Supervisory Board
Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of K+S

The Supervisory Board appoints the members of the Board of Executive Directors and supervises and advises the Board of Executive Directors in the conduct of business. The Supervisory Board is directly involved in decisions of fundamental importance to the Company.

 

The Supervisory Board of K+S Aktiengesellschaft carries out its activities in accordance with the law, the Articles of Association, its bylaws, and responsible corporate governance. It consists of 16 members and, in accordance with the German Codetermination Act, is made up of an equal number of shareholder and employee representatives.

The work of the K+S Supervisory Board is distributed among various bodies. In accordance with the bylaws for the Supervisory Board, there are five committees (Mediation Committee pursuant to Section 27 (3) of the German Codetermination Act, Strategy Committee, Audit Committee, Personnel Committee and Nomination Committee), whose respective chairmen regularly report to the Supervisory Board on the work of the committees.

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board coordinates the work of the Supervisory Board. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board is in close contact with the Board of Executive Directors, in particular its Chairman, between meetings.

Here you can find the supervisory board report for the 2018 financial year.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer, shareholder representative (independent member), born 1955

Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Kreimeyer

Graduate biologist (Dr. rer. nat)

Entrepreneur (former member of the Board of Executive Directors and Research Executive Director of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen)

Chairman of the Supervisory Board since May 10, 2017
Mandate until the end of the Annual General Meeting in 2020
Initial appointment: May 12, 2015

Other supervisory board mandates:
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Other supervisory bodies:
C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG, Ingelheim (Member of the Advisory Board)

Other members of the Supervisory Board

Ralf Becker, Employee representative - Deputy Chairman, born in 1965

Petra Adolph, Employee representative, born in 1964

André Bahn, Employee representative, born in 1968

Jella Benner-Heinacher, Shareholder representative (independent member), born in 1960

Peter Bleckmann, Employee representative, born in 1962

Philip Freiherr von dem Bussche, Shareholder representative (independent member), born in 1950

George Cardona, Shareholder representative (independent member), born in 1951

Dr. Elke Eller, Shareholder representative (independent member), born in 1962

Gerd Grimmig, Shareholder representative (independent member), born in 1953

Axel Hartmann, Employee representative, born in 1958

Michael Knackmuß, Employee representative, born in 1975

Thomas Kölbl, Shareholder representative (independent member), born in 1962

Gerd Kübler, Employee representative, born in 1967

Nevin McDougall, Shareholder representative (independent member), born in 1967

Anke Roehr, Employee representative, born in 1964

The Supervisory Board Committees

Five bodies for effective governance

The work of the K+S Supervisory Board is distributed among various bodies. In this way, we ensure efficient control and targeted handling of complex issues.

Mediation Committee

Strategy Committee

Audit Committee

Personnel Committee

Nomination Committee

Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Our Honorary Chairman

Dr. Ralf Bethke

Dr. Ralf Bethke, born 1942

Business graduate

Member of the Supervisory Board: July 1, 2007 until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2017
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: May 14, 2008 until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2017
1991 - 2007: Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft

 

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