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, 2018, 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:

  • Henkel Management AG
  • Siemens AG (Vice Chairman)

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

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

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 17 of 17

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

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 13 of 14

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 (Shareholders’ Committee)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 12 of 12

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 (Chairwoman)
  • Heraeus Holding GmbH

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

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

Attendance at Supervisory Board meetings: 6 of 7

Dr. Norbert W. Bischofberger

Hillsborough, U.S.A. (born January 10, 1956)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2017
Executive Vice President Research & Development and Chief Scientific Officer of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (until April 2018)
President and Chief Executive Officer of Kronos Bio, Inc. (effective May 2018)

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • InCarda Therapeutics, Inc. (Board of Directors)
  • Kronos Bio, Inc. (Board of Directors) (effective May 2018)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 8 of 8

André van Broich

Dormagen, Germany (born June 19, 1970)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012
Chairman of the Bayer Group Works Council
Chairman of the Works Council of the Dormagen site

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 11 of 11

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 (until February 2018)
Independent consultant (effective March 2018)

Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Apleona GmbH (effective June 2018) (Chairman effective August 2018)
  • GfK SE
  • ClearVat AG

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • Cullinan Oncology, LLC (Board of Directors)
  • Heilpflanzenwohl AG (Board of Directors)
  • Ocean Outdoor Ltd. (Board of Directors) (effective October 2018)

Attendance at Supervisory Board meetings: 6 of 7

Dr. Thomas Elsner

Düsseldorf, Germany (born April 24, 1958)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2017
Chairman of the Bayer Group Managerial Employees’ Committee
Chairman of the Managerial Employees’ Committee of Bayer AG Leverkusen

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 11 of 11

Johanna W. (Hanneke) Faber

Amstelveen, Netherlands (born April 19, 1969)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2016
President Europe at Unilever N.V. / plc

Attendance at Supervisory Board meetings: 6 of 7

Colleen A. Goggins

Princeton, U.S.A. (born September 9, 1954)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2017
Independent consultant

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • The Toronto-Dominion Bank (Board of Directors)
  • IQVIA Holdings Inc. (Board of Directors)
  • SIG Combibloc Services AG (Board of Directors) (effective September 2018)

Attendance at Supervisory Board meetings: 7 of 7

Heike Hausfeld

Leverkusen, Germany (born September 19, 1965)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2017
Chairwoman of the Works Council of the Leverkusen site

Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Bayer Business Services GmbH (Vice Chairwoman)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 9 of 10

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: 7 of 7

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

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 11 of 11

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Plischke

Aschau im Chiemgau, Germany (born September 15, 1951)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2016
Independent consultant

Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Evotec AG (Chairman)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 12 of 12

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 (Vice Chairwoman)
  • Lausitz Energie Kraftwerk AG (Vice Chairwoman)

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • DGB Rechtsschutz GmbH (effective February 2018)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 9 of 9

Detlef Rennings

Krefeld, Germany (born April 29, 1965)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective June 2017
Chairman of the Central Works Council of CURRENTA
Chairman of the Works Council of CURRENTA of the Uerdingen site

Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Currenta Geschäftsführungs-GmbH

Attendance at Supervisory Board meetings: 7 of 7

Sabine Schaab

Wuppertal, Germany (born June 25, 1966)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective October 2017
Vice Chairwoman of the Works Council of the Elberfeld site

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: 7 of 7

Dr. Klaus Sturany*

Ascona, Switzerland (born October 23, 1946)
Member of the Supervisory Board until May 2018
Member of various supervisory boards

Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Hannover Rück SE (Vice Chairman)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee 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: 8 of 8

Prof. Dr. Norbert Winkeljohann*

Osnabrück, Germany (born November 5, 1957)
Member of the Supervisory Board effective May 2018
Chairman of the Board of Management of PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (until June 2018)
Chief Executive Officer of PwC Europe SE (until June 2018)
Independent management consultant (effective July 2018)

Memberships on other supervisory boards:

  • Deutsche Bank AG (effective August 2018)
  • heristo aktiengesellschaft (Chairman) (effective July 2018)

Attendance at Supervisory Board and committee meetings: 6 of 6

Standing committees of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG
(as at December 31, 2018)

Presidial Committee /   Mediation Committee

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

Audit Committee

Winkeljohann* (Chairman), Elsner, Löllgen, Plischke, Wenning, Zühlke

Human Resources Committee

Wenning (Chairman), Achleitner, Hausfeld, van Broich

Nominations Committee

Wenning (Chairman), Achleitner

Innovation Committee

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

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

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