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January 24th, 2015, Brenners Park-Hotel & SPA in Baden-Baden, Germany

Prof. Hans-Peter Mengele
IHK Karlsruhe (Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Chairman Board of Trustees

Key Note
Katharina Heuer
Chairwoman Management Board
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung (DGFP)

Lars Wagner
Airbus S.A.S.
Chairman of the Jury

Award Ceremony
TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG, Ditzingen

Statement of Awardee
Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller
Chairwoman Management Board of

Reception & Flying Buffet After Show Party
Club 21 at Kulturhaus LA8

Evelin König ARD (German Public TV)


The German Leadership Award was initiated and launched by the German Alumni of Collège des Ingénieurs (CDI) in 2013. In January of 2016, it was awarded for the third time at Brenners Park-Hotel and Spa in Baden-Baden. The Award recognizes leaders, companies or institutions that integrate effective leadership principles in an innovative and successful way and that promote such values within the broader civil society. The Award reflects the leadership ideals of young, successful managers of Generation Y (born after 1980) in German-speaking companies or institutions. These high-performing young engineers, alumni of the prestigious Collège des Ingenieurs, seek outstanding examples of exemplary corporate governance from their own research and professional experience and submit nominations to the Jury for consideration.

Winner 2015

Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller


As CEO of TRUMPF GmbH Dr. Leibinger-Kammüller characterizes a fair, socially engaged and integrative refined corporate and leadership culture. In an impressive way technological innovation, economic success and solid crisis management have been successfully united.

Lars Wagner in his honorific speech for laureate Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller

Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller – Vita

Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller is CEO of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG, responsible for strategic corporate development, corporate communications, real estate and facilities as well as law. She was born 1959 in Wilmington, Ohio (USA) and studied German, English and Japanese studies in Freiburg, Middlebury, VT (USA) and Zurich with adjacent doctorate. From 1985, Dr. Leibinger was active in the Press and Public Relations for the TRUMPF Group, from 1988 to 1990 for the TRUMPF Corporation in Japan. From 1992 to 2010 she was Executive Director of the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung GmbH, since 1994 Partner of the TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG, since January 2003 managing director of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG. In November 2005, Dr. Leibinger-Kammüller took over the chairmanship of the TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG, the holding company of the TRUMPF Group.

Impressions GLA 2015

After an informative and entertaining award ceremony, expertly moderated by Evelin König (ARD) for the third consecutive year, distinguished guests from the fields of business and politics enjoyed an elegant reception at Brenners Park-Hotel and Spa in Baden-Baden.

F. l. t. r. Dr. Mathias Kammüller, Siegrun Edig, Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, Prof. Philippe Mahrer, Prof. Thomas Edig

Vasco Szymanski (CDI) in a conversation with Marc Thomas (Daimler)

Lars Wagner (MTU Aero Engines, Chairman of the GLA-Jury) and Evelin König (ARD)

Evelin König (ARD)