Thomas Sattelberger was born in 1949 in Munderkingen, the smallest town in the Alb-Donau-Kreis in Baden-Württemberg. He was taught judgement, differentiation and understanding of differing cultures and mentalities early in his life. Also in his early years, he started speech classes and won debate contests on political topics. This put him on track for his career that followed. He took his first steps as a politician, by leading a student organisation in Stuttgart. With his engagement he stood against authoritarian views and organisations and this phase has shaped his life until this day.
So even now, Thomas Sattelberger wishes for Germany to break out of complacency, contentment and comfort in order to break through common concepts, patterns and ideological barriers.
A little later in his life, Thomas lived through an even more rebellious phase and got involved with various left leaning and communist organisations. After he properly started his career at Daimler Benz, though, he soon realised that the free market economy might not be a paradise for everyone, but the only proper foundation for a society.
On his career path, he occupied various top positions where he lead educational projects with Daimler-Benz, headed Lufthansa’s executive staff and employee development, was the chief Human Resources officer with Continental and Deutsche Telekom and finally became a part of the FDP. Since 2017 he has also occupied a seat in the Bundestag and been responsible for the FDP’s department for research, innovation and education.
Attend the 32nd EBS Symposium and learn more about Thomas Sattelberger and his success story.