born in 1967, is Board Member for Legal and Corporate Affairs and thus the Chief Legal Officer of Telefónica Germany. In addition to areas such as compliance or the company's regulatory work, her responsibilities also include relations with authorities and government agencies. She studied in Saarbrücken and took her second state examination at the Zweibrücken/Pfalz Higher Regional Court.
Sabine Eckhardt, born in 1972, is one of the most influential female managers in Germany. Since May 2020, she has been CEO for Central Europe at the international real estate group JLL, which employs 93,000 people. She studied German language and literature and philosophy and previously worked for the media group ProSiebenSat.1 for 14 years, where she was one of the few female members of the executive board of a DAX-listed company. She is regarded as a sales and marketing specialist and has extensive experience in the digital transformation of companies.
Martin Eisenhut, born in 1963, finds Digitalization changes everything and at the same time offers huge opportunities. Nevertheless, it must not be an end in itself and must offer added value. Since the end of 2016, Eisenhut, who holds a doctorate in natural sciences, has been Managing Director at Kearney, responsible for business in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He looks back on almost 25 years in the consulting business and has held positions at Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman and Deloitte.
born 1981, is co-founder of the German technology manufacturer Myra Security. Since 2013, the company has been using its services to protect websites from attacks from the Internet. Among its customers are the car rental company Sixt and the mail order company Baur. Politicians also rely on Kaffsack's services: He protects the websites of the German government and took care of the security of the online presence at the G7 summit in Elmau. In his job, Kaffsack is on the move globally, from Silicon Valley to London.
Fabian Kienbaum, born in 1984, has been at the head of the personnel consultancy Kienbaum Consultants for four years. He studied business administration and then moved to the European Business School in Paris. After starting his career in a London management consultancy, he joined the Cologne-based family business in his late twenties.
He counters the dusty image of a tax consultant and auditor with an electric guitar of the Squier brand. Robert Mayr, born in Munich in 1966, has a degree in business administration, a doctorate, worked at the Berlin Treuhandanstalt and later at the auditing firm Deloitte. In the meantime, however, the hobby musician, who also jams with his employees from time to time, lives in Nuremberg: Since 2016 he has been CEO of the software house and IT service provider DATEV.
Hermann J. Merkens, born in 1966, is probably what you would call an old hand. The current Chairman of the Management Board of Aareal Bank has been in business since 1985, when he was still with Deutsche Bank. After a short stopover at Deutsche Interhotel Holding, he found his way to Aareal Bank as early as 1999 and joined the Management Board there in 2003. He has also been Chairman of the Management Board there for around four years.
Ursula Morgenstern, born in 1965, has been in the IT business for more than 20 years. As Head of Atos in Central Europe, she manages the local business of the IT service provider with a total of 15,000 employees. In addition to painting and traveling, the promotion of women is her hobby. Her credo: "The digital transformation requires a completely new way of thinking."
among others with Sophie Boissard, Martin Brudermüller, Armin Laschet and Wolfgang Ischinger
among others with Sabine Eckhardt, Holger Engelmann, Fabian Kienbaum and Oliver Steil
among others with Saskia Biskup, Arndt Rolfs and Friedrich von Bohlen
among others with Renate Künast, Christine Lambrecht and Philipp Welte
among others with Valentina Daiber, Paul Kaffsack and Christian Miele
among others with Simone Bagel-Trah, Alexander Birken and Stephan Sturm
among others with Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Andrea Illy, Ursula Morgenstern, Sigrid Nikutta, Carla Reemtsma and Markus Steilemann
among others with Fabio de Masi, Felix Hufeld and Carola Gräfin von Schmettow
“30 years of reunion” – in the Hotel Adlon with Lars Dittrich, Gregor Gysi and Katharina Witt
at the Museum of Communication with dinner speech followed by a talk with the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis
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The SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel Salon brings the Wirtschaftsgipfel community together throughout the year and discusses selected topics in a salon atmosphere.