Our board

Our board

Peter Hofmann (born in 1960)

Dr. Peter Hofmann (born in 1960) joined the KWS Group in Einbeck in 1994. Dr. Hofmann studied agronomy and phytomedicine at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim and gained his doctorate in the field of seed physiology.

  • Executive Board member since 2014
  • Ressort: Sugarbeet, Vegetables, Cereals, Oilseed Rape/Special Crops & Organic Seeds, Global Marketing & Comunications
  • Degree in Agricultural Sciences, PhD. Dr. agr.

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Nicolás Wielandt (born in 1980)

Nicolás Wielandt (born 1980) joined KWS in 2006. Mr. Wielandt studied agricultural science at the Pontificia University Católica, Santiago, Chile.

  • Executive Board member since 2022
  • Ressort: Corn Europe and South America

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Eva Kienle (born in 1967)

Eva Kienle (born in 1967) has been with KWS since 2013. She completed her training as a bank clerk and studied business administration at the Universities of Reims (France) and Reutlingen, with a focus on financial controlling and international finance. She also earned an Executive MBA from the LSE, NYU and HEC (TRIUM) in 2014. Eva Kienle has some 25 years of experience in the areas of consumer goods, healthcare and retail.

  • Executive Board member since 2013
  • Ressort: Global Finance & Procurement, Global Controlling, Global Transaction Center, Global Legal Services & IP, Global Information Technology, Group Compliance Office, Group Governance & Risk Management
  • Degree in Business Administration, MBA

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Hagen Duenbostel (born in 1970)

Dr. Hagen Duenbostel (born 1970) has been Chief Executive Officer of KWS in Einbeck since January 2015. He laid the foundation for assuming such a position at an early stage in his professional career: After graduating with a degree in business management from the University of Passau in 1995, he gained his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Göttingen.

  • Spokesperson of the Executive Board/Executive Board member since 2003
  • Ressort: Corn China/Asia, Corn North America, Group Strategy
  • Degree in Business Administration, PhD. Dr. rer. pol.

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Felix Büchting (born in 1974)

Dr. Felix Büchting (born in 1974) joined the KWS Group in 2016. He studied agrobiology at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim and agricultural sciences and molecular biology at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, where he gained his doctorate in plant breeding.

  • Board member from 2019
  • Ressort: Research, Breeding, Global Human Ressources, Farming
  • Degree in Agricultural Biology, PhD. Dr. agr.

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