werner Wenning has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG since October 1, 2012. He was elected to this office by the members of the Supervisory Board on September 14, 2012 as successor to Dr. Manfred Schneider. Wenning was Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer AG from April 2002 until September 30, 2010.

    Born in Leverkusen-Opladen on October 21, 1946, Werner Wenning first joined Bayer on April 1, 1966 as a commercial trainee. After completing his vocational training and a one-year program in finance and accounting, he worked for a year in Corporate Auditing before being sent to Lima, Peru, in 1970 to establish and head up the finance department at the newly founded Bayer Industrial S.A.

    When he returned to Germany, Wenning spent a further three years in the Corporate Auditing department. In 1978, he went back to Lima as Managing Director and administrative head of the Peruvian company.

    In 1983, Wenning was appointed head of the staff department of what was then the Health Care Sector in Leverkusen. Three years later he transferred to the Plastics Business Group as head of marketing for thermoplastics. In 1987 he assumed responsibility for this business group’s global marketing operations.

    Starting on April 1, 1991, he was seconded for a year to the “Treuhandanstalt,” the Berlin-based privatization agency that helped to rebuild the economy in eastern Germany following reunification. In 1992, Wenning was appointed Managing Director of Bayer Hispania Industrial S.A., Barcelona, and Senior Bayer Representative for Spain. In April 1996 he returned to Leverkusen to become head of Corporate Planning and Controlling. Wenning was appointed to the Bayer AG Board of Management as Chief Financial Officer in February 1997 and took over as its Chairman in April 2002.

    Werner Wenning is also a member of the Shareholders' Committee of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf and a member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG, München. From May 2011 to June 2016, he was also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of E.ON AG, Düsseldorf.

    Wenning served as Vice President of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), Frankfurt, for four years until September 2011 and as VCI President from September 2005 to September 2007. He was also Vice President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Berlin.

    Werner Wenning is married and has two daughters and four grandchildren.

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  • Oliver Zühlke

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2007
    • Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board effective July 2015
    • Chairman of the Bayer Central Works Council

    Memberships on other supervisory boards:

    • Bayer Pharma AG

    Biography

    Oliver Zühlke has been Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG since July 2015. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board since April 2007.

    Zühlke was born in Solingen, Germany, in 1968. He joined Bayer AG in Leverkusen, Germany, in 1985 and trained as a chemical production technician. During his training, in 1988, he became a member of the body representing young employees and apprentices. He chaired this body from 1990 to 1994.

    He was elected a full-time member of the Works Council at the Leverkusen site in 1994 and was Deputy Chairman from 2002 to 2010. Since then, he has also been a member of the Economics Committee of Bayer AG.

    In 2009, Oliver Zühlke completed a distance learning course on human resources management. Between 2010 and 2015 Zühlke was Chairman of the Works Council at the Leverkusen site and also held various functions in the German Mining, Chemical and Power Workers' Union (IG BCE). He was a member of the District Executive, the Regional Executive, the federal industrial group for the chemical industry, and the advisory board. From 2009 to 2015 Zühlke was Chairman of the Bayer European Forum.

    In 2014 Zühlke became a member of the Supervisory Board of Bayer Pharma AG. Since 2015 Zühlke has been Chairman of the Central Works Council of Bayer AG.

    Oliver Zühlke is married and has two daughters.

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  • Dr. Paul Achleitner

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2002
    • Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG

    Memberships on other supervisory boards:

    • Daimler AG
    • Deutsche Bank AG (Chairman)

    Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

    • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Member of the Shareholders´ Committee)

    Curriculum Vitae

    September 28, 1956 born in Linz, Austria
    1976 – 1984                  First degree and doctorate from University of St. Gallen for Business Administration, Economics, Law and Social Sciences;
    Harvard Business School: ISP
    1984 – 1988 Bain & Co., Boston, Manager, strategy consulting
    1988 – 1989 Goldman Sachs & Co., New York, Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions
    1989 – 1994 Goldman Sachs International, London, Executive Director, Investment Banking
    1994 – 1999 Goldman Sachs & Co. OHG, Frankfurt, Chairman and partner, Goldman Sachs Group
    2000 – 2012 Member of the Board of Management of Allianz AG (since October 2006 Allianz SE)
    since 2012 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG
    since 1998 Honorary Professor at WHU Koblenz
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  • Dr. rer. nat. Simone Bagel-Trah

