Maximilian Altmann was appointed CEO of the family business in 2014. ARS Altmann AG was founded in 1975 and, as a medium-sized enterprise with numerous cooperation and joint venture partners all over Europe, is today counted among the market leaders in the branch of automobile logistics. Prior to his current role, from 2012, Dr. Altmann was a Board member and sole representative of the owners in ARS Altmann AG and General Manager of Private Car Train GmbH.
Born in Naples (Italy) in 1967, Costantino Baldissara is the Commercial, Logistics & Operations Director of Grimaldi Group, headquartered in Naples (Italy). Costantino started working for Grimaldi Group in 1992 and has a vast experience in the logistics and vessels operations industry. He is also directly responsible for the overall commercial activities for the Grimaldi Group and supervises several departments that deal with issues such as lines, damage prevention, external relations and research. He is Past President of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) and oversaw one of the most challenging times for the finished vehicle carrier industry and automotive sector as a whole.
He is currently Chairman of SAL, Scandinavian Auto Logistics (Denmark), Chairman of Automar SpA, Chairman of Ghianda Srl, Deputy Chairman of PET (Palermo Euro Terminal), Deputy Chairman of Auto Terminal Gioia Tauro SpA, CEO of Sintermar SpA, CEO of COIFI srl, Board Member of Autuori Srl, Board Member of Brucato Deta Srl, and board member of SAT- Salerno Auto Terminal.
Previously, he has also served as Co-Chairman of the General Motors Europe Logistics Supplier Council and has been a Member of General Motors Global Logistics Council, CEO of Grimaldi & Suardiaz S.p.a. and board member of Trive Spain and Portugal.
After finishing his mechanical engineering studies (focus on automotive engineering), Dr.-Ing. Thomas Benz earned his PhD in traffic engineering and is an expert in both areas.
As one of the first to specialise on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) he accompanied the rapid evolution of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) from day one. Before being announced as PTV Solution Director Automotive in April 2015, Thomas Benz was located in the PTV research department. As the Solution Director Automotive he is now talking to the automotive industry, sharing his experience around the PTV product world, in particular PTV Vissim. PTV products are used by the automotive world to include the traffic factor in their development work of ADAS and autonomous driving.
Lachezar Borisov was born in 1978 in the town of Samokov. He successfully completed “Konstantin Fotinov” high school with Mathematics as major subject. He graduated at the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) where he obtained a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Macroeconomics with flying colours. Borisov completed the second speciality of “Accounting and Finance” at the Institute for Postgraduate Studies of UNWE. He took specialization studies in Sustainable Development at the Venice International University and the Regional Environmental Center in Budapest as well as in Accounting and Auditing Regulation at the World Bank. He completed a training in Entrepreneurship and Risk Capital at the American University and successfully accomplished courses in „project Management“ (WIFI, Austria), „Stimulation of Foreign Direct Investment“ (JICA, Japan), „Stock Exchange Currency Trading and Banks” (CITIGROUP and CITIBANK), etc. Currently Borisov is conducting doctoral studies at the University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship. He has scientific publications in the field of anti-monopoly legislation and market economy models, the country’s balance of payments and bank efficiency in mergers and acquisitions.
Lachezar Borisov established himself as a government official during the years as chief expert at the Ministry of Economy after participation in a competition for this position in 2002. From 2006 to present he has served as head of different departments, including “Restructuring and Capital Markets” and “Management and Restructuring of State Participation”. During this period he has also been head of the departments “Investment Projects, International Programmes and Marketing” and “Strategic Analysis and Forecasts”. Borisov is currently a member of the Management Board of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Sources Fund. He has acquired extensive experience in the field of corporate management including through participation in the management bodies of numerous private and state-owned companies in the fields of industry, energy and financial management. Lachezar Borisov has been awarded many prizes and certificates for his work at the Ministry of Economy as well as at competitions in mathematics and brokerage.
Stefan has a degree as Dipl. Wirt. Ing. for Transport and Logistics and more than 20 years experiences in automotive logistics and supply chain solutions. He worked on projects around the world for IHG Logistics (now Rhenus), CEVA logistics and DHL.
