Industrial Professor, Warwick University; Deputy Chairman, Webasto AG; Chairman, Nordex SE; Board Member, Veoneer Inc.
BMW AG (1977 – 2000)
Various positions in Engineering and Manufacturing, including Head of Body Engineering, Head of electronics and Productline Director 3-Serie
Member of the Board of Management BMW AG, in charge of R&D and Purchasing
CONTINENTAL AG (2000 – 2004)
Member of the Board of Management Continental AG
Deputy Chairman Continental AG
Responsible for electronic brake systems and mechanical brakes and electronics. Acquisition and integration of TEMIC and business expansion into general vehicle electronics. Revenue € 4 Bio, 25000 employees.
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG (2004 – 2008)
President & CEO
Semiconductor manufacturer with 35000 employees and 8 bio€ revenue
Separation of memory business and IPO („Qimonda“).
Improvement of the Inﬁneon core business („Logic“): Turn around lossmaking businesses in wireline, discretes, chipcard, RF-power. Signiﬁcant improvement of the wireless business even after the bankruptcy of the main customer (Siemens Mobile, BenQ).
JAGUAR LAND ROVER (2013 – 2018)
Engineering Director (2013 – 2015)
Heading up Engineering Department (8000 Engineers)
Development of Jaguar F-Pace, Range Rover Velar etc..
Deﬁning technology roadmaps for all major automotive systems, electronics, drivetrain, connectivity etc..
Concept deﬁnition and early development of the Jaguar I-Pace, ﬁrst electric vehicle from JLR
Engineering Design Director (2015 – 2018)
Series development of Jaguar I-Pace and market introduction
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of:
Nordex SE, Rostock
Wind turbine manufacturer
Member of the Supervisory Board of:
Veoneer Inc., Sweden/USA
Automotive Supplier for ADAS and Self Driving Technology
Webasto AG, Germany
Automotive Supplier for roof systems, heating and EV-charging equipment
Industrial Professor at the Warwick University
Abitur, Gymnasium Lindau.
Study of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich.
Research Fellow at the Institute of Mechanics.
Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, thesis on fatigue of materials
Born 30.1.1950 in Hannover, Germany.
Father: Former CEO of ZF (chassis and transmission supplier). Mother: Medical practitioner.
Married to Dipl.-Ing. Iris Ziebart, Architect.
2 daughters (41 and 39 years ), 1 son (31 years).
Sports: Skiing, Sailing, Flying (PPL)
Clinical Professor for Business and Society; Director, NYU Stern School of Business’s Center for Sustainable Business; Former President, Rainforest Alliance.