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Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke

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Member of the Supervisory Board since April 22, 2015, appointed until the shareholders' meeting 2020, CEO & President of Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke, Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom

Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom


Year of birth: 1957
Place of birth: Greiz
Nationality: German

Career history:

2011Chairman of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG
2000Member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, (2008–2010) and Chairman of the Management Board of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
1999Head of the Medical Technology business group at Carl Zeiss
1998Head of the Microsurgery products division at Carl Zeiss
1995Head of the Geodetic Systems products division at Carl Zeiss
1992Research scientist and subsequently Development Director, Surgical Microscopes at Carl Zeiss
1990Invited Visiting Scientist at the IBM Research Center, Yorktown Heights (USA)
1989Laboratory director at the Max Born Institute, Berlin
1986Research assistant at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena

Education and training:

1994Business Degree at the GSBA Business School, Zürich
1988Doctorate in Science
1986Doctorate in the Natural Sciences
1983Degree in physics from Friedrich Schiller University in Jena

Expertise/Professional focal points:
Strategic corporate development, research and technology in the fields of optoelectronics and photonics, innovation management and value-based management, broad business management experience. Since 2009: Adjunct professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, guest lecturer at renowned international research and education institutions. 2014: Appointed to the German Council of Science and Humanities.

Seats on the Deutsche Telekom supervisory bodies:
- Audit Committee

Seats on the supervisory bodies of other companies:
- Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena, Chairman of the Supervisory Board*
- Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Jena, Chairman of the Supervisory Board*
- Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH, Oberkochen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board*
- Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Oberkochen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board*
- Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf
- Robert Bosch GmbH, Suttgart

Member of comparable supervisory bodies of companies in Germany or abroad:
- Carl Zeiss Inc., Thornwood, USA, Chairman of the Board of Directors*
- Carl Zeiss India (Bangalore) Private Ltd., Bangalore, India, Chairman of the Board of Directors*
- Carl Zeiss Pte. Ltd., Singapore, Singapore, Member of the Board of Directors*
- Carl Zeiss Pty. Ltd., North Ryde, Australia, Chairman of the Board of Directors*
- Carl Zeiss Pty. Ltd., Randburg, South Africa, Chairman of the Board of Directors*

* Supervisory board seats in companies that are part of the same group, as defined in § 100 (2) Sentence 2 AktG (German Stock Corporation Act).

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