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2014
    • Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA and
      Henkel Management AG and Shareholders‘ Committee of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

    Memberships on other supervisory boards:

    • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Chairwoman)
    • Heraeus Holding GmbH

    Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

    • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Chairwoman of the Shareholders' Committee)

    Curriculum Vitae

    January 10, 1969 born in Düsseldorf, Germany
    1988 – 1993 Study of biology at the University of Bonn, Germany
    1998 Ph.D. in microbiology
    1998 – 2000 Independent consultant; project management for the Association of Applied Microbiology; coordination of industrial projects for the Pharmaceutical Microbiology department of the University of Bonn
    1999 – 2001 Member of the Supervisory Board of Cognis B.V.
    Since 2000 Founding Partner and Director of Antiinfectives Intelligence Gesellschaft für klinisch-mikrobiologische Forschung und Kommunikation mbH
    2001 – 2005 Member of the Supervisory Board of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    2005 – 2008 Member of the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel KGaA
    2008 – 2009 Member of the Supervisory Board and Vice Chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA; Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Henkel Management AG
    Since 2009 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA and Henkel Management AG and Shareholders‘ Committee of Henkel KGaA & Co. KGaA
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  • Dr. Clemens Börsig

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2007
    • Member of various supervisory boards

    Memberships on other supervisory boards:

    • Daimler AG
    • Linde AG

    Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

    • Emerson Electric Co.

    Curriculum Vitae

    July 27, 1948 born in Achern, Germany
    1969 – 1973 Degree in business administration and mathematics at Mannheim University
    1975 Doctorate in political science, Mannheim University
    1973 – 1977 Research Assistant, Mannheim and Munich universities
    1977 – 1985 Mannesmann Group, Düsseldorf:
    1977 Associate in the Group Planning Department, 1980 Head of the Group Planning Department, 1981 Head of Corporate Planning at Mannesmann-Kienzle GmbH, 1984 Chief Administrative Officer at Mannesmann-Tally
    1985 – 1997 Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart:
    1985 Head of Corporate Planning & Controlling, 1990 Member of the Board of Managing Directors, 1994 General Manager
    1997 – 1999 RWE AG, Essen, Member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer
    1999 – 2012 Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main:
    1999 Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer,
    2001 – 2006 Member of the Management Board, Chief Financial Office,
    2002 also Chief Risk Officer
    2006 – 2012 Chairman of the Supervisory Board
    Since 1/2013 Deutsche Bank Stiftung, Chairman of the Board of Management
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  • André van Broich

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012
    • Chairman of the Works Council of the Dormagen site

    Memberships on other supervisory boards:

    • Bayer CropSience AG 

    Curriculum Vitae

    June 19, 1970 born in Cologne, Germany
    1988 – 1991 Vocational training as a chemical laboratory technician at Bayer AG
    1990 – 1996 Youth and Trainee Representative
    1991 – 2000 Employment as a chemical laboratory technician (Energy and Environmental Services)
    since 1997 Member of the Works Council
    since 2000 Full-time Member of the Works Council
    since 2005 Member of the Central Works Council and Economics Committee of Bayer AG
    2006 – 2010 Vice Chairman of the Works Council of the Dormagen site
    since 2006 Member of the Central Operations Committee and the Bayer European Forum
    2007 – 2008 Continuing studies program in change management at Ruhr University Bochum
    since 2010  Chairman of the Works Council of the Dormagen site
    since 2011  Chairman of the Cologne-Bonn District Executive Committee of the German Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union
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  • Thomas Ebeling

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012
    • Chief Executive Officer of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG

    Memberships in comparable ­supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

