Founder & CEO Spitzberg & Partners, New York

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is Chairman of Spitzberg Partners LLC, a global investment and advisory firm headquartered in New York.

Zu Guttenberg is a Distinguished Statesman at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and has served as a Senior Advisor to the European Commission. He sits on several corporate and nonprofit boards and advisory panels, including Edelman, BDT Capital, Barrick Gold, Samsung, Ripple, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and Clocktower Technology Ventures.

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is one of Europe’s best-known politicians. In 2009, he was appointed Minister of Economy and Technology and later he took the position of Minister of Defense in the cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg Lecture Topics

  • Inflation, energy transition & geopolitical shifts: Quo Vadis Germany & Europe?
  • USA, China, Russia & Middle East: Europe in an uncomfortable future
  • The Middle East powder keg and the impact on Europe
  • USA & Europe: The transatlantic alliance
  • Russia, China & the Threats from the East: The Defense Policy of the Future
  • ChatGPT, artificial intelligence, new technologies & fake news: the threat from the interne

As a Distinguished Statesman at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, he is leading a new high-profile initiative to promote transatlantic dialogue on current political, economic, and financial issues. Since December 2011, Freiherr zu Guttenberg has also served as a senior advisor to the EU’s No Disconnect Strategy Commission, which provides strategic advice to Internet users, bloggers, and cyber activists living in authoritarian regimes.

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was Germany’s youngest Minister of Economics and Technology.

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was a member of the Bundestag from 2002 to 2011 and a member of the Bundestag Committee on Foreign Affairs from 2002 to 2008. As Defense Minister, he was responsible for the most important structural reforms of the German armed forces. Freiherr zu Guttenberg published numerous articles on foreign, economic and security policy.

Freiherr zu Guttenberg was one of Angela Merkels star performers in her cabinet. The sometimes controversial politician provides unique insights into world affairs, foreign policy, economics and security issues. His in-depth knowledge of technology issues and practical experience in European Internet policy make Freiherr zu Guttenberg equally in demand as a commentator on the development of technology and the effective use of the Internet. Karl-Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenberg is a dynamic speaker and much sought-after commentator at major national and international forums.

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Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was a top politician in German politics. Today, he is considered one of the smartest minds in business and society. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg talks about the transatlantic alliances, global changes in politics and society and the challenges facing society due to digitalization, international monetary policy, inflation & political upheavals. Book Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg with Premium Speakers.