Management - Gerresheimer
Dr. Axel Herberg
Dr. Axel HerbergChairman of the Supervisory Board of Gerresheimer AG
Francesco Grioli
Francesco GrioliDeputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Andrea Abt
Andrea AbtMember of supervisory boards and control boards of various foreign business enterprises
Dr. Karin Louise Dorrepaal
Dr. Karin L. DorrepaalMember of supervisory boards / control boards of various domestic / foreign business enterprises, former member of the Management Board of Schering AG
Robert Fröhler
Robert FröhlerChairman of the Works Committee of Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH
Prof. Dr. Annette G. Köhler
Prof. Dr. Annette G. KöhlerUniversity professor and holder of the Chair of Accounting, Auditing and Controlling at the University of Duisburg-Essen
Marlis Mergenthal
Marlis MergenthalTrade union secretary of the IGBCE in the district Mainfranken
Dr. Peter Noé
Dr. Peter NoéMember of the Supervisory Board of Gerresheimer AG, former member of the Management Board of Hochtief AG
Markus Rocholz
Markus RocholzChairman of the Works Council at Gerresheimer Essen GmbH
Paul Schilling
Paul SchillingChairman of the Works Council at Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH
Katja Schnitzler
Katja SchnitzlerGroup Senior Director EHS, CSR, OPEX
Udo J. Vetter
Udo J. VetterGeneral Partner of UV-Cap GmbH & Co. KG
Dietmar Siemssen
Dietmar SiemssenChief Executive Officer, Plastics & Devices and Advanced Technologies Division
Bernd Metzner
Dr. Bernd MetznerChief Financial Officer
Lukas Burkhardt
Dr. Lukas BurkhardtPrimary Packaging Glass Division
Dr. Axel Herberg
Dr. Axel Herberg
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Gerresheimer AG

Managing Partner of CCC Investment GmbH

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2014 (previously 2010-2012), elected until 2026

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1958
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Degree in Mechanical Engineering / Degree in Business Economics
 

COMITTEES

Member of

  • Presiding Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination Committee
  • Mediation Committee
     

RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Dr. Axel Herberg began his career at what is now ThyssenKrupp AG and then spent  several years as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He joined the Gerresheimer  Group in 1992. From 1996 onwards, he was a member of the Management Board and  Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2010. Between 2010 and 2017, he was a partner  at the Blackstone Group and responsible for the private equity business in the German-speaking regions of Europe. Dr. Axel Herberg is a member of various supervisory boards and is active as entrepreneuer. He has expertise in the fields of accounting and auditing.
 

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • none
     

Memberships on similar domestic or foreign control boards of business enterprises

  • European Healthcare Acquisition & Growth Company B.V., Netherlands (listed)
  • European Medco Development 4 S.àr.l., Luxembourg (unlisted)
  • Vetter Pharma-Fertigungs GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (unlisted)


Other significant activities alongside Supervisory Board position

  • None
Francesco Grioli
Francesco Grioli
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Member of the Governing Board of IG Bergbau, Chemie, Energie
Board Division Labour Policy/Members
 

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2011, elected until 2027
 

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1972
Nationality: Italian
Professional qualification: Power Electronics Technician
 

COMMITTEES

Member of

  • Presiding Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Mediation Committee
     

Francesco Grioli has been working at the IG BCE trade union headquarters since 2001. From 2001 to 2007 he was Head of the Youth/Training Department and Managing Director of Fejo GmbH. From 2007 to 2009 he was Head of the Works Constitution Department. He has been Executive Secretary in Management Division 5 “Wages/Finances” at IG BCE 2009 to 2017. Since 2017 he is member of the Governing Board of IG Bergbau, Chemie, Energie, Board Division Labour Policy/Members.
 

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • Continental AG, Germany (publicly listed company)
Andrea Abt
Andrea Abt
Member of supervisory boards and control boards of various foreign business enterprises

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2015, elected until 2026

 

PERSONAL DATA

Place of residence: Munich
Year of birth: 1960
Nationality: German
Professional qualifications: Master of Business Administration, philologist
 

