Board of Directors
Johannes Schulte-Althoff, Maria-Johanna Schaecher, Andreas Rickmers, Dirk Bensmann (from left to right)
The Board of Directors
consists of four members once again since 1 January 2018. On 30 September 2017, our long-serving deputy board member Hans-Georg Bruns left the company. Maria-Johanna Schaecher was appointed to the AGRAVIS Board of Directors and started in this position at the beginning of January 2018. The Members and the Chairman of the Board of Directors are appointed by the Supervisory Board. The duties of the Board of Directors are divided into divisions by function. The Board of Directors generally meets once per week. The meetings are convened and headed by the Chairman of the Board.
The Board of Directors develops the corporate objectives and the Group’s strategic orientation, and coordinates these with the Supervisory Board. The Board of Directors also ensures operational implementation. The Supervisory Board is regularly informed of the progress of implementation. The Board of Directors is responsible for controlling and monitoring the Group, for business planning in the form of an annual and multi-annual plan, for preparing the annual and consolidated financial statements and for the Group’s financing.
The Board of Directors is also responsible for risk management and control, and compliance with legal requirements and internal company policies. The Board of Directors reports to the Supervisory Board regularly, promptly and comprehensively on all issues that are important to the company. Activities and transactions undertaken by the Board of Directors which are of particular importance to the company are subject to prior approval from the Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board is immediately informed by members of the Board of Directors of any potential conflicts of interest.
The Board of Directors is supported in operative management of the company by the members of the executive committee, which has four area managers.
The members of the Board of Directors are:
- Andreas Rickmers (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
- Dirk Bensmann
- Maria-Johanna Schaecher (since 1 January 2018)
- Johannes Schulte-Althoff
- Hans-Georg Bruns, Deputy Member of the Board of Directors (until 30 September 2017)