Stefan has been involved in the development and execution of global strategies, implementation of local / global customer projects, supply chain solutions and supply chain network design, global key account management and supply chain project management.
In his current role as VP Automotive at DHL Freight , Stefan leads the development of the automotive & tires sector of DHL Freight.
Hans-Bert Bong has more than two decades of global automotive OEM experience. He was a supervisory board member of Ford-Werke and Ford Holding for 14 years having joined Ford of Europe in January 1990. During his time at Ford he held various positions in product development, production management, quality and manufacturing engineering. In 2001, he was appointed to the role of Manager Finished Vehicle Logistics Ford, a position he held for more than 11 years before becoming Ford's Manager Material Flow and Supply Chain Management including foreign trade. Since May 2016, he has been working as an independent business consultant.
Karol is a Purchasing Manager in JLR Slovakia and is in charge of best cost countries sourcing in the CEE region, working together with UK CoC central purchasing and Internationalization office. Karol joined Jaguar Land Rover recently but brought with him over 12 years of experience from Danfoss/Secop a leading company in household, commercial and mobile cooling as a Tier 2 supplier to the automotive industry. There, he was working as a Global Purchasing and Supplier Development Manager, involved in outsourcing, cost reduction and quality improvement projects in the supply chain.
Prior to that, Karol worked in heating systems sales.
Karol has a Master degree in Mechanization Engineering
John is a graduate of Leeds University and prior to joining Ford in 1986 had spells with both Unilever and RHM foods – since that time he has worked in a wide variety of roles for Ford in Customer service operations around the world. A UK native, however, has spent the majority of time outside his home market with several spells in European operations in Cologne together with two roles in the US and more recently as Vice President FCSD Asia Pacific based in Shanghai until taking up his current assignment as Vice President Ford Customer Service Europe in January 2016.
Previous assignments have covered a balance of central and market based roles including helping to set up the first Global Repair Product Planning function and running Customer Service Operations in the UK. He was responsible for Fords Block Exemption strategy and has also worked extensively with ACEA on industry based consumer legislation. A current priority is redefining the aftermarket customer journey through a variety of new B2B and B2C propositions.
John is married to Fiona and they have two children both now in full time employment in London and his hobbies include cycling and watching sport – a life-long Manchester city fan John is accustomed to both the lows and recently highs of this particular decision.
Mr. Datler is managing director of the tolling company of ASFINAG since November 2009. Mr. Datler is responsible for technical development and operation of the Tolling systems of ASFINAG covering all highways and expressways of Austria as well as for various telematics activities within ASFINAG. Founded in 1982, ASFINAG is a state-owned company that plans, finances, builds, maintains, operates, and collects tolls on the entire primary road network in Austria. It is responsible for the current 2,178 kilometers of motorway and expressway in the country.
In addition to that Mr. Datler is responsible for all IT-activities of ASFINAG including IT-infrastructure, applications, IT-security, Data networks and SAP.
Mr. Datler has been with ASFINAG for 12 years, previously he worked as management and IT consultant with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
After graduating in Business Administration, focused on marketing and industrial management at the University of Graz, Michael began his career at a local freight forwarding company. He worked for Chrysler between 1991 and in 1998 he joined the DaimlerChrysler´s post-merger team, heading up the supply/logistics plant for DC in Graz, Austria.
In 2002 Michael Druml left DaimlerChrysler and joined Magna Steyr as Director Supply & Logistics and in 2011 he was appointed to his present position with responsibilities of both procurement of production material and non-production material, logistics, transportation and supplier development for Magna Steyr global. His extensive expert knowledge enabled the successful realization of company overlapping SCM projects as MLE ( Magna Logistics Europe) und MEPI ( Magna Europe Purchasing Initiative).
