The ”First Bosporus Bridge“ represents my five years in Istanbul as CFO of Siemens Turkey (> Internationality). My time there shaped me in every possible way. I was privileged to experience the entire bandwidth of a corporation and a fascinating cultural variety.
The experience I bring into our work together is not just expert knowledge but everything I have internalized in my professional and personal life. Whether or not the chemistry between us is right, you will undoubtedly find out during a face-to-face meeting. Nevertheless, let me give you a personal glimpse of myself.
Born in Erlangen / Germany in 1963, I first gathered > international experience in South Africa, where my family lived from 1976 to 1979, before returning to my Franconian home. After graduating secondary school, I began an apprenticeship in industrial management.
Impressed by the exciting environment of an industrial corporation with superiors who challenged and fostered me, I returned to school to get prepared for university studies.
After, I immediately delved into my undergraduate work in business administration at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg and Aston University in England (Masters Degree in Business Administration). My studies focused, among other topics, on accounting and finance, technology/innovation management and Lean Management.
From 1997 to 2013, I worked in > management positions in the Siemens corporation, most recently >abroad: as CFO of Siemens Turkey (2500 employees, €1bn in sales) and CFO of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies based in Linz / Austria (9000 employees, €2bn in sales).
During my apprenticeship, University studies and professional life in the corporation, I learned first-hand how wonderful it feels to benefit from the supportive and fostering attitude of my superiors and mentors. This is why I now greatly enjoy my assignment as > lecturer at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg and chairman of a foundation dedicated to the goal of promoting ”Learning and Growing“.