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Introducing Dr. Peter Kulitz

Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der Fa. ESTA Dr. Peter Kulitz
Managing Partner Dr. Peter Kulitz

Entrepreneur, lawyer and President of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Chamber of Industry and Commerce

 

"The philosophy of our family-run company combines innovative spirit, a commitment to quality and a sense of responsibility towards the environment and society into an indivisible whole."

Professional career

1959 - 1971

Schooling: Rudolf Steiner School in Ulm

1971 - 1976

Degree in law and economics from the universities of Tübingen and Munich

1977 - 1979

Legal training at Ulm district court

1980

Approval to practice as a lawyer
Period of study and research at Georgetown University Washington D.C.

1983

Doctorate to gain the title "Dr Jur."
Thesis title: "Corporate donations to political parties" (Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1983)

Functions

  • Managing Partner of ESTA Apparatebau GmbH Co. KG, Ulm / Senden

  • Senior partner in the law office Dr. Kulitz, Nittmann, Andree & Koll., Ulm

  • President of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Chamber of Industry and Commerce

  • President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Ulm

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volksbank Ulm-Biberach, Ulm

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Scherr & Klimke AG, Ulm

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH, Neu-Ulm

  • Advisory Board Chairman of Spohn + Burkhardt GmbH Co Elektrotechnische Fabrik, Blaubeuren

  • Member of the Advisory Board of Hans Lingl Anlagenbau und Verfahrenstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Krumbach

  • Member of the Administrative Board of L-Bank, Stuttgart 

  • Member of the SME Advisory Board for the Ministry of Economics of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Selection of press releases and interviews

2016

"Good and bad news" - Die Wirtschaft zwischen Alb und Bodensee IHK-Magazin July 2016
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"A risky experiment" – Südwest Presse dated 25 June 2016
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“Brexit: anxiety about exports" – Südwest Presse dated 25 June 2016
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"Reunion in Mexico" – Südwest Presse dated 21 June 2016
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"More justice for the world" – Südwest Presse dated 10 June 2016
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"Automotive suppliers discover Mexico" – Handelsblatt dated 7 June 2016
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"I see good approaches to strengthen start-ups" – Schwäbische Zeitung dated 25 May 2016
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"From local politics directly into Cabinet" – Stuttgarter Zeitung dated 20 May 2016
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"Economy demands faster Internet" – Stuttgarter Zeitung dated 20 May 2016
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"Companies are satisfied with business situation" – SWR dated 19 May 2016
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"Turbo for the data highway" – Südwest Presse dated 14 May 2016
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„IHK President hailed designated Economics Minister“ – Die Welt dated 10 May 2016
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„Association head: letterbox companies not an issue in the southwest middle class“ – STIMME.de dated         5 April 2016
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„Energy transition on three pillars“  - Die Wirtschaft zwischen Alb und Bodensee IHK-Magazin March 2016
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"Sweden wants fewer refugees" - Stuttgarter Nachrichten dated 15 February 2016
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"Fighter for Ulms location" - Südwest Presse dated 19 January 2016 
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"Federal Cross of Merit in favour Ulmer industrialists Peter Kulitz" - Focus Online dated 19 January 2016
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"Federal Cross of Merit in favour Dr. Peter Kulitz from Ulm" - Baden-Württemberg.de dated 19 January 2016
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"And again..." - Die Wirtschaft zwischen Alb und Bodensee IHK-Magazin dated 13 January 2016
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Archive

2015

"Company introduces refugee-rate" - Neu-Ulmer Zeitung dated 17 December 2015
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"Kulitz' two-percent-rate" - Südwest Presse dated 15 December 2015
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"Kulitz employs refugees as priority" - Südwest Presse dated 15 December 2015
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"Adjust more refugees" - Südwestrundfunk dated 15 December 2015
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"Why should we allow exceptions to the minimum wage" - Xing-Spielraum dated 21 September 2015
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"BWIHK President wants to soften minimum wage for Refugees" - Die Welt dated 24 August 2015
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"Retirement at 63 will rise to dispute" - Stuttgarter Nachrichten dated 17 August 2015
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Verdi State leader accuses West fractions "macho behavior" before - Comment Dr. Peter Kulitz - FOCUS dated 14 August 2015
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"Energy revolution in Baden-Wuerttemberg" - Südwest Presse dated 11 July 2015
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"Customs inspectors back against armed." - Südwest Presse dated 26 June 2015
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"Full force for the inspection of files" - Stuttgarter Nachrichten dated 18 June 2015
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"Growing gap" – Handelsblatt dated 15 June 2015
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"And a company emerged by chance" - Neu-Ulmer Zeitung dated 29 April 2015
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"Failure is part of business" - Südwest Presse dated 23 April 2015
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"Quo vadis, family-owned company?" - The economy between the Swabian Alps and Lake Constance, magazine from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce 04/15
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Digital economy. Unlimited. Bursting with opportunities. - Editorial by Dr Peter Kulitz in the magazine from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce 01/15
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"Inherited company assets cannot be compared" - Landesschau aktuell Baden-Württemberg | SWR television in Baden-Wuerttemberg
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2014

