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, Dreieich, 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

The Biotest Supervisory Board consists of six members, of which four are shareholder representatives and two are employee representatives. Since 2004, the Supervisory Board already includes two women, one as a shareholder representative and one as an employee representative. This means that the Company has met the legally required minimum quota of 30 % women in the composition of the Supervisory Board.

Women in the Board of Management

The current members of the Board of Management are appointed beyond 30 June 2017. Therefore, the Supervisory Board has specified a target of 0 % by 30 June 2017.

Women in First- and Second-Level Management

The Board of Management of Biotest AG has set a target of 17 % for women in the first tier of management. As of 31 December 2016, women make up 18 % (Biotest Group: 26%).

The target for the second tier of management was set at 38 %, which means that the 32 % share as of 31 December 2016 should be further increased (Biotest Group: 36 %).

Women make up 41 % (Biotest Group: 2,732  employees: 55 %) of Biotest AG employees (1,026 employees) as of 31 December 2016.