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.


Wolfgang Buechele (Chairman)

Representative of Shareholders
Member since July 1, 2009
Profession Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Board positions

Member of the Board of Partners of E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany 

Kemira Oyi, Helsinki, Finnland (Listed company)

CV Wolfgang Büchele
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
Nationality German

Michael Fletterich (Vice Chairman)

Representative of Employees
Member since July 1, 1998
Profession Chairman of the works council Darmstadt/Gernsheim of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Board positions

None

CV Michael Fletterich
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
Nationality German

Crocifissa Attardo

Representative of Employees
Member since Oct. 1, 2009
Profession Full-time member of the works council Darmstadt/Gernsheim of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Board positions

BKK Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

CV Crocifissa Attardo
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
Nationality German

Mechthild Auge

Representative of Employees
Member since March 25, 2009
Profession Full-time member of the works council Darmstadt/Gernsheim of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Board positions None
CV Mechthild Auge
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
Nationality German

Gabriele Eismann

Representative of Employees
Member since May 9, 2014
Profession Senior Product Manager
Board positions None
CV Gabriele Eismann
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
Nationality German

Edeltraud Glaenzer

Representative of Employees
Member since March 28,  2008
Profession Vice Chairperson of IG BCE
Board positions

Member of the Supervisory Board of B. Braun Melsungen AG, Melsungen 

Vice Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Evonik Industries AG, Essen

CV Edeltraud Glaenzer
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
Nationality German

Michaela Freifrau von Glenck

Representative of Shareholders
Member since March 28, 2008
Profession Retired Teacher
Board positions None
CV Michaela Freifrau von Glenck
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
Nationality German and Swiss

Siegfried Karjetta

Representative of Shareholders
Member since May 9, 2014
Profession Physician
Board positions

Member of the Board of Partners of E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany

CV Siegfried Karjetta
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
Nationality German

Albrecht Merck

Representative of Shareholders
Member since January 1, 2005
Profession Commercial Director of the Castel Peter winery, Bad Dürkheim
Board positions Member of the Board of Partners of E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany
CV Albrecht Merck
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
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 2019
Nationality German

Alexander Putz

Representative of Employees
Member since May 9, 2014
Profession Full-time member of the works council Darmstadt/Gernsheim of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Board positions None
CV Alexander Putz
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
Nationality German

Helga Ruebsamen-Schaeff

Representative of Shareholders
Member since May 9, 2014
Profession Chairperson of the Advisory Board of AiCuris Antiinfective Cures GmbH, Wuppertal
Board positions

4SC AG, Martinsried (Listed company) 

Supervisory Board of the University Medical Center Bonn

Member of the Board of Partners of E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany

CV Helga Ruebsamen-Schaeff
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
Nationality German

Gregor Schulz

Representative of Shareholders
Member since May 9, 2014
Profession Pediatrician, Umkirch
Board positions Member of the Board of Partners of E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany
CV Gregor Schulz
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
Nationality German

Theo Siegert

Representative of Shareholders
Member since June 30, 2006
Profession Managing Partner of de Haen-Carstanjen & Söhne, Düsseldorf
Board positions

Member of the Supervisory Board of E.ON AG, Düsseldorf (Listed company)

Member of the Supervisory Board of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf (Listed company)

Member of the Board of Partners of E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany

Member of the Board of Directors of DKSH Holding Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland (Listed company)

CV Theo Siegert
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
Nationality German

Tobias Thelen

Representative of Shareholders
Member since May 9, 2014
Profession Managing Partner, Altmann Analytik GmbH & Co. KG, Munich
Board positions

Member of the Board of Partners of E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany

CV Tobias Thelen
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
Nationality German

Veit Ulshoefer

Representative of Employees
Member since July 1, 2016
Profession Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Global Head of Research and Bioinformatics
Board positions

None

CV Veit Ulshoefer
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2019
Nationality German