Richard Pott

Chair of Supervisory Board at Covestro

Dr. Richard Pott, born 1953, obtained his doctorate degree in physics at the University of Cologne, and joined Bayer AG Central Research Department in Uerdingen in 1984. After holding a number of functions and management positions in Research and Development, Corporate Organization, Strategic Planning, Corporate Planning and Controlling at Bayer AG he was appointed Head of the Business Unit Specialty Products before he finally served as a member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG from 2002 to 2013 with responsibility for Strategy and Human Resources. Pott was Labor Director of Bayer AG and was responsible for the regions Americas, Africa and Middle East. Pott is a member of the supervisory boards of Freudenberg SE, Schott AG and Covestro Deutschland AG (Chairman). He is also Chairman of the University Council of the University of Cologne.


  • Chair of Supervisory Board

    Current role

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