Board of Executive Directors
Board of Executive Directors

The K+S Board of Executive Directors

The Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft leads the business in accordance with the law, the Articles of Association and its bylaws as well as taking into account the resolutions of the Annual General Meeting. It represents the Company in relation to third parties. The board has three members.

Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors

Dr. Burkhard Lohr

Chairman of the K+S Board of Executive Directors Dr. Burkhard Lohr

Dr. Burkhard Lohr was born in Essen (North Rhine-Westphalia) in 1963. After studying Business Administration at the University of Cologne, he joined Mannesmann AG in 1991. From 1993 he held various positions at Hochtief AG, Essen, including member of the Executive Board of the Munich branch and CFO of Hochtief Construction AG, Essen.

In 2001, Burkhard Lohr received his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) from the Technical University of Braunschweig. Since 2006, as CFO of Hochtief AG, he was responsible for Finance, Investor Relations, Accounting, Controlling and Taxes. In 2008, he also assumed the position of Labor Relations Director.

In 2012, he was appointed to the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft, where he became Chairman on May 12, 2017. He is responsible for the Operating Unit Europe+ as well as the central functions ‘Communications & Brands’, ‘Corporate Board Office, Corporate Secretary’, ‘Environmental & Regulatory Affairs’, ‘Health, Safety, Mngt. Systems & Sustainability’, ‘Human Resources’, ‘Investor Relations’, ‘Legal & GRC’, ‘Legal Europe’ and ‘Strategy & Development’. He also is Labor Relations Director.

Dr. Burkhard Lohr is married and has two children.

Supervisory Board appointments: K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH (Chairman)

Supervisory bodies: North West Regional Advisory Board Commerzbank AG

Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Thorsten Boeckers

K+S Vorstand Thorsten Boeckers

Thorsten Boeckers was born in Würselen (North Rhine-Westphalia) in 1975. After training as a banker, he began his career at Deutsche Bank in Aachen in 1996. In 1999, he moved to Deutsche Bank's equity analysis department in Frankfurt. In 2002 he became Head of Institutional Investor Relations at Deutsche Post DHL.

In 2009, he was appointed Head of Investor Relations North Americas at Deutsche Post DHL in New York, USA, for almost two years before returning to his position in Bonn at the end of 2011. In 2012, he moved to K+S Aktiengesellschaft in Kassel, where he became Head of Investor Relations. 

He has been a member of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft since May 12, 2017. Mr. Boeckers is responsible for the central functions ‘Controlling‘, ‘Finance & Accounting‘, ‘Insurance‘, ‘Internal Auditing‘, ‘IT‘, ‘Procurement‘ and ‘Tax‘. In addition, Mr. Boeckers is responsible for the units of the CFO of the Operating Units Americas and Europe+ as well as for all direct investments of the company, insofar as these are not allocated to another area of responsibility.

Supervisory Board appointments: K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH

Supervisory bodies: South Regional Advisory Board HDI Global SE

Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Mark Roberts

K+S Vorstand Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts was born in 1963 in New Jersey, USA. His career began as a Marketing Manager at Victaulic Corporation of America. In 1988, he joined Ashland Chemical Company as a domestic sales representative and account manager. In 1992, he joined Potash Import & Chemical Corporation (PICC), K+S KALI's U.S. distribution company, as sales manager and later became its Vice President.

In 2004, he became President of PICC and, since April 2008, CEO of International Salt Company (ISCO) in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA. Effective October 1, 2009, Mark Roberts was appointed CEO of Morton Salt in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

He has been a member of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft since October 1, 2012. Mr. Roberts is responsible for the Operating Unit Americas. He is also responsible for the central functions ‘Global Marketing, Commercial and Supply Chain Excellence‘ with the subunits Agriculture, Consumers, Industry, Communities, Supply Chain Mngt. Excellence and Commercial Excellence as well as the ‘Operations and Technical Excellence Center‘.

Mark Roberts is married and has two children.

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