Member of the Supervisory Board since September 28, 2017, appointed until the shareholders' meeting 2027, former Member of the Board of Management, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen.
Year of birth: 1956 Place of birth: Hamburg Nationality: German
Member of various supervisory boards
2011 - May 2017
Member of the Board of Management responsible for Engineering and Maintenance, Environmental Protection, Health & Safety, European Site & Verbund Management and Human Resources; also Labor Director and Site Director of the Ludwigshafen plant, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
2014 - 2017
President of the German Federation of Chemical Employers’ Associations (BAVC), Wiesbaden
2009 - 2011
Senior Vice President, Global HR – Executive Management & Development, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
2008 - 2009
Member of the Board of Management responsible for HR and Services, Deutsche Bahn Mobility & Logistics AG, Berlin
2005 - 2008
Member of the Board of Management responsible for HR and Services, Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin
2004 - 2005
Head of Central Staff Units, Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin
1997 - 2004
Head of Legal Division, Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin
1993 - 1996
Various positions in human resources for subsidiaries of the Mobil Corporation in Europe, including companies in London (UK), Copenhagen (Denmark), Vienna (Austria), and Hamburg (Germany)
1985 - 1992
Legal Adviser for Marketing, Sales, Contract, Competition, and Antitrust Law, Labor Law, Supply and Distribution, Mobil Oil AG, Hamburg
Education and training:
2001 - 2002
Executive Master of European and International Law, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
1999 - 2001
Executive Master of Business Administration from WHU, Vallendar and the Kellogg School of Management, Illinois (USA)
2nd State Examination in Law, Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
1st State Examination in Law, Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
1975 - 1980
Studied law at the University of Hamburg
Expertise/Professional focal points: Management activities and expertise in committee work, particularly as a result of management board activities in two major corporations and committee leadership work (e.g., Bundesarbeitgeberverband Chemie, the German chemical industry employers' association).
HR expertise, in particular in processes for identifying candidates in top management positions and in contractual regulations for managers.
Expertise in the area of ESG, especially due to responsibility for this subject area at a DAX 30 company (incl. role as Head of the Corporate Sustainability Board) and on an association level (Chairwoman of the Committee at the Verband der Chemischen Industrie (VCI, Association of the German Chemical Industry))
Regulatory expertise, in particular in the legal framework regarding corporate governance.
Seats on the Deutsche Telekom supervisory bodies: - Personnel Committee - Technology & Innovation Committee
Seats on the supervisory bodiesof other companies: - DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA, Frankfurt* - HeidelbergCement AG, Heidelberg* - Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg*
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