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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lehner, Düsseldorf

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG
  • Member of the Shareholders´ Committee of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

(as of November 23, 2017)

Personal data

Year of birth: 1946

Place of birth: Düsseldorf

Nationality: German


1968-1972 Studied business administration and mechanical engineering at Darmstadt Technical University (TUD)

1972/1973 Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing., Dipl.-Ing.

1975 Dr. rer. pol.

1979/1980 Tax consultant and auditor


1975 Auditor at KPMG

1981 Central Department Accounting/Taxes, Henkel KGaA

1983 Controlling Department, Fried. Krupp GmbH

1986 Head of Central Department Controlling/Accountings/Taxes, Henkel KGaA

1987 Member of the Management Committee, Vice President Finance/Controlling, Henkel KGaA

1991 President and CEO Asia Pacific, Henkel Asia Pacific, Hong Kong

1995 Executive Vice President, Finance/Logistics, Henkel KGaA

1999-2014 Member of the Advisory Council, Dr. August Oetker AG

2000 Chairman of the Management Board, Henkel KGaA

2002-2015 Member of the Board of Directors, Novartis AG

2008-2013 Member of the Supervisory Board of Henkel Management AG

since 2008 Member of the Stockholder Committee of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

since 2013 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG

Membership of statutory supervisory boards in Germany

  • thyssenkrupp AG (since 2008, Chair since April 1, 2013, appointed until 2020)
  • Deutsche Telekom AG (Chair)
  • Porsche Automobil Holding SE

Membership of comparable control bodies

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