He is a Foundation Member of the Automotive Cluster, Styria and Member of the Advisory Board of BVL, the Austrian Federation of Logistics. Michael regularly lectures at National and International conferences and Symposia. In addition he lectures at the Executive Academy of the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and also for Professional MBA Automotive Industry at Vienna University of Technology and the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. Michael is also the author of “Anlaufmanagement in der Automobil-industrie erfolgreich umsetzen“ ( Springer Verlag) and „Marktorientiertes Prozessmanagement“ ( Vahlen Verlag ).
Andreas Graffe is the Director for Logistics at OPEL/Vauxhall (General Motors) in Europe, headquartered in Rüsselsheim / Germany.
In his current responsibility he is charge of the entire Logistics activities in Europe, including the Material Inbound flows from the global Tier-1 suppliers to all OPEL/Vauxhall Manufacturing sites as well as for the Vehicle Outbound flows to the Dealer network across Europe.
Andreas has more than 20 years of Global Purchasing & Supply Chain experience with General Motors and has held several Management position in various Purchasing and Supply Chain/Logistics responsibilities combined with international assignments, including Management responsibilities in France and China for more than 9 years.
Andreas Graffe hold a Master degree as Dipl. Wirtschafts-Ingenieur from TU Darmstadt/Germany.
Pavel Haidai has a strong belief that transportation is the main driver for change and has carried numerous projects at national and international levels. Pavel is the founder and Head of Avtologistika LLC, based in the Ukraine.
Since he took over this ex-soviet company in 2003, he has transformed it into one of the leading companies in innovation and IT development in the field of automotive logistics and mobility.
Pavel is a graduate of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics.
In his role as Senior Consultant, Jan Hofmann works in the area of Automotive Advisory at PwC operating as Lead Analyst of Autofacts for the region Middle East & Africa.
Prior to joining the PwC Autofacts team, Jan completed a six month internship for PwC Business Recovery Services with a focus on insolvency consultation projects within the automotive industry. Since then, his automotive expertise has further expanded with over three years’ worth of experience in PwC Autofacts.
As Lead Analyst, he serves as a dedicated market expert. This entails both assembly forecasting for the whole region as well as sales forecasting. In addition to that, he has a special focus on the global light vehicle assembly of European premium manufacturers. His professional emphasis is on sales forecasting, industry analysis and PwC Automotive studies.
Effective September 1, 2012, Gunnar Herrmann has been appointed Vice President of Quality, Ford of Europe.
He was previously vehicle line director, Global C-Segment Vehicles, Ford Product Development, a position he has held since 2002. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing ten vehicles from the single C-segment platform with global, total annual production exceeding two million units.
Herrmann is most noted for his work on the Ford Focus, and has been a key member of the Focus development team since it was formed prior to the launch of the launch of the original Focus in 1998.
Born in Leverkusen in 1959, Herrmann graduated in automotive engineering from the University of Hamburg. He also holds a Master of Science degree in advanced automotive engineering from the University of Loughborough in the UK.
In 1986, Gunnar Herrmann joined Ford, working first in body engineering at Ford's Merkenich engineering centre in Germany. After an assignment in the United States, he returned to Germany in 1994 to become the supervisor for the Body Engineering Development for the original Ford Focus, a role he held until early 1997. He subsequently became manager for Quality and In-cycle Action for C-segment vehicle production at Ford's Saarlouis plant in Germany.
In 1998, he was given responsibility for production quality in all of Ford's European manufacturing facilities, before becoming chief engineer for the development of the original Ford C-MAX the following year. From 2001 to 2002, he was chief engineer for the entire Ford C-Car range, and in June 2002 he took up his assignment as vehicle line director, Global C-Segment Vehicles.
Gunnar Herrmann, 52, lives in Leverkusen and is married with two children. Aside from his passion for driving, he enjoys skiing, cooking and vintage motorcycles and classic cars.
Pierre-Martin Huet is the current Supply Chain Strategy director for Michelin, overseeing the supply chain transformation program for the Group. Previous to this role, he held a variety of positions in operations in North America, Europe and Asia, starting from plant level, then leading the regional operations in South-East Asia and lately heading the Global Supply Chain for the Car Tire division of the Group.
