Professor Dr Klaus Mangold was born in 1943 in Germany. He studied law and economics at the universities of Munich, Geneva, Paris, London, Heidelberg and Mainz. After his studies, Prof. Mangold held various positions in the German industry sector. From 1983 to 1990, he was Chairman and member of the board of management of Rhodia AG, a subsidiary of the former Rhône-Poulenc-Group. From 1991 to 1994, he was Chairman of the Executive Board of Quelle AG. From 1995 to 2003, he was member of the Executive Board of DaimlerChrysler AG, and during the same period, he was also Chairman of the Executive Board of DaimlerChrysler Services AG. In that capacity he was responsible for the Business Services segment and the Central and Eastern European markets of DaimlerChrysler AG.
Klaus Mangold was a member of the Supervisory Boards of Metro AG and Continental AG, Germany, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Alstom AG, Germany, member of the Supervisory Board of Alstom S.A., France, member of the Supervisory Board of Swarco AG, Austria, as well as member of the global advisory council of Ernst & Young, USA. Until May 2019, he was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TUI AG, Hannover.
From 2000 to 2010, he was Chairman of the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations. Furthermore, until 2019 Klaus Mangold was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rothschild GmbH, Germany, Vice Chairman Rothschild Europe, Paris/London as well as Chairman Rothschild Russia and CIS.
Professor Mangold is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse AG, Munich, a founding member of the Executive Board of the Association of Friends of the Academy of Arts, Berlin and member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Museum. Furthermore, Klaus Mangold is a member of the Supervisory Board of Baiterek National Management Holding JSC, Kazakhstan, as well as Chairman of Mangold Consulting GmbH in Stuttgart, which was founded in 2003.
Klaus Mangold is Honorary Senator of the University of Freiburg and Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Since 2004, he is Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur.