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Born January 24, 1954 in Anger, Germany
Former Chairman of the Board of Management of ALTANA AG
Member of the Supervisory Board of LANXESS AG since 2015
Dr. Wolfgruber started his career in 1985 at Wacker-Chemie GmbH, holding several positions in Marketing, Manufacturing as well as in R&D in Burghausen and Munich, alongside several responsibilities at Wacker Silicones Corp. in the US, lastly as President & CEO. In 2002 he transferred to ALTANA AG, as a member to the Board of Management of ALTANA AG, Bad Homburg, and also as Chairman of the Board of Management of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel. From 2007 until end of 2015 he took over as Chairman of the Board of Management of ALTANA AG, Wesel.
Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards:
– LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Cologne
– Grillo Werke AG, Duisburg
Memberships in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies:
– ARDEX GmbH, Witten (Chairman of the Advisory Committee)
– Cabot Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts/ USA
Dr. Wolfgruber received a doctorate in chemistry, held a research scholarship at the University of California in Berkeley and acquired his MBA at INSEAD.