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, manufacturing companies and sport management. Stefan is also active in the firm’s Family Business Advisory as well as Private Equity Practice.
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.
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 global renewable energy investments. Previously, he was CEO at EnBW Renewable Energy GmbH and CEO at EnBW Energy and Service Sales GmbH, where he led renewables energy projects, energy sales, and marketing activities. Earlier, he was an Advisor with the German Association of Power Supplying Companies, today known as BDEW e.V. He has served as a board member or chairman of several energy companies in the United States and Europe.
Stefan has an MSc from the Technical University of Aachen, with a focus on energy economics. He also completed a multiyear apprenticeship as a Power Plant Electrician at Veba Kraftwerke Ruhr AG, today know as E.ON. When not working, he enjoys old cars, playing and watching sports, and traveling with his wife and two children.