"Otherwise we will be left chasing the Asians" - Südwestpresse 6/12/14
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"Many refugees end up working illegally" - Stuttgarter Nachrichten 29/11/14
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"Pressure from industry - More jobs for refugees" - Stuttgarter Nachrichten 29/11/14
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"Portrait of the week - Fingers in many pies" - Staatsanzeiger 28/11/14
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"Kulitz sees himself as a strong voice for the economy" - Südwestpresse 21/11/14
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"Kulitz re-elected" - Südwestpresse 21/11/2014
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"Minimum wage has a negative impact on the dual training system" - Spiegel 46/14 - BW issue / Baden-Württemberg Starkes Land
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"Does paid educational leave only help the bright?" - Stuttgarter Nachrichten 10/10/14
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"Companies reach out to young refugees" - Stuttgarter Nachrichten 11/10/14
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"Refugees should fill open training positions" - Stuttgarter Nachrichten 11/10/14
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"Training: Stop academization" - Editorial by Dr Peter Kulitz in the magazine from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce 08/07/14
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"More resources for rural areas!" - Editorial by Dr Peter Kulitz in the magazine from the Cham-ber of Industry and Commerce 03/14
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"New debt is an absurdity" - State President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Peter Kulitz on foreign travel and domestic problems 18.01.2014
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Speech in the European Parliament of Enterprises (EPE) - 16/10/2014

2013

It is future generations who will pay the price - President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Peter Kulitz criticises high welfare spending in particular
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Punishment without guilt - industry is shocked at the planned legislation from the state ministers of justice.
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Germany needs an energy ministry - Peter Kulitz, Head of the Association of German Cham-bers of Industry and Commerce on expectations of the federal government and the green/red coalition
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All the presidents together - the Federal President, President of the Federal Council and State Premier on a joint trip President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Peter Kulitz is also part of the delegation
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2012

Straight talking from the bosses - Peter Kulitz, President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Ulm, turns 60 - S 21 not a triumph
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Picture gallery

Finance and Economy Minister Nils Schmid handed over Dr. Peter Kulitz the Federal Cross of Merit.
Finance and Economy Minister Nils Schmid handed over Dr. Peter Kulitz the Federal Cross of Merit.

