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European Director IT Group ( VP )

Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd), UK & Germany

Position: VP European IT

Producer of consumer electronic goods, distributed internationally. Annual net sales $US 61 billion.

384 consolidated companies across 41 nations.Global staff count 290 000.


·Member of the top management team (Europe) for business and re-engineering, quarterly Board meeting in Germany

·Senior Member Global IT Board in Japan/ Head of European SAP / R3 Steering Committee - In charge of €175 Million implementation budget

·Responsible for staff of 120 in Germany plus IT Managers in all European countries

·Implementation of a Global Template SCM in-house development (Supply Chain Management)for all European Sales companies (Demand Planner Reporting, integration into and with Business-plan, Data Warehouse, PSI (Purchase-Sales and Inventory)

·Implementation of in-house developmentCRM (Customer Relationship Management) specifically developed for the sales-force in Europe

·Development of a Business Intelligence Model (Methodology) using BSC (Balanced Score Card) with integrated ROI and KPIs

·Management of e-business B2B, B2C, B2E Project, in-house development.

·Instigating, controlling and heading the European Network redesign project

·Leading the conversion of Group Wise to the European Lotus Notes implementation

·In charge of €29 Millionrunning cost budget and general German IT budget

·Design and implementation of staff bonus measurement system to monitor and trackprogress, training needs and goal setting


·Only IT member in Europe to be included in the Matsushita “high potential“ database

·Outsourced, negotiated and managed the SAP Hardware transfer to a Blue-chip provider

·Head SAP implementation for Europe incl. UK / SCM implementation for Europe (global template) / CRM implementation for the German Sales force

·Implementation of e-Business for Europe

·Reduction of overall yearly capital / expenditure budget since the year 2001 by 10 - 15 %

·Renegotiation of Oracle Hardware and Support contracts saving €1.2 Million pa

·Change of existing telecommunications provider within Germany to a more cost effective provider saving over€300.000,00 pa

·Negotiation of outsource contract for desktop service, installation and serverpark within Europesaving€800.000,00 over a 3-year period, including 50% staff reduction take-over by outsourcer

·Reorganisation of the Information System Centre (ISC) into a CCC

·Changed GroupWare from Group Wise to Lotus Notes inclusive Workflow for all Europe

·Re-organisation of overall Backup strategy for all systems

·Implemented Disaster Recovery Plan

·Presentation of ideas on IT Governance at the Matsushita Global IT meeting in Osaka with go-ahead to implement from Japanese top management

·Instigating European Steering Committee combining all IT Directors into a strategic think tank

·Development (and chairman) of Technology Task Force for Europe

·Instigatation and chair of the European IT Steering Committee and European Technology Taskforce

Member of the Panasonic European EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) Taskforce

Project Director

Ixidius GmbH

Project: Reynolds and Reynolds Company (NYSE: REY), Germany & Switzerland

Position: Freelance Project Director China execution Project

R&R delivers information technology, software solutions, and professional services that support every aspect of automotive retailing. My brief was to co-ordinate and manage, at top senior management level, the china execution entry project - R&R´s entry into the Chinese market for the provinces Xian and Beijing. Responsible for marketing, sales, PR, legal, office planning and set-up, development centre, IT Infrastructure, IT Contract negotiations, outsourcing.


Doctorate Econ, Business

University Köln

Masters Sc. Econ

University Köln