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Change in WACKER's Executive Board

  • EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER DR. JOACHIM RAUHUT WILL LEAVE THE COMPANY WHEN HIS CONTRACT EXPIRES ON OCTOBER 31, 2015
  • DR. TOBIAS OHLER TO TAKE OVER AS CFO
  • DR. CHRISTIAN HARTEL TO MOVE ONTO GROUP’S EXECUTIVE BOARD
  • DR. PETER-ALEXANDER WACKER, SUPERVISORY BOARD CHAIRMAN, THANKS RAUHUT FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF DEDICATION TO THE COMPANY

Munich, Jun 24, 2015

Dr. Joachim Rauhut (61), CFO of Wacker Chemie AG, is leaving the company as planned when his contract expires on October 31, 2015. The Munich-based chemical group announced this today. Dr. Tobias Ohler (44), a WACKER Executive Board member since early 2013, is to take over as CFO on November 1. The Supervisory Board has extended his contract for another five years. It was due to expire on December 31, 2015. Effective November 1, 2015, Dr. Christian Hartel (44) is to join the Executive Board. The duration of his contract is three years. Currently, Hartel is president of WACKER SILICONES.

Dr. Peter-Alexander Wacker, Supervisory Board chairman, thanked Rauhut for all his dedicated work for the company: “Joachim Rauhut has decisively shaped WACKER Group’s development during his many years as CFO. He played a vital role in important projects, such as WACKER’s successful IPO in 2006. The company has a great deal to thank Joachim Rauhut for, and his achievements deserve our respect and recognition. In Christian Hartel, we have appointed an Executive Board member who has proven himself in several key positions at the company,” said Wacker.

Dr. Joachim Rauhut

Dr. Joachim Rauhut studied industrial engineering and business administration at Karlsruhe Technical University, and obtained a doctorate at Berlin Technical University. In 1982, he began his career at Mannesmann Demag AG in Corporate Planning. After various management and executive-board positions at the Mannesmann group, he was appointed to the Executive Board of Wacker-Chemie GmbH (the Group’s former name) in 2001. Since November 2005, he has been CFO of Wacker Chemie AG.

Dr. Christian Hartel

Dr. Christian Hartel studied chemistry at the University of Constance. After earning his doctorate at the universities of Geneva and Frankfurt am Main, he began his career in 2000 at management consultants Bain & Company. In 2003, he moved to Corporate Development at WACKER. After various management positions at WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS and WACKER SILICONES, he became head of Raw Materials Procurement in 2010. He has been president of WACKER SILICONES since May 2012.

Dr. Tobias Ohler

Dr. Tobias Ohler studied economics, business administration and industrial engineering in France, Germany and Australia, and took a doctorate in economics at the University of Oldenburg. Following his studies, he was a consultant at McKinsey from 1997 until 2004. He joined Wacker Chemie AG in 2005 as head of Corporate Controlling. In 2008, he took over Raw Materials Procurement and, in 2010, joined the Executive Board of Siltronic AG. Since January 2013, he has been on the Executive Board of Wacker Chemie AG.

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