Oliver Schumann, Chairman
Dr. Farsin Yadegardjam, Vice Chairman
Dr. Clemens M. Doppler
Clemens M. Doppler is Managing Partner of HeidelbergCapital. Prior he was a Partner at 3i and has worked in various markets and geographies. He specialises in life science and emerging technologies and managed more than 100 million USD for 3i. He worked at Boehringer Mannheim (now Roche) before he joined one of the first Swiss Biotech companies as executive, which was successfully sold in 1997 to MDS, Inc (former Phoenix International Life Science, Montreal & NJ .), a world leading Pharma services provider. Clemens currently serves on the board of 4SC, Accovion, MerLion, Sensovation and Vasopharm. Clemens graduated from the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg/Germany as a Master of Science in Biology and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the German Cancer Research Center.
Between 1992 and 2003 Hartmut Gottschild was managing director of the German Dow Corning GmbH where he played a considerable role in the successful set-up of the company.
He retired in 2003. In addition to his role as managing director of the Dow Corning Group, from 1999 to 2003, Mr. Gottschild was also European Area Director and Global Leader for selected markets. In this function, Mr. Gottschild was responsible both for the development as well as for the implementation of worldwide product and market strategies in various business areas. Before commencing his international group activities, Mr. Gottschild was managing director of Perenator GmbH, a medium-sized chemicals company. After his studies at business school, Mr. Gottschild obtained his MBA from the University Insead / University of Michigan. Hartmut Gottschild is currently involved in the supervisory and advisory boards of various technological companies.
Dr. Peter Merten
Dr. Peter Merten is member of the management board of the Rheinmetall Automotive AG.
Mr Klaus-Günter Vennemann was born on 12 April 1954 in Duisburg. After attending technical college in Duisburg (electrical engineering), he held various managerial positions in the USA (Getrag Gears of America Inc./Executive Vice President Operations) and in Germany (Vice President Manufacturing at Getrag GmbH & Cie., Managing Director at LuK Fahrzeug-Hydraulik GmbH & Co. KG, LuK GmbH & Co. and TRW Fahrwerksysteme GmbH).
After 16 years as a member of the management at LuK GmbH & Co. oHG (part of the Schaeffler Group) and as Head of Marketing at Schaeffler Automotive, in 2009 Mr Vennemann joined Siteco Lighting GmbH, Traunreut (a subsidiary of OSRAM AG since 7.2011), as Chairman of the Management Board and partner. Since October 2012, Mr Vennemann has been working on a freelance basis as a corporate and management consultant as part of his mandates on supervisory committees.
Mr Vennemann has mandates as a member of the Advisory Board of automotive supplier Kamax Dr. Rudolf Kellermann GmbH and of the Supervisory Board of KSPG AG and Rheinmetall AG.