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Wolfgang Nickl has been a member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG since April 26, 2018. Effective June 1, 2018, he is responsible for Finance (Chief Financial Officer) and for the region North America.
Wolfgang Nickl was born in Hechingen, Germany, on May 9, 1969. He completed a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at the University of Cooperative Education Stuttgart in 1992 and obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, United States, in 2005.
Starting in 1992, he acquired his first professional experience as a consultant and controller for German IT service provider SerCon. In 1995, he joined Western Digital Corporation, San José, California, a leading manufacturer of hard disk drives and other data storage products. His first roles at this company were as Business Planning Manager in the Netherlands and then as Director Business Solutions in the United States. In 2000, Nickl was appointed CFO at IT company Converge in the United States. Two years later, he returned to Western Digital where he held a number of finance positions with increasing responsibility. He also headed World Business Operations at this company for a number of years before being promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2010. In December 2013, Nickl joined ASML N.V. in the Netherlands as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Wolfgang Nickl is a German citizen. He is married and has two children.