Corporate Governance

Woman in Senior Management Positions

An appropriate representation of women in the workforce and, in particular, in leadership positions, is of utmost importance to the success of our company.

  • It is a matter of course for us to recruit well-trained, highly-qualified women, and to promote and retain them within the company
  • Overall we see a balanced diversity among our management staff with a broad range of competencies and a many different experiences as the prerequisite to our business success

The “Act on equal participation of women and men in leading positions in private industry and the public sector” obliges Biotest AG to meet a target number of women in their Supervisory Board, Board of Management and the two management levels below that. These target numbers should be achieved by June 30, 2017.

At Biotest, an individual’s qualifications are the paramount consideration in all hiring and promotion decisions. This means that women and men with comparable qualifications and suitability have the same career opportunities. Biotest will continue to consistently act upon this principle, and will of course comply with the new law on the equal participation of women and men in executive positions.

In this context, the Biotest Group defined target numbers for the participation of women in leading positions which should be achieved by June 30, 2017.

Women in the Supervisory Board

Our Supervisory Board has six members, with two women since 2004. Thus, the proportion of women is currently above 30 percent.

Women in the Board of Management

The current members of the Board of Management have been appointed beyond June 30, 2017, so that the target number until June 30, 2017 has been defined as zero.

Women in First- and Second-Level Management

The target number for women on the first-level of management has been set at 17 percent by the board of management of the Biotest AG. In 2015 the quota stood already at 16 percent.

The target set for second-level management is 38 percent which means that the current quota of 36.8 percent will be expanded.  

As of December 31, 2015 the gender quota for the company in Germany (956 employees) is 43.5 percent.