Chairman of Spitzberg Partners and former German Minister of Defence

Old World – New World: conflicts 2015-2020

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is the Chairman and one of the founders of Spitzberg Partners LLC, a boutique corporate advisory and investment firm headquartered in New York. Spitzberg Partners LLC provides strategic counsel and investment insights on European and international political, economic, technology, and security matters. Mr. zu Guttenberg served as Minister of Economics and Technology and then as Minister of Defense in the cabinet of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. As the youngest Defense Minister in German history, he led the most significant structural reform of the German armed forces since its founding. During his time in office he was Germany’s most popular politician. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was a member of the German Parliament (Bundestag) during 2002-2011 and served as spokesman on the Foreign Affairs Committee. Mr. zu Guttenberg was also a Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Secretary General of Germany’s co-governing CSU party. He is a Distinguished Statesman at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC and serves as Senior Advisor on global internet freedom to the European Commission leadership.