Bayer

Supervisory Board

Members of the Supervisory Board held offices as members of the supervisory board or a comparable supervising body of the corporations listed (as at December 31, 2014 or the date on which they ceased to be members of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG):

Werner Wenning

Leverkusen, Germany
(born October 21, 1946)

Chairman of the Supervisory Board effective October 2012

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of E.ON SE

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • E.ON SE (Chairman)
  • Henkel Management AG
  • Siemens AG (Vice Chairman)

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Member of the Share­holders’ Committee)

Thomas de Win

Cologne, Germany

(born November 21, 1958)

Vice Chairman of the Super­visory Board, Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2002

Chairman of the Bayer Group Works Council

Chairman of the Bayer Central Works Council (until February 2015)

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • Bayer MaterialScience AG

Dr. Paul Achleitner

Munich, Germany

(born September 28, 1956)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2002

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • Daimler AG
  • Deutsche Bank AG (Chairman)

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Member of the Share­holders’ Committee)

Dr. rer. nat. Simone ­Bagel-Trah

Düsseldorf, Germany

(born January 10, 1969)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2014

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA and Henkel Management AG and Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Chairman)
  • Heraeus Holding GmbH

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee)

Dr. Clemens Börsig

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

(born July 27, 1948)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2007

Member of various supervisory boards

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • Daimler AG
  • Linde AG

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • Emerson Electric Co.
  • Istituto per le Opere di ­Religione (Member of the Board of Superintendence) (effective July 2014)

André van Broich

Dormagen, Germany

(born June 19, 1970)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012

Chairman of the Works Council of the Dormagen site of Bayer

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • Bayer CropScience AG

Thomas Ebeling

Muri bei Bern, Switzerland

(born February 9, 1959)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012

Chief Executive Officer of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • Lonza Group AG

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Fischer

Krefeld, Germany

(born August 27, 1955)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective October 2005

Chairman of the Group ­Managerial Employees’ ­Committee of Bayer

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • Bayer MaterialScience AG

Peter Hausmann

Winsen/Aller, Germany

(born February 13, 1954)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2006

Member of the Executive ­Committee of the German ­Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • Continental AG
  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  • 50Hertz Transmission GmbH
  • Vivawest Wohnen GmbH

Reiner Hoffmann

Wuppertal, Germany

(born May 30, 1955)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective October 2006

Chairman of the German Trade Union Confederation

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • Evonik Services GmbH (Vice Chairman) (until June 2014)
  • SASOL Germany GmbH (Vice Chairman) (until October 2014)

Yüksel Karaaslan

Hohen Neuendorf, Germany

(born March 1, 1968)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012

Chairman of the Works Council of the Berlin site of Bayer

Vice Chairman of the Bayer Central Works Council

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • Bayer Pharma AG

Dr. rer. pol. Klaus Kleinfeld

New York, U.S.A.

(born November 6, 1957)

Member of the Supervisory Board until September 2014

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alcoa Inc.

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • Member of the Board of ­Directors of Morgan Stanley
  • Member of the Board ­of Directors of Hewlett-Packard Company (effective July 2014)

Petra Kronen

Krefeld, Germany

(born August 22, 1964)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective July 2000

Chairman of the Works Council of the Uerdingen site of Bayer

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • Bayer MaterialScience AG (Vice Chairman)

Dr. rer. nat. Helmut Panke

Munich, Germany

(born August 31, 1946)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2007

Member of various supervisory boards

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Singapore Airlines Limited
  • UBS AG

Sue H. Rataj

Sebastopol, U.S.A.

(born January 8, 1957)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012

Member of the Board of ­Directors (non-executive) of Cabot Corporation, Boston, U.S.A.

Petra Reinbold-Knape

Berlin, Germany

(born April 16, 1959)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012

Northeast District Secretary of the German Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • envia Mitteldeutsche ­Energie AG
  • Vattenfall Europe Genera­tion AG

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • MDSE Mitteldeutsche Sanierungs- und Entsorgungs­­gesellschaft mbH

Michael Schmidt-Kiessling

Schwelm, Germany

(born March 24, 1959)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2012

Chairman of the Works Council of the Elberfeld site of Bayer

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • Bayer Pharma AG (until May 2014)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ekkehard D. Schulz

Krefeld, Germany

(born July 24, 1941)

Member of the Supervisory Board until April 2014

Member of various supervisory boards

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • MAN SE (Vice Chairman)
  • RWE AG

Dr. Klaus Sturany*

Ascona, Switzerland

(born October 23, 1946)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2007

Member of various supervisory boards

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • Hannover Rückversicherung AG (Vice Chairman)

Memberships in comparable supervising bodies of German or foreign corporations:

  • Sulzer AG

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Otmar D. Wiestler

Heidelberg, Germany

(born November 6, 1956)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective October 2014

Chairman and Scientific ­Member of the Management Board of the German Cancer ­Research Center

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker

Munich,Germany

(born July 26, 1941)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 1997

Secretary General of the Human Frontier Science Program, Strasbourg

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • Wacker Chemie AG

Oliver Zühlke

Solingen, Germany

(born December 11, 1968)

Member of the Supervisory Board effective April 2007

Chairman of the Bayer Central Works Council (effective February 2015)

Chairman of the Works Council of the Leverkusen site of Bayer

Chairman of the Bayer European Forum

Memberships on other ­supervisory boards:

  • Bayer Pharma AG (effective May 2014)

Standing committees of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG
(as at Dec. 31, 2014)

Presidial Committee/Mediation Committee

Wenning (Chairman), Achleitner, Hausmann, de Win

Audit Committee

Sturany* (Chairman), Fischer, Hoffmann, Panke, Wenning, de Win

Human Resources Committee

Wenning (Chairman), Achleitner, Kronen, Zühlke

Nominations Committee

Wenning (Chairman), Achleitner

* independent expert member pursuant to Section 100 Paragraph 5 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG)

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