Detlef joined the Munich office of Siemens Venture Capital (SVC) in 2008. His areas of focus include Siemens Sector Industry related investments in industrial automation, drive technologies, building technologies, lightning and mobility mainly in Europe.
Prior to joining SVC, Detlef managed the worldwide mergers and acquisitions transactions for different Siemens entities. From 2004-2006 he was Managing Director Mergers & Acquisitons of the Siemens Communication Group, the largest division with Euro 17 bn in sales.
Detlef has experience as the managing director and CFO of a Russian/German joint venture and is acting as a member several Boards of Directors.
Before that he was manager of strategic planning for SBS and Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems (SNI) and has more than 5 years of experience of hands-on project management in operations. In 2000 he was a founding member of the Siemens Business Services (SBS) Venture Capital team.
Detlef obtained his Ph.D. diploma in information technology, with the performance analysis of digital networks from the University of Rostock, Germany.