German and Swiss national, born in 1950
First elected 2014
Prof. Dr-Ing. Werner Bauer started his career as a university professor in chemical engineering at the Technical University in Hamburg, Germany. After serving as the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Food Technology & Packaging and as Professor in Food Bioprocessing Technology at the Technical University of Munich from 1985 to 1990, he joined Nestlé as Head of the Nestlé Research Centre in Lausanne in 1990. After heading commercially Nestlé South and East Africa he joined general management as Executive Vice-President in 2002, responsible for technical, production, environment and R&D. In 2007 he became Chief Technology Officer and Head of Innovation, Technology, Research and Development, a position from which he retired in September 2013.
Prof. Bauer holds the following mandates in companies that are quoted on an official stock exchange: member of the Boards of Lonza Group AG, GEA Group AG (until November 2018) and SIG Combibloc AG (since September 2018). He holds the following mandates in companies that are non-quoted: Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Bertelsmann Foundation, vice- chairman of the Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA.
Prof. Dr-Ing. Werner Bauer received a Diploma and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany.