Thomas Hermann Rabe is a German businessperson who has been at the helm of 16 different companies. Presently, Dr. Rabe occupies the position of Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for Bertelsmann Management SE and Chief Executive Officer for Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Non-Executive Chairman of Prinovis GmbH & Co. KG, Chairman at Penguin Random House LLC, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at RTL Group SA, Chief Executive Officer at Bertelsmann Publishing Group, Inc. and Chairman and CEO at Bertelsmann Corporate Services India Pvt Ltd. (which are all subsidiaries of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA).
He is also on the board of adidas AG, Bertelsmann Digital Média Investments SA (former President), Penguin Random House Ltd. and Advanced Customer Relation S à R L.
In the past Dr. Rabe held the position of Member-Supervisory Board at Symrise AG, Chairman of Ricordi & C SpA, Chairman for Arist Education System LLC, Chief Financial Officer at Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA Chairman at Bertelsmann, Inc. Chairman-Supervisory Board of Gruner + Jahr GmbH, Chairman of Relias LLC, Chairman-Supervisory Board at arvato AG and Chairman-Supervisory Board at BMG Rights Management GmbH (which are all subsidiaries of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA), Chairman-Supervisory Board of Druck- & Verlagshaus Hüpke & Sohn Weserland-Verlag GmbH, Chief Financial Officer & Director at Clearstream International SA, Director-Controlling at Treuhandanstalt, Head-Acquisitions at Beteiligungsgesellschaft Neue Zeitung mbH & Co. KG and Associate of White & Case LLP (Belgium).
Dr. Rabe received a doctorate from Universität zu Köln and an MBA from RWTH Aachen University.