Klaus D. Rettig has executive management experiences in major M&A projects, restructuring processes, and launch of important new businesses. He also has extensive national and international consultancy experiences with industry executives and government agencies. He was previously CEO of Thales Group in Germany, CEO of BAe Systems in Germany, and Deputy Head for governmental affairs at Daimler Headquarters in Stuttgart.
He holds a System-Engineering degree of the Munich University, specialized in advanced System-Engineering, Robotics and Avionics. Thereafter he joined DASA as their head strategy planning aircraft divisions in which he participated in the launch for the majority of European aircraft projects.