Supervisory Board

Members of the Supervisory Board held offices as members of the supervisory board or a comparable supervising body of the corporations listed (as at December 31, 2015 or the date on which they ceased to be members of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG):

Werner Wenning

Leverkusen, Germany (born October 21, 1946)
Chairman of the Supervisory Board effective October 2012
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of E.ON SE
Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • E.ON SE (Chairman)
  • 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)

Oliver Zühlke

Solingen, Germany (born December 11, 1968)
Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board effective July 2015
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2007
Chairman of the Bayer Central Works Council
Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Bayer Pharma AG

Thomas de Win

Cologne, Germany (born November 21, 1958)
Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board until June 2015
Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Covestro Deutschland AG (formerly Bayer MaterialScience AG) (until June 2015)

Dr. Paul Achleitner

Munich, Germany (born September 28, 1956)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2002
Chairman 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)

Dr. rer. nat. Simone Bagel-Trah

Düsseldorf, Germany (born January 10, 1969)
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)

Dr. Clemens Börsig

Frankfurt am Main, Germany (born July 27, 1948)
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.
  • Istituto per le Opere di Religione (Member of the Board of Superintendence)

André van Broich

Dormagen, Germany (born June 19, 1970)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012
Chairman of the Works Council of the Dormagen site
Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Bayer CropScience AG

Thomas Ebeling

Muri bei Bern, Switzerland (born February 9, 1959)
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

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Fischer

Krefeld, Germany (born August 27, 1955)
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 (effective October 2015)
  • Covestro Deutschland AG (formerly Bayer MaterialScience AG)

Peter Hausmann

Winsen / Aller, Germany (born February 13, 1954)
Member of the Supervisory Board until October 2015
Member of the Executive Committee of the German Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union
Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Covestro AG (effective October 2015)
  • Covestro Deutschland AG (formerly Bayer MaterialScience AG) (effective September 2015)
  • Continental AG
  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  • 50Hertz Transmission GmbH
  • Vivawest Wohnen GmbH

Reiner Hoffmann

Wuppertal, Germany (born May 30, 1955)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective October 2006
Chairman of the German Trade Union Confederation

Yüksel Karaaslan

Hohen Neuendorf, Germany (born March 1, 1968)
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

Petra Kronen

Krefeld, Germany (born August 22, 1964)
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) (effective October 2015)
  • Covestro Deutschland AG (formerly Bayer MaterialSciene AG) (Vice Chairwoman)

Frank Löllgen

Cologne, Germany
(born June 14, 1961)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective November 2015
North Rhine District Secretary of the German Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union
Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Evonik Industries AG
  • IRR-Innovationsregion Rheinisches Revier GmbH

Dr. rer. nat. Helmut Panke

Munich, Germany (born August 31, 1946)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2007
Member of various supervisory boards
Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Singapore Airlines Limited
  • UBS AG (until May 2015)

Sue H. Rataj

Sebastopol, U.S.A.
(born January 8, 1957)
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.

Petra Reinbold-Knape

Berlin, Germany (born April 16, 1959)
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) (effective June 2015)

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • MDSE Mitteldeutsche Sanierungs- und Entsorgungsgesellschaft mbH

Michael Schmidt-Kiessling

Schwelm, Germany (born March 24, 1959)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012
Chairman of the Works Council of the Elberfeld site

Dr. Klaus Sturany*

Ascona, Switzerland (born October 23, 1946)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2007
Member of various supervisory boards
Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Hannover Rück SE (Vice Chairman)

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • Sulzer AG

Heinz Georg Webers

Bergkamen, Germany (born December 27, 1959)
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

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Otmar D. Wiestler

Berlin, Germany (born November 6, 1956)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective October 2014
President of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker

Munich, Germany (born July 26, 1941)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 1997
Professor-Emeritus of Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich
Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Wacker Chemie AG

Standing committees of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG (as at December 31, 2015)

Presidial Committee /  Mediation Committee

Wenning (Chairman), Achleitner, Reinbold-Knape, Zühlke

Audit Committee

Sturany* (Chairman), Fischer, Hoffmann, Panke, Wenning, Zühlke

Human Resources Committee

Wenning (Chairman), Achleitner, Karaaslan, Kronen

Nominations Committee

Wenning (Chairman), Achleitner

Innovation Committee

Winnacker (Chairman), van Broich, Reinbold-Knape, Wenning, Wiestler, Zühlke

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