Thomas Wessel - CHRO

Thomas Wessel (CHRO)

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DIRECTOR
January 26, 1963, born in Herten, Germany

Education

1979 - 1981
Vocational training as an Industrial Clerical Officer at
Bergbau AG Lippe, Herne
1983 - 1985
Trained as a Personnel Officer (IHK), Gelsenkirchen
1986 - 1988
Further training in Human Resources Management (VWA), Bochum

Career

1982 - 1988
Human Resources Department, Bergbau AG Lippe, Herne
1988 - 1996
Human Resources Policy Issues Department,
RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen
1997 - 2001
Head of Human Resources Policy Issues Department,
RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen
2001 - 2002
Deputy Head of Human Resources Division and Head of Human Resources Policy/Controlling Department,
RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen
2002 - 2006
Head of Human Resources Division, RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen
Member of the Management Board of RAG Beteiligungs-GmbH, Essen
2006 - 2009
Chairman of the Management Board, RAG BILDUNG GmbH, Essen
2009 - 2011
Member of the Management Board and Chief Human Resources Officer of Evonik Degussa GmbH, Essen
since September 1, 2011
Chief Human Resources Officer and Labor Relations Director of Evonik Industries AG, Essen

Memberships

A)
Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH
Evonik Performance Materials GmbH
Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH (Chair)
Pensionskasse Degussa VVaG
Vivawest GmbH
Vivawest Wohnen GmbH

a) Membership of other statutory supervisory boards
b) Membership of comparable German and foreign supervisory bodies of business enterprises pursuant to Section 125 Paragraph 1 Sentence 5 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG)