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"The Energiewende has reduced the costs of green energy severely. It thus is competitive internationally and contributes to achieve global sustainability goals without additional CO2 emissions."

Alexander Müller, Member of the Council

Marlehn Thieme, Chairwoman of the Council

Chairwoman of the Council, Member of the Council of Lutheran Churches in Germany (EKD)

Sustainability requires that decisions be made - not in the distant future, but now.

Marlehn Thieme
Born in 1957
Married, 2 daughters

Place of residence
Bad Soden


1964-1967 Elementary school "am Stadtpark" in Lübeck
Katharineum zu Lübeck


1976-1982 Studies in law and social sciences in Freiburg/Brs. and Bonn, diverse practical training periods in business and banks
1982 Co-Director of ZEDA Ranch Inc., Nevada U.S.A.
1983-1986 Junior barrister training at the OLG (Upper Regional Court) Hamburg
2nd state law examination

Professional career

1986 Deutsche Bank AG traineeship, Remscheid, Wuppertal, Milan
1988 Central personnel Department, Frankfurt, basic questions, personnel and management concepts amongst other things, on the compatibility of family and career organisation development
1995-2001 Managing Director of Deutsche Bank Foundation Alfred Herrhausen "Help towards Self-help"
2001 Private banking, Manager of Marketing, Inheritance and Foundation Management
2003 Private Wealth Management, Dep. Manager of Marketing and Communication
2005 - 2013        Director in the business division of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)/Corporate Citizenship
2008 - 2013 Employee representative in the board of Deutsche Bank AG
Since Feb. 2012
Chairwoman of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)
Since 2015 Chairwoman of the supervisory board of the Bank for Church and Diakonia (KD-Bank)
Since 2015 Member of the Hightech Forum
Since 2015 Member of the national platform Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Germany
Since Dec. 2015 Member of the supervisory board of the Protestant Association for Media Communication (Gemeinschaftswerk der Evangelischen Publizistik, GEP)

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Marlehn Thieme

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