Christoph Schmitz

Member of the Supervisory Board since November 7, 2023, appointed until the shareholders' meeting 2028, Member of the federal executive board ver.di federal administration, Berlin.

Christoph Schmitz, Member of the Supervisory Board Deutschen Telekom.

Member of the Supervisory Board Deutschen Telekom.

Year of birth: 1965
Place of birth: Kevelaer
Nationality: German

Career history:

Since 2019

National Executive Board, Unified Service Sector Union, ver.di, Berlin, Head of Department A Financial Services, Communication and Technology, Culture, Supply and Disposal and for the self-employed groups

2015 – 2019

Head of Policy in Department 1 and Secretary of the Federal Executive Board, ver.di, Berlin

2009 – 2015

Head of the Media Department in ver.di, Berlin

2006 – 2009

Press spokesperson and Head of the Media Department at the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary group Bundestag, Be

2001 - 2006

Editor and chief reporter (from 2004) at the BILD capital city office in Berlin

1993 - 2001

Daily newspaper editor (local, regional, political news, parliamentary editorial office Berlin), Rheinische Post Düsseldorf

Education and training:

1991 – 1993

Traineeship, Rheinische Post Düsseldorf

1985 – 1991

Studied German language and literature, musicology, medieval and modern history at the University of Cologne 

1984 - 1985

Basic military service


A-levels at the Kardinal-von-Galen-Gymnasium Kevelaer

Expertise/Professional focal points:
Economic, financial and social policy, press and public relations as well as union representation.

Seats on the supervisory bodies of other companies:
AXA Konzern AG, Köln
E.ON SE, Essen, debuty chairman of the Supervisory Board (until December 31, 2023)
Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen GmbH, Recklinghausen

Member of comparable supervisory bodies of companies in Germany or abroad:

Telekom and Kinexon with new technology to combat Covid-19

Supervisory board

The supervisory board of Deutsche Telekom Group.