COMITTEES

Member of

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination Committee
     

RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE                                                       

Andrea Abt began her industrial career at the Daimler-Benz Group company Dornier, where she was in charge of areas including aircraft sales for the Australia/Pacific region. In 1996, she moved within the group to AEG ElectroCom, which was acquired by Siemens at the beginning of 1997. Within the Siemens Group, Ms. Abt held various, mainly commercial positions both nationally and internationally. As Chief Financial Officer, for example, she established a division in Italy and was later responsible for the restructuring program at the Transportation Systems unit. From 2011 to the end of 2014, Ms. Abt was head of Supply Chain Management (purchasing and logistics) at Siemens’ Infrastructure and Cities sector. Since 2015, she has held supervisory and advisory board positions at private and listed companies. She has expertise in the fields of accounting and auditing.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • none
     

Memberships on similar domestic or foreign control boards of business enterprises

  • Petrofac Limited, Jersey (listed) - ends by May 26, 2022
  • Energy Technology Holdings LLC, USA (unlisted)
     

Other significant activities alongside Supervisory Board position

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany
Dr. Karin Louise Dorrepaal
Dr. Karin L. Dorrepaal
Member of supervisory boards / control boards of various domestic / foreign business enterprises, former member of the Management Board of Schering AG

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2012, elected until 2024

 

PERSONAL DATA

Place of residence: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Year of birth: 1961
Nationality: Dutch
Professional qualifications: Ph.D. Medicine, Master of Arts Degree in Psychology, MBA

 

COMITTEES

Member of

  • Mediation Committee

 

RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Dr. Karin Louise Dorrepaal works as a consultant in the life science industry. Between 2004 and 2006, she was a member of the Management Board of Schering AG in Berlin. From 1990 to 2004, she worked for Booz Allen & Hamilton as a management consultant in Amsterdam and New York. She was a Ph.D. researcher at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam from 1985 to 1988.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • Paion AG, Germany (Deputy Chairwoman) (listed)
     

Memberships on similar domestic or foreign control boards of business enterprises

  • Triton Beteiligungsberatung GmbH, Germany (unlisted)
  • Almirall S.A., Spain (listed)
  • Kerry Group plc, Ireland (listed)
  • Van Eeghen & Co BV, Netherlands (unlisted)
  • Intravacc BV, Netherlands (unlisted)
     

Other significant activities alongside Supervisory Board position

  • none
Robert Fröhler
Robert Fröhler
Chairman of the Works Committee of Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2022, elected until 2027
 

PERSONAL DATA

Place of residence: Pfreimd
Year of birth: 1960
Nationality: German
Professional qualifications: Mechanic
 

COMITTEES

Member of

  • none
     

RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Robert Fröhler has been working at Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH (formerly Wilden) since 1979. He has held various positions from setter to shift supervisor (until 1995) to assistant to the technical management at the Pfreimd site to Head of OPEX (until 2016). Mr. Fröhler has been a member of the Works Council since 1998 and Deputy Chairman of the Works Council since 2016. He has been a member of the Group Works Council of Gerresheimer AG since 2008 and the Deputy Chairman of the Group Works Council since 2010. In April 2022, Mr. Fröhler was elected Chairman of the Works Council of Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH.
 

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • none
     

Memberships on similar domestic or foreign control boards of business enterprises

  • none
     

Other significant activities alongside Supervisory Board position

  • none
Prof. Dr. Annette G. Köhler
Prof. Dr. Annette G. Köhler
University professor and holder of the Chair of Accounting, Auditing and Controlling at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2022, elected until 2026
 

PERSONAL DATA

Place of residence: Duesseldorf
Year of birth: 1967
Nationality: German
Professional qualifications: Degree in Economics, Master of Arts
 

COMITTEES

Member of

  • Audit Committee

 

RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

After working as a researcher at the ifo Institute for Economic Research while studying for a doctorate, Prof. Dr. Annette G. Köhler was employed by the consultancy firm Mummert + Partner from 1997 to 1998. Between 1998 and 2003, she was an academic assistant at the University of Wuppertal and the University of Ulm, where she qualified as a professor. From 2004 to 2005, she worked as a professor of business administration at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, before accepting a professorship at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where she has since held the Chair of Accounting, Auditing and Controlling. Her main areas of research include accounting, international corporate governance and auditing. She has expertise in the fields of accounting and auditing.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • GEA Group AG, Germany (listed)
  • DMG Mori AG, Germany (listed)
     

Memberships on similar domestic or foreign control boards of business enterprises

  • DKSH Holding AG, Switzerland (listed)
  • ABB E-Mobility Holding AG, Switzerland (unlisted) (since February 2022)
     

