|Role:||Team Principal of the Sauber Formula One Team|
Monisha Kaltenborn?(n?e?Narang; born 10 May 1971) is the current team principal of the?Sauber?Formula One?team and holds a 33.3% stake in the outfit. She has also been the team’s?Chief Executive Officer?from January 2010. She is the first female team principal in?Formula One.
Kaltenborn was born in?Dehradun,?India. Her family emigrated to?Vienna?when she was a child, and she took Austrian citizenship. From 1990 to 1995 she studied for a Law degree at the?University of Vienna, and then completed a?masters’ degree?in International Business Law at the?London School of Economics?in 1996. Whilst still a student in Vienna, she worked for the?United Nations Industrial Development Organization?and the UN Commission for International Trade Law, and on completion of her studies she worked for various legal firms: first in?Stuttgart?with?Gleiss Lutz; then back in Vienna with?Wolf & Theis; and finally for the?Fritz Kaiser?Group in 1998?1999.
At this stage, Kaiser was a co-owner of the?Sauber?Formula One?team (along with founder and team principal?Peter Sauber?and?Red Bull?owner?Dietrich Mateschitz), and Kaltenborn was employed to take charge of the team’s corporate and legal affairs. By 2000, Kaiser had sold his shares but Kaltenborn remained with the team as the head of its legal department. From 2001, she has been a member of its Management Board, and in early 2010, following the team’s return to independent status following the withdrawal of former partner?BMW, she was appointed CEO of Sauber Motorsport AG. She is also involved in the?FIA’s Commission for Women and Motorsport, under?Mich?le Mouton. On May 16, 2012, Peter Sauber transferred a third of the Sauber team to Kaltenborn, making her a part owner. In October, he retired from front-line management of the team, handing her the role of team principal.
In her first job in Stuttgart, Monisha met Jens Kaltenborn and later married him in?Dehradun. ?They have two children and live in?K?snacht, which is close to the Sauber factory inHinwil,?Switzerland.