Dr Heide Baumann

Member of Council

Heide Baumann


Heide has cross-cultural experience of leading teams across four continents in a broad range of executive roles with Vodafone, Microsoft, Liberty Global, BT, CK Hutchison and Bertelsmann. She has delivered significant revenue growth, M&A value creation, customer experience- and business transformation.

Currently, Heide is responsible for commercial operations at Vodafone Germany. She has previously led the demerger of Liberty Latin America, managed a team of engineers to deliver communications for the London 2012 Olympics and set up the mobile operator 3 in Austria. A pioneer of digital transformation and innovation since her early career in management consulting, Heide set up the Digital Committee at Chatham House.

Heide holds MAs in media from the Royal College of Art and Technische Universität Berlin, an MA in psychotherapy from De Montfort University Leicester as well as the Financial Times Non-Executive Director’s Diploma.

She has recently completed a PhD on the discourses of female corporate leadership at the University of Cambridge.