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: March 2021)

Wolfgang Büchele (Chairman)

Representative of Shareholders
Member since July 1, 2009
Profession Chief Executive Officer Exyte AG, Stuttgart, Germany
Board positions

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

Kemira Oyi, Helsinki, Finnland (Member of the Board of Directors)

Gelita AG (not publically listed), Eberbach, Germany (Vice 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 Engineer (exempt from work full-time as member of works council since 2013)
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
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 District Manager IG Bergbau, Chemie, Energie, District Darmstadt
Board positions

Evonik Performance Materials GmbH (Vice Chairman)

HFC Prestige Service Germany GmbH (Vice Chairman)

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 Member of the Central Board Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau, Chemie, Energie (IG BCE)
Board positions

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

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

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
Board positions E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany (Member of the 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 Head 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 (exempt from work full-time as member of works council since 2013)
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
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 Full-time works council member Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
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
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 (CFO) of Vonovia SE, Bochum, Germany
Board positions

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

AVW Versicherungsmakler GmbH, Hamburg, Germany (Member of the Supervisory Board and Member’s Council)

Vonovia Finance B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands (Member of the 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 Chairperson of the Advisory Bopard of AiCuris Antiinfective Cures GmbH, Wuppertal, Germany
Board positions

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

4SC AG, Planegg-Martinsried, Germany (Member of the Supervisory Board)

University Medical Center Bonn, Germany (Member of the Supervisory 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 Head of Infrastructure Development Department West Region, DB Netz AG, Frankfurt am Main/Duisburg, Germany
Board positions

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

Member of the advisory board of two companies for the operation of photovoltaic systems

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 Physician
Board positions E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany (Member of the Board of Partners) 
CV Simon Thelen
Appointed until the end of the annual general meeting 2024
Nationality German