Experience the world of innovation and classics 

Grown up in a small town in North-Rhine Westphalia in Germany, Now based in Meerbusch near Düsseldorf. Traveling the world for business. Enjoying life with my wife and 3 dogs. Curious about a lot of things around me. Always in love with High-end Stereo and photography as well as mountains – and at times the sea. As much as I fancy all the innovation around me, in private and business life,  as much I am in love with the classic, some call it vintage, stuff such as classic film cameras, turn tables, listening to Vinyl.
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Education

Dipl.-Ing. Communication Technology

1986 – 1992

Scientific work

Research project – electric coach with single wheel drive

Executive MBA

1998 – 2000

Koblenz, Chicago

Thesis: Setting up a business unit for innovation in 3G

Advanced Industrial Marketing

2009

Fontainbleau

Dipl.-Ing. Communication Technology

1986 – 1992

Scientific work

Research project – electric coach with single wheel drive

Executive MBA

1998 – 2000

Koblenz, Chicago

Thesis: Setting up a business unit for innovation in 3G

Advanced Industrial Marketing

2009

Fontainbleau

Work

Vodafone

Executive Director Europe, Partner Markets
2003 – present

Various leadership roles in global business development, strategy, marketing with experience in leading cross-functional, dispersed teams. Working in divers cultural environments such as Asia, Africa, Middle East. Innovation at the leading edge of telecommunications and technology.

Ericsson

Product Marketing, Solution Management and Sales
1997 – 2003

Product Marketing Manager for Fixed Line Technology and on to Mobile Networks as Account Manager. Co-led cross crossfunctional 3G/UMTS business hunting team and established a new business unit to deploy fully outsourced 3G network.

Nokia Networks

Product Management
1995 -1966

Product Management for Nokia Digital Switching Systems, preparing market entry in Germany, established Nokia Networks as alternative suppler for German Network operators.

Alcatel SEL

Technical planning engineer
1993 – 1995

Technical planning for international digital switching centers on the verge of digital, distributed computing entering the telecommunication world. Engineered and negotiated technical aspects of international calling features with Deutsche Telekom. Interface to international carriers such as MCI Worldcom.

Vodafone

Executive Director Europe, Partner Markets
2003 – present

Various leadership roles in global business development, strategy, marketing with experience in leading cross-functional, dispersed teams. Working in divers cultural environments such as Asia, Africa, Middle East. Innovation at the leading edge of telecommunications and technology.

Ericsson

Product Marketing, Solution Management and Sales
1997 – 2003

Product Marketing Manager for Fixed Line Technology and on to Mobile Networks as Account Manager. Co-led cross crossfunctional 3G/UMTS business hunting team and established a new business unit to deploy fully outsourced 3G network.

Nokia Networks

Product Management
1995 -1966

Product Management for Nokia Digital Switching Systems, preparing market entry in Germany, established Nokia Networks as alternative suppler for German Network operators.

Alcatel SEL

Technical planning engineer
1993 – 1995

Technical planning for international digital switching centers on the verge of digital, distributed computing entering the telecommunication world. Engineered and negotiated technical aspects of international calling features with Deutsche Telekom. Interface to international carriers such as MCI Worldcom.

Pro bono

Grün-Weiss-Rot Büderich e.V.

Vize President
2015 – present

Commercial management of sports club with approx. 900 members in 4 main disciplines, Tennis, Hockey, Swimming and Athletics.

Hobbies

Impressions of the things which I love to do in my free time.

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