    • Lonza Group AG

    Curriculum Vitae

    February 9, 1959 born in Hannover, Germany
    1980 – 1986 Degree in psychology in Hamburg
    1987 – 1991 Various roles at Reemtsma, including Product Manager for the “West” brand
    1991 – 1996 Various roles at Pepsi-Cola, including Marketing Manager, National Sales and Franchise Director and General Manager
    1997 General Manager of Novartis Nutrition for Germany and Austria
    1998 – 1999 Head of the Nutrition Division of Novartis
    1998 – 2008 Member of the Executive Committee of Novartis
    2000 – 2007 CEO of the Novartis pharmaceuticals business
    2007 – 2008 CEO of the Novartis Consumer Health Division
    since 2009 Chairman of the Executive Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
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  • Johanna W. (Hanneke) Faber

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2016
    • Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Koninklijke Ahold N.V.

    Curriculum Vitae

    April 19,1969 born in Amsterdam
    1990 Bachelor of Journalism, University of Houston, USA
    1992 Master of Business Administration, University of Houston, USA
    1992 – 1997 Various Brand Management roles at Procter & Gamble, Netherlands
    1997 – 2000 Brand Manager, Beauty, Hair, Health & Feminine Care at Procter & Gamble, Greece
    2000 – 2005 Marketing Director, Hair Care Europe at Procter & Gamble, Switzerland
    2005 – 2009 Vice President & General Manager, Beauty Care
    Europe & Global Distributors at Procter & Gamble, Switzerland
    2009 – 2013 Vice President & General Manager, Global Pantene, Head & Shoulders & Herbal Essences at Procter & Gamble, USA
    Since 2013 Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Koninklijke Ahold N.V., Netherlands, responsible for E-Commerce, Digital, Innovation and Customer Branding / Loyalty
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  • Dr.-Ing. Thomas Fischer

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective October 2005
    • Chairman of the Managerial Employees’ Committee of Covestro Deutschland AG (formerly Bayer MaterialScience AG)

    Memberships on other supervisory boards:

    • Covestro AG
    • Covestro Deutschland AG (formerly Bayer MaterialScience AG)

    Curriculum Vitae

    August 27, 1955 born in Olpe, Germany
    1976 – 1981 Degrees in chemical engineering at the University of Dortmund and in industrial engineering at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, doctorate in 1987
    1986 Joined Bayer AG; various roles as unit engineer, plant manager and project manager, Head of Engineering KU, Head of Process and Plant Safety BMS
    since 1988 Member of the German Chemical Industry Managerial Employees’ Association (VAA), since 2002 Chairman of the VAA National Executive Committee
    since 1998 Member of the Bayer Central and Group Managerial Employees’ Committee
    since 2001 Vice President of the European Federation of Managerial Staff in the Chemical  and Other Industries (FECCIA)
    since 2002 Vice President of the German Managerial Employees’ Association (ULA)
    2005 – 2015 Chairman of the Bayer Group Managerial Employees’ Committee
    since 2006 Project Manager for Special Projects at BMS Technology Services/Covestro
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  • Reiner Hoffmann

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective October 2006
    • Chairman of the German Trade Union Confederation

    Curriculum Vitae

    May 30, 1955 born in Wuppertal, Germany
    1972 – 1974 Vocational training as a wholesale and export clerk at Hoechst AG
    1975 – 1976 Civilian service at Wuppertal Hospital
    1977 – 1982 Degree in economics at the University of Wuppertal, Economics Department
    1983                       Assistant in the Economic and Social Committee (ESC) of the European Community, Brussels, and Scientific Employee in the Economics Department at the University of Wuppertal 
    1984 – 1994 Various roles at the Hans Böckler Foundation, Düsseldorf
    1994 – 2003 Director of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), Brussels
    2003 – 2009 Deputy Secretary General of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
    2009 – 2014    North Rhine District Secretary of the German Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union, Düsseldorf
    since 2014 Chairman of the German Trade Union Confederation
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  • Yüksel Karaaslan

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012
    • Chairman of the Bayer Group Works Council
    • Vice Chairman of the Bayer Central Works Council
    • Chairman of the Works Council of the Berlin site

