Change in the Supervisory Board of Agora Strategy Group



  • Mariel von Schumann has been elected as a new member of the Agora Strategy Supervisory Board

  • Dr. Christoph Walther is leaving the Supervisory Board


The experienced corporate strategist and former Siemens manager Mariel von Schumann has been elected to the supervisory board of the geopolitical strategy consultancy Agora Strategy at the Annual General Meeting with effect from 6 July 2022.


"With Mariel von Schumann, we are strengthening the existing supervisory board, consisting of Prof. Dr. Kurt Lauk and Dr. Harald Braun, with a proven expert whose experience at the interface of geopolitics and business development has earned her an excellent reputation in the industry. With the growing need of our clients to integrate the complex geopolitical challenges into their business decisions, we are in a unique position with our consulting approach," says Dr. Timo Blenk, CEO of Agora Strategy.


Mariel von Schumann is now a committed member of various supervisory boards. She previously held senior positions at Siemens AG, most recently as Chief of Staff to former CEO Joe Kaeser. In this role, she was responsible for the global strategic restructuring of the Siemens group as well as for Government Affairs and Investor Relations.


"No entrepreneurial decision can be taken today without a precise analysis of the political influencing factors. Here, Agora Strategy's expertise and global network of more than 300 experts and their deep understanding of target markets create added value that cannot be provided internally. Topics range from security of supply, supply chain dynamics and international power shifts with implications for sanctions and trade relations to detailed scenario analyses. I look forward to bringing my strategic perspective and many years of management experience as a supervisory board member to Agora Strategy," says Mariel von Schumann.


Mariel von Schumann succeeds Dr. Christoph Walther, who has held this position since the founding of Agora Strategy Group. Dr. Kurt Lauk, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, thanked him for his many years of support: "Dr. Walther has decisively supported the development of Agora Strategy Group into one of the leading European geopolitical strategy consultancies. On behalf of the entire Supervisory Board, I would like to expressly thank him for his extraordinary commitment."




About Agora Strategy

With its global network of experts, the Agora Strategy Group is a consultancy specialized in geopolitical risk analyses, business diplomacy and global political positioning strategies. The in-house think-tank, the Agora Strategy Institute, headed by former UN Ambassador Dr. Harald Braun, supports the comprehensive consultancy approach with tailored analyses and stimulates th