Both in my private and my professional life I am driven by a curiosity for new technology and doing things in ways that haven’t been tried before. Determined to make an impact as an independent thinker, I have held several leadership positions in finance at Lufthansa, including postings in Lagos (Nigeria), Paris and London. Here, I was responsible for founding Lufthansa’s first Shared Service Center and led the process of Revenue Accounting becoming its own, separate legal entity.

Further pursuing my passion for doing things differently, I later became Vice President of Finance and Accounting, Mergers and Acquisitions, while holding chair positions in Malaysia, Hungary and Ireland. In 2010, I took a leap and became Chief Financial Officer of the aviation group British Midland International, eventually managing its sale to IAG. Always interested in new technologies and how businesses can benefit from them, I subsequently returned to Lufthansa as CFO and member of the Executive Board; in this capacity, I also founded Lufthansa’s Digital Lab in Berlin.

In 2015, I decided to switch industries in order to further push digitalisation and new approaches in a new industry: pharma. As member of the board of managing directors and Head of Finances of the family-owned company Boehringer Ingelheim, I paved the way for launching BI’s Digital Lab BI X, and for opening the Shared Service Center in Manila.

Today, I serve on the supervisory boards of Henkel, Deutsche Post AG and Russell Reynolds Associates in New York. I am a shareholder in the e-fuels company Caphenia and act as a non-executive board member at Johnson Controls International plc. based in Dublin and as president of the American Chamber of Commerce Germany. I am a member of Germany’s Green Party Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and support the Zukunftsweisen initiative. I also act as a curator at the C/O Berlin art foundation. More than ever, I am passionate about new technologies and transforming the business world into a more inclusive, digitally driven and open-minded space.