Iris Schmitz

Born on April 10, 1969 in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany 
Iris  Schmitz, Member of the Supervisory Board of LANXESS AG
  • Nationality: German
  • Chairwoman of the Works Council LANXESS in Leverkusen 
  • Chairwoman of the Central Works Council LANXESS
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of LANXESS AG since 2021
Ms. Schmitz was trained as a chemical laboratory assistant at Bayer AG. From 1989 to 2009, she worked in this profession, first at Bayer AG and later at LANXESS Deutschland GmbH and Saltigo GmbH. Since 2009, Ms. Schmitz is an exempt member of the LANXESS Works Council at the Leverkusen site. In 2011 Ms. Schmitz completed an advanced training program in change management. In 2016 she became Elected Chairwoman of the LANXESS Works Council in Leverkusen. Since 2021 she is Chairwoman of the Central Works Council, Chairwoman of the Economic Committee and Deputy Chairwoman of the Group Works Council.


Main activities in addition to the Supervisory Board appointments are:

Memberships in the following other statutory supervisory boards:

  • LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Cologne
  • Saltigo GmbH, Leverkusen
Memberships of comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies:
  • None
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