Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lehner

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Member of the Supervisory Board since April 17, 2008, appointed until the shareholders' meeting 2022, Chairman of the Supervisory Board since April 25, 2008.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lehner, Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom

Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom

Year of birth: 1946
Place of birth: Düsseldorf
Nationality: German

Career history:

2008 - 2021

Member of the Shareholders' Committee, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf

2000 – 2008

CEO, Henkel KGaA, Düsseldorf

1995 – 2000

Member of the Board of Management (Finance), Henkel KGaA

1991 – 1994

Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Henkel, Hong Kong, China

1987 – 1990

Head of Controlling/Finance, Henkel KGaA, Düsseldorf

1983 – 1986

Head of Controlling, Friedrich Krupp GmbH, Essen

1981 – 1982

Head of Taxes/Financial Statements, Henkel KGaA, Düsseldorf

1975 – 1980

Auditor, KPMG, Düsseldorf

Education and training:


Tax advisor/Auditor


Doctorate, Dr. rer. pol., Technical University of Darmstadt


Degree in Engineering/Degree in Industrial Engineering, Technical University of Darmstadt

Expertise/Professional focal points
Member of supervisory bodies of global companies in the energy, automobile, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and manufacturing industries

Seats on the Deutsche Telekom supervisory bodies:
- General Committee, Chairman
- Personnel Committee
- Nomination Committee, Chairman
- Mediation Committee, Chairman​​​​​

Seats on the supervisory bodies of other companies:
- Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Stuttgart*