Stefan Thiele Egon Zehnder, Stuttgart
Stefan Thiele, based in Stuttgart, provides a range of services including executive and board search, management appraisals, and leadership consulting. He is active in Egon Zehnder’s global Industrial Practice, with a focus on energy and manufacturing companies. Stefan is also active in the firm’s Family Business Advisory as well as Private Equity Practice. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Stefan was Managing Director at Terra Firma Capital Partners, a private equity company based in London, where he was in charge of renewable energy investments globally.
Previous roles include Speaker of the Executive Board at EnBW Renewable Energy GmbH, based in Stuttgart and Hamburg, where Stefan worked on development, construction, and operations of wind-, hydro- and PV power generation, including the first commercial wind offshore power plant in the Baltic Sea. As Speaker of the Executive Board of EnBW Energy Sales and Services GmbH, he led all energy sales and marketing activities, pursuing a multi-brand-strategy in six European countries. Earlier, Stefan was an Advisor with the German Association Of Power Supplying Companies (VDEW e.V.), today known as BDEW e.V., dealing with energy market liberalization, international market developments, and regulatory framework issues. He has served as a board member or chairman of energy companies in the US and in Europe.
Stefan earned an M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing.) at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH), with a focus on energy economics. Before that, he completed a multi-year training and apprenticeship program as a Power Plant Electrician at Veba Kraftwerke Ruhr AG, today know as E.ON.