Pierre-Martin is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and holds a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
Chris entered automotive logistics when joining Nissan in 1989, initially as a driver then held a number of operational roles at different levels throughout the 90’s including management of compounds and ports, planning and management of Import/Export shipping and local UK domestic delivery.
Moving into the millennium, roles included significant system development projects, cost management and business planning prior to joining Renault Nissan Alliance Logistics Europe at its inception in 2009.
In 2011 Chris assumed the role of Outbound Engineering Manager which included the lead role in the establishment of a Renault Nissan Alliance common distribution network in Russia as well as driving increasing synergy in Outbound Logistics throughout Europe, assuming General manager position in same function in 2014 until leaving company in September 2018 where upon he took on a role as a Self Employed consultant to a number of companies involved in supply chain logistics. After 18 months as a consultant the dynamism and daily challenges involved in logistics at an OEM were instrumental in Chris deciding to join Volvo Car Corporation as Global Head of Outbound Logistics Operations, effectively going back to his roots. He is currently based at company headquarters in Gothenberg.
Jordi Jove is Director at LKW WALTER in Austria, a Leader in European Road/ Multimodal Transport. Over the last 25 years in the industry, Jordi has worked in developing long term partnerships with shippers, service providers and enablers in the EMEA Region.
He is Board Member at ELUPEG implementing sustainable horizontal and vertical collaboration across industries, throughout Europe.
His education includes The General Manager Program at Harvard Business School in Boston and the AMP at IESE Barcelona as well as an MBA and MA in International Business at Webster University Vienna.
Gabor Kiss was appointed, in 2004, a Director of the Institute for Political Education at the Antall József Political Foundation. In 2006, he became Director General of the same foundation. In 2009, he took up a post as Manager of Organisational Development at Hexolut Consulting in Budapest, a role he held until joining Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary as Trainer and Senior Consultant of Leadership Development at the company’s Kecskemét plant in 2011. Since 2014, he has held the post of Senior Expert of Governmental and External Affairs for Mercedes-Benz in Hungary.
Vice President Mobility Solutions Sales Eastern Europe
Robert Bosch GmbH
Vice President Mobility Solutions Sales Eastern Europe
Robert Bosch GmbH
Hanno Miorini is Vice President Sales and Marketing Eastern Europe for the Bosch division Mobility Solutions. In his function, he supports the Bosch strategy to focus on electrified, automated and connected mobility. Understanding the global trends of urbanization, demographics and changing consumer behavior are essential to provide future value to the customer and ensure a continued profitable revenue stream in the industry. Unprecedented availability of digital technology and invested capital into mobility accelerate the emergence of new mobility systems as well as new ways of cooperation in the supply network.
With almost 30 years of experience in the Automotive Industry in Engineering and Sales Hanno Miorini has been working in management positions in Germany, USA and Austria. His main target is to supply top technology to customers in the region and optimize the value created for the stakeholders. This holds true also for the continued digitalization of the Automotive Industry, which is about to engage in an accelerated process of expanding their portfolio into connected mobility services.
His multi-functional sales and marketing team of about hundred associates centered in Vienna, but also located in another four offices in the region of nine countries, focuses on optimizing the supply chain to automotive customers. Optimized shared services for Bosch in the low-cost region are important and Hanno Miorini’s global responsibility for a major customer account ensure international competitiveness of his team and aligned business processes.
In addition, exploring and exploiting opportunities in traditional automotive business and connected mobility services for OEMs, Tier-customers as well as communities and mobility providers are key activities.
His positions as Managing Director of Bosch Engineering GmbH in Germany as well as Bosch General Aviation Technology GmbH in Austria guide Hanno Miorini in supporting Bosch as a sustainable supplier for mobility.
Colin McKerracher manages coverage of the transport sector at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the clean energy and carbon markets division of Bloomberg LP. Colin’s team covers the technology, policy and economic factors influencing the evolution of the transport sector. This includes electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, biofuels, fuel cell vehicles, connected cars and other new vehicle technologies.
