The Steinbeis M&A Advisory Board

Our advisory board members are selected entrepreneurs and leaders) and bring valuable know-how and network to the projects.

Christian Ancker, Member of the advisory board

  • Entrepreneur, Partner and Strategy Consultant
  • Managing Partner - Africa Technology Partners
  • Managing Director - Jos. Hansen & Soehne GmbH
  • Managing Director - Kleine Solutions GmbH
  • Partner - Spilling Technologies GmbH
  • Lawyer - LWS Lawyers Ludwig Wöhren Schewtschenko Partnerschaftsges. mbH
  • Evropský Advokát - UEPA advokáti s.r.o., Prague , Czech Republic
  • Director - American Biogas Company, Inc., Wisconsin, USA
  • Various advisory board mandates and memberships in business associations
  • Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Bremen and Lower Saxony

Dr. Oliver Arendt, Member of the advisory board

  • Founder and Managing Partner - Top-Management Consulting BV
  • Group Vice President Strategy and M&A - Aliaxis S.A.
  • Group Senior Vice President Strategy and M&A - Solvay S.A.
  • Director, Head of Strategy and M&A EMEA - BASF SE
  • Senior Manager Marketing and Sales Excellence - BASF SE
  • Sales Manager - BASF Polska
  • Project Manager Inhouse Consulting - BASF SE
  • Project Manager / Engagement Manager - Contrium Consulting AG
  • Director Regional Planning, Strategy and Controlling - Bayer Polymers Asia/Pacific
  • Consultant / Senior Consultant / Project Manager - Deloitte Consulting GmbH

Konrad Bisser, Member of the advisory board

  • Managing Director Faudi Aviation GmbH - Aviation Technology
  • Managing Director Köra Packmat GmbH - Special machine construction
  • Managing Director Rieger GmbH - Container & Plant Engineering
  • Business Unit Manager Prettl Group - Automotive
  • Managing Director Wieser GmbH & Co.KG - Tool & Special Machine Construction
  • Business unit manager / authorized signatory Forschner GmbH - Automotive
  • Technical Manager / Authorized Signatory Metrax GmbH - Electromedical Technology
  • Toolmaking Instruments and Implants / Braun - Aesculap Werke

Dr. Jie-Wei Chen, Member of the advisory board

  • Managing Director - CrossNet Consulting AG
  • Managing Director and Founder - RSRM Ultrasonics GmbH
  • Steering Committee Member - SWISS ENERGY AND CLIMATE SUMMIT (SwissECS)
  • Senior consultant of a listed Chinese company in the automotive industry
  • Senior consultant of a private Chinese company in the field of medical technology

Alfred K. Dietel, Member of the advisory board

  • CEO and investor director for a family office of a telecom company in Bulgaria (Max Telecom OOD)
  • Principal and co-founder of a private equity company in London (Pemberton Asset Management LLP)
  • Senior New Ventures Investment Manager of a venture capitalist in London (Imperial Innovations plc)
  • Co-CEO of a biotech company in Martinsried (Cellcontrol Biomedical Laboratories AG)
  • Director M&A at Siemens AG for the Telecoms division in Munich and Boston (ICN, Unisphere Solutions)
  • Partner Steinbeis M&A Partners GmbH until 12-2023
  • Managing Partner Corporate Venture Partners

Jörn J. Follmer, Member of the advisory board

  • Partner at CDC Capital Wirtschaftsprüfung, Munich for ECM/ IPOs
  • Founder and CEO DLO AG, Potsdam, Third Party Logistics; IPO General Standard Deutsche Börse
  • Founder and CEO CP Telecom AG, Berlin, mobile phone distributor; sale to NASDAQ listed telco
  • Senior Consultant with Kienbaum Unternehmensberatung, Düsseldorf
  • Limited partner and member of the advisory board of Bankhaus Löbbecke, Berlin
  • Supervisory board mandates of listed/private AGs
  • Investments in emerging market companies; BizAngel + BAND membership
  • Honorary Consul of Jamaica - Consular District Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg

Prof. Dr. Claus W. Gerberich, Member of the advisory board

  • Controlling and Strategic Planning BASF AG, Ludwigshafen
  • Director of the Planning and Controlling Division SCA AG, München/Sundsvall Schweden
  • Manager Schöller Mövenpick GmbH, Nürnberg/Zürich
  • Member of the Board of Directors ADIDAS AG, Herzogenaurach
  • Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board Battelle Europa, Frankfurt/Genf/London/Mailand
  • Chairman of the Executive Board STAFF/Zumtobel Leuchten GmbH, Lemgo/Dornbirn Österreich
  • Acting partner Gerberich GmbH & Cie. Maschinenfabrik, Mannheim/Thalwil Schweiz
  • Member of the Board of Directors Gerberich Consulting AG, Ennetbürgen, Schweiz
  • EWIF Member of the Executive Committee
  • Professorship at the University of Worms Chair of International Management and Controlling
  • Lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Institute for Financial Services

