Susan-Stefanie Breitkopf

Chief Transformation Officer of the ZEISS Group

Susan-Stefanie Breitkopf

Susan-Stefanie Breitkopf has been Chief Transformation Officer at the ZEISS Group since 2022. She has responsibility for Corporate Projects, Digital Innovation, Human Resources, Information Technology & Information Security, Management System, Operational Excellence, Shared Procurement & Logistic Services, Transformation Office, and US Shared Services. She is also Director of Labour Relations at Carl Zeiss AG.

Susan-Stefanie Breitkopf was born in 1968 in Hamburg. She studied law at the University of Hamburg and completed her legal training at the Regional Appellate Court in Hamm. She has specialised in labor law since 2001.

Milestones in her career


Appointment to the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group


Joined ZEISS as Head of Corporate Human Resources


Managing Director, CHRO and HR Director at Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG, Leverkusen


Head of Crisis Management Group Covid-19, Head of Corporate Development & Regulatory Affairs at Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG


Head of Human Resources at Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG


Head of Labor Relations EMEA and Latin America at Covestro AG, Leverkusen


Head of several global and regional strategic projects, Head of Change Management for the Global Occupational Safety Program at Lanxess AG, Köln


Global Senior Business Partner, responsible for Rubber Business Units at Lanxess AG


Head of Global Strategy & Policies and attorney specializing in labor law at Lanxess AG


Owner of a law firm specializing in labor law in Dortmund