Dr. Donatus Kaufmann
Member of the Executive Board
Born 1962, Dr. Kaufmann studied Law, History and Political Science at the Universities of Göttingen, Bonn and Paris-Sorbonne/France; 1st and 2nd State Law Degree in Düsseldorf and Hamburg; Licence d’Histoire of the University of Paris-Sorbonne/France; Doctorate in International Commercial Law; Admission to the German Bar.
Responsible for the regions North America and Western Europe
From 1996 until 1999 Dr. Kaufmann was Legal Counsel and Regulatory Advisor at the telecom companies VEBACOM GmbH / o.tel.o communications GmbH & Co.
From 1999 until 2002 he was Director Legal, Regulatory Affairs and Contract Management and General Counsel Germany at Esprit Telecom/Global Telesystems. In addition he was member of the Executive Committee Germany.
In June 2002 he started working for the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH until the beginning of 2011 in different leadership roles with global responsibilities, amongst others as Head of Corporate Division Law, Trademarks, Insurance, Real Estate and Group General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer. He also was head of Family Office of the group’s owner family.
Since February 2011 he worked for Metro AG as Group General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer and since November 2012 as Head of Corporate Special Projects and Executive Advisor to the corporate board.
Since February 2014 he is member of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp and responsible for compliance and legal.