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Donatus Kaufmann to leave executive board of Thyssenkrupp

Christian Fernsby | Essen, Germany | August 9, 2019
Donatus KaufmannDonatus Kaufmann reached an agreement with the supervisory board to end his mandate as a member of the executive board of Thyssenkrupp by mutual agreement from September 30, 2019.
From 1996 until 1999 Dr. Kaufmann was Legal Counsel and Regulatory Advisor at the telecom companies VEBACOM GmbH communications GmbH and Co.

From 1999 until 2002 he was Director Legal, Regulatory Affairs and Contract Management and General Counsel Germany at Esprit Telecom/Global Telesystems.

In addition he was member of the Executive Committee Germany.

In June 2002 Dr. Kaufmann started working for the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH until the beginning of 2011 in different leadership roles with global responsibilities, amongst others as Head of Corporate Division Law, Trademarks, Insurance, Real Estate and Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

Dr. Kaufmann also was head of Family Office of the group’s owner family.

Since February 2011 he worked for Metro AG as Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer and since November 2012 as Head of Corporate Special Projects and Executive Advisor to the corporate board.

Since February 2014 Dr. Kaufmann is member of the Executive Board of Thyssenkrupp and responsible for legal, compliance and technology, innovation and sustainability.

Furthermore, Dr. Kaufmann has the responsibility for the regions North America and Western Europe.