Other significant activities alongside Supervisory Board position

  • none
Marlis Mergenthal
Marlis Mergenthal
Trade union secretary of the IGBCE in the district Mainfranken

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2022, elected until 2027
 

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1986
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Bachelor of Arts in Education

After studying and graduating in adult education and social pedagogy in Bamberg, Marlis Mergenthal worked for 2 years as a JAV and youth officer at the IGBCE. Following this, she was employed as trade union secretary of the IGBCE in the district Mannheim from 2014 to 2020. Since May 2020, she has now been part of the IGBCE Mainfranken and is the responsible plant supervisor at Gerresheimer Lohr GmbH.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of other supervisory boards required by German law

  • Sappi Germany Holding GmbH
  • Indorama Germany GmbH
Dr. Peter Noé
Dr. Peter Noé
Member of the Supervisory Board of Gerresheimer AG, former member of the Management Board of Hochtief AG

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2012, elected until 2024

 

PERSONAL DATA

Place of residence: Essen
Year of birth: 1957
Nationality: German
Professional qualifications: Degree in Business Administration

 

COMITTEES

Member of

  • Presiding Commitee

 

RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Dr. Peter Noé was a member of the Management Board of HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft from 2002 to 2011. Between 2009 and 2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of Hochtief Concessions AG, subsequently becoming Chairman of the Supervisory Board until he left the Company. From 1998 to 2002, he was Chief Executive Officer of CDRB Holding AG. Before that, he held various management and board positions at the Thyssen Group between 1990 and 1998.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • none

 

Memberships on similar domestic or foreign control boards of business enterprises

  • none

 

Other significant activities alongside Supervisory Board position

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kinder-Schirm Foundation
Markus Rocholz
Markus Rocholz
Chairman of the Works Council at Gerresheimer Essen GmbH

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2012, elected until 2027
 

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1970
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Maintenance Fitter
 

COMMITTEES

Member of

  • Presiding Committee
  • Audit Committee

Markus Rocholz completed his apprenticeship as maintenance fitter at Gerresheimer Essen's predecessor company in 1987. Since passing the apprenticeship examination he has held various positions at the Essen plant. Markus Rocholz has been full-time Chairman of the Works Council since 2002  and he is also Chairman of the Gerresheimer Group Works Council.
 

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • Gerresheimer Tettau GmbH, Germany
    (no publicly listed company)
Paul Schilling
Paul Schilling
Chairman of the Works Council at Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2017, elected until 2027
 

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1970
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Industrial mechanic

Paul Schilling has worked in various roles in the production department at Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH since 2002. He has been a member of the Works Council since 2006, and has been exempted from his role to become Chairman of the Works Council and a member of the Group Works Council of Gerresheimer AG since 2010.
 

COMITTEES

Member of

  • Mediation Committee
     

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH
Katja Schnitzler
Katja Schnitzler
Group Senior Director EHS, CSR, OPEX

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2016, elected until 2027
 

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1981
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Diploma in Business Administration (FH) and Bachelor of Business Administration
 

COMMITTEES

Member of

  • Audit Committee

After her studies and degrees in business administration in Dresden, Germany, and Arnhem, The Netherlands, Katja Schnitzler started her career as Assistant Manager at KPMG in Dresden and Düsseldorf from 2004 to 2008. From 2008 to 2019, she worked for Gerresheimer AG in Düsseldorf, initially as a Corporate Auditor and later as Group Director Business Excellence and Continuous Improvement. Since 2020 she has been responsible for the areas of work safety, sustainability and operational excellence as Group Senior Director EHS, CSR, OPEX global at Gerresheimer AG.

Udo J. Vetter
Udo J. Vetter
General Partner of UV-Cap GmbH & Co. KG

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2007, elected until 2024
 

PERSONAL DATA

Place of residence: Ravensburg
Year of birth: 1954
Nationality: German
Professional qualifications: Pharmacist
 

COMITTEES

Member of

  • Nomination Committee
     

RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

From 1989 to 2003, Udo J. Vetter was general partner of Vetter Injekt System GmbH & Co. KG. He was also a member of the Vetter Group’s Executive Committee between 1999 and 2003. He has been general partner of the private equity company UV-Cap GmbH & Co. KG since 2004, and general partner of the real estate holding company MMC GmbH & Co. KG since 2006. In addition, he became a member of the Advisory Board of Vetter Pharma Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG in 2007 and its Chairman in 2008. He has been a member of Vetter’s Executive Committee since 2007.
 

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • ITM AG, Germany (Chairman) (unlisted)
     

Memberships on similar domestic or foreign control boards of business enterprises

  • Vetter Pharma-Fertigungs GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (Chairman) (unlisted)
  • Navigo GmbH, Germany (Chairman) (unlisted)
  • OncoBeta International GmbH, Germany (Chairman) (unlisted)
  • OncoBeta GmbH, Germany (Chairman) (unlisted)
  • Paschal India Pvt. Ltd., India (Chairman) (unlisted)
  • Gland Pharma Ltd., India (listed)
     

Other significant activities alongside Supervisory Board position

  • none
Dietmar Siemssen
Dietmar Siemssen
Chief Executive Officer, Plastics & Devices and Advanced Technologies Division

Member of the Management Board since: 2018
currently appointed to the Management Board until: October 2026

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1963
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Degree in industrial engineering

Dietmar Siemssen joined Gerresheimer as CEO in November 2018. Since March 2019 he is responsible for Plastics & Devices as well as Advanced Technologies Divisions. Formerly he was CEO of the international automotive supplier Stabilus 2011 until 2018. Thanks to the growth strategy he shaped, along with a major acquisition, revenues of Stabilus grew from around EUR 360m to just under EUR 1bn recently. He led the drive to convert Stabilus into a European public company that has been listed on the SDAX since 2014. After completing his university studies, Dietmar Siemssen worked in various management positions at Continental from 1994 to 2011, ultimately as head of a joint venture between Continental and Nisshimbo in Yokohama, Japan, and as head of the Chassis and Safety division in Asia. Dietmar Siemssen’s studied at TU Munich, KTH Stockholm and TU Darmstadt where he gained a diploma in industrial engineering specializing in mechanical engineering.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of other Governing Boards (outside the Gerresheimer Group)

  • BFC Fahrzeugteile GmbH, Germany
Bernd Metzner
Dr. Bernd Metzner
Chief Financial Officer

Member of the Management Board since: 2019
currently appointed to the Management Board until: May 2027

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1970
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Diploma in Business Administration

Dr. Bernd Metzner joined Gerresheimer as CFO in May 2019. Prior to that he had been Chief Financial Officer of SDAX-listed Ströer SE & Co. KGaA since 2014. From mid-2011 to mid-2014 he served as CFO of the global, family-owned Döhler Group. Dr. Metzner held various management positions in finance at the Bayer Group between 2002 and 2011. Among other roles, he was responsible for coordinating the carve-out and initial public offering of Lanxess, and held the position of CFO at Bayer Italy as well as that of global CFO in Bayer’s Pharmaceuticals Division. He started his career at a law firm. He studied business administration in Siegen, Germany, and completed his doctorate there.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of other Governing Boards (outside the Gerresheimer Group)

  • UniCredit Bank AG (no publicly listed company)
Lukas Burkhardt
Dr. Lukas Burkhardt
Primary Packaging Glass Division

Member of the Management Board since: 2018
currently appointed to the Management Board until: December 2025

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1979
Nationality: Swiss
Professional qualification: Master of Science Mechanical Engineering

Lukas Burkhardt is a management board member of Gerresheimer AG since 2018. From 2015 to 2017 he was Chief Operating Officer and member of the Group Management Board of the international Franke Group. From 2007 to 2014, he held various managerial positions within the Rieter Automotive Group, now the Autoneum Group, including six years in China and India. Most recently, he was in charge of all Asian plants as Head of Operations Asia. He began his career at Audi AG in Ingolstadt. Lukas Burkhardt studied mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich, where he also obtained his PhD.

Committees of Supervisory Board

Presiding Committee

Dr. Axel Herberg
Chairman of the
Presiding Committee

Francesco Grioli
Markus Rocholz
Dr. Peter Noé

Audit Committee

Prof. Dr. Annette G. Köhler
Chairwoman of the
Audit Committee

Andrea Abt
Francesco Grioli
Dr. Axel Herberg
Katja Schnitzler
Markus Rocholz

Nomination Committee

Dr. Axel Herberg
Chairman of the
Nomination Committee

Andrea Abt
Udo J. Vetter

Mediation Committee

Dr. Axel Herberg
Chairman of the
Mediation Committee

Dr. Karin Louise Dorrepaal
Francesco Grioli
Paul Schilling

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