Corporate Governance

Woman in Senior Management Positions

An adequate representation of women in the workforce and, in particular, among the executives, provides an important added value to the Biotest Group.

  • 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

In connection with the “German Act on the Equal Participation of Women and Men in Executive Positions in the Private Economy and the Public Service”, Biotest AG set target figures for the participation of women in executive positions, which are to be met by 30 June 2022.

Women on the Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of Biotest AG is composed of six members, four of whom represent the shareholders, and two of whom represent the employees. The Supervisory Board is composed of two women, as representatives of the shareholders, and one woman as a representative of the employees. By that proportion of 50% of the seats on the Supervisory Board by each men and women, the Company has exceeded the statutory minimum proportion of 30% women.

Women on the Board of Management

In financial year 2018, no women were represented on the Board of Management. This is in line with the fixed percentage of 0%, as the Board of Management members in office were appointed for a period beyond 31 December 2018. By 30 June 2022, the proportion of women on the Board of Management is to increase to 25%.

Women at the first and second management level

The Board of Management of Biotest AG has set a target figure of 20% for the participation of women at the first of management level by 30 June 2022; this means that the proportion of 17% as of 30 June 2018 is to be increased further. The target figure for the second management level was set at 30% by 30 June 2022. As of 30 June 2018, the proportion of women at that management level was already 32%.

The proportion of women at Biotest AG (469 female employees) as of 31 December 2018 was 41%.