Grown up with trucks and transport of freight and in business since mid-1982.
More than 35 years of expertise in many countries worldwide.
He is leading the Foresight team, having an in-depth expertise in trend analysis, the creation of scenarios, product stewardship, mobility and logistics and public funding programs. Derived from this expertise he and his team identify the research and innovation roadmaps including project ideas to develop new concepts and new technologies meeting the challenges of the coming decades.
He held many workshops and interviews with focus groups to discuss and mirror future challenges, needs, and requirements.
He is engaged in many platforms and associations, e.g. ALICE, ERTRAC, IFRTT, Metropolregion Munich, EUCAR, and ACEA, to shape the future of a sustainable and competitive Europe.
Since October 2017, he is leading the project AEROFLEX, AEROdynamic and FLEXible trucks for the next generation of long-haul freight trucks in Europe. 23 partners out of 7 European countries and Turkey. A project funded by Horizon 2020 and supported by a Sounding Board counting 45 members from industry, logistics, research institutes, associations, and policymakers.
Since December 2018, he is appointed as the Director Innovation of the EIT Urban Mobility, a consortium of 48 partners from 15 countries. EIT UM is dedicated to accelerating solutions that improve our collective use of urban spaces, while ensuring accessible, convenient, safe, efficient, sustainable and affordable multimodal mobility. The objective is to rethink urban spaces, over-coming fragmentation by integrating all urban mobility players – including cities and citizens – and increasing social inclusion and equality. His vision is sustainable mobility for freight and people, being efficient and affordable with a minimal negative impact on the environment, health, safety, and society. To achieve this, he is convinced that we need a paradigm shift in our thinking and ways of doing business. He is more than happy to support the industry and communities to face these challenges and turn them into real projects.