- Executive directors: 1 person
- Non-executive directors (excl. independent directors): 0 persons
- Independent directors: 9 persons
- Total board size: 10 persons
In Article 12 of the Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance, Members of the Board of Directors should be persons with the abilities necessary to ensure an independent decision-making process in a critical exchange of ideas with the Executive management. The Majority of the Board should, as a rule, be composed of members who do not perform any line management function within the company (non-executive members). As a Swiss-based company Clariant fulfils these provisions and ensures the independency of its Board by these provisions.
The current Board of Directors consists of 9 independent directors and the CEO. Mr von Au, former CEO of Süd-Chemie AG which Clariant acquired in 2011, resigned from his position at Süd-Chemie on 31 March 2012, and joined the Board of Clariant on 1 April 2012. He thereby does not perform any line management function within the company.
There are three women on Clariant’s board of directors/supervisory board: Mrs Susanne Wamsler was elected as member of the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting 2015; Mrs Eveline Saupper and Mrs Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff were elected members of the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting 2016.