Colin previously managed BNEF’s coverage of the global smart grid industry. He has over 10 years of experience in the clean energy sector and presents regularly at industry events. Colin’s past roles include Director of Sales and Marketing for Neurio, a smart grid technology company, and Business Development Manager for a Canadian biofuel company. Colin holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the Sauder School of Business at UBC. He is based in London, UK
With over 40 years experience managing and strategically advising companies in the warehousing, logistics and materials handling industries, Bernard is Global Industrial Director for Unipart Aftermarket Logistics. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Strategic Advisor to Leading Blue Chip Companies in Supply Chain and Logistics. Bernard is known Internationally in the Supply Chain Business and has been responsible for numerous developments of National Distribution Centres and resolving Supply Chain issues.
Lukas Neckermann is a strategy advisor and entrepreneur with a focus on electric, autonomous and shared mobility, based in London. He is the author of “The Mobility Revolution: Zero Emissions, Zero Accidents, Zero Ownership” (Matador Business, 2015) and the recently released, “Corporate Mobility Breakthrough 2020”.
Lukas has over 20 years of leadership experience in automotive and financial services in the US, the UK and Germany. He was a member of the core team of the first global Open Source Car project (TheOSCarproject.org), and is currently Growth Advisor to NEXT Future Transportation Inc (a start-up company focused on autonomous shared transport)and an Advisor to Vayon Group, a first-tier supplier for low-carbon transport. He was also part of the core team that launched the original OScar project (the open-source car project).
Lukas is an Adjunct Faculty member at New York University and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Gilles Normand started his career at Renault, in 1988, at Product Planning department before moving to Sales & Marketing Division. In 1998, he was appointed Vice President, Commercial Coordination, for Renault Mercosur.
In 1999, he joined Nissan in Japan to take in charge the Sales & Marketing for Latin America and Caribbean. In 2003, he was appointed President of Nissan Motor Espana prior to becoming Corporate Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Middle East, Africa & Latin America in 2006. In 2009, he was appointed Corporate Vice President, in charge of Africa, Middle East and India for Nissan, Infiniti and LCV Business Units and in charge of Europe for Infiniti and LCV Business Units.
In April 2012, he became Senior Vice President, Chairman of Asia-Pacific Region of Groupe Renault.
Since 1 January 2017, Gilles Normand has been Senior Vice President, Electric Vehicle of Groupe Renault. He is a member of the Renault Management Committee.
Head of Production System and Industrial Engineering
Head of Production System and Industrial Engineering
Stephan Opitz is the Head of Production Systems and Industrial Engineering at Volkswagen Slovakia, overseeing the production systems for Volkswagen Group’s Bratislava based factory, where it specialises in larger SUV platforms. Currently, the factory produces Audi’s Q7, VW Touareg, and Porsche Cayenne as well as the VW Up! the SEAT Mii and Skoda Citigo.
As part of his responsibilities, Stephan has developed various lean management initiatives to transform areas including body pressing, gearbox production, under-body and drive train assembly.
Previous to this role, he has held a variety of positions within the VW Group, most recently in Germany as Head of Production Systems for VW Commercial Vehicles.
Stephan is a graduate Engineer of Hannover Fachhochschule and holds Masters degrees from GISMA Busness School and Purdue University in Business Administration, and is a talented linguist in five languages - German, English, Norwegian, Slovak and Croatian.
Grzegorz Ombach is Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm, with responsibility for global research and development of Qualcomm’s Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology.
In this role he is responsible for technology and innovation portfolio development in close collaboration with strategic partners and universities. One of his main interest area is managing breakthrough innovation in cross functional teams.
Grzegorz joined Qualcomm in 2012 from Brose Fahrzeugteile, where he managed the design of new automotive systems and intellectual property portfolio as Director of Advanced Development.
Prior to Brose Fahrzeugteile, Grzegorz was Principal Expert at Siemens VDO Automotive AG where his responsibilities included management of a panel of experts in charge of electric systems for automotive at the company.
Grzegorz holds Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Silesian University of Technology, Poland. Grzegorz has authored and coauthored over 80 papers and holds more than 25 patents (awarded and pending) on automotive electrical systems. He has been awarded Guest Professorship at the Zhejiang University in China.
