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Symrise AG (SY1G.DE)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Winfried Steeger

69 2019 Independent Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Heinz-Juergen Bertram

60 2016 Chairman of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer

Harald Feist

56 2018 Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Olaf Klinger

54 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Achim Daub

57 2006 Member of the Executive Board, Global President Scent & Care

Jean-Yves Parisot

55 2016 Member of the Executive Board, President Nutrition Division (Diana)

Heinrich Schaper

63 2016 Member of the Executive Board, President Flavor Division

Ursula Buck

57 2016 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Horst-Otto Gerberding

67 2009 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Bernd Hirsch

47 2018 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Jeannette Kurtgil

37 2016 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Andrea Pfeifer

61 2011 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Thomas Rabe

54 2019 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Peter Winkelmann

60 2014 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Andre Kirchhoff

53 2016 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Andrea Puettcher

41 2018 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representatives

Ludwig Tumbrink

66 2016 Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative

Tobias Erfurth

Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Winfried Steeger

Dr. Winfried Steeger serves as Independent Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Company. He has been Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG since May 15, 2012. He is Member of the Auditing Committee at the Company. He is Managing Director at Jahr Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg. Dr. Steeger also served as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Druck- und Verlagshaus Gruner + Jahr Aktiengesellschaft until December 31, 2014, He serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Eurokai KgaA, August Prien Verwaltung GmbH, Member of the Supervisory Board of Verwaltungsgesellschaft Otto mbH and of EUROGATE Geschaeftsfuehrungs-GmbH & Co KGaA, among others.

Heinz-Juergen Bertram

Dr. Heinz-Juergen Bertram serves as Chairman of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer of Symrise AG since October 1, 2016. He was Chairman of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer and President Flavor & Nutrition from January 1, 2015. He has been Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer since August 2009. Prior to this position he was Head of the global Symrise Flavor Division in May 2006, and he was appointed Member of the Executive Board at the Company in December 2006. He began his career in 1987 as Head of laboratory at Bayer AG, Leverkusen. In 1990, he moved within the Bayer Group to Haarmann & Reimer GmbH, Holzminden (now Symrise AG). Dr. Bertram held a number of international positions within the Haarmann & Reimer Group: in 1996 he worked at Haarmann & Reimer's sites in New Jersey as Vice President of Technical Services in Teterboro, United States. In 1999, he returned to Haarmann & Reimer's German headquarters to take on the position of Corporate Vice President of Research & Development (R&D) of the Flavors Division. He was named Head of Haarmann & Reimer Research as Corporate Vice President of R&D in 2002. When Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco merged in 2003 to form Symrise, Dr. Bertram was appointed Corporate Vice President of Research at Symrise GmbH und Co. KG. He was Chief Technology Officer from 2003 to 2006, while at the same time serving as the Global Head of the Aroma Chemicals Division from 2003 to 2004 and Global Head of Operations from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Bertram was a Member of the scientific committee of Forschungskreis der Ernaehrungsindustrie e.V., Bonn, from 2001 to 2005. In addition, he was elected as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials Inc., New Jersey, for the period from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Bertram is a Member of Max Planck Gesellschaft, Munich.

Harald Feist

Mr. Harald Feist serves as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of the Company. He has been Member of the Supervisory Board and Employee Representative at Symrise AG since July 1, 2013. He has been Chairman of the works council and Chairman of the general works council at Symrise AG. He is Member of the Personnel Committee, the Auditing Committee at the Company as well as Vice Chairman of Works Council and Vice Chairman of the General Works Council at the Company. In his career, he served as Flavor sales clerk at Dragoco, Team leader for foreign sales at DEUTSCHE SPEZIALGLAS AG, and he held various sales positions at Haarmann & Reimer GmbH and Symrise GmbH & Co. KG in the Flavor division.

Olaf Klinger

Mr. Olaf Klinger serves as Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board of Symrise AG since January 1, 2016. He has served as Chief Financial Officer and Member of Executive Board at AMEOS Group Switzerland since 2015. He also served as Head of global financial organization at Merck KGaA, among others. In 1992 he completes studies in business administration and was awarded degree in business.

