Dieter Kempf does not correspond to the clichés of an industrial captain: in his school days he worked at McDonalds and played in a rock band. During business school he worked his way up to become branch manager.
And even in his 20 years as the CEO for Germany’s digital giant DATEV, the largest software service provider in Europe, he never put the guitar down. Not even when he entered the big political stage in Berlin as Bitkom president.
But when Dieter Kempf became president of the Federation of German Industries, he and Cherno Jobatey managed to hit the strings. They rocked it out at a McDonalds.