Dr. Thomas Rabe is Chairman-Supervisory Board at Symrise AG, Chairman-Management Board at Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Chairman at RTL Group SA, Chairman and CEO at Bertelsmann Corporate Services India Pvt Ltd., Chairman-Management Board & CEO at Bertelsmann Management SE, Chairman-Supervisory Board at arvato AG, Chief Executive Officer at Bertelsmann Publishing Group, Inc. and Non-Executive Chairman at Prinovis Ltd. & Co. KG.
He is on the Board of Directors at Springer Science+Business Media Deutschland GmbH, Penguin Random House Ltd. and Bertelsmann Digital Média Investments SA. Dr. Rabe was previously employed as Chairman-Supervisory Board by BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT GmbH, Member-Supervisory Board by IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG, Chief Financial Officer & Director by Clearstream International SA, Head-Acquisitions by Beteiligungsgesellschaft Neue Zeitung mbH & Co. KG, Member-Supervisory Board by Bertelsmann Capital Investment SA, Chairman-Supervisory Board by Bertelsmann, Inc., Chairman-Supervisory Board by Druck- & Verlagshaus Hüpke & Sohn Weserland-Verlag GmbH, Member-Supervisory Board by Edmond Israel Foundation, Chairman-Supervisory Board by Gruner + Jahr GmbH & Co. KG, and Chairman by Ricordi & C SpA.
He also served on the board at Antena 3 de Television SA.
He received his undergraduate degree from RWTH Aachen University, a graduate degree from RWTH Aachen University and a doctorate degree from Universität zu Köln.