Michael J. Inacker
Director Communications of Germany's METRO AG. Former Director for Policy and Foreign Affairs of Daimler Chrysler In Stuttgart/Germany. Former Director for Policy and Foreign Affairs of Daimler Chrysler In Stuttgart/Germany. Dr. Inacker was a former Editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Berlin. He is now Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Handelsblatt based in Berlin. Dr. Michael J. Inacker, born 1964, studied Political Science, Public Law as well as medivial and contemporary history at the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. In 1986 he studied at the Center for International and Strategic Affairs (CISA) of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After a position in the planning staff of the German Department of Defense, Bonn, in 1989/90 he became editor of the weekly newspaper „Rheinischer Merkur“, Bonn, followed by the position of political editor, later chief-correspondent and op-ed-editor of „WELT am SONNTAG“, Hamburg. In 1998/ 99 he changed to industry and served as head of the chairman’s planning staff of DaimlerChrysler AG, Stuttgart. In 2000 return to journalism – at first as head of the Berlin office of the German daily newspaper „Die WELT“. Starting in 2001 Inacker is one of the editors responsible for establishing a weekly Sunday edition of the „Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung“ and now serves as head of the Berlin office of the „Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung“. In 2004 Inacker returned to DaimlerChrysler and is Vice President in charge of the Stuttgart-based External Affairs and Public Policy (EAPP) department, wich oversees most of the worldwide corporate representative organisation. He is author of several books (i.e. the German role during the Gulf-war 1991 and the relationship between church and democracy in Germany) and publications regarding economic and foreign affairs. The latest one is an essay on the relationship between politics and new economy. Award Winner 2002 for „creative branding of new terms“ of the German publishing and dictonary group „Klett/Pons“ in Stuttgart. He is now Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Handelsblatt based in Berlin.