Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Studies in Law and Economics; PhD. 1971-86, with Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, including Deputy Delegate-General for Germany. Since 1986, with Krupp Group: 1989, Chairman, Exec. Board, Group holding company; 1999-2001, Chairman, Exec. Board, ThyssenKrupp, following merger of Krupp and Thyssen; since 2001, Chairman, Supervisory Board. Formerly, Chairman: European Round Table of Industrialists; Supervisory Board, European School of Mgmt and Technology; German Corporate Governance Code Commission. Chairman, Supervisory Board, Siemens. Member, Supervisory Board: Allianz; Axel Springer; Compagnie de Saint-Gobain. Recipient of awards and honours.