Walter Schoefer has been a Managing Director of Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH since September 1999 and is responsible for the real estate, planning and construction, facility management, personnel, purchasing and legal divisions, along with information and communication Technology.

Professional career

1998 Head of the department responsible for the redirection and transformation of Land (state) assets (Neue Steuerung und Umwandlung von Landeseinrichtungen (NeStUL)) at the Baden-Württemberg Finance Ministry.
1994 General consultant on budgeting matters (principals of budget policy) and Deputy Head of the Budget Department at the Baden-Württemberg Finance Ministry
1989 Personal consultant to the Minister for Culture and Sport and (from 1991) Finance Minister of Baden-Württemberg
1986 Assessor at the Landratsamt (District Administration Office) Main-Tauber-Kreis
1985 Lawyer in Böblingen
1982 Legal intern at the Landgericht (District Court) Hechingen



1976 Studied jurisprudence at the Universities of Tübingen and Kiel
1975 Military service
1975 Secondary Education Leaving Certificate (Abitur) at the Friedrich-Eugens-Gymnasium (secondary school), Stuttgart

Ancillary activities

Since 2002 Managing Director Projektgesellschaft Neue Messe Verwaltungs-GmbH

Until 2007 Managing Director of Flughafen Stuttgart Handels- und Service GmbH

Supervisory board seats:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board  Flughafen Stuttgart Handels- und Service GmbH
  • Baden Airpark GmbH


Walter Schoefer was born on the 11th March 1956 in Stuttgart. He is married, has two children and lives in Weissach.