Dr. Peter Kulitz on a delegation trip to Shanghai with his wife Ulrike Kulitz and Hans Peter Stihl, Managing Director of Stihl, the world market leader in chainsaws
Dr. Peter Kulitz on a delegation trip to Shanghai with his wife Ulrike Kulitz and Hans Peter Stihl, Managing Director of Stihl, the world market leader in chainsaws
Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier talks to Dr. Peter Kulitz.
Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier talks to Dr. Peter Kulitz.
Talks with the Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev at the Day of the German Family Business in Berlin
Talks with the Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev at the Day of the German Family Business in Berlin
Meeting at Teva in Petach-Tikva near Tel Aviv (from left to right): Chamber of Industry and Commerce President D. Peter-Kulitz, Dr Sven Dethlefs, the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs in Baden-Wuerttemberg Nils Schmid, Dr Markus Leyck Dieken
Meeting at Teva in Petach-Tikva near Tel Aviv (from left to right): Chamber of Industry and Commerce President D. Peter-Kulitz, Dr Sven Dethlefs, the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs in Baden-Wuerttemberg Nils Schmid, Dr Markus Leyck Dieken
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dr Peter Kulitz at the vote during the meeting of the representatives of Ulmer Volksbank to decide upon the merger with Volksbank Biberach to form Volksbank Ulm-Biberach eG
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dr Peter Kulitz at the vote during the meeting of the representatives of Ulmer Volksbank to decide upon the merger with Volksbank Biberach to form Volksbank Ulm-Biberach eG
All those born in 1952 prior to a meeting with the German Chancellor: President of Tübingen administrative district Hermann Strampfer, the Mayor of Ulm Ivo Gönner, Administrator of the Alb-Donau district Heinz Seiffert and the President of Baden-Wuerttemberg's Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dr Kulitz
All those born in 1952 prior to a meeting with the German Chancellor: President of Tübingen administrative district Hermann Strampfer, the Mayor of Ulm Ivo Gönner, Administrator of the Alb-Donau district Heinz Seiffert and the President of Baden-Wuerttemberg's Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dr Kulitz
Meeting between the EU Commissioner Günther Verheugen, President Abdullah Gül, Honorary President of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) Ludwig Georg Braun and Chamber of Industry and Commerce President Dr Peter Kulitz in Ankara
Meeting between the EU Commissioner Günther Verheugen, President Abdullah Gül, Honorary President of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) Ludwig Georg Braun and Chamber of Industry and Commerce President Dr Peter Kulitz in Ankara
(from left to right) EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso, State Premier Stefan Mappus and Dr Peter Kulitz at Villa Reitzenstein
(from left to right) EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso, State Premier Stefan Mappus and Dr Peter Kulitz at Villa Reitzenstein
Pupils from the International School of Ulm/Neu-Ulm congratulate Dr Peter Kulitz on his 60th birthday.
Pupils from the International School of Ulm/Neu-Ulm congratulate Dr Peter Kulitz on his 60th birthday.
The Trade and Industry Secretary and German FDP politician Ernst Pfister pays a visit to an ESTA branch in Jeddah together with Dr Kulitz
The Trade and Industry Secretary and German FDP politician Ernst Pfister pays a visit to an ESTA branch in Jeddah together with Dr Kulitz
Dr Kulitz talking to Prince Albert II of Monaco and Minister President Winfried Kretschmann
Dr Kulitz talking to Prince Albert II of Monaco and Minister President Winfried Kretschmann
Minister President Winfried Kretschmann with Dr Kulitz in Brasilia in front of the Oscar Niemeyer cathedral
Minister President Winfried Kretschmann with Dr Kulitz in Brasilia in front of the Oscar Niemeyer cathedral
Dr Peter Kulitz congratulates Georg Fürst von Waldburg-Zeil on his 80th birthday
Dr Peter Kulitz congratulates Georg Fürst von Waldburg-Zeil on his 80th birthday
ESTA Managing Director Dr Peter Kulitz together with the Israeli entrepreneur Stef Wertheimer and his wife Lynn Holstein in Tel Aviv
ESTA Managing Director Dr Peter Kulitz together with the Israeli entrepreneur Stef Wertheimer and his wife Lynn Holstein in Tel Aviv
Dr Peter Kulitz with Federal President Joachim Gauck in the gardens of the German consulate general in Rio de Janeiro
Dr Peter Kulitz with Federal President Joachim Gauck in the gardens of the German consulate general in Rio de Janeiro
In-depth meeting between cardinal Kasper and Dr Peter Kulitz in Rome
In-depth meeting between cardinal Kasper and Dr Peter Kulitz in Rome
Dr Peter Kulitz talking to German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel
Dr Peter Kulitz talking to German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel
Enjoying a drink with the Chancellor Angela Merkel
Enjoying a drink with the Chancellor Angela Merkel
Dr Kulitz meets with the Turkish State President Abdullah Gül in Ankara
Dr Kulitz meets with the Turkish State President Abdullah Gül in Ankara
ESTA Managing Director Dr Peter Kulitz and Russian politician German Oskarowitsch Gref
ESTA Managing Director Dr Peter Kulitz and Russian politician German Oskarowitsch Gref
Federal President Joachim Gauck in a meeting with Dr Kulitz during a delegation trip to South America
Federal President Joachim Gauck in a meeting with Dr Kulitz during a delegation trip to South America
Mr and Mrs Kulitz sing the praises of their home town of Ulm to Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Charlène
Mr and Mrs Kulitz sing the praises of their home town of Ulm to Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Charlène
Dr Kulitz shows Günther Oettinger the welding fume filter SRF-K from ESTA during the training fair in Ulm
Dr Kulitz shows Günther Oettinger the welding fume filter SRF-K from ESTA during the training fair in Ulm
A delegation trip with Angela Merkel and Annette Schavan in India
A delegation trip with Angela Merkel and Annette Schavan in India
SPD State Chair Nils Schmid, Dr. Peter Kulitz and Minister President of Baden-Wuerttemberg Winfried Kretschmann on a delegation trip to Shanghai
