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

Graduate engineer

Dr Georg F Baur

Graduate engineer

Thomas Geitner

Graduate engineer

Dr Paul-Bernhard Kallen

Graduate economist

Dr Michael Schädlich

Graduate physicist

Prof Dr Kay Windthorst

University professor

Employee representatives

Gerd Herzberg

First Deputy Chairman
Former Trade Union Secretary, ver.di Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft e.V. (German United Services Union)

Ralf Fritz

Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH

Bernd Hergenröther

CWS-boco Deutschland GmbH
Wiesbaden branch

Fadi Kamal

Kaiser + Kraft Europa
Haan branch

Irina Pankewitz

Textile cleaner
CWS-boco Deutschland GmbH
Brehna branch

Hans Wettengl

Trade Union Secretary
IG Metall (German Industrial Union of Metalworkers)