Management and Supervision

GRI 102-18, GRI 102-22, GRI 102-23

In compliance with the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG), Wacker Chemie AG has a two-tier management system, comprising the Executive Board and Supervisory Board. The Executive Board has four members.

Executive Board Responsibilities


Dr. Rudolf Staudigl

President & CEO


Executive Personnel, Corporate Development, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Corporate Auditing, Legal, Compliance, Retirement Benefits (since July 1, 2016)


Dr. Christian Hartel


Human Resources (Personnel Director), Corporate Engineering
Region: Asia


Dr. Tobias Ohler


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


Auguste Willems


Sales & Distribution, Corporate Research & Development, Intellectual Property, Site Management, Corporate Security, Environment/Health/Safety, Product Stewardship
Regions: Europe, Middle East

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 with the capital market and shareholders).

Executive Board and Supervisory Board in Fiscal 2016

Changes occurred on the Supervisory Board in 2016. The Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Anton Eisenacker, stepped down effective December 31, 2016 upon his retirement. At its meeting of December 6, 2016, the Supervisory Board elected Manfred Köppl, already a board member, as its new Vice Chairman effective January 1, 2017. As a result, Hansgeorg Schuster, already elected an alternate member, became a full member of the Supervisory Board as of January 1, 2017.

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