Teltschik, Horst - from Czech Republic | Germany

ID: 11015
Organization: AIG
Country of meeting: in the year 2007-2008

Political scientist and economic manager. He was a close confidant of Helmut Kohl and worked as a political official in the Federal Chancellery. From 1999 to 2008, he chaired the Munich Security Conference. After a short academic career (1968-1970), Teltschik turned full-time to politics as a university assistant at Richard Löwenthal's Chair for International Relations at the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science.

From 1991 to 1992, he was Managing Director of the Bertelsmann Stiftung in Gütersloh. From 1993 to 2000, he was a member of the Board of Management of the BMW Group, responsible for the newly created Economics and Politics Division. From 2000 to 2003, he was the Executive Board Representative for Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East. From 1993 to the end of 2003, he served as Chairman of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in Munich

From 2003, he was President of Boeing Germany and Vice President Boeing International. After the dispute over state subsidies between Boeing and Airbus had escalated and led to mutual complaints before the WTO in October 2004, the parties to the conflict tried to defuse the dispute in December 2004. Teltschik explained to Boeing that the company did not regard the WTO as a "suitable platform" for the dispute between competitors. Teltschik ceased its activities with Boeing on 30 June 2006. Since then he has worked as a freelance consultant.

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