Thomas Rabe holds a diploma and a doctorate in economics. He started his career in 1989 at the European Commission. From 1990 to 1996 he held various senior positions at Forrester Norall & Sutton (now White & Case) in Brussels as well as the state privatisation agency Treuhandanstalt and a venture capital fund in Berlin. In 1996, he joined Cedel International (Clearstream) where he was appointed CFO & member of the Management Board in 1998.

In 2000, he became CFO of RTL Group. In March 2003 he was also appointed Head of the Corporate Centre with responsibility for the Luxembourgish activities of RTL Group. With effect from 1 January 2006 he was appointed CFO of Bertelsmann and since January 2012 he has been CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Bertelsmann. On 1 April 2019 he was additionally appointed CEO of RTL Group.


Expériences professionnelles

  • RTL Group SA

    • Chief Executive Officer
    • janvier 2000 à aujourd'hui
  • Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

    • Membre du conseil d'administration
    • Chairman and CEO
    • janvier 2012 à aujourd'hui
  • Bertelsmann AG

    • CFO
    • 2006 - 2011
  • RTL Group SA

    • Membre de la direction
    • CFO & Member of the Executive Committee
    • 2000 - 2005
  • Cedel International

    • Membre de la direction
    • CFO and Member of the Management Board
    • 1996 - 2000

Formations et distinctions

University of Cologne

  • Diploma and a Doctorate