Legal and Corporate Affairs
Vice President Legal and Corporate Affairs Europe
Ms Belz is Associate General Counsel for Western European markets, including France, UK and Germany (LCA EMEA- Mature Markets), since July 2008 and - holding this function - she is responsible for any legal and regulatory questions as well as for relations with politics.
Before, she worked for Microsoft Deutschland GmbH as Director of Law and Corporate Affairs and member of management since July 2003.
Dorothee Belz worked for the KirchGroup for six years, where she was Director for regulation as well as strategic HR of Kirch Holding GmbH & Co. KG for several years.
From May 2002 to February 2003, Dorothee Belz was CFO of Beta Research, a software development company. The fully qualified lawyer started her career as prosecutor for business crime at the Public Prosecutor’s Office Munich II in 1989.
In 1991, she went to Brussels to the cabinet of the EU commissioner Peter Schmidhuber, and one year later she changed and became member of the cabinet of the EU commissioner Martin Bangemann. There, Dorothee Belz was responsible until 1997 for topics like liberalisation of the telecommunications market, information society and protection of intellectual property.
Her daughter, her husband and her dog are the most important spare time activities of Dorothee Belz; travelling, rock concerts and theatre are their joint hobbies.
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