Management Board

Management Board

Dr. Ben J. Lipps

Chairman until December 31, 2012

Dr. Ben J. Lipps (72) was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of Fresenius Medical Care from 1999 until December 31, 2012. 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.

Rice Powell

Chairman since January 1, 2013

Rice Powell (57) is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board effective January 1, 2013. Prior to that, he was Vice Chairman of the Management Board and Member of the Management Board responsible for the region North America from 2010 to 2012. 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. and Biogen Inc. in the U.S.

Michael Brosnan

Finance

Michael Brosnan (57) 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

Asia-Pacific

Roberto Fusté (60) 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 (57) is Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America (EMEALA). He is also Global Chief Strategist. After completing his studies in Bioengineering, he lectured at several biomedical institutions in Milan. He continues to be involved in research and development activities, including the Danube University in Krems, Austria, at which he holds a position as honory senator. 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.

Ronald Kuerbitz

North America

Ronald Kuerbitz (53) is Chief Executive Officer for North America effective January 1, 2013. He joined Fresenius Medical Care in 1997 and served recently as Executive Vice President for Market Development and Administration for Fresenius Medical Care North America. He has 20 years of experience in the health care field, having held positions in law, compliance, business development, government affairs and operations. Since 2011 Ronald Kuerbitz has served as Chairman of Kidney Care Partners, Washington D.C. He is a graduate of Albion College and received his juris doctor degree from the Yale Law School.

Dr. Rainer Runte

Global Law, Compliance, Intellectual Property,
Corporate Business Development,
and Labor Relations Director Germany

Dr. Rainer Runte (53) 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 more than 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

Production

Kent Wanzek (53) was appointed Chief Executive Officer 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.