SPD State Chair Nils Schmid, Dr. Peter Kulitz and Minister President of Baden-Wuerttemberg Winfried Kretschmann on a delegation trip to Shanghai
Meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker at the Liechtenstein Dialogue
Meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker at the Liechtenstein Dialogue
Get-together in Berlin: Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France 2007-2012, at the Day of the German Family Business
Get-together in Berlin: Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France 2007-2012, at the Day of the German Family Business
Left to right: Prime Minister of Liechtenstein Adrian Hasler, BWIHK President Dr. Peter Kulitz and Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, talk at a reception hosted by the Principality of Liechtenstein on the occasion of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Left to right: Prime Minister of Liechtenstein Adrian Hasler, BWIHK President Dr. Peter Kulitz and Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, talk at a reception hosted by the Principality of Liechtenstein on the occasion of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
ESTA Managing Director Dr Peter Kulitz at a meeting with the Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra, presenting her with an illustrated book on Ulm
ESTA Managing Director Dr Peter Kulitz at a meeting with the Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra, presenting her with an illustrated book on Ulm
Reception for the Baden-Wuerttemberg state government in St. Petersburg ESTA Managing Director Dr Peter Kulitz, former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, Chairman of the Board Martin Herrenknecht, a Russian guest and State SPD Chairman Nils Schmid
Reception for the Baden-Wuerttemberg state government in St. Petersburg ESTA Managing Director Dr Peter Kulitz, former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, Chairman of the Board Martin Herrenknecht, a Russian guest and State SPD Chairman Nils Schmid
(from left to right) Minister for Europe Peter Friedrich, entrepreneur Dr Peter Kulitz, State SPD Chairman Nils Schmid, Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira and State Premier of Baden-Wuerttemberg Winfried Kretschmann
(from left to right) Minister for Europe Peter Friedrich, entrepreneur Dr Peter Kulitz, State SPD Chairman Nils Schmid, Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira and State Premier of Baden-Wuerttemberg Winfried Kretschmann
Meeting between Dr Peter Kulitz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria Simeon Borissow Sakskoburggotski and State Premier Erwin Teufel
Meeting between Dr Peter Kulitz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria Simeon Borissow Sakskoburggotski and State Premier Erwin Teufel
(from left to right) Federal President Joachim Gauck, his partner Daniela Schadt and President of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dr Peter Kulitz
(from left to right) Federal President Joachim Gauck, his partner Daniela Schadt and President of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dr Peter Kulitz
ESTA Managing Director Dr Peter Kulitz with Vural Öger (member of the European Parliament) and Heinrich Grieshaber, President of the Bodensee-Oberschwaben Chamber of Industry and Commerce
ESTA Managing Director Dr Peter Kulitz with Vural Öger (member of the European Parliament) and Heinrich Grieshaber, President of the Bodensee-Oberschwaben Chamber of Industry and Commerce
CDU/CSU whip Volker Kauder with ESTA Managing Director Jessica Kulitz
CDU/CSU whip Volker Kauder with ESTA Managing Director Jessica Kulitz
Dr Kulitz talking to Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Prof. Brun-Hagen Hennerkes (Family Business Foundation)
Dr Kulitz talking to Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Prof. Brun-Hagen Hennerkes (Family Business Foundation)
ECB President Mario Draghi welcomes the President of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dr Kulitz in Berlin
ECB President Mario Draghi welcomes the President of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dr Kulitz in Berlin
Dr Peter Kulitz with Dr Annette Schavan and the Allgäu-based car designer and manufacturer of sports cars Alois Ruf in front of an "eRUF"
Dr Peter Kulitz with Dr Annette Schavan and the Allgäu-based car designer and manufacturer of sports cars Alois Ruf in front of an "eRUF"
Dr Kulitz with the Lord Mayor of Moscow Juri Michailowitsch Luschkow
Dr Kulitz with the Lord Mayor of Moscow Juri Michailowitsch Luschkow
State Premier Günther Oettinger and Dr Peter Kulitz at the Vatican
State Premier Günther Oettinger and Dr Peter Kulitz at the Vatican
Dr Peter Kulitz enjoys a meal with cardinal Kasper and State Premier Günther Oettinger in Rome
Dr Peter Kulitz enjoys a meal with cardinal Kasper and State Premier Günther Oettinger in Rome
Jessica Kulitz on "German Family Business Day"
Jessica Kulitz on "German Family Business Day"
Dr Peter Kulitz with the Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel in the gardens of the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai
Dr Peter Kulitz with the Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel in the gardens of the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai
Turkish State President Abdullah Gül with Dr Kulitz and TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarciklioglu
Turkish State President Abdullah Gül with Dr Kulitz and TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarciklioglu
Günther Oettinger, Dr Annette Schavan and Dr Nils Schmid congratulate Dr Kulitz on his 60th birthday
Günther Oettinger, Dr Annette Schavan and Dr Nils Schmid congratulate Dr Kulitz on his 60th birthday
Dr Kulitz in a meeting with Günther Oettinger, Frederike Beyer and Winfried Kretschmann in Brussels
Dr Kulitz in a meeting with Günther Oettinger, Frederike Beyer and Winfried Kretschmann in Brussels
A bouquet from the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dr Kulitz for the Chancellor in Ulm
A bouquet from the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dr Kulitz for the Chancellor in Ulm
Water jousting with Ulrike Kulitz, Dr Annette Schavan and Dr Peter Kulitz
Water jousting with Ulrike Kulitz, Dr Annette Schavan and Dr Peter Kulitz
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