Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle Chairman since 2018
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle became the Chairman of the Board of Linde plc in October 2018. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Linde AG and former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Linde AG. In 2002, he joined the Executive Board of Linde AG and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2014.
From 1976 to 1999 he worked for the car manufacturer BMW where, in 1986, he was appointed a regular member of the Executive Board, responsible for research and development. In 1999, Wolfgang Reitzle took over as CEO of the Premier Automotive Group and Vice President of the US car manufacturer Ford. In 2002, he joined the Executive Committee of Linde, a world-leading gases and engineering company, and was CEO from 2003 until May 2014.
Prof. Dr. Reitzle is: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Continental AG, Hannover; Member of the Supervisory Board of Axel Springer SE, Berlin; and Member of the Administrative Board of Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Liechtenstein.