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, 2016, or the date on which they ceased to be members of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG) and as shown attended the meetings of the Supervisory Board and committees to which he or she belonged:

Werner Wenning

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

  • E.ON SE (Chairman) (until June 2016)
  • 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)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 19 of 19

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
    (until January 2017)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 10 of 12

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)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 13 of 13

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 of the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Memberships on other supervisory boards:

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

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

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

Attendance at Supervisory Board meetings: 5 of 5

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)
    (until May 2016)

Attendance at Supervisory Board meetings: 5 of 5

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
    (until January 2017)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 7 of 7

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 SE
Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • Lonza Group AG

Attendance at Supervisory Board meetings: 5 of 5

Johanna W. (Hanneke) Faber

Amstelveen, Netherlands
(born April 19, 1969)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2016
Chief E-Commerce and Innovation Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V.
Attendance at Supervisory Board meetings: 3 of 3

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
Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Covestro AG
  • Covestro Deutschland AG

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 9 of 9

Reiner Hoffmann

Wuppertal, Germany
(born May 30, 1955)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective October 2006
Chairman of the German Trade Union Confederation
Attendance at Supervisory Board meetings: 5 of 5

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
    (Vice Chairman)
    (until January 2017)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 8 of 8

Petra Kronen

Krefeld, Germany
(born August 22, 1964)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective July 2000
Chairwoman of the Central Works Council of Covestro
Chairwoman of the Works Council of Covestro of the Uerdingen site
Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Covestro AG (Vice Chairwoman)
  • Covestro Deutschland AG
    (Vice Chairwoman)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 7 of 8

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:

  • IRR-Innovationsregion Rheinisches Revier GmbH
  • Evonik Industries AG

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 8 of 8

Dr. rer. nat. Helmut Panke

Munich, Germany
(born August 31, 1946)
Member of the Supervisory Board until April 2016
Member of various supervisory boards
Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Singapore Airlines Limited

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 4 of 4

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Plischke

Aschau im Chiemgau, Germany
(born September 15, 1951)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2016
Independent consultant
Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • Evotec AG (Chairman)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 6 of 6

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.
Attendance at Supervisory Board meetings: 5 of 5

Petra Reinbold-Knape

Gladbeck, 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:

  • Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG (formerly Vattenfall Europe Mining AG)
  • Lausitz Energie Kraftwerk AG (formerly Vattenfall Europe Generation AG )
    (Vice Chairwoman)

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • MDSE Mitteldeutsche Sanierungs- und Entsorgungs-gesellschaft mbH (until August 2016)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 8 of 8

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
Attendance at Supervisory Board meetings: 4 of 5

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 (until April 2016)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 9 of 9

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
    (until January 2017)

Attendance at Supervisory Board meetings: 5 of 5

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 Centres
Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 7 of 7

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

Munich, Germany
(born July 26, 1941)
Member of the Supervisory Board until April 2016
Professor-Emeritus of Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich
Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Medigene AG (until August 2016)
  • Wacker Chemie AG

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 3 of 3

Standing committees of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG
(as at December 31, 2016)

Presidial Committee /  Mediation Committee

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

Audit Committee

Sturany* (Chairman), Fischer, Löllgen, Plischke, Wenning, Zühlke

Human Resources Committee

Wenning (Chairman), Achleitner, Karaaslan, Kronen

Nominations Committee

Wenning (Chairman), Achleitner

Innovation Committee

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

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