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Sattelberger, Thomas

Thomas Sattelberger, born in 1949, can look back on nearly four decades of experience in management, human resource management and corporate transformation. His career in politics started in 2017.

After his studies in Business Administration and nearly 20 years of management experience at the Daimler-Benz AG, his path led him to the executive board of Lufthansa German Airlines. From 2003 until 2007 he was the Chief Human Resources Officer on the board of Continental AG. From May 2007 till May 2012 he held the same position at Deutsche Telekom AG. He is considered to be the leading German human resource manager. In 1997 he founded the Lufthansa School of Business, the first corporate university in the German speaking region. He shaped the internationalization of the staff at Continental AG as well as large transformation projects at Deutsche Telekom. He introduced, for example, the 30% quota for women there at the management level and played a huge part to set the ball rolling this way in German society. He is also a vehement critic for nearly twenty years of the MBA-training following the Anglo-American model and has authored and edited more than 10 books on strategic human resources management and business transformation. He currently focuses on various civil and political projects and serves as Chairman of the Zeppelin University Foundation as well as for the German Employers’ and Industry Associations BDA / BDI initiative ‚MINT – Creating Future ‘among other things. He was the CEO of HR-Alliance, is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management and former longtime Vice President of the European Foundation for Management & Development and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Faurecia Automotive.  He was elected Member of Parliament in Germany in September 2017.