Karl-Heinz Schulte

Freiberufler, CIO / CDO, Interim Manager

Abschluss: Micro Masters Digital Leadership, Boston University

Berlin / Hamburg, Deutschland


Professional experience for Karl-Heinz Schulte

  • Current , since 2019

    Digital Advisory Board Member / Digitaler Beirat

    Deutsche Digitale Beiräte (www.deutsche-digitale-beiraete.de)

    Expert member for advisory boards of mid-sized companies. Focusing on digital transformation of workforce, delivery, technology, and business model. Acting as active sparing partner for the management board and IT leaders. Option to provide CIO/CDO services on demand. www.deutsche-digitale-beiraete.de/karl-heinz-schulte.html

  • Current , since 2018

    CIO / CDO

    Interim Manager

    Design and transform IT Target Operating Model, incl. organizational design and change with focus on sourcing models, vendor management, efficiency improvement aiming at increased agility and scalability in global, international context. Strengthen central governance by keeping strong regional/business power. Drive digitalization and automation in and with IT for future operation.

  • 9 months, Jan 2019 - Sep 2019


    Storengy (an ENGIE Company)

  • 2015 - 2017

    Director Resource Management

    E.ON Business Services GmbH

    Manage resource base >3000 FTE across whole Europe towards digitalization, particularly sourcing/outsourcing and offshore management of services, incl. strategic and operational vendor and contract mgmt. as well as relationship mgmt towards offshore delivery centers. Development of talents and internal retained IT organization, incl. skill and capacity mgmt., with direct report to the Managing Director / CIO. => In 2017 steered application outsourcing and efficiency improvement in IT in Phoenix Program

  • 2013 - 2014

    Senior Manager Mergers & Acquisitions

    E.ON Business Services GmbH

    Program Management for all carve-out and Merger Integration projects. Steer and synchronize all IT topics in E.ON's M&A projects around the globe, particularly leading due diligences for potential deals and steering of Separation, migration, rebranding, transitional services, and post-deal activities.

  • 2011 - 2013

    Head of Domain Change & Transformation

    E.ON IT GmbH

    Steering of group-wide transformation and change programs and M&A programs. => Since beg. 2010 Head of Perform.to.Win Program for Domain (build new corporate IT function within a group-wide improvement program) delivered a multi-million cost saving => Since beg. 2012 Head of E.ON 2.0 Program for Domain (cost-cutting program in the frame of group-wide program) delivered additional multi-million cost saving by improved sourcing

  • 2009 - 2010

    Head of New Regions

    E.ON IT GmbH

    Develop the IT business in E.ON IT's new regions: Russia, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, France, Romania, Bulgaria, Sweden, Netherlands, Turkey. => Since beg. 2010 in dual role Head of Perform.to.Win Program to establish new corporate IT function and IT governance

  • 2007 - 2008

    Manager Corporate Development

    E.ON IS GmbH

    Transform and develop an internationally integrated IT service provider across the E.ON group, based on a set of 10 widely independent subsidiaries all over Europe. => Project Manager of Re-think Program

  • 2005 - 2007

    Head of Business Development (Member of Group Management Board)

    Airbus CIMPA GmbH

    Develop new service offerings. Act as consultant in EADS-wide efficiency and cost-cutting program Power08

  • 2003 - 2004

    Head of Process Consulting Division (Member of German Management Board)

    Airbus CIMPA GmbH

    Provide Consulting services to major EADS-wide efficiency improvement program Route06

  • 2002 - 2003

    Senior Consultant


    Set-up an inhouse consulting company within the Airbus group, incl. business development, sales, quality mgmt, recruiting. Act as consultant in several Airbus projects in the frame of the A380 program

  • 2000 - 2002


    Mummert Consulting

  • 1999 - 2000

    Junior Consultant


  • 1997 - 1998

    Software Engineer

    Brink Abeler Grüne Software

Educational background for Karl-Heinz Schulte

  • 1 year and 3 months, Feb 2018 - Apr 2019

    Executive Program Digital Leadership & Transformation

    Boston University

    Digital business transformation and platform services, leading in the digital age and beyond corporate borders, alliances & value networks, co-creation and coopetition, digital innovation through experimentation

  • 2003 - 2005

    Executive Business Administration

    Private Hochschule der Wirtschaft Nordakademie AG

    International Management, Intercultural Communication and Strategic Management

  • 1993 - 2000

    Computer Science, Business Administration as a minor

    Universität Dortmund

    Software Engineering and General Management


  • German


  • English


  • Russian


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