Fritz Esterer

Fritz Esterer, Chief Executive Officer of WTS, had been chairman of the supervisory board of the company until the middle of 2009, and at the same time - from 1996 until the middle of 2009 - head of the group tax department of Siemens AG. In this function, he was responsible for the global tax concerns of the Siemens Group. Prior to this - starting in 1982, Fritz Esterer was working as tax consultant and audit manager at a medium-sized auditing company for several years and subsequently seven years - two of which as head of the department - in the group tax department of the then biggest German players in the paper industry.
The main emphasis of his expertise comprises business tax law, international tax law as well as international accounting (US-GAAP/IFRS). Fritz Esterer is particularly dedicated to the tax policy sector. He has been turning his attention especially to the impact of European law on German taxation.


  • Management of the BDI (Federation of German Industry) tax committee
  • Head of the BDI Working Committee “Business Tax Reform"
  • Tax committee of the vbw Association of the Bavarian Economy


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