Celesio AG, head office in Stuttgart
2003: GEHE AG changes its name to become Celesio AG

Management

The Management Board is responsible for independently managing the enterprise with the objective of sustainable creation of value and in the interest of the enterprise. The Supervisory Board’s duty is to advise and effectively control the Management Board in its management of the company on an ongoing basis.

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Management Board

The Management Board is responsible for independently managing the enterprise with the objective of sustainable creation of value and in the interest of the enterprise, thus taking into account the interests of the shareholders, its employees and other stakeholders. It represents the company, develops the corporate strategy and ensures efficient risk management. The Celesio AG Management Board consists of three members:

Members of the Management Board

Marc E. Owen

Marc E. Owen

Stuttgart/Germany

Chairman of the Management Board
Labour Relations Director

Member of the Management Board since July 16, 2014
Appointed until: July 15, 2017

Vita Marc E. Owen

Marc E. Owen was born in Wales (UK) in 1959. He graduated with double first class honors degrees in Law at Oxford University, was a member of the law faculty at Cambridge University, a member of the English Bar, and obtained an MBA at Stanford University.

Professional career

2012 – 2014
President, McKesson Specialty Health, The Woodlands and San Francisco, USA

2004 – 2012
Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, McKesson Corporation, San Francisco, USA

2001 – 2004
Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, McKesson Corporation, San Francisco, USA

2000 – 2001 
CEO, MindCrossing, Mountain View, USA

1987 – 2000
Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company, Palo Alto, USA

 

Alain Vachon

Alain Vachon

Stuttgart/Germany

Member of the Management Board
Finance

Member of the Management Board since July 16, 2014
Appointed until: July 15, 2017

Vita Alain Vachon

Alain Vachon was born in Canada in 1963. He graduated with a B.A. in Administration – Major Accounting from the University of Québec in Montréal and a D.E.C. in Administration from Collège Édouard Montpetit. He is Certified Public Accountant CPA in Canada.

Professional career

2008 – 2014
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, McKesson US Pharmaceutical, San Francisco, USA

2007 – 2008
Vice President and General Manager Eastern Canada, McKesson Canada, Montreal, Canada

1999 – 2006
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, McKesson Canada, Montreal, Canada

1995 – 1999
Corporate Controller, McKesson Canada, Montreal, Canada

1993 - 1995
Assistant Corporate Controller, McKesson Canada, Montreal, Canada

1990 – 1993
Manager Budget and Reporting, McKesson Canada, Montreal, Canada

1989 - 1990
Divisional Finance manager, McKesson Canada, Montreal, Canada

1985 – 1989
Senior Auditor, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Montreal, Canada

 

Tilo Köster

Tilo Köster

Stuttgart/Germany

Member of the Management Board
Legal and Compliance

Member of the Management Board since September 23, 2014
Appointed until: September 22, 2017

Vita Tilo Köster

Tilo Köster was born in Stuttgart/Germany in 1961. He studied law at the University of Tübingen and completed the first and second state examination in law.

Professional career

Since 2008 additionally 
Group Compliance Officer, Celesio AG

Since 1997 
General Counsel, Celesio AG

1992-1997 
Corporate Counsel, Celesio AG

1989-1992 
Legal traineeship (Referendariat)

1988 – 1989 
Legal Department, Bendix France, Paris, France

 

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Supervisory Board

The duty of the Supervisory Board is to regularly advise and monitor the Management Board in the management of the company. It is involved in fundamental decisions. The mediation and general committees assist the twelve members of the Supervisory Board in fulfilling their duties promptly and comprehensively.

Members of the Celesio AG's Supervisory Board

John H. Hammergren, Chairman

Shareholder representative

Membership in Committees of the Supervisory Board

  • General Committee
  • Mediation Committee pursuant to Sec. 27 (3) MitbestG

Ihno Goldenstein, Deputy Chairman

Employee representative

Membership in Committees of the Supervisory Board

  • General Committee
  • Mediation Committee pursuant to Sec. 27 (3) MitbestG

James A. Beer

Shareholder representative

Membership in Committees of the Supervisory Board

  • None

Klaus Borowicz

Employee representative

Membership in Committees of the Supervisory Board

  • None

Paul C. Julian

Shareholder representative

Membership in Committees of the Supervisory Board

  • Mediation Committee pursuant to Sec. 27 (3) MitbestG

Jörg Lauenroth-Mago

Employee representative

Membership in Committees of the Supervisory Board

  • none

Pauline Lindwall

Shareholder representative

Membership in Committees of the Supervisory Board

  • none 

Susan Naumann

Employee representative

Membership in Committees of the Supervisory Board

  • Mediation Committee pursuant to Sec. 27 (3) MitbestG

Ulrich Neumeister

Employee representative

Membership in Committees of the Supervisory Board

  • None

W. M. Henning Rehder

Shareholder representative

Membership in Committees of the Supervisory Board

  • General Committee

Lori A. Schechter

Shareholder representative

Membership in Committees of the Supervisory Board

  • None

Gabriele Katharina Stall

Employee representative

Membership in Committees of the Supervisory Board

  • none

Committees

To enhance the efficiency of its work, the Supervisory Board has set up two committees (mediation and general committee). The committees are tasked with adopting resolutions, preparing meetings and resolutions of the Supervisory Board plenary. The Supervisory Board is regularly and comprehensively informed about the committees’ activities.

Mediation Committee
John H. Hammergren (Chairman) 
Ihno Goldenstein
Susan Naumann
Paul C. Julian 

General Committee
John H. Hammergren (Chairman) 
Ihno Goldenstein
W.M. Henning Rehder

As of 22/06/2016