Oliver Bäte

Winner of the 2021 Social and Environmental Sustainability Award

Oliver Bäte was born on March 1, 1965 in Bensberg. After graduating from high school, he completed an apprenticeship as a banker at the Westdeutsche Landesbank in Cologne. From 1987 to 1988 he did his military service in the Air Force Tactical Training Command in Decimomannu / Sardinia (Italy). He then studied business administration from 1988 to 1993 at the University of Cologne and the Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University, completing a Master of Business Administration.

The Malcolm Baldrige Quality Framework, which highlights customer satisfaction, workforce empowerment, and increased productivity, has now come to symbolize the commitment to excellence globally.