    Memberships on other supervisory boards:

    • Bayer Pharma AG

    Curriculum Vitae

    March 1, 1968 born in Malatya, Turkey
    1985 – 1988 Schering AG, vocational training as a chemical laboratory assistant
    Since 1985 Member of the German Chemical, Paper, Ceramics Industrial Union
    1988 – 1991 Chairman of Youth and Trainee Representation, Member of the District Executive Committee for Youth
    1988 – 1991 Vocational training as a chemical laboratory technician at Schering AG
    since 1994 Regular Member of the Works Council
    1991 – 2002 Chemical laboratory technician (Chemical Pilot Plant Development)
    1998 Certification as a chemical industry foreman
    since 2002 Full-time Member of the Works Council
    2006 Vice Chairman of the Works Council of Berlin site of Schering AG
    2007 Certification by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) as a change manager
    since 2008 Chairman of the Works Council of the Berlin site,
    Vice Chairman of the Bayer Central Works Council
    2011 Certification as a human resources officer by the German National Association of Office Administration Staff
    since 2015 Chairman of the Bayer Group Works Council
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  • Petra Kronen

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective July 2000
    • Chairwoman of the Works Council of the Uerdingen site

    Memberships on other supervisory boards:

    • Covestro AG (Vice Chairwoman)
    • Covestro Deutschland AG (formerly Bayer MaterialSciene AG) (Vice Chairwoman)

    Curriculum Vitae

    August 22, 1964 born in Krefeld, Germany
    1980 – 1982 Vocational training as a young chemical laboratory technician at Bayer AG, Krefeld-Uerdingen
    1982 – 1991 Chemical technician in Central Research
    since 1991 Full-time Member of the Works Council
    1997 Vice Chairwoman of the Works Council of the Uerdingen site
    since 1997 Member of the Central Works Council and the Central Operations Committee
    Member of the Economics Committee
    1997 – 2010 Member of the Bayer European Forum
    since 1999 Chairwoman of the Works Council of the Uerdingen site
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  • Frank Löllgen

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective November 2015
    • North Rhine District Secretary of the German Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union

    Membership of other supervisory boards:

    • Evonik Industries AG
    • IRR – Innovationsregion Rheinisches Revier GmbH

    Curriculum Vitae

    June 14, 1961 born in Cologne
    1978 – 1981 Apprenticeship as a chemical laboratory technician at Bayer AG, Leverkusen
    1981 – 1985  Chemical laboratory technician at Bayer AG, Leverkusen
    1986 – 1987 Training Assistant, IG CPK
    1987 – 2011 Political Secretary, Managing Director and District Manager at various offices and districts of the Chemical, Paper and Ceramics Industrial Union (IG CPK) and the Mining Chemical and Energy Industrial Union (IG BCE)
    since 2006 Lay judge at the Federal Labor Court, Erfurt
    2011 – 2014 Head of the Chairman's Office, Division 1, general manager
    at IGBCE
    since 2014 North Rhine District Secretary of the German Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union
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  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Plischke

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2016
    • Member of the Board of Walter-Siegenthaler-Gesellschaft für Fortschritte in der Inneren Medizin e. V.
    • Member of the Board of Robert-Koch-Stiftung e. V.
    • Honorary Professor of Business Chemistry at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
    • Member of the University Council of the University of Hohenheim
    • Member of the Senate of Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e. V.

    Memberships on other supervisory boards:

    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Evotec AG

    Curriculum Vitae

    September 15, 1951 born in Stuttgart
    1970 – 1976 Studies of Biology at the University of Hohenheim
    1979 Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Hohenheim
    1980 – 1988 Employment in the Research Department and subsequently in the Sales Department at Bayer Diagnostics
    1988 – 1991 Head of Marketing Germany at Bayer Pharmaceuticals
    1991 – 1995 Head of International Strategic Marketing at Bayer Pharmaceuticals
    1995 – 2000 President of Bayer Yakuhin Ltd. in Japan, responsible for Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Care
    2000 – 2002 Head of the Pharmaceuticals Business at Bayer in North America
    2002 Head of the Group Pharmaceuticals Business at Bayer AG
    2003 – 2006 Head of the Pharmaceuticals Division and Member of the Executive Committee of Bayer HealthCare Aktiengesellschaft
    2006 – 2014 Member of the Board of Management of Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, responsible for Technology, Innovation and Sustainability and for Asia / Pacific
    Since 2011 Member of the Board of Walter-Siegenthaler-Gesellschaft für Fortschritte in der Inneren Medizin e. V.
    Since 2011 Member of the Board of Robert-Koch-Stiftung e. V.
    Since 2011 Honorary Professor of Business Chemistry at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
    Since 2012 Member of the University Council of the University of Hohenheim
    Since 2014 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Evotec AG
    Since 2015 Member of the Senate of Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e. V.
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  • Sue H. Rataj

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Cabot Corporation, Boston, U.S.A.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Agilent Technologies Inc., Santa Clara, U.S.A.

    Curriculum Vitae

    January 8, 1957 born in Peoria, Illinois, U. S. A.
    1985 BSc Economics & Finance, University of Illinois, U. S. A.
    1988 MBA, Finance, Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School, U. S. A.
    1988 Joined Amoco Corporation
    1988 – 1995 Various staff roles
    1995 – 1996 Sales & Marketing Manager, Polybutene
    1996 – 1998 Industry Manager, Lubricants & Additives
    1998 – 1999 Business Manager, Americas PTA
    1999 Joined BP Petrochemicals
    1999 – 2000 General Manager, North America PTA
    2000 – 2001 Business Unit Leader, Global Nitriles Business
    2001 – 2002 Vice President, Business Process Re-engineering
    2002 – 2004 President, Asia Aromatics
    2004 – 2005 President, Global PTA
    2005 – 2006 Special Advisor, Texas City Response
    2006 Chief Executive, Air BP & Marine Fuels
    2006 – 2008 Group VP, Safety, Operations & Technology
    2008 – 2009 Chief Executive, Global Aromatics & Acetyls
    2010 – 2011 Chief Executive, Petrochemicals
    since 2011 Member of the Board of Directors of Cabot Corporation Compensation Committee member and member of the Safety, Health and Environment committee
    since 2015 Member of the Board of Directors of Agilent Technologies Inc., Compensation Committee member and member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
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  • Petra Reinbold-Knape

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012
    • Member of the Executive Committee of the German Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union

    Memberships on other supervisory boards:

    • envia Mitteldeutsche Energie AG
    • Vattenfall Europe Generation AG
    • Vattenfall Europe Mining AG (Vice Chairwoman)

    Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

    • MDSE Mitteldeutsche Sanierungs- und Entsorgungsgesellschaft mbH

    Curriculum Vitae

    April 16, 1959 born in Kassel, Germany
    1975 – 1976 Vocational training as a clerical assistant, Enka Glanzstoff, Kassel
    1977 – 1979 Clerical assistant in Kassel
    1979 – 1982 Administration employee at the German Chemical, Paper and Ceramics Industrial Union, Hannover
    1982 – 1983 Study at the Academy of Labor in Frankfurt
    1983 – 1997 Trade union secretary at the German Chemical, Paper and Ceramics Industrial Union in Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia
    1997 – 2007 District Secretary and Deputy District Secretary of the German Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union in the Hamm and Recklinghausen districts; focus on chemicals and energy, wage policy
    2007 – 2015 Northeast District Secretary of the German Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union, headquartered in Berlin responsible for the states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt
    effective 2015 Member of the Executive Committee of the German Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union, responsible for education/focus groups
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  • Michael Schmidt‑Kiessling

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012
    • Chairman of the Works Council of the Elberfeld site

