On February 18, our guests Annalena Baerbock, Federal Chairwoman of BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN, and Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Lufthansa, joined Martin Eisenhut, CEO of Kearney, to discuss the tensions between climate and business and how to reconcile them.
Marc Beise, born in Mainz in 1959, has been working for the Süddeutsche Zeitung since 1999, initially as deputy head of the business editorial department. In 2007 he became its head. He manages the department together with Ulrich Schäfer. He learned journalism at the Offenbach-Post, where his last position was head of the politics, economics and news department. He later wrote for the Handelsblatt for four years, most recently as head of the Economic Policy department. He studied law and economics in Frankfurt, Lausanne and Tübingen and received his doctorate on the World Trade Organization. He is the author of five economics books. His most recent publication is "Deutschland digital - Unsere Antwort auf das Silicon Valley" (2016).
Annalena Baerbock, born in 1980, grew up near Hanover and studied political science with a minor in public law in Hamburg from 2000 onwards, then moved to London. In 2005, she became a member of BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN, and later also became involved in Brandenburg state politics. In 2018, she was elected co-chair of DIE GRÜNEN together with Robert Habeck. Baerbock was the candidate for chancellor in the 2021 federal election, but the party ended up in third place after the SPD and the CDU/CSU.
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 in 1966, he has been at the helm of the Lufthansa Group since 1 May 2014. The industrial engineer and Airbus A320 captain began his career in management in 1994. Before becoming CEO, he headed the flight business under the Lufthansa brand for three years. Spohr is responsible, among other things, for setting up the low-cost division Eurowings. Getting Lufthansa through the Corona pandemic, in which air traffic temporarily collapsed, is his biggest task to date.
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The SZ-Wirtschaftsgipfel Salon took place virtually on February 18, 2021. We broadcast the talk live from the Panorama Lounge of the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich. The last salons have taken place in Munich, Frankfurt am Main and Berlin, among other places.