ThyssenKrupp CEO on Germany's Energy Revolution: 'An Effort Comparable to Reunification'

ThyssenKrupp CEO on Germany's Energy Revolution: 'An Effort Comparable to Reunification'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 03, 2011

In a SPIEGEL interview, ThyssenKrup CEO Heinrich Hiesinger discusses his plans to radically restructure the steelmaking firm. He says the traditional German company is deeply concerned about the European debt and currency crisis as well as Chancellor Angela Merkel's expensive plans for an energy revolution. more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Pimco CEO El-Erian: 'Germany Finds Itself in a Very Delicate Situation'

SPIEGEL Interview with Pimco CEO El-Erian: 'Germany Finds Itself in a Very Delicate Situation'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 08, 2011

The European Union is still struggling to find a long-term strategy to deal with the crisis that has befallen its common currency. SPIEGEL spoke to Pimco CEO Mohamed El-Erian about how Greece can get back on its feet, the fine line Germany is treading and why the US, despite high debt, is in better shape. more...


Interview with Citibank CEO Vikram Pandit: 'There Is No Reason for Exuberance'

Interview with Citibank CEO Vikram Pandit: 'There Is No Reason for Exuberance'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 02, 2011

During the financial crisis, US taxpayers bailed out Citibank to the tune of 45 billion dollars. Now, the bank is once again profitable. SPIEGEL spoke to CEO Vikram Pandit about what he has learned from the crisis, the future of banking in the US and why Indians make good bankers. more...

Interview with Hochtief CEO Lütkestratkötter: Qatar Investment 'Not an Act of Desperation'

Interview with Hochtief CEO Lütkestratkötter: Qatar Investment 'Not an Act of Desperation'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 15, 2010

Since September, the German construction giant Hochtief has been fighting off a takeover bid by the Spanish company ACS. SPIEGEL spoke to Hochtief CEO Herbert Lütkestratkötter about the recent investment from Qatar, his wariness of the Spaniards and why he is uninterested in a high severance payment. By Frank Dohmen and Janko Tietz more... Comment ]


SPIEGEL Interview with VW Chief Martin Winterkorn: 'The Next Step Is the Electric Car'

SPIEGEL Interview with VW Chief Martin Winterkorn: 'The Next Step Is the Electric Car'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 28, 2010

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, 63, discusses his goal of replacing Toyota as the world's largest automaker, the risks associated with the Porsche takeover and the company's plans to turn around troubled units like Audi, SEAT and Skoda. more... Comment ]

Random House CEO on the E-Book Age: 'The Printed Book Will Still Dominate for a Long Time to Come'

Random House CEO on the E-Book Age: 'The Printed Book Will Still Dominate for a Long Time to Come'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 04, 2010

In a SPIEGEL interview, Random House CEO Markus Dohle, 42, discusses the world's biggest publisher's plans for the e-book age, his company's tough negotiations with Apple and why the printed book will continue to dominate publishing. more... Comment ]


SPIEGEL Interview with CEO of Deutsche Bahn: 'I Never Thought the Job Would Be Easy'

SPIEGEL Interview with CEO of Deutsche Bahn: 'I Never Thought the Job Would Be Easy'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 22, 2010

CEO of Deutsche Bahn, Rüdiger Grube, spoke to SPIEGEL about the recent technical problems that have plagued Germany's national rail carrier. He also discussed plans for expansion, tragedies on the rails, and why he once tried to phone German supermodel Heidi Klum. more...

SPIEGEL Interview with Washington Post Editor: 'We Should Not Let Nostalgia For Newspapers Cloud Our Thinking'

SPIEGEL Interview with Washington Post Editor: 'We Should Not Let Nostalgia For Newspapers Cloud Our Thinking'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 10, 2010

In a SPIEGEL interview, Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli discusses the global media crisis, the death of the "paper of record" and the iPad hype. He argues there is still a bright future for the kind of quality journalism his newspaper made famous through its 1970s breaking of the Watergate story. more... Comment ]


Interview with BMW Head Norbert Reithofer: 'We Have Made It Our Mission to Be Sustainable'

Interview with BMW Head Norbert Reithofer: 'We Have Made It Our Mission to Be Sustainable'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 24, 2010

German car maker BMW has long had a reputation for producing sporty luxury cars. Now, CEO Norbert Reithofer wants to shift toward sustainability. He spoke with SPIEGEL about how he intends to combine greater fuel efficiency with high performance. more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Banker Steven Green: The New World Order 'Is Already Underway'

SPIEGEL Interview with Banker Steven Green: The New World Order 'Is Already Underway'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 19, 2009

In a SPIEGEL interview, London banker and lay preacher Stephen Green, group chairman of HSBC, discusses the divide between his Christian faith and the pursuit of profit, the morality of being involved in the subprime mortgage business and whether he and his fellow bankers have learned anything from the financial crisis. more...