Prof. Dr Horst Teltschik

CV as per end of term

Personal Data

Nationality: German
Year of Birth: June 14, 1940


  • 1960
    High School Diploma („Abitur“), Tegernsee/Upper Bavaria
  • 1960-1962
    Military service German armed forces, reserve First lieutenant
  • 1967
    Diploma in Political Science from Free University Berlin.
    Majored in Political Science, Contemporary History and International Law
  • 1968-1970
    Assistant Professor at Otto-Suhr-Institute, Free University Berlin

Professional career

  • 1970-1972
    Head of the International Policy and Intra-German Relations Group at the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Federal Headquarters, Bonn
  • 1972-1976
    Executive Ministerial Counsellor to the Prime Minister Rhineland-Palatinate State Chancellery
  • 1977-1982
    Chief of Staff of the Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, German Bundestag, Bonn
  • 1982-1990
    Ministerial Director at the Federal Chancellery, Head of the Directorate-General for Foreign and Intra-German Relations, Development Policy, External Security
  • 1983-1990
    Deputy Chief of Staff of the Federal Chancellery
  • 1991-1992
    CEO of the Bertelsmann Foundation
  • 1993-2000
    Member of the Board of Management of BMW Group, Economic and Governmental Affairs (Public Affairs)
  • 1993-2003
    Chairman of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
  • 2000-2003
    Representative of the Board of Management of BMW for Central- and Eastern Europe, Asia and Middle East
  • 2003-2006
    President Boeing Germany

Other memberships

  • 1991-2003
    Member of the German-Japanese Dialogue Forum (an inter-governmental institution)
  • 1992-2003
    Member of the German-Indian Consultative Group (an inter-governmental institution)
  • 1992-2002
    Honorary Consul General of the Republic of India for Bavaria and Thuringia
  • since 1999
    Chairman of the Munich Conference on Security Policy
  • 1994-2003
    Chairman of the German-Chinese Steering Committee for Infra-Structure-Projects
  • 2000-2007
    Member of the University Council of the Munich Academy of Arts
  • since 2000
    Member of the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York
    Member of the Senat of the “Deutsche Nationalstiftung” (Founder: Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt)
    Member of the Presidium of the German Council on Foreign Relations
    Member of the SWP Council of German Institute for International and Security Affairs
    Member of the Presidiumof the “Wirtschaftsbeirat der Union”
  • 1991
    Honorary Doctorate of the University of Budapest
  • 1997
    Honorary Doctorate of the Sogang University, Seoul
  • 1993-2003
    President of the Society of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (Chief Conductor James Levine)
    Member of Supervisory Boards and International Advisory Boards of several German, British and American Companies
  • 1996-2007
    Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at Technische Universität Munich
  • since 2002
    President of the German-Israelian Business Society (DIW)
  • 2003
    Honorary Professor at Technical University Munich, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • 2005
    SCOPUS Award of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem