Margret Suckale

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Member of the Supervisory Board since September 28, 2017, appointed until the shareholders' meeting 2023, former member of the Board of Executive Directors of 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:

2011 - May 2017

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


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


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


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


Head of Central Staff Units, Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin


Head of Legal Division, Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin


Joint Venture Mobil/BP, Integration Team, Mobil Europe Ltd., London


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


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

Education and training:


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


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


Second state examination in Law

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:
- Personnel Committee
- Technology & Innovation Committee

Seats on the supervisory bodies of other companies:
- DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA, Frankfurt*
- HeidelbergCement AG, Heidelberg*
- Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg*