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Dr. Heike Hanagarth

Dr. Heike Hanagarth


Born April 11, 1959  in Karlsruhe/Germany


Independant Consultant

Former Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bahn AG

Member of the Supervisory Board of LANXESS AG since 2016

Dr. Hanagarth studied mechanical engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where she earned her doctorate in 1989.


Dr. Heike Hanagarth started her career at Daimler-Benz AG. Thereafter she served successively as Head of Global Quality Management at MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, Managing Director of the automotive supplier IFA-Rotorion Holding GmbH, Head of Engine Production at the main BMW site in Munich and subsequently until 2015 as Member of the Management Board for Technology and Environment at Deutsche Bahn AG.

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards: 

- LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Cologne

Memberships in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies:

- aichele GROUP GmbH & Co. KG, Bretten (Advisory Board)

- Gilde Buy Out Partners BV, Utrecht/Netherlands (Advisory Board)

Dr. Heike Hanagarth is a member of the Senate of Helmholtz Association, a union of scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers promoting and funding research projects. Moreover, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) as well as of the Board of Trustees of the "Haus der kleinen Forscher" Foundation. In 2015, she was appointed to the high-tech forum implementing the Federal Government's high-tech strategy.