Dr. Bernd Scheifele

Chairman of the Managing Board since 2005 until January 2020

Personal Data

Place of birth: Freiburg, Germany
Date of birth: 5 May 1958
Marital status: married, four children


Dr. Bernd Scheifele was born on 5 May 1958 in Freiburg. He studied law at the Universities of Freiburg and Dijon. Following the First State Exam, he received a Fulbright scholarship for United States and completed the Master’s Degree Program with Master of Laws (LLM) in 1984.


After the Second State Exam, Dr. Scheifele worked with the renowned law firm Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch at its headquarters in Stuttgart from 1988 to 1994. In his function as attorney he prepared the incorporation of Phoenix Pharmahandel AG & Co KG, Mannheim/Germany. On 1 October 1994, he was appointed Chairman of Phoenix. As of 1 February 2005 until 31 January 2020, Dr. Scheifele has been Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement. In the Managing Board, Dr. Scheifele has had the direct responsibility for Strategy and Development, Communication & Investor Relations, Human Resources, Legal, Compliance, and Internal Audit.