Rainer Goehringer, Member of the advisory board

  • CFO and Vice-President at Siemens VDO Chassis Electronics
  • CFO and Vice-President at Magna Cosma Europe
  • COO and Interim CFO BEFESA (a company of the PE firm Triton Partners)
  • President BEFESA Industrial Environmental Solutions
  • Member of the Advisory Board of HASEC Elektronik GmbH

Guido Haarmann, Member of the advisory board

  • Independent Consultant/ Senior Leadership Advisor
  • Vice President/ Managing Director Airlines Central & Eastern Europe, Amadeus IT Group SA
  • Chairman of the Board, ADCO Umweltdienste Holding GmbH (Toi-Toi-Dixi)
  • Global Managing Partner Travel & Transportation, Accenture
  • Member of the Executive Board Arthur D. Little
  • Consultant/ Senior Manager A.T. Kearney
  • Various advisory board mandates

Sven G. Kistenpfennig, Member of the advisory board

  • CEO and shareholder in the family business. Development of the Kistenpfennig Group from a rolling bearing specialist to a full-range supplier. After 22 years sale to IPH S.A.S, with 38 locations in 4 countries.
  • Managing Director Zitec Group (Rubix) - M&A, Purchasing, Sales North & D-A-CH Region. Company growth under successor owner (Advent International) to the leading technical distributor in Europe.
  • Various consulting mandates, strategic development, real estate projects, development of a buy-and-build strategy for small and medium sized technical distributors.

Dr. Christopher Klein, Member of the advisory board

  • Managing Director / CFO – Numaferm
  • Chief Corporate Development Officer – Hameln Pharma
  • Vice-President Business Development – Paul Hartmann Group
  • Head Global M&A – Sandoz (Novartis generics business)
  • CFO / Head Global BD&L – Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals
  • Manager – Ernst & Young Corporate Finance
  • Analyst / Associate – Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance
  • Assistent – Biotechnology Unit of European Commission

Erhard Krauß, Member of the advisory board

  • CEO – Etimex Technical Components GmbH
  • Managing Director - LINHARDT Group
  • CEO - Technical Plastic Systems
  • Member of the Board of Directors - Metabo AG
  • Managing Director - Heinrich Kopp GmbH and Vice President Operations - ACTUANT Corp.
  • Vice President Efficiency Increasing - FAURECIA EXHAUST
  • Plant Manager - FAURECIA EXHAUST
  • Director Repair & Overhaul - MTU Berlin-Brandenburg and Pratt & Whitney of Canada
  • Various supervisory and advisory board mandates, founder of a retail and online trading company, various industry association mandates

Winfried Küppers, Member of the advisory board

  • MD V-ZUG Germany
  • Head of Steinbeis Board Consulting
  • Successful book author & podcaster with over 50.000 listeners per episode

Rolf Rickmeyer, Member of the advisory board

  • CEO - MAG Group
  • CFO and CRO - Loewe AG
  • CFO and CRO - Krone AG
  • CFO - Vögele AG
  • Various supervisory board and advisory board mandates, founder of technology companies, member of the listing committee of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and university lecturer

Dr. Martin Schaele, Member of the advisory board

  • CEO - BENTELER Mechanical Engineering GmbH
  • CEO - MONFORTS Machine Tools GmbH
  • Vice President - HAGER SE
  • Managing Director - Berker Schalter und Systeme GmbH
  • Managing Director Technology - Novar GmbH
  • Division Manager Technology - BOSCH Automotive

Helmuth Zimmermann, Member of the advisory board

  • Board mandates: TSG AG, SwissCloud AG, 4USource (Palo Alto), MoonWhale Ventures (Singapore)
  • Leading tasks Sales, Marketing, Engineering: 4USource, TSG, VeBS, EDS, Boeing, Siemens, Novartis, ABB
  • 22 years of entrepreneurship in the field of information technology, focus on outsourcing consulting, software development, SaaS solutions (onshore, nearshore, offshore) Completion of ICT sourcing transaction at national/multinational level: Finance, Insurance, Transportation, Healthcare, Pharma, Utility, Government
  • Accompaniment of various M&A transactions: ICO and private sales of crypto-based assets
  • Current: Development/construction of AI-based algorithmic crypto trading platform & crypto portfolio management
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