Dr. Lauk is a prominent business leader who successfully led five companies and is currently
President at Globe CP GmbH and Globe Capital Partners LLC. He is on the boards of Magna
International Inc. and Fortemedia Inc.
Dr. Lauk was previously Vice President at the Boston Consulting Group, a CEO at Zinser Textilmaschinen
GmbH, deputy CEO and CFO of Audi AG, CFO at VEBA AG (today E.ON SE), and Member of the Board of
Management of Truck Division at DaimlerChrysler. He also serves as a Trustee of the International
for Strategic Studies and is an honorary professor at the European Business School in Reichartshausen,
Dr. Lauk earned a graduate degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, an MBA from Stanford,
and a doctorate in international politics from the University of Kiel.
He was a Member of the European Parliament between 2004 and 2009 where he was on the Economic and
Affairs Committee, and the Foreign and Security Affairs Committee. He was President of the Economic
to the Christian Democratic Party from 2000-2015, and at this capacity he advised German Chancellor
Angela Merkel for 15 years.