President | France | Nuria Consultancy
Ulrike Steinhorst, a German national, has a long experience in senior executive functions, notably at the French utility EDF, the German Degussa Group and the European aeronautics, space and defense company Airbus, with an internationally oriented career and a strong industrial and strategic dominance. Ulrike Steinhorst dedicates at present most of her time to her non-executive Board memberships and to her consulting firm Nuria Consultancy.
After a fascinating experience as advisor to the French Minister of European Affairs during the German re-unification process, she joined the French utility EDF in 1990 for 9 years, holding different functional and operational positions. She changed company and industrial sector when joining the German chemical group Degussa in Germany, first as HR Director in one of the 3 Divisions, later as head of leadership development at Group level. In 2003, Ulrike took over the responsibility for Degussa’s French affiliates in Paris and headed also the representative office of the Group in Brussels. From 2007 to 2012, Ulrike Steinhorst worked closely with CEO Louis Gallois as his Chief of Staff at the helm of EADS/ Airbus Group. She joined the Corporate Technical Office as Head of Strategy, Planning and Finance in 2012 and left Airbus in June 2017. Ulrike is a German lawyer (Ass. Iur.) and holds an EMBA from CPA/HEC. Graduated from the University Paris II – Panthéon in public law, she is also a former student of Ecole Nationale d’Administration. She is currently completing her coaching certificate (ICC) at INSEAD, Fontainebleau.