Management & Supervision


In compliance with the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG), Wacker Chemie AG has a dual management system, comprising the Executive Board – in charge of running the company – and the Supervisory Board – which oversees the Executive Board. Wacker Chemie AG’s Executive Board consists of four members. Assisted by WACKER’s corporate departments, the Executive Board coordinates strategies, resources, and the Group’s infrastructure and organization. Wacker Chemie AG is the parent company, responsible for corporate strategy and overall management, resource allocation, funding, and communicating with WACKER’s major target groups, especially the capital market and shareholders.

A new CEO took charge in 2008. Former CEO Dr. Peter-Alexander Wacker left WACKER’s Executive Board on May 8, 2008. Following the annual shareholder meeting that same day, the reconstituted Supervisory Board appointed him as the company’s new Supervisory Board chairman. His successor as CEO is Dr. Rudolf Staudigl, who has been a member of WACKER’s Executive Board since 1995. Likewise effective May 8, 2008, Dr. Wilhelm Sittenthaler joined WACKER’s Executive Board. Dr. Joachim Rauhut and Auguste Willems remain as the other two Executive Board members. The Executive Board’s new composition made it necessary to reallocate the responsibilities of individual board members.

Leadership Changes at the Executive and Supervisory Boards

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Executive Board Responsibilities





from May 8, 2008

until May 8, 2008




Dr. Rudolf Staudigl

President & CEO





Executive Personnel, Corporate Development, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Corporate Auditing,
Legal & Insurance, Corporate R&D, Intellectual Property

Human Resources (Personnel Director), Site Management, Environment, Chemicals, Safety, Corporate R&D, Intellectual Property Region: Asia




Dr. Joachim Rauhut




Corporate Accounting, Corporate Controlling, Corporate Finance, Information Technology, Raw Materials Procurement, Technical Procurement & Logistics, Tax
Regions: Europe, NAFTA

Corporate Accounting, Corporate Controlling, Corporate Finance, Information Technology, Tax, Procurement and Logistics
Region: Europe




Auguste Willems




Corporate Engineering, Sales & Distribution, Site Management, Corporate Security Regions: Middle East, India, South America

Corporate Engineering, Sales & Distribution
Region: The Americas




Dr. Wilhelm Sittenthaler




Human Resources
(Personnel Director)
Region: Asia/Pacific




Dr. Peter-Alexander Wacker


President & CEO


 Executive Personnel, Corporate
 Development, Corporate Communications,
 Corporate Auditing, Legal Affairs, Investor 

Dr. Peter-Alexander Wacker is Wacker Chemie AG’s new Supervisory Board chairman. He succeeds Dr. Karl Heinz Weiss, who was a Supervisory Board member for 37 years. WACKER’s Supervisory Board comprises 16 members, of whom eight are employee representatives. See further details on Wacker Chemie AG’s governing bodies, Group management and supervisory structures
See further details on the Compensation Report