Ulrike Steinhorst’s biography

Director,  Member of the Strategy Committee, Member of the Compensation Committee and of the Governance, Appointment and Corporate Social Responsibility in charge of CSR topics

Portrait of Ulrike Steinhorst, Valeo Board Member

Ulrike Steinhorst, a German citizen, has extensive experience in top-level corporate positions, mainly at EDF, Degussa/Evonik group and EADS/Airbus, with a strong focus on international business and strategy.

She joined the Électricité de France group in 1990 after being at the office of the Minister for European Affairs at the time of German reunification. Within EDF she held a number of positions before becoming head of the International Subsidiaries in the Industrial division. In 1999, she joined Degussa AG group in Germany, before returning to France in 2003 to head up the group’s French business. In 2007, she joined EADS where she served as Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman. From 2012 until the end of 2017, she was Strategy, Planning and Finance Director at Airbus group’s Technical Corporate division.

In 2017, she founded the consulting firm Nuria Consultancy. In addition to her consulting activities, she is an independent director of several listed companies.

Ulrike Steinhorst is a state-certified German lawyer and graduate of MBA/HEC, Université Paris II – Panthéon (post-graduate degree) and École nationale d’administration (ENA).

She is a German citizen and speaks German, English and French.