Achim Daub

Mr. Achim Daub serves as Member of the Executive Board, Global President Scent & Care at Symrise AG since December 2006. From 1990 to 2001, Mr. Daub worked at The Proctor & Gamble Group, initially as brand manager for various brands at Proctor & Gamble GmbH, Schwalbach including Global Brand Manager for Hugo Boss Fragrances from 1993-1996 and from 1996 as Head of Marketing for Fine Fragrances with responsibility for Central Europe. In 1998, he was transferred within the group to The Proctor & Gamble Company Inc., Cincinnati, where he was Marketing Director of Fine Fragrances for North and South America. In 2000, Mr. Daub was transferred to Proctor and Gamble SA, Switzerland, where he worked as Marketing Director for the Pantene brand of hair-care products in Western Europe. In 2001, Mr. Daub took up a management position at Coty Beauty GmbH, Mainz, with responsibility for perfume and cosmetics in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 2004 Mr. Daub transferred to Symrise GmbH & Co. KG in Paris, where he first served as Head of the Scent & Care Division in Europe. In 2005 he became President of Scent & Care Worldwide. He studied Business at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) and Wuppertal, graduating as an Economist from Wuppertal University in 1990.

Jean-Yves Parisot

Dr. Jean-Yves Parisot serves as Member of the Executive Board, President Nutrition Division (Diana) at Symrise AG since October 1, 2016. He has headed the Diana division since 2014. Before the acquisition of the Diana Group and its integration into Symrise AG, he spent five years as the Head of the food division with the Diana Group. Prior to joining Diana, he worked in management positions with various global pharmaceutical, chemical and biotech companies including Air Liquide, Danisco and Rhodia. He began his career in sales and marketing with Pfizer. He obtained university degree in veterinary medicine and an MBA from HEC Paris in 1988.

Heinrich Schaper

Mr. Heinrich Schaper serves as Member of the Executive Board, President Flavor Division at Symrise AG since October 1, 2016. He has spent four decades in various roles with Symrise AG and its predecessor companies. He has more than 25 years' experience in executive positions, most recently as Head of the Flavor division. Before that, he served in management roles in the United States and the EAME region (Europe, Africa, and Middle East) and made a substantial contribution to the development and expansion of the Company. After completing a degree in business, he began his career in 1978 as a sales manager for flavor.

Ursula Buck

Ms. Ursula Buck serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG since May 11, 2016. She is Member of the Auditing Committee at the Company and the Arbitration Committee at the Company. Since 2013, she has worked at Top Managementberatung BuckConsult as Managing Director. She served as Executive Director of Product & Licenses at Esprit Holdings, Managing Director at Willy Bogner GmbH & Co. KG, Director of Strategic Planning/Director of Licenses at Hugo Boss; as Consultant at McKinsey & Company, New York (USA), among others. She has a degree in Business Economics at the University of Augsburg, Faculty of Business and Economics.

Horst-Otto Gerberding

Mr. Horst-Otto Gerberding serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG since 2009. Mr. Gerberding acts as Member of the Nominations Committee and the Personnel Committee at Symrise AG. He is Managing Partner at Gottfried Friedrichs (GmbH & Co.) KG, Managing Director of Drago Invest GmbH & Co. KG and Managing Director of Gerberding Vermoegensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG. He graduated in Business Administration from Western Washington University.

Bernd Hirsch

Mr. Bernd Hirsch serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Symrise AG from December 1, 2009 to February 1, 2016. He started his professional career at the accounting firm Arthur Andersen working from 1998 to 2001, where he was responsible for auditing international companies and advising company takeover transactions. In 2001, Mr. Hirsch joined the Carl Zeiss Group, where he was Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Division. From 2002 to November 2009, Bernd Hirsch was Chief Financial Officer of the Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. He was responsible for the areas of finance, controlling, law, Information Technology (IT), business process excellence and investor relations. After graduating from high school and completing a bank Trainee program, he got a degree in business administration in 1998 at the Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet Wuerzburg (University of Wuerzburg), majoring in auditing, tax and banking studies. He also serves as member of supervisory board at Evotec AG.

