Stephen Catling

Mr. Stephen Catling was born in 1965 in Bungay, Suffolk, Great Britain. Mr. Catling studied Nutritional Science and Food Technology at the University of Reading. He gained specialist knowledge of biotechnological food ingredients and graduated in 1987 (BSc, First Class Honors). Mr. Catling began his employment with Kraft General Foods between 1987 and 1991. He subsequently worked for Danisco A/S (today Dupont) from 1991 to 2003, including as Business Manager/Sales Director UK from 1997 to 1999, and subsequently as Divisional Director Flavors from 1999 to 2003. From 2003 to 2014, he was CEO of Associated British Foods (ABF) plc, where he led the ingredients business division.

Since 2014, Stephen Catling has advised investors and entrepreneurs on food ingredients and related specialty chemicals as Managing Director of SJ Catling Ltd, particularly with regard to the use of equity capital for start-ups, mergers and acquisitions. In addition to this, Stephen Catling is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of FoodCycle, UK, a not-for-profit association in the UK.

Mr. Catling has been a member of the BRAIN Biotech AG Supervisory Board since October 14, 2020 and is appointed until the end of the AGM in FY 2024/25.

Further memberships of statutory Supervisory Boards in Germany:

  • None

Further memberships in comparable German and foreign Supervisory Boards:

  • Chairman of the Board at Cambridgeshire Community Foundation in the UK (since October 2021)

Independent within the meaning of Section C.6, C.7 and C.9 of the German Corporate Governance Code:


Last update: March 2023

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