Marlehn Thieme

Chairwoman of the Council

President of Welthungerhilfe, Chairwoman of the ZDF Television Council, Member of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)

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. Marlehn Thieme was elected President of Welthungerhilfe by the organisation’s General Assembly in November 2018.

Curriculum Vitae

Schooling

1976
German University-entrance diploma Abitur

Training/studies

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

Professional career

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)

Honorary commitment

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

Since 11/2018
President of Welthungerhilfe