Prof. Dr. Günter Bentele is Vice Chairman of the Günter-Thiele-Foundation for Communication & Management.
He is an emeritus professor of Public Relations at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the Leipzig University. Prior to earning his Ph.D. and habilitation at the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin), he studied German literature, linguistics, communication and media studies and political science in Munich and Berlin. At the moment, he researches and publishes on history of PR, ethics and trust.
He actively participates in numerous committees, including the German Council for Public Relations.