Sophie Punte is the Executive Director of the Smart Freight Centre that she founded in 2013 as a mission-driven organization to catalyze more efficient and environmentally sustainable freight and logistics at a global scale. Sophie works with businesses and other stakeholders to remove market barriers, leverage existing initiatives and thus accelerate the uptake of practical solutions throughout industry. She played a lead role in the establishment of the industry-backed Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) to develop a standard method for emissions measurement, led by SFC.
Previously, as Executive Director of Clean Air Asia, Sophie was a pioneer in bringing green freight on the agenda of Asian governments and establishing the China Green Freight Initiative and Green Freight Asia. Sophie also worked at the United Nations, KPMG and an engineering firm on environmental management and corporate sustainability. She holds a Master of Science (Biology) and a Master of Environmental Management from the Netherlands.
Martin Russ is Managing Director of AustriaTech GmbH, a federal, community-oriented company owned by the Austrian Federal Government and aims to maximise the social benefits of new technologies in transport and traffic and to generate economic benefits by optimizing the future traffic situation. Therefore transformation processes as digitalisation, decarbonisation or service orientation and security shall be made usable for a positive development of our mobility system.
As traffic planner, Martin Russ has dedicated more than 20 years to promoting and optimizing transport and mobility technologies. He was part of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency responsible for promoting research in the field of transport technology. He also worked at the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology in the area of research, technology and patent system.
Since 2011, he has joined forces with the 40 employees of AustriaTech to actively promote the implementation and promotion of a modern, efficient and affordable mobility system and represents at an international pioneering role in Austria.
To further expand this position AustriaTech is working on issues such as an ITS strategy, an action plan for electric mobility or cooperative systems. In addition, Martin Russ holds the position as General Secretary at the ITS Austria, takes care of the Austrian contact point for automated driving and is member of the Supervisory Board of ERTICO - ITS Europe. As the next Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2018 will be hosted in Vienna, Martin Russ is also chair of the TRA Organising Committee.
Dr. Bernd Schmaul is a C-Level Executive with 20 years of experience within the international mobility sector working as Managing Director for Europcar, TUI and Lufthansa. Bernd has a successful track record in managing start ups and growth in highly complex volatile situations within B2C and B2B markets.
As CMO of the moovel Group he accounts for the global expansion of moovel and its products, establishing moovel as global brand for urban mobility.
The free iOS and Android mobility app moovel combines local public transport, the car-sharing provider car2go, mytaxi, rental bicycles and Deutsche Bahn. With the full integration of online tickets in Stuttgart and Hamburg, moovel is the first provider worldwide to offer a complete 'one-stop-shop' for urban mobility.
Bernd is a Partner based in the Arthur D. Little Frankfurt office and leads Arthur D. Little’s global Operations Management practice. He also leads the global Industry 4.0 activities and is member of the Digital Transformation & Analytics think tank.
His main areas of expertise cover strategy definition, operating model and organizational design, operational excellence, supply chain management, performance improvement, and transformation programs in a wide variety of industries. With his projects, Bernd helps our clients to anticipate future trends in operations. He designs innovative solutions and helps to transform businesses towards performance excellence across the value chain.
For example, he has helped leading companies in automotive, transportation, energy and other industries to apply Industry 4.0 and digital technologies in operations to achieve quantum-leap efficiency gains, and as well as assisting them in generating value out of data. Applying digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, bots, collaborative robots, augmented reality, blockchain and additive manufacturing allows for EBIT improvement from 30% to 50%. Bernd has also helped various clients in transforming their supply chains and procurement from transaction-oriented units to value-generating functions, which delivers strategic impact for the companies’ competitiveness.
Bernd has published viewpoints in operations such as the “Future of Operations in the Digital World”, “Procurement 4.0”, and “Radical Simplification”. He is responsible for our flagship operations benchmark in procurement, supply chain and manufacturing.
Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Bernd worked for 7 years in manufacturing companies in finance, controlling and supply chain management.
