Simone Bagel-Trah is a great-great-grandchild of Henkel Founder Fritz Henkel. She studied biology at the University of Bonn and holds a doctor’s degree in microbiology. Since 2000, Simone Bagel-Trah is Partner and Director of Antiinfectives Intelligence GmbH. In 2009, she was elected both Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and of the
Shareholders’ committee of Henkel and, therefore, is the first woman to hold this position in a DAX-company. She holds several additional mandates and memberships as e.g. in the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG, in the Central Advisory Board of Commerzbank AG and in the Advisory Board of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG. Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah is married with two children.