Futures Council

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Chairman, Spitzberg Partners; Former German Economics and Defense Minister

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is Chairman of Spitzberg Partners LLC. He first served as German Minister of Economics and Technology and then as Minister of Defense in the cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel. zu Guttenberg was a Member of the German Parliament, a Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Secretary General of Germany’s CSU party. He is a Distinguished Statesman at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and served as senior advisor to the European Commission. He sits on several corporate and not-for-profit boards, including Edelman, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, BDT Capital, Barrick Gold‘s International Advisory Board, Samsung’s European Advisory Board, ASAPP, Ripple, and Clocktower Technology Ventures. He holds a law degree from the University of Bayreuth.