Director International Sales & Business Development
Hödlmayr International AG
Director International Sales & Business Development
Hödlmayr International AG
Paul is the Director for International Sales & Business Development in Hödlmayr International AG. He is working for Hödlmayr since 2002 and has held different management positions in sales and logistics. Before his appointment to lead the International Sales Department beginning of 2016 he was acting as a group Key Account Manager for clients including Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen Group.
Hödlmayr International AG is a specialist for finished vehicle logistics employing more than 1.650 people in 16 European countries. The group is operating one of the largest car-carrier fleets in Europe and vehicle logistics & technical centers. In six European vehicle production plants Hödlmayr is acting as Releasing Agent for outbound logistics.
Christoph Stürmer (CMO) has been active in and for the automotive industry for more than 20 years. As an economist, Christoph wants to establish Battery-as-a-Service on a global scale to increase asset efficiency and promote circular economy.
Due to his professional training at Daimler AG and management functions in strategic product planning, he is experienced in management skills and the functions of automotive manufacturers as well as large corporations. At IHS Global and then at PwC Autofacts, he got to know other automotive manufacturers as well as major suppliers, and established good contacts on the leadership level there. In addition to that, Christoph is well known in the automotive and business press, and has been giving academic lectures.
Philippe is in charge of partnership development with Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) and OEMs worldwide.
A pioneer in virtual mobile solutions, he took part in the first Mobile Virtual Network Operator launches in Northern Europe in 1999, and has participated in more than 100 inceptions throughout Europe and Africa. As an established cellular solutions specialist, Philippe develops new business models and concepts, such as MVNOs-in-a-box (productised mobile solutions), Fixed-Mobile Convergence and IoT MVNOs. His leadership has helped Transatel become a global leader in the Mobile Virtual Networks arena, and a recognized partner for cellular connectivity in the IoT. He’s currently creating exciting new opportunities for M2M providers and car, aircraft, laptop and tablet manufacturers, to name but a few.
Prior to joining Transatel, Philippe was at American Express, where he was in charge of the corporate commercial partnership development. His achievements include partnerships with major airline companies, hotel groups and banks.
Andreas Weinberger is General Manager of Uber in Austria. Prior to Uber, Andreas was Senior Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Munich and had his focus on the automotive industry.
Furthermore Andreas worked as Senior Project Engineer Mercedes-Benz Research & Development in the US from 2006 until 2011, where he focused on the commercialisation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles . Andreas holds a MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona and a master degree in Physics from the Technical University of Munich.
John has over 30 years of experience in the transport and logistics Industry with responsibilities for transport capacity utilisation, Sales, Management and Strategy for the Automotive Industry including the transformation to new mobility and Electric Vehicles. John held European and Global responsibilities including a 5 year’s spend in the Middle East, and has a degree in Automotive Engineering and a Masters in Transport & Logistics Management from the Tilburg University.
Plant Group Manager, Global Material Planning & Logistics
Jaguar Land Rover
Plant Group Manager, Global Material Planning & Logistics
Jaguar Land Rover
Levent is MP&L Plant Group Manager in charge of inbound logistics for all UK plants and also plant MP&L operations in matrix together with pre production & prototype procurement and new model logistics programme management who joined Jaguar Land Rover 1 year ago. Levent brought in 22 years of experience at Toyota, 12 of which in logistics areas in different roles like EU region logistics director, project gm for production planning and demand-supply renovation in headquarters Japan, plant production control & logistics gm in Turkey plant on the basis of a 10 years hands on manufacturing engineering and management experience both in Japan and Turkey facilities. Other than automotive, he had new product launch experience in white goods sector for 4 years. Levent has a bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine engineering.
Mr. Stamen Yanev has been the CEO of InvestBulgaria Agency since January 2015. He was an attorney-at-law, specialized in the area of mergers and acquisitions, as well as in the field of investments. His professional career developed through some of the big international consulting companies. He received a Master's Degree in Law from the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” with Cum Laude. Yanev specialized European and English Law at the University of Cambridge, and European Law at the ASSER College Europe (Netherlands), the University College London (England), the European University Institute (Italy).