People: Novartis AG (NOVN.VX)
27 Mar 2015
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lehner, Ph.D., has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Non-Executive Director of Novartis AG since 2006. He serves as Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee of the Company, as well as Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee, the Risk Committee, the Chairman’s Committee, and the Compensation Committee. He has acted as Non-Executive Director and Member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 2002. He has also co-woorked with the Audit Committee. From 1975 to 1981, he was an auditor with KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft AG in Duesseldorf. In 1981, he joined Henkel KGaA. After heading the Controlling Department of Fried. Krupp GmbH in Germany from 1983 to 1986, Prof. Lehner returned to Henkel as Finance Director. From 1991 to 1994, he headed Henkel Asia-Pacific Ltd in Hong Kong, and from 1995 to 2000, served as Executive Vice President, Finance/Logistics, of Henkel KGaA. From 2000 to 2008, Prof. Lehner served as Chairman of the Management Board of Henkel KGaA. Prof. Lehner is Member of the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom AG, and serves as Member of the Supervisory Boards of E.ON AG, ThyssenKrupp AG, Porsche Automobil Holding SE and Henkel Management AG, all in Germany. He is also Member of the Shareholders’ Committees of Dr. August Oetker KG and Krombacher Brauerei, both in Germany. Prof. Lehner graduated in business administration and mechanical engineering from Technische Universitaet Darmstadt (the Darmstadt University of Technology), Germany, in 1975.
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