DR. BEN J. LIPPS
Dr. Ben J. Lipps (70) was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of Fresenius Medical Care in 1999. Prior to that, he was CEO of Fresenius Medical Care North America from 1996 to 1999 and of Fresenius U.S. from 1985 to 1996. He has worked in the field of dialysis for about 40 years. After earning his master’s degree and doctorate in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he led the research team at Dow Chemical that developed the first commercial hollow-fiber artificial kidney at the end of the 1960s.
Deputy Chairman and CEO
for Fresenius Medical Care North America
Rice Powell (55) has been Deputy Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer for Fresenius Medical Care North America since January 1, 2010. He joined Fresenius Medical Care in 1997 and was appointed to the Company’s Management Board and Co-CEO of Fresenius Medical Care North America in January 2004. He has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. From 1978 to 1996, he held various positions, among others at Baxter International Inc., Biogen Inc., and Ergo Sciences Inc. in the U.S.
Michael Brosnan (55) was appointed Chief Financial Officer on January 1, 2010. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Fresenius Medical Care North America for seven years. He joined the Company in 1998 as Vice President of Finance and Administration for Spectra Renal Management, the Company’s laboratory services organization. Subsequently, he assumed several executive functions at Fresenius Medical Care North America. Prior to joining the Company, he held senior financial positions at Polaroid Corporation and was an audit partner at KPMG.
Roberto Fusté (58) is Chief Executive Officer for Asia-Pacific. After completing his studies in Economic Sciences at the University of Valencia, Spain, he founded the company Nephrocontrol S.A. in 1983. After Nephrocontrol was acquired by the Fresenius Group in 1991, he held several senior positions within the Company in the Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions, among others. He was appointed to the Management Board of Fresenius Medical Care in 1999.
DR. EMANUELE GATTI
Europe, Middle East, Africa and
Latin America, and Global Chief Strategist
Dr. Emanuele Gatti (55) is Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America (EMEALA). He is also Global Chief Strategist and responsible for research and development in EMEALA. After completing his studies in Bioengineering, he lectured at several biomedical institutions in Milan. He continues to be involved in research and development activities. He is a visiting professor at the Danube University in Krems, Austria. Emanuele Gatti has been with Fresenius Medical Care since 1989. Before being appointed to the Company’s Management Board in 1997, he was responsible for its dialysis business in Southern Europe.
DR. RAINER RUNTE
Global Law, Compliance, Intellectual
Property, Corporate Business
Development, and Labor Relations
Dr. Rainer Runte (51) is Member of the Management Board responsible for Global Law, Compliance, Intellectual Property and Corporate Business Development. He has also been appointed Labor Relations Director for Germany. He has worked for the Fresenius Group for 20 years. In 1997, he assumed the position of Senior Vice President for Law at Fresenius Medical Care and was appointed to the Management Board in 2002. Before joining the Company, he worked as a scientific assistant in the law department of Goethe University in Frankfurt and as an attorney in a firm specialized in economic law.
Kent Wanzek (51) was appointed Member of the Management Board responsible for Global Manufacturing Operations on January 1, 2010. From 2004 onwards, he was in charge of North American operations for the Renal Therapies Group at Fresenius Medical Care North America. Prior to joining the Company in 2003, he held several senior executive positions at Philips Medical Systems, Perkin Elmer, and Baxter Healthcare Corporation, among others.
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of our Management Board members here.
Information on the ages of the Members of the Management Board as of December 31, 2010.