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Thomas Heilmann

Thomas Heilmann


Chief executive


Scholz & Friends AG

Work Telephone

+49 (0)30 590 053 110.


In der Dampfrat-backerei, Wohlertstrabe 12/13, Berlin, 10115


1st January 1964

Fantasy business partner

Jesus Christ. Best brand ever built.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

I like travelling by train.

Greatest influence

My wife.



Favourite gadget

Palm Treo.

Desert island objects

Telephone, computer and a helicopter.

Most-admired politician

Konrad Adenauer. He was the first Chancellor of West Germany. Because he set the foundation for Germany's return to a free and democratic society.

Favourite media

Financial Times Deutschland.

Biggest risk taken

Moving to East Germany.

Perfect day

A day of leisure with my wife and our three children.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

One of my sons.

Career highlights

Fall of the Berlin Wall. I set up my first advertising agency.

Fictional hero

Forrest Gump.

Best job outside advertising

Editor of a school magazine.


Those who know him predict Heilmann may be the first German adman to make it on the world stage after Scholz's global alliance with the Lowe network. Combines strategic innovation with a shrewd financial brain as well as a talent for spotting the main chance and seizing it.

Most expensive purchase

Contemporary art.

Why are you good at what you do?

Am I really good?

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