Executive Board

Executive Board

STADA's Executive Board manages the Company with the goal of sustainable added value in its own responsibility in consideration of the concerns of the shareholders, its employees and other groups connected to the Company. The members of the Executive Board are jointly responsible for corporate governance. The Executive Board runs the businesses in accordance with the legal requirements, the Articles of Incorporation, the rules of procedure and the schedule of responsibilities.

Dr. Matthias Wiedenfels, Chairman of the Executive Board/CEO

(under contract until 12/31/2020)

born April 15, 1973

Since June 5, 2016 Chairman of the Executive Board/CEO at STADA Arzneimittel AG

From 2013 till June 5, 2016 Chief Business Development & Central Services Officer at STADA Arzneimittel AG

2009 - 2013 Various positions in the management of STADA Arzneimittel AG, including positions as General Counsel, Head of Human Resources, Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Risk Management

2002 - 2009 Lawyer at Ashurst LLP

1999 - 2001 Legal clerkship in the district of the Regional High Court, Frankfurt am Main

1998 - 1999 Completed doctorate in Law (Dr. iur.)

1993 - 1998 Completed law degree at the University of Heidelberg, Montpellier (France) and Freiburg im Breisgau

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Helmut Kraft, Chief Financial, Marketing & Sales Officer

(under contract until 12/31/2019)

born December 7, 1959

Since June 5, 2016 Chief Financial, Marketing & Sales Officer of STADA Arzneimittel AG

From January 1, 2010 till June 5, 2016 Chief Financial Officer at STADA Arzneimittel AG

1996 - 2009 Head of Group Finance, Taxes and Investments PHOENIX group

2005 - 2009 General Manager Phoenix International Beteiligungs GmbH

2005 - 2009 Chairman of the Supervisory Board Pharmos a.s.

2004 - 2009 General Manager PHOENIX Finance B.V.

1999 - 2009
General Manager Pharma Rechenzentrum GmbH (IT services provider)

1995 - 1996 Head of Finance and Taxes Landis & Gyr Holding GmbH (Siemens Building Technologies)

1991 - 1994 Audit and Tax Assistant at KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft, Aktiengesellschaft, Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

1988 - 1990 Articled Law Clerk in Heilbronn

1982 - 1987 Studies in Law, University of Heidelberg

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Dr. Barthold Piening, Chief Technical Officer

(under contract until 03/31/2020)

born November 19, 1958

Since April 1, 2017 Chief Technical Operations Officer of STADA Arzneimittel AG

2014 - till March 31, 2017 Chief Operations Officer, Member of the Executive Committee at Acino International AG, Switzerland

2011 - 2014 Head of Global Operations at Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG, Switzerland

2010 - 2011 Executive Vice President Operations at Nycomed Group, Switzerland

2007 - 2008 Executive Vice President Operations at Nycomed Group & General Manager at Nycomed GmbH, Germany

1992 - 2007 Various positions at Altana AG, Germany, including Vice President Operations, Senior Director of Global Supply Chain Management, Head of Strategic Sourcing and Head of Central Manufacturing Department 

1988 - 1992 Head of Department Production of Liquid and Semi Solid Dosage Forms at Promonta GmbH, Germany

1999 Executive MBA, WHU Koblenz and Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management), Chicago, USA

1996 Pharmacist for Pharmaceutical Technology 

1988 Dissertation in Pharmacy, University of Kiel, Germany

1984 Master‘s Degree in Pharmacy (Approbation), University of Kiel, Germany

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Details on the remuneration of the members of the Executive Board can be found in the Remuneration Report in the Corporate Governance section under “Executive Board remuneration”.

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