Chairwoman of the Council, Member of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Chairwoman of the ZDF Television Council
Marlehn Thieme has been a member of the Council of the Evangelical Church (EKD) in Germany since 2003. Having joined the German Council for Sustainable Development in 2004, she held the position of deputy chairwoman from 2010 to 2012 before becoming chairperson in 2012. She was reelected in 2013 and 2016. A trained lawyer, she was employed at the Deutsche Bank AG from 1986 to the end of 2013 as Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and as a member of its Supervisory Board. Marlehn Thieme chairs the Supervisory Board of the Bank für Kirche und Diakonie (KD Bank) and also the Television Council that oversees ZDF, a German public television broadcaster. Ms Thieme is a member of the High-Tech Forum which serves the German Government as a key advisory group on innovation policy. She is also a member of the National Platform Education for Sustainable Development.
1976 German University-entrance diploma Abitur
1976-1982 Studies in law and social sciences in Freiburg/Brs. and Bonn
1982 Co-Director of ZEDA Ranch Inc., Nevada U.S.A.
1986 2nd state law examination, Hamburg
1986 – 2013 Deutsche Bank AG, Managing Director of Deutsche Bank Foundation, Director in the business division of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and member of the supervisory board
Since 2015 Chairwoman of the supervisory board of the Bank for Church and Diakonia (KD-Bank)
Since 2003 Member of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)
Since 2004 Member of the ZDF Television Council; since 2016 Chairwoman
Since 2004 Member of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)
2010 – 2012 Deputy Chairwoman of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)
Since 2012 Chairwoman of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE), re-election in 2013 and 2016
Since 2015 Member of the Hightech Forum
Since 2015 Member of the National Platform Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Germany
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