What does Sabine Christiansen actually do?

Sabine Christiansen: “I don’t miss my own children”

This criticism was certainly no coincidence: Christiansen’s first husband, whose surname she still bears today, was a long-time member of the Economic Council of the CDU, a lobby and professional association in which the journalist is now a member of the executive committee. From 2003 to 2006 she was married to Manfred Schneider, then Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Bayer AG, Linde AG and RWE AG.

Her proximity to business also made headlines in 2008: Christiansen had concluded a PR contract with Daimler AG without informing the ARD about it and then led through the annual preview “My 2008”, in which, among others, the then Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche was a guest. In addition to numerous activities in business – she sits on the supervisory board of the telecommunications company Freenet and is a member of the advisory board of a consulting firm – Christiansen has also devoted herself to numerous charitable organizations: she has been a UNICEF ambassador since 1997 and founder and chairwoman of the children’s foundation named after her.

She doesn’t regret the fact that she never had children of her own, she explained in an interview with “Gala” in 2013: Through her UNICEF commitment, she “has so much to do with children that I don’t miss anything in this regard.” She also managed to be “a very good friend” to her fourth husband’s two children. Christiansen has been married to the French textile entrepreneur Norbert Médus since 2008, with whom she lives in Mallorca, among other places: “We have the mountains and in winter the beaches are empty,” she enthused about the island in an interview with “Hapag-Lloyd”: “I then enjoy long walks with my dog ​​- it brings peace to my life.”

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