Thomas Hermann Rabe is a German businessperson who has been at the helm of 17 different companies. Dr. Rabe is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for Bertelsmann Management SE, Chairman-Supervisory Board at adidas AG and Chief Executive Officer for Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Non-Executive Chairman for Prinovis GmbH & Co. KG, Chairman of Penguin Random House LLC, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at RTL Group SA and Chairman and CEO at Bertelsmann Corporate Services India Pvt Ltd. (which are all subsidiaries of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA). Dr. Rabe is also on the board of Bertelsmann Digital Média Investments SA (former President), Penguin Random House Ltd. and Advanced Customer Relation S à R L.
In his past career Thomas Hermann Rabe occupied the position of Member-Supervisory Board at Symrise AG, Chairman of Ricordi & C SpA, Chairman for Arist Education System LLC, Chief Financial Officer at Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA Chairman-Supervisory Board of arvato AG, Chairman at Bertelsmann, Inc. Chairman for Relias LLC, Chairman-Supervisory Board of Gruner + Jahr GmbH, Chairman-Supervisory Board of BMG Rights Management GmbH and Chief Executive Officer at Bertelsmann Publishing Group, Inc. (which are all subsidiaries of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA), Chairman-Supervisory Board of Druck- & Verlagshaus Hüpke & Sohn Weserland-Verlag GmbH, Chief Financial Officer & Director at Clearstream International SA, Director-Controlling at Treuhandanstalt, Head-Acquisitions at Beteiligungsgesellschaft Neue Zeitung mbH & Co. KG and Associate at White & Case LLP (Belgium).
Dr. Rabe received a doctorate from Universität zu Köln and an MBA from RWTH Aachen University.