Thomas Kremer graduated from the University of Bonn in 1994 with a doctorate in law. At the beginning of his career, Thomas Kremer joined the legal department of ThyssenKrupp AG before becoming its general counsel in 2003 and being put in charge of implementing their compliance program. He was named Chief Compliance Officer in 2007. In 2009, he took over the management of the company’s legal & compliance expertise center. In 2012, he joined Deutsche Telekom AG as a member of the executive board and was responsible for data privacy, legal affairs, compliance, internal auditing, and risk management. Between January 2014 and March 2015, he served as interim human resources director in parallel with his duties. From May 2015 until his retirement in March 2020, he was also a member of the supervisory board of T-Systems International GmbH, and sat on the safety and human resources subcommittees. In addition to his operational duties, Thomas Kremer was a member of the German government’s commission on corporate governance (Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex, or DCGK). He was also president of the association for network security called “Deutschland sicher im Netz.” Dr. Thomas Kremer is currently a lecturer at the University of Bonn in business law and corporate governance.