Speaker profile


  • Dr Klaus Mittelbach
    ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association)


Chemist Ph.D.
Date of birth: June 11, 1956

1976 Abitur (Higher education entrance qualification)
1976 - 1978 Trained as a reserve officer at the Federal Armed Forces
1978 - 1988 Studies: Chemistry at the University of Bonn
Final degree: Ph.D.

Professional Career
1988 - 1992 Association of the German Chemical Industry (VCI)
Research and education policy, foreign trade policy
1992 - 1994 ARDEX GmbH
Policy adviser to the management
1994 - 1996 Printed circuit boards Industry
Managing Director
1996 - 1998 Association of the German Chemical Industry (VCI),
Regional association North-Rhine-Westphalia
Responsible for Environmental Policy
1998 - 2008 Federation of German Industries (BDI) in Berlin
key responsibilities: environmental protection, occupation health and safety, climate change policy and Sustainable Development Head of the Department Environment and Technology
2000 - 2008 econsense - Forum Sustainable Development
A joint project of globally active German companies and organisations as a dialogue platform for Sustainable Development Executive Director and Member of the Board
2007 - 2008 BDI -Initiative “business for climate protection”
Managing Director
2011 - 2013 Chairman of the Board and of the General Assembly of the European association ORGALIME

Current Position
Since 2008 ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association in Frankfurt
Chief Executive Officer

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