Ralf is CEO of Siemens Venture Capital (SVC). SVC currently has offices in Silicon Valley, Boston, Munich and Bejing and has responsibility for Siemens' Corporate Venture Capaital activities and is asset manager of German Siemens Pension Trusts' for their Private Equity assets. Before joining SVC, Ralf has built up Infineon Technologies corporate venture capital activities since 1998 and was managing director of Infineon Ventures GmbH. Prior to joining Infineon Technologies in 1998, Ralf worked with Siemens AG for 11 years. In his last position he was responsible for a corporate venture nurturing program and coordinated a Siemens-wide innovation initiative. Before that he held various positions in microelectronics and software development in the corporate division research and technology as well as in the corporate department corporate technology. He obtained his diploma degree in physics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich and his PhD degree in physics with research work in semiconductor surface physics at the synchrotron radiation laboratories in Hamburg and Berlin.