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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle Chairman since 2018
Executive Committee, Chairman


Prof. Dr Wolfgang Reitzle

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. 

Prof. Dr. Reitzle began his career at the  the car manufacturer BMW where, in 1986, he was appointed a regular member of the Board of Management, responsible for research and development. In 1999, he took over as CEO of the Premier Automotive Group and Vice President of the US car manufacturer Ford Motor Company.

Prof. Dr. Reitzle is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Continental AG in Hannover, Germany.  He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Ivoclar Vivadent AG in Schaan, Principality of Liechtenstein, and a member of the Supervisory Board of Axel Springer SE in Berlin, Germany, where he is also a member of the Presidium.  He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim Ltd in Jona, Switzerland until May 2016, and as member of the Supervisory Board of Hawesko Holding AG in Hamburg, Germany until June 2017.