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Board of Management

The Board of Management is appointed to manage and represent the company. It is responsible for conducting business in the company’s interests with the goal of creating sustainable value.

The principal tasks of the Board of Management include defining the company’s goals and strategic alignment, managing and overseeing the operating units, setting human resources policy, arranging the company’s financing, and establishing an effective risk management system. It is also responsible for preparing the quarterly and half-year financial statements, the financial statements of LANXESS AG, the consolidated financial statements of the LANXESS Group and the management report for LANXESS AG and the LANXESS Group.

The Chairman coordinates the work of the Board of Management. As a rule, Board of Management decisions are adopted with a simple majority. In the event of a tie, the Chairman has the casting vote. Resolutions of the Board of Management are generally passed at regularly held meetings. The rules of procedure for the Board of Management that are enacted by the Supervisory Board contain further regulations concerning the form of cooperation within the Board of Management, the allocation of duties and the matters requiring resolution by the full Board of Management. In deciding the composition of the Board of Management, the Supervisory Board gives consideration to professional suitability, leadership qualities and diversity.


January 26, 2014
Change of leadership in LANXESS Board of Management

The Supervisory Board of LANXESS AG has resolved at its meeting today to end, by mutual agreement, the appointment of Axel C. Heitmann as Member and Chairman of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG, effective the end of February 28, 2014.

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