Roles and responsibilities of our Executive Board and Supervisory Board
Implementing and casting corporate strategies into the right decisions in everyday business: this is the duty of the Executive Board – with the support of the Supervisory Board.
All members of the Executive Board are appointed by the Supervisory Board. They are accountable to the Annual General Meeting – in other words, to the family shareholders. Each board member has clearly defined responsibilities. Overall responsibility lies with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Endress+Hauser Group.
The members of the Endress+Hauser Executive Board are Corporate Director Analytical Business Dr Manfred Jagiella, General Counsel Dr Heiner Zehntner, Chief Sales Officer Nikolaus Krüger, Chief Information Officer Pieter de Koning, Chief Operating Officer Dr Andreas Mayr, CEO Matthias Altendorf, Chief Human Resources Officer Jörg Stegert and Chief Financial Officer Luc Schultheiss.
Guiding the company
The members of the board draft the strategy and implement it in consultation with the Supervisory Board. To do so, they must be specialists in their respective field and at the same time generalists. Their task is to identify tendencies and developments, and from there derive risks and opportunities for our Group.
The fact that subsidiaries such as sales centers or production centers work independently is part of Endress+Hauser's corporate culture. It is the task of the board members to harmonize these activities and to bring them into line with the targets and objectives of the whole enterprise – through specifications, agreements, meetings and discussions.
The members of the Supervisory Board of the Endress+Hauser Group advise the Executive Board on important issues and control adherence to fundamental principles. Key decisions require the Supervisory Board's approval.
Its members are Michael Ziesemer (Vice President), Dr Hans Jakob Roth, Antonietta Pedrazzetti, Dr Heiner Zehntner (Secretary), Thomas Kraus, Klaus Endress (President), Mathis Büttiker and Sandra Genge.