Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board of Sartorius AG

The Supervisory Board monitors and advises the Executive Board. The Supervisory Board consists of twelve members; as stipulated by the German codetermination law governing stock corporations, half of the members are made up of shareholders and half of employees’ representatives.

The Supervisory Board is directly involved in making the decisions of fundamental importance for the company. Together with the Executive Board, the Supervisory Board agrees on the Group’s strategic focus and regularly discusses the status of the ongoing execution of business strategy.

Dr. Lothar Kappich

Chairman

Dipl.-Oekonom (Graduate Economist) | Hamburg, Germany

Member of the Supervisory Board since April 2007

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Manfred Zaffke

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dipl. Volkswirt (Graduate Political Economist) | Osterode am Harz, Germany

First Authorized Representative of the German Metalworkers’ Union (IG Metall) branch office in the Southern Lower Saxony-Harz region in Northeim, Germany

Member of the Supervisory Board since March 2014

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Annette Becker


Personalfachkauffrau (HR Specialist) | Göttingen, Germany


Chairwoman of the Employees’ Council of Sartorius Corporate Administration GmbH in Göttingen, Chairwoman of the Group Employees’ Council of Sartorius AG in Göttingen, Germany

Member of the Supervisory Board since September 2002

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Uwe Bretthauer

Dipl.-Ingenieur (Graduate Engineer) | Göttingen, Germany


Chairman of the Employees’ Council of Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH & Co. KG in Göttingen, Germany


Member of the Supervisory Board since April 1994

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Prof. David Raymond Ebsworth

B.Sc in Chemistry and German, Ph.D. in Comparative Industrial Relations | Overath, Germany

Consultant for a number of healthcare companies and financial investors


Member of the Supervisory Board since January 2020

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Dr. Daniela Favoccia

Doktor in Rechtswissenschaften (Doctor of Law) | Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Attorney and partner of the Hengeler Mueller partnership of lawyers, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Member of the Supervisory Board since April 2017

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Petra Kirchhoff

Dipl.-Volkswirtin (Graduate Political Economist) | Göttingen, Germany

Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Sartorius Corporate Administration GmbH in Göttingen, Germany

Member of the Supervisory Board since October 2010

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Karoline Kleinschmidt

Dipl.-Sozialwirtin (Graduate Social Manager) | Hanover, Germany 

Secretary of the German Metalworkers’ Union (IG Metall) in the Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt region in Hanover, Germany

Member of the Supervisory Board since April 2012

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Dietmar Müller

Betriebswirt (Business Economist) | Gleichen, Germany

Chairman of the Employees’ Council of Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH in Göttingen

Member of the Supervisory Board since May 2020

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Ilke Hildegard Panzer

M.Sc. in Engineering, Computer and Systems Engineering | Fredonia, Wisconsin, USA

Chief Executive Officer of Assurance Laboratories LLC in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Member of the Supervisory Board since April 2017

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheper

Dipl.-Chemiker (Graduate Chemist) | Hanover, Germany


University professor and head of the Institute of Technical Chemistry at the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany

Member of the Supervisory Board since April 2012

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Prof. Dr. Klaus Rüdiger Trützschler

Dipl.-Wirtschaftsmathematiker (business mathematics) and Dipl.-Mathematiker (mathematics) | Essen, Germany

Member of the Supervisory Board since November 2011

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Supervisory Board Rules of Procedure For Sartorius AG

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Committees of the Supervisory Board

Executive Task Committee

Dr. Lothar Kappich (Chairman)
Uwe Bretthauer
Prof. Dr. Klaus Ruediger Truetzschler
Manfred Zaffke

Conciliation Committee

Dr. Lothar Kappich (Chairman)
Uwe Bretthauer
Prof. Dr. Klaus Ruediger Truetzschler
Manfred Zaffke

Audit Committee

Prof. Dr. Klaus Ruediger Truetzschler (Chairman)
Uwe Bretthauer
Dr. Lothar Kappich
Manfred Zaffke

Nomination Committee

Dr. Lothar Kappich (Chairman)
Dr. Daniela Favoccia
Prof. Dr. Klaus Ruediger Truetzschler

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