Susanne Kunschert BA (Dipl. Kauffrau) was born in Ostfildern in 1970. She studied Business Administration at the University of Regensburg. Initially she worked for Dürr in the USA and England, before moving to Ernst & Young in Stuttgart-Weilimdorf to work as an Assistant Auditor. Since 2002 she has been Managing Partner of Pilz GmbH & Co. KG. She is responsible for Human Resources, Finance/Controlling, International Sales, Product Management, Marketing and Customer Support.
From 2010 to 2013 she was a member of the Research Alliance, the central, innovative policy body for the German Federal Government. Susanne Kunschert is a member of the Board of Directors at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and at Südzucker AG. She is also a member of the Steering Committee “Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg” and of the Business Advisory Board at Baden-Württemberg International (bw-i) as well as the Deputy Chair of the Board of VDMA (German Engineering Federation) Baden-Württemberg.