Marianne Heiß

Board Member at Audi

Marianne Heiß has been a member of the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG since May 7, 2018. Marianne Heiß was born on November 2, 1972, in Krems an der Donau, Austria. From 1998 to 2002, she studied Corporate Accounting, Auditing and Management, Human Resources and Organizational Development at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. After starting her professional career as a tax accountant and auditor, she joined BBDO in 1996 and has held various positions throughout Europe. Between 2011 and 2013, Marianne Heiß supervised 18 foreign subsidiaries as European Finance Director of BBDO Europe. She took on the role of Chief Financial Officer of BBDO Group Germany in June 2013. Since March 1, 2019, she has been responsible for BBDO Group Germany as Chief Executive Officer. The BBDO network is a worldwide advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York. With twelve agencies and brands, BBDO Group Germany is the leading advertising network in Germany. At the end of 2004, Gabler publishing company published her book “Strategisches Kostenmanagement in der Praxis” (Strategic Cost Management in Practice). Her book “YES SHE CAN – Die Zukunft des Managements ist weiblich” (YES SHE CAN – The Future of Management is Female) followed in May 2011. From 2015 until 2017, Marianne Heiß was vice president of the Gesamtverband Kommunikationsagenturen (German Association of Communication Agencies).


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