Supervisory Board

In our company, the representatives of the shareholders and the employees meet on an equal footing. Together, they review the decisions of the executive board and act as competent advisors.

The Curriculum Vitae of the Executive Board Members and the Supervisory Board Members are updated when changes occur or regularly upon the publication of the invitation to the annual general meeting.

(Updated on: May 2022)

Wolfgang Büchele (Chairman)

Representative of Shareholders
Member since July 1, 2009
Profession Chairman of Exyte GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
Board positions
  • E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany 1 (Member of the Board of Partners)
  • Wegmann Unternehmens-Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany (Chairman of the Board of Partners)
  • Kemira Oyi, Helsinki, Finnland (Member of the Board of Directors)
  • KNDS NV, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Member of the Supervisory Board)
  • Gelita AG, Eberbach, Germany (Chairman of the Supervisory Board) 
CV Wolfgang Büchele
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Sascha Held (Vice Chairman)

Representative of Employees
Member since April 26, 2019
Profession Application Consultant (full-time member and Chairman of the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Joint Works Council)
Board positions None
CV Sascha Held
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Gabriele Eismann

Representative of Employees
Member since May 9, 2014
Profession Senior Product Manager (full-time member of the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Joint Works Council)
Board positions None
CV Gabriele Eismann
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Jürgen Glaser

Representative of Employees
Member since April 26,  2019
Profession Regional Director of the German Mining, Chemical, and Energy Industrial Union (IG BCE), Darmstadt
Board positions
  • SIRONA Dental Systems GmbH, Wals, Austria (Member of the Supervisory Board)
  • Merck BKK, Darmstadt, Germany (Member of Board of Directors)
CV Jürgen Glaser
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Edeltraud Glänzer

Representative of Employees
Member since March 28,  2008
Profession Chair of August-Schmidt-Stiftung, Bochum until October 30, 2021
Board positions
  • B. Braun Melsungen AG, Melsungen, Germany (Member of the Supervisory Board) until March 18, 2021 
CV Edeltraud Glänzer
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Michael Kleinemeier

Representative of Shareholders
Member since April 26, 2019
Profession Managing Director of e-mobiligence GmbH
Board positions
  • E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany1 (Member of the Board of Partners)
  • Transporeon GmbH, Ulm, Germany  (Board of partners) 
CV Michael Kleinemeier
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Renate Koehler

Representative of Shareholders
Member since April 26, 2019
Profession
Pharmacist and Manager of Engel-Apotheke, Darmstadt, Germany
Board positions

None

CV Renate Koehler
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Anne Lange

Representative of Employees
Member since April 26, 2019
Profession

Application Engineer (full-time member and Vice Chairwoman of the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Joint Works Council)

Board positions None
CV Anne Lange
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Peter Emanuel Merck

Representative of Shareholder representatives, appointed by E. Merck Beteiligungen KG, Darmstadt, Germany
Member since April 26, 2019
Profession

Managing partner of Golf-Lounge GmbH, Hamburg 

Board positions none
CV Peter Emanuel Merck
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Dietmar Oeter

Representative of Employees
Member since May 9, 2014
Profession Vice President Corporate Quality Assurance
Board positions None
CV Dietmar Oeter
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Alexander Putz

Representative of Employees
Member since May 28, 2020
Profession Chemical laboratory assistant (fulltime member of the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Joint Works Council)
Board positions

None

CV Alexander Putz
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Christian Raabe

Representative of Employees
Member since April 26, 2019
Profession IT Business Partner Darmstadt Site
Board positions None
CV Christian Raabe
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Helene von Roeder

Representative of Shareholders
Member since April 26, 2019
Profession Member of the Board (CTO) of Vonovia SE, Bochum, Germany
Board positions
  • E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany1 (Member of the Board of Partners)
  • Vonovia Finance B.V. (Group mandate), Amsterdam, Netherlands2 (Member of the Supervisory Board)
  • AVW Versicherungsmakler GmbH, Hamburg, Germany  (Member of the Supervisory Board)
  • Deutsche Wohnen SE, Berlin, Germany2 (Chairperson of Supervisory Board)
CV Helene von Roeder
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Helga Rübsamen-Schaeff

Representative of Shareholders
Member since May 9, 2014
Profession Consultant
Board positions
  • E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany1 (Member of the Board of Partners)
  • Merck Healthcare KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany1 (Chairperson of Supervisory Board)
  • 4SC AG, Planegg-Martinsried, Germany, (Member of the Supervisory Board)
  • AiCuris Anti-Infective Cures AG, Wuppertal, Germany (Chairperson of the Advisory Board)
CV Helga Rübsamen-Schaeff
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Daniel Thelen

Representative of Shareholders
Member since April 26, 2019
Profession Program Manager Infrastructure at DB Netz AG
Board positions
  • E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany1 (Member of the Board of Partners)
CV Daniel Thelen
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

Simon Thelen

Representative of Shareholder representatives, appointed by E. Merck Beteiligungen KG, Darmstadt, Germany
Member since April 26, 2019
Profession Head of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Düsseldorf 
Board positions
  • E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany1 (Member of the Board of Partners)
  • Merck Healthcare KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany1 (Member of the Supervisory Board)
CV Simon Thelen
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German

1Internal mandate
2Group mandate