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 two 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. He is responsible for the central functions 'Communications & Investor Relations', 'Compliance, Risk & Internal Auditing', 'Corporate Board Office & Corporate Secretary', 'Corporate Development & Innovation', 'Finance & Controlling including associated group companies', 'HSSQ', 'IT' and 'Legal, Tax, Governance & Regulatory Affairs'.
Dr. Burkhard Lohr is married and has two children.
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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 until 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 until 2021, he was Vice President of Bunge Loders Croklaan. Since 2022, he is Member of the Board of Executive Directors of the BDI Committee for Raw Materials Policy.
Since April 1, 2021, he has been appointed to the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft. He is responsible for the central functions of 'Customer Segment Agriculture including associated group companies', 'Customer Segment Industry+ including associated group companies', 'Human Resources', 'Procurement', 'Production including associated group companies', 'Research & Development', 'Strategic Projects', 'Supply Chain' and 'Technology & Engineering including asociated group companies'. He also is Labor Relations Director.
Holger Riemensperger is married and has four children.
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