Wolfgang Heinz Büchele is a German businessperson who has been at the head of 11 different companies. Presently, he occupies the position of Chairman-Supervisory Board for Gelita AG, Chairman of Ost-Ausschuss Der Deutschen Wirtschaft, Chairman-Supervisory Board at EPOTECH AG, Chairman-Supervisory Board for Merck KGaA, Member-Partners Board at E. Merck KG (a subsidiary of Merck KGaA) and Chief Executive Officer for Exyte AG. Dr. Büchele is also on the board of Kemira Oyj (former Chief Executive Officer & Director), Kemianteollisuus ry and KMW + NEXTER Defense Systems NV and Member of Alumni der Studienstiftung eV, Partner at Wegmann Unternehmens-Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Member of Rotary International Distrikt 1860, Council Member at Technische Universität München, Member of Baden Badener Unternehmergespräche and Member-Partners Board at E. Merck KG.
He previously held the position of President-Fine Chemicals Division at BASF SE, Chief Executive Officer & Director at BorsodChem Zrt., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Linde GmbH, Chairman-Supervisory Board of BASF Drucksysteme GmbH, Chief Executive Officer at M+W Group GmbH and Managing Director at First Chemical Holding Vagyonkezelo Kft.
He received a doctorate and an undergraduate degree from Universität Ulm.