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.
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. His responsibilities include Communications & Brands, Corporate Board Office / Corporate Secretary, Environmental & Regulatory Affairs, Health, Safety, Mngt. Systems & Sustainability, Human Resources, Internal Auditing, Investor Relations, Legal & GRC, Legal Europe and Strategy & Development.
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
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 by 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 Controlling, Finance & Accounting, Insurance, IT, Procurement, and Tax.
In addition, Mr. Boeckers is responsible within the Group for the units of the CFO of the Operating Units Americas and Europe & Agriculture 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
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 the 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 units Americas as well as Europe & Agriculture.
He continues to be responsible for the central functions Global Marketing, Commercial and Supply Chain Excellence with the subunits Agriculture, Consumers, Industry, Communities and Supply Chain Mngt. Excellence and Operations Excellence with the Technical Services subunit.
Mark Roberts is married and has two children.
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The reporting period covers the period from January 1 to December 31, 2018. This Annual Report combines the Financial Report with the Sustainability Report.