Katrin Suder

Senior Advisor, Board Member, Social Entrepreneur, Germany

At the heart of Katrin Suder’s career is the understanding of technologies and their impact on companies, societies and individuals.

In 2000 she received her doctorate in theoretical physics. Afterwards, she worked for McKinsey & Company from 2000 to 2014 with a focus on the telecommunications, IT and public sector.

From 2014 to 2018, Suder was the Permanent State Secretary for Planning, Armaments, IT & Cyber at the German Federal Ministry of Defence. She took over the chairmanship of the Digital Council of the German Federal Government under Angela Merkel in 2018.

Since 2019, she serves as Senior Advisor to EQT, MacroAdvisoryPartners and FGS global and acts as a supervisory board member for public and private companies. In January 2022 her book, with co-author Jan Kallmorgen, was published: “The geopolitical risk – companies in the new world order”.

Her entire career Katrin has been engaged for more diversity & inclusion, she published studies, initiated change in her professional environments and started non-for-profit initiative, the latest one together with her wife Katja – “we can do better”.