Member of the Supervisory Board since April 7, 2022, appointed until the shareholders' meeting 2026, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Finance, Berlin.

Katja Hessel

Member of the Supervisory Board.

Year of birth: 1972
Place of birth: Nuremberg
Nationality: German

Career history:

Since 2021

Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance 

2020 – 2021

Chair of the Bundestag’s finance committee

2017 – 2021

Member of the Bundestag’s finance committee alternate member of the Bundestag’s transport committee Since 

Since 2017

Member of the German Bundestag

2008 – 2013

Member of the Bavarian State Parliament
Member of the Bavarian state government as state secretary for economic affairs, infrastructure, transport, and technology

2002 – 2007

Member of the Nürnberger Land district council 

Since 2002

Tax advisor

Since 1999

Lawyer and member of the Free Democratic Party (FDP)

Education and training:


Second state examination in law

1991 – 1996

Studied law at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg


Graduated from secondary school (Johannes-Scharrer-Gymnasium) in Nuremberg

Expertise/Professional focal points:
Law, esp. tax law; tax, fiscal and monetary policy; capital market; federal financial relationships; digitalization; control of corporations (various former seats, e.g., chair of the supervisory board of Hafen Nürnberg-Roth GmbH, deputy member of the board of directors of Landesbank Bayern, member of the supervisory board of NürnbergMesse and Airport Nürnberg).

Seats on the Deutsche Telekom supervisory bodies:
- General Committee
- Strategy, ESG and Innovation Committee
- Nomination Committee
- Mediation Committee

- No other seats -