Gunter Thielen

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Gunter Thielen (born 4 August 1942 in Quierschied) is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bertelsmann Foundation.[1][2]

He graduated from RWTH Aachen University, with a PhD, in mechanical engineering and economics.[3] He was a manager at BASF from 1970 to 1976, and a Technical Director, at the Wintershall refinery, from 1976 to 1980.[4]

He was chief executive officer of Arvato AG, from 1985 to 2001. He was CEO of Bertelsmann AG from August 2002[5][6] until January 2008 when he was succeeded by Hartmut Ostrowski.

In 2005, he received the Johns Hopkins University Global Leadership Award.[7] He is on the International Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council.[8]

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  1. ^ "Bertelsmann Foundation | The Board of Trustees". Bertelsmann-stiftung.de. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  2. ^ Gunter Thielen. "Gunter Thielen: Executive Profile & Biography". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Gunter Thielen 1942— Biography - Early success in leadership, Redirecting company policy, Hard line on profits". Referenceforbusiness.com. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Gunter Thielen". Nndb.com. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  5. ^ Luo, Yadong (2007). Global dimensions of corporate governance. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 150–151. ISBN 978-1-4051-3707-2. 
  6. ^ Gumbel, Peter (2004-12-17). "Gunther Thielen: BERTELSMANN". TIME. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  7. ^ The International Who's Who 2011, p. 2058
  8. ^ "Dr. Gunter Thielen | Atlantic Council". Acus.org. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 

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