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Jürgen R. THUMANN President, BUSINESSEUROPE, Brussels


1960 Business Administration degree in import export training; General Partner, Thumann Stahl-Service Center in Schwelm
1966 Hille & Müller Group, Düsseldorf, CEO and Managing Partner
1975 General Partner and Chairman of the Managing Board, Hille & Müller Group, an international strip steel manufacturer
1978 Founded Heitkamp & Thumann KG, Düsseldorf, General Partner of the holding.
  Heitkamp & Thumann is a group of 21 medium-sized enterprises with approx. 2,300 employees in Europe, Asia and North America. The Group is a leading global partner for the supply of world
  class precision formed components in both metal and plastic
1991-2005 President of the Federation of Steel and Metal Processing Industries (WSM)
since 1991 Member of the BDI Presidential Board
1998 Resignation as General Partner of the Heitkamp & Thumann KG; since then: Chair of the Shareholders` Committee
2000-2005 Chairman of the BDI Committee for Competition Policy
2001-2005 President of the German Equestrian Federation (FN)
2005-2008 President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI)
since 2008 Co-Chair of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD)
since 2009 President of BUSINESSEUROPE; Vice President BDI; Shareholder and Chair of the Supervisory Board of Heitkamp BauHolding GmbH, Herne


Chairman and member of a number of supervisory boards, advisory committees and boards of trustees