Jeannette Kurtgil

Ms. Jeannette Kurtgil serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of Symrise AG since May 11, 2016. She serves as IG BCE trade union secretary for the North region. Between 2010 and 2012, she was IG BCE trade union secretary for Kassel district, in 2010 she was Trainee trade union secretary in the Augsburg district and in Baden-Wuerttemberg for IG BCE. She acts as Member of the Advisory Board at Esco GmbH & Co.KG (European Salt Company), Hanover and Member of the State Committee for Vocational Education in Lower Saxony. She has a degree in Social Sciences from Georg-August University in Goettingen.

Andrea Pfeifer

Prof. Dr. Andrea Pfeifer, Ph.D., serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG since May 18, 2011. She is Member of the Nominations Committee and the Personnel Committee at the Company. Prof. Dr. Pfeifer is Chief Executive Officer at AC Immune S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland, and also serves as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Bio MedInvest AG and AB2 Bio SA.

Thomas Rabe

Dr. Thomas Rabe serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of the Company effective August 7th 2019. He was Independent Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG since May 18, 2011. He acts as Chairman of the Personnel Committee, the Nominations Committee and the Arbitration Committee at the Company. Prior to that, he was Member of the Supervisory Board at the Company from April 22, 2009 to May 18, 2011. Dr. Rabe began his career in 1989. Early on he held various positions at the European Commission, the legal firm Forrester Norall & Sutton, the Treuhandanstalt and an investment company. In 1998 he was named Member of the Board at the custodian bank Cedel (now Clearstream AG). He became CFO of the RTL Group in 2000 before being appointed CFO and Head of the corporate center at Bertelsmann in 2006. Dr. Rabe is Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA. He currently serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bertelsmann Inc., RTL Group S.A. and Penguin Random House LLC, among others. He studied Business Administration at Universitaet zu Koeln, where he also completed a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. pol.) in 1995.

Peter Winkelmann

Mr. Peter Winkelmann serves as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of Symrise AG since May 14. 2014. Previously, he was Member of the Supervisory Board and Employee Representative at the Company until May 18, 2011. He is Member of the Personnel Committee and the Auditing Committee at the Company. Additionally, Mr. Winkelmann also serves as Head for the region Alfeld of IG BCE. He worked as a Laboratory Technician in the textile department. He has been working for IG BCE since 1983. First he worked as a secretary and in 1997 became Head of the district Alfeld. In addition to his duties at the Company, he is Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of amedes Holding GmbH and aenova Holding GmbH.

Andre Kirchhoff

Mr. Andre Kirchhoff serves as Member of the Supervisory Board and Employee Representative of Symrise AG since May 11, 2016. Since July 2016 he has been Independent member of the works council at Symrise AG; between 2006 and June 2016, he served at Tesium GmbH; from 2003 to 2006, at Symrise GmbH & Co KG; from 1986 to 2003, at Haarmann & Reimer GmbH.

Andrea Puettcher

Ms. Andrea Puettcher serves as Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representatives of the Company. She has been Vice Chairperson of the works council and Vice Chairperson of the general works council at Symrise AG since 03/2018. She has been Member of the Holzminden works council at Symrise AG since 2002.

Ludwig Tumbrink

Dr. Ludwig Tumbrink serves as Member of the Supervisory Board, Employee Representative of Symrise AG since May 11, 2016. He is Member of the Arbitration Committee at the Company. Since 2009 he has been Vice President Compounding Flavor, EAME at Symrise AG. From 2002 till 2009 he served as Head of production for various flavor production departments at Symrise GmbH & Co KG, Holzminden, in EAME and global support; temporarily responsible for cosmetic production in Holzminden. He also worked for Dragoco Gerberding & Co. AG. He has a degree in chemistry from RWTH Aachen University.

Tobias Erfurth