Management and 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 the Group’s strategies, resources, infrastructure and organization. Wacker Chemie AG is the parent company and thus determines the Group’s strategy, overall management, resource allocation, funding, and communications with key target groups, especially the capital market and shareholders.

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Executive Board Responsibilities


Dr. Rudolf Staudigl



President & CEO



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

Dr. Joachim Rauhut



Corporate Accounting, Corporate Controlling, Corporate Finance, Information Technology, Raw Materials Procurement, Technical Procurement & Logistics, Tax
Region: The Americas

Dr. Wilhelm Sittenthaler



Human Resources (Personnel Director)
Regions: India, Asia/Pacific

Auguste Willems



Corporate Engineering, Sales & Distribution, Corporate Security, Site Management; Environment, Health, Safety;
Product Stewardship
Regions: Europe, Middle East

Following 2008’s change of Group CEO, 2009 saw no changes to the Executive Board. Its members’ responsibilities were essentially unchanged. Only regional responsibilities were slightly modified.

No Changes to Wacker Chemie AG’s Executive or Supervisory Boards

Similarly, there were no changes in 2009 to Wacker Chemie AG’s Supervisory Board, which has been headed by Dr. Peter-Alexander Wacker since the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of May 2008. It comprises 16 members, of whom eight are employee representatives. For further details on Wacker Chemie AG’s governing bodies, Group management and supervisory structures, see:
Supervisory & Executive Boards
Compensation Report