    Curriculum Vitae

    March 24, 1959 born in Wuppertal, Germany
    1976 Vocational training as a chemical laboratory technician at Bayer AG; initially employed in chemical crop protection research following his vocational training, and then in chemical pharmaceutical research at the Pharmaceutical Research Center in Wuppertal-Aprath
    1978 – 1980 Youth representative
    Since 1981 Member of the Works Council of the Elberfeld site
    Since 1994 Full-time Member of the Works Council
    Since 2010 Vice Chairman of the Works Council of the Elberfeld site
    Member of the Economics Committee of Bayer AG
    Member of the Bayer Central Works Council
    Since 2014 Chairman of the Works Council of the Elberfeld site
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  • Dr. Klaus Sturany1

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2007
    • Member of various supervisory boards

    Memberships on other supervisory boards:

    • Hannover Rück SE (Vice Chairman)

    Curriculum Vitae

    October 23, 1946 born in Wehrda, Germany
    1966 – 1970 Studies in mathematics, physics and business administration at the University of Innsbruck and the College of Social Sciences, Economics and Business in Linz (no degree), Austria, doctorate in mathematics (Dr. phil.)
    1971 – 1980 Kalle AG, Wiesbaden, Management Board Staff, Business Administration, Data Processing and Head of the Organization Department
    1981 – 1989 Hoechst AG, Frankfurt, Head of the Business Administration Department (Corporate Controlling)
    1990 – 1995 Uhde GmbH, Dortmund, Managing Director for Finance, Controlling, Human Resources, Materials Management and Project Financing
    1996 – 1999 GEA AG, Bochum, Member (CFO) and later Spokesman of the Board of Management
    1999 – 2007 Member of the Executive Board of RWE AG, Finance and Controlling Department
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  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Otmar D. Wiestler

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective October 2014
    • President of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers

    Curriculum Vitae

    November 6, 1956 born in Freiburg, Germany
    1981 State medical examination, University of Freiburg, Germany
    1982 – 1984 Assistant physician at department of neuropathology, University of Freiburg, Germany
    1984 Doctoral degree (M.D.), University of Freiburg, Germany
    1984 – 1987 Postdoc, University of San Diego, USA
    1987 – 1989 Assistant physician at department of neuropathology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    1989 – 1992 Consultant at department of neuropathology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    1990 Habilitation in pathology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    1992 – 2003 Professor (C4), Neuropathology, University of Bonn, Germany
    1994 – 2003 Coordinator of the Collaborative Research Center for Clinical & Molecular Neurology, University of Bonn, Germany
    1994 – 2003 Head of German Brain Tumor Reference Center, University of Bonn, Germany
    1995 – 2003 Chairman of the BONFOR research committee, University of Bonn, Germany
    2001 – 2003              Vice-coordinator of Trans-regional Collaborative Research Center  TR3, DFG, University of Bonn, Germany
    2002 – 2003 Medical director of LIFE & BRAIN GmbH, University of Bonn, Germany
    2007 – 2012 Vice-president for health on executive committee of the Helmholtz Association
    2004 – 2015          Chairman and Scientific Member of the Management Board of German Cancer Research Center
    since 2015 President of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers
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  • Heinz Georg Webers

    • Member of the Supervisory Board effective July 2015
    • Chairman of the Bayer European Forum
    • Chairman of the Works Council of the Bergkamen site

    Memberships on other supervisory boards:

    • Bayer Pharma AG
    ResumeMember of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG since July 2015
    December 27,1959 Born in Werl, Germany
    1976 Apprenticeship as a chemical laboratory technician at Schering AG
    Since 1976 Member of German Chemicals, Paper and Ceramics Industrial Union (now IG BCE)
    1978 Youth representative at Schering AG
    1980 Chemical laboratory technician in formulating plant C at Schering AG
    Since 1984 Ordinary member of the Works Council
    Since 1985 Full-time member of the Works Council
    Since 1987 Member of the Central Works Council
    Since 1994 Chairman of the Works Council of the Berkamen site (formerly Schering AG Bergkamen)
    since 1999 Member of the Supervisory Board of Bayer Pharma AG (formerly Schering AG)
    2008 Certification by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) as a change manager
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* Employee Representative

1 Independent expert member pursuant to Section 100 Paragraph 5 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG).

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