Andreas is a computer scientist. He studied in Bremen (Germany) and Henley (England), focusing on databases and object-oriented expert systems – an area which was unchartered territory at the time.
After joining EDS and training as an ITIL service manager, he was given responsibility after just four years for managing all IT services for an international pharmaceutical company with 40 branches in eight different countries.
Andreas discovered his passion for major projects after being deployed by a telecommunications company. He took over turnaround management and – as one of the youngest ever project managers for EDS – completed this programme with success.
Following this experience, he was responsible for more than ten years at EDS for numerous major international projects in the banking, insurance, telecommunications, automotive, manufacturing and retail industries. During this time he lived in several countries, including Hungary, England and Germany.
Highlights in his career following his time with EDS include his opportunity to work as programme manager for a core banking transformation (accounts and transactions) for a major bank and a series of renewal projects for a transaction bank.
His motto: “A small group of committed people can change the world; in fact it is the only thing that ever has.” Andreas is primarily motivated by his desire to create successful teams and lead them to success. We can attest that he is a great people leader.
Andreas lives with his wife Ulrike and his three children Niklas, Clemens and Roland in Krefeld. In 2005, Andreas was vice-champion for Germany in fencing. He now concentrates on triathlons and other endurance sports. He also writes fascinating first-hand reports on major mediaeval role play conventions, which he and his whole family enjoy attending.