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
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 management functions 'Communications & Investor Relations', 'Compliance, Risk & Internal Auditing', 'Corporate Board Office & Corporate Secretary', 'Corporate Development & Innovation', 'Customer Segment Agriculture including associated group companies', 'Customer Segment Industry+ including associated group companies', 'HSSQ & Management Systems', 'Human Resources', 'Legal, Governance & Regulatory Affairs', 'Operations (Production & Engineering) including associated group companies' and 'Supply Chain'. He also is Labor Relations Director.

Dr. Burkhard Lohr is married and has two children.

Supervisory board mandates: K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH, Kassel (Chairman)

Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Thorsten Boeckers

K+S Board of Executive Directors Thorsten Boeckers
K+S Board of Executive Directors 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 research department in Frankfurt. In 2002 he became Head of Institutional Investor Relations at Deutsche Post DHL.

In 2009, he was additionally 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 until 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 following management functions ‘Accounting, Controlling & Tax‘, ‘Finance including associated group companies', 'IT' and Procurement'.

Supervisory board mandates: K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH, Kassel (Member of the board)

Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Holger Riemensperger

K+S Board of Executive Directors Holger Riemensperger
K+S Board of Executive Directors Holger Riemensperger

Holger Riemensperger was born in Heidelberg (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) in 1970. After training as an industrial clerk at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in Wiesloch, he studied Process Engineering at the Hochschule Mannheim, University of Applied Sciences. In 1997, he started his professional career at STW Heidelberg.

In 1998, he joined Akzo Nobel Oleochemicals GmbH, where he held various positions until 2005, including Global Manager Sales & Marketing. During the next seven years he assumed positions as Business Director at Cognis GmbH (today: BASF SE). From 2012 - 2017, Mr. Riemensperger held positions as General Manager Global Business Unit and as a member of the Executive Committee at Frutarom Health Ltd. From 2017, he was Vice President of Bunge Loders Croklaan.

Since April 1, 2021, he has been appointed to the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft. He is responsible for the management functions of 'Agriculture customer segment including associated Group companies', 'Industry+ customer segment including associated Group companies', 'HSSQ & Management Systems', 'Operations (Production & Engineering) including associated Group companies' and 'Supply Chain'.

Holger Riemensperger is married and has four children.

Supervisory Board mandates: -

Member of the Board of Executive Directors

Mark Roberts

K+S Board of Executive Directors Mark Roberts
K+S Board of Executive Directors 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, Inc. 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 including associated group companies.

Mark Roberts is married and has two children.

Supervisory board mandates: -

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