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Supervisory Board

In accordance with the German Co-determination Act (“Mitbestimmungsgesetz”) from 1976, the Henkel Supervisory Board has 16 members made up of an equal number of shareholder and employee representatives. The purpose of the Supervisory Board is to regularly advise and monitor Henkel Management AG and/or its Management Board in its stewardship of the company.

Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah

Chairwoman of the Shareholders’ Committee & Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Dr. rer. nat. Simone Bagel-Trah

Chair,
Private Investor, Düsseldorf

Born in 1969
Member since: April 14, 2008

Memberships:
Henkel Management AG (Chair)1
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Shareholders’ Committee, Chair)2
Bayer AG1
Heraeus Holding GmbH1

Winfried Zander*

Vice-chair
Chairman of the General Works Council of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA and Chairman of the Works Council of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf site

Born in 1954
Member since: May 17, 1993

Jutta Bernicke*

Member of the Works Council of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf site

Born in 1962
Member since: April 14, 2008

Dr. rer. nat. Kaspar von Braun

Astrophysicist, Pasadena (USA)

Born in 1971
Member since: April 19, 2010

Johann-Christoph Frey

Private Investor, Klosters

Born in 1955
Member since: April 16, 2012

Peter Hausmann*

Member of the Executive Board of IG Bergbau, Chemie, Energie and responsible for Wages/Finance, Hannover

Born in 1954
Member since: April 15, 2013

Memberships:
Continental AG1
Vivawest Wohnen GmbH1
50 Hertz Transmission AG (Vice-chair)1

Benedikt-Richard Freiherr von Herman

Private Investor, Wain

Born in 1972
Member since: April 11, 2016

Timotheus Höttges

Chair of the Executive Board of Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn

Born in 1962
Member since: 11.4.2016

Memberships:
BT Group plc, Great Britain2
FC Bayern München AG1
Telekom Group:
Telekom Deutschland GmbH (Chair)1
T-Mobile US, Inc. (Chair), USA2

Birgit Helten-Kindlein*

Member of the Works Council of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf site

Born in 1964
Member since: April 14, 2008
 

Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Michael Kaschke

Chairman of the Executive Board, Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen

Born in 1957
Member since: April 14, 2008

Memberships:
Deutsche Telekom AG1
Carl Zeiss Group:
Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH (Chair)1
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (Chair)1
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH (Chair)1
Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH (Chair)1
Carl Zeiss Australia Pty. Ltd. (Chair), Australia2
Carl Zeiss Far East Co. Ltd. (Chair), China / Hong Kong2
Carl Zeiss India (Bangalore) Private Ltd., India2
Carl Zeiss Pte. Ltd. (Chair), Singapore2
Carl Zeiss (Pty.) Ltd., South Africa2

Barbara Kux

Private Investor, Zurich

Born in 1954
Member since: July 3, 2013

Memberships:
Engie S.A., France2
Firmenich S.A., Switzerland2
Pargesa Holding S.A:, Switzerland2
Total S.A., France2
Umicore N.V., Belgium2

Mayc Nienhaus*

Member of the General Works Council of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA and Chairman of the Works Council of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Unna site

Born in 1961
Member since: January 1, 2010

Andrea Pichottka*

Managing Director, IG BCE Bonusagentur GmbH, Hannover

Managing Director, IG BCE Bonusassekuranz GmbH, Hannover

Born in 1959
Member since: October 26, 2004


Dr. rer. nat. Martina Seiler*

Chemist, Duisburg
Chairwoman of the General Senior Staff Representative Committee and of the Senior Staff Representative Committee of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Born in 1971
Member since: January 1, 2012

Prof. Dr. oec. publ. Theo Siegert

Managing Partner of de Haen-Carstanjen & Söhne, Düsseldorf

Born in 1947
Member since: April 20, 2009

Memberships:
E.ON SE1
Merck KGaA1
DKSH Holding Ltd., Switzerland2
E. Merck OHG2

Edgar Topsch*

Member of the General Works Council of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA and Vice-chairman of the Works Council of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf site

Born in 1960
Member since: August 1, 2010

* Employee representatives.

1Membership in statutory supervisory and administrative boards in Germany.

2Membership of comparable oversight bodies.

Supervisory Board Committees

Nominations Committee

Functions
The Nomination Committee prepares the resolutions of the Supervisory Board on election proposals to be presented to the Annual General Meeting on the election of members of the Supervisory Board (representatives of the shareholders).

Members
Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Chair
Dr. Kaspar von Braun
Prof. Dr. Theo Sieger

Audit Committee

Functions
The Audit Committee prepares the proceedings and resolutions of the Supervisory Board relating to the approval of the annual financial statements and the consolidated financial statements, and relating to ratification of the proposal to be put before the Annual General Meeting regarding appointment of the auditor. It also deals with accountancy, risk management and compliance issues.

Members
Prof. Dr. Theo Siegert, Chair
Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke, Vice-chair
Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah
Peter Hausmann
Birgit Helten-Kindlein
Winfried Zander

Supervisory Board of Henkel Management AG*

Dr. rer. nat. Simone Bagel-Trah

Chair,
Private Investor, Düsseldorf

Born in 1969
Member since: February 15, 2008

Memberships:
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Chair)1
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Shareholders’ Committee, Chair)2
Bayer AG
Heraeus Holding GmbH1


Konstantin von Unger

Vice-chair,
Partner, Quarton International AG, London

Born in 1966
Member since: April 17, 2012

Memberships:
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Shareholders Committee)2


Werner Wenning

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG, Leverkusen

Born in 1946
Member since: September 16, 2013

Memberships:
Bayer AG (Chair)1
E.ON SE (Chair)1
Henkel Management AG1
Siemens AG1

* Personally Liable Partner of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA.

1Membership in statutory supervisory and administrative boards in Germany.

2Membership of comparable oversight bodies.