Oliver Dörre has been CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Thales Germany since January 1, 2021. A graduate in computer science from the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich, he led the Thales sales team in Germany as VP Sales & Marketing / Key Account Executive from the end of 2016 until the end of 2020. Before joining Thales in 2015, he spent around five years at Frequentis AG, where he held various management positions. As head of the Defence business unit, he was responsible for international military sales, project and product management, and development in the Defence sector.
From 1988 to 2010, Oliver Dörre served as a general staff officer in the German Air Force, most recently as a policy officer and deputy head of unit with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (G.S.) in the planning department of the Ministry of Defense. In his military career, he completed several staff assignments in the area of capability management and information technology as well as operational and command assignments in the air defense missile force. Various military awards such as the German Armed Forces Cross of Honor in Gold or the Carl von Clausewitz Medal of Honor underline his commitment.