Throughout history, location has played a key role in the development and progress of people and societies.
As a company of over 8000 employees all focused on the concept of location and the potential it has to redefine and radically improve the way we do business, the way we get around and the way we live, we are shaping the future by redefining what was formerly known as a map.
In 1985, we began with the simple goal to digitize mapping and pioneer in-car navigation systems. Over the next three decades, as NAVTEQ and Nokia, we’ve built a legacy in mapping technology.
Today, we're creating living three-dimensional maps that grow upwards, breathing with layers of information and insights.
And we’re looking beyond. From autonomous driving to the Internet of Things, we are building the future of location technology through strategic partnerships. Together we’re building open solutions for the future.
Meet the HERE leadership team and find out how they’re contributing to our journey towards autonomous driving and smart cities.
Edzard Overbeek is leading HERE Technologies as it enters the next phase of its growth as a newly independent location cloud company. He brings to HERE Technologies a unique mix of sales and technology experience, having joined from Cisco where he was Strategic Advisor and responsible for the Global Services