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Stefan Thiele

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Stefan Thiele is Head of the global Energy Practice and the Stuttgart office of Egon Zehnder. He has a focus on Board and Executive searches as well as on Leadership Services. His spikes are in the Energy Industry and Sports Management.

It’s exciting to walk down a shop floor and feel the energy of production. I love creating high-performing teams and finding the perfect candidate for a position.

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Stefan Thiele was Managing Director at Terra Firma Capital Partners, a PE firm, where he was responsible for the energy portfolio companies. Previously, he was, among other things, CEO of EnBW Erneuerbare Energien GmbH, CEO of EnBW Vertriebs- und Servicegesellschaft mbH as well as an advisor at VDEW e.V. – now BDEW e.V. He has served as a Member and Chairman of ten different Supervisory Boards of energy companies in the United States and Europe.

Stefan Thiele studied at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH) and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. During his studies, he focused on energy economics. Prior to that, he completed an apprenticeship as an Energy Plant Electronics Technician at Veba Kraftwerke Ruhr AG, now Uniper.

Stefan Thiele leitet die globale Energie Praxisgruppe sowie das Stuttgarter Büro von Egon Zehnder. Sein Fokus liegt auf Vorstands- und Geschäftsführungsbesetzungen sowie Leadership Services. Seine Schwerpunkte liegen in den Bereichen Energiewirtschaft und Sportmanagement.

Bevor er zu Egon Zehnder kam, war Stefan Thiele Managing Director bei Terra Firma Capital Partners, einem PE-Unternehmen, bei dem er die Energie-Portfolio-Unternehmen global verantwortete. Zuvor war er unter anderem Sprecher der Geschäftsführung der EnBW Erneuerbare Energien GmbH und Sprecher der Geschäftsführung der EnBW Vertriebs- und Servicegesellschaft mbH sowie Referent bei der VDEW e.V. – heute BDEW e.V. Er war in zehn verschiedenen Aufsichtsräten von Energieversorgungsunternehmen in den Vereinigten Staaten und Europa als Mitglied oder Vorsitzender tätig.

Stefan Thiele studierte an der Technischen Universität Aachen (RWTH) und erwarb den Titel eines Diplom-Elektroingenieurs. Während seines Studiums befasste er sich schwerpunktmäßig mit dem Thema Energiewirtschaft. Zuvor absolvierte er eine Ausbildung zum Energieanlagen-Elektroniker bei der Veba Kraftwerke Ruhr AG, heute Uniper.

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