Supervisory Board

Partner at the top

The Supervisory Board monitors the work of the Management Board and supports it in an advisory capacity. Both boards must agree on important strategic decisions. In this process, the Supervisory Board pays particular attention to ensuring that the Group develops in harmony with its traditional values. The Supervisory Board at Haniel is composed of six shareholder representatives and six employee representatives. The position of Chairman has always been held by a family member.


Shareholder Representatives

Franz M. Haniel

Engineering graduate

Dr Georg F. Baur

Deputy Chairman
Business administration graduate

Dr Stephan Glander

Chemistry graduate

Doreen Nowotne

Business administration graduate (HTW Dresden)

Patrick Schwarz-Schütte

Business administration graduate

Prof. Dr Kay Windthorst

University professor

Employee representatives

Gerd Herzberg

Deputy Chairman
Former Trade Union Secretary, ver.di Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft e.V.,
federal executive board, Hamburg (German United Services Union)

René Albersmeyer

Regional Key Account Manager FM
CWS-boco Deutschland GmbH

Ralf Fritz

Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH

Lutz Leischner

Mathematics graduate
CWS-boco Supply Chain Management GmbH

Dirk Patermann

Service consultant
CWS-Boco Deutschland GmbH
NL Leipzig/Brehna

Hans Wettengl

Trade Union Secretary
IG Metall, federal executive board,
Frankfurt am Main
(German Industrial Union of Metalworkers)