Member of the Supervisory Board since September 28, 2017, appointed until the shareholders' meeting 2027, former Member of the Board of Management, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen.


Margret Suckale, Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom.

Year of birth: 1956
Place of birth: Hamburg
Nationality: German

Career history:

Since 2017

Member of various supervisory boards

2011 - May 2017

Member of the Board of Management responsible for Engineering and Maintenance, Environmental Protection, Health & Safety, European Site & Verbund Management and Human Resources; also Labor Director and Site Director of the Ludwigshafen plant, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

2014 - 2017

President of the German Federation of Chemical Employers’ Associations (BAVC), Wiesbaden

2009 - 2011

Senior Vice President, Global HR – Executive Management & Development, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

2008 - 2009

Member of the Board of Management responsible for HR and Services, Deutsche Bahn Mobility & Logistics AG, Berlin

2005 - 2008

Member of the Board of Management responsible for HR and Services, Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin

2004 - 2005

Head of Central Staff Units, Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin

1997 - 2004

Head of Legal Division, Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin

1993 - 1996

Various positions in human resources for subsidiaries of the Mobil Corporation in Europe, including companies in London (UK), Copenhagen (Denmark), Vienna (Austria), and Hamburg (Germany)

1985 - 1992

Legal Adviser for Marketing, Sales, Contract, Competition, and Antitrust Law, Labor Law, Supply and Distribution, Mobil Oil AG, Hamburg

Education and training:

2001 - 2002

Executive Master of European and International Law, University of St.
Gallen, Switzerland

1999 - 2001

Executive Master of Business Administration from WHU, Vallendar and
the Kellogg School of Management, Illinois (USA)


2nd State Examination in Law, Higher Regional Court of Hamburg 


1st State Examination in Law, Higher Regional Court of Hamburg

1975 - 1980

Studied law at the University of Hamburg

Expertise/Professional focal points:
Management activities and expertise in committee work, particularly as a result of management board activities in two major corporations and committee leadership work (e.g., Bundesarbeitgeberverband Chemie, the German chemical industry employers' association).

HR expertise, in particular in processes for identifying candidates in top management positions and in contractual regulations for managers.

Expertise in the area of ESG, especially due to responsibility for this subject area at a DAX 30 company (incl. role as Head of the Corporate Sustainability Board) and on an association level (Chairwoman of the Committee at the Verband der Chemischen Industrie (VCI, Association of the German Chemical Industry))

Regulatory expertise, in particular in the legal framework regarding corporate governance.

Seats on the Deutsche Telekom supervisory bodies:
- Strategy, ESG and Innovation Committee
- Personnel Committee

Memberships of other supervisory boards required to be formed by law:
- DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA, Frankfurt*
- HeidelbergCement AG, Heidelberg*
- Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg*

Memberships of comparable supervisory bodies of business enterprises in Germany or abroad:
- Greiner AG, Kremsmünster, Austria