Wolfgang Reitzle Chairman since 2018
Executive Committee, Chairman
Prof. Dr Wolfgang Reitzle is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Linde AG and present Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Linde AG. He is also Chairman of the Mediation Committee, the Standing Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Linde AG Supervisory Board as well as a member of the Audit Committee.
Prof. Dr Wolfgang Reitzle began his career at BMW, where in 1986 he was appointed a regular member of the Board of Management, responsible for research and development. In 1999, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Premier Automotive Group and Vice President of United States car manufacturer, Ford. In 2002, he joined the Executive Board of Linde AG and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2014.
Prof. Dr Wolfgang Reitzle is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Continental AG in Hanover, Germany, Medical Park AG in Amerang, Germany and Willy Bogner GmbH & Co. KGaA in Munich, Germany; 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. Prof. Dr Wolfgang Reitzle 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.
Prof. Dr Wolfgang Reitzle is an Honorary Professor at Technical University of Munich. He studied engineering and economics at the Technical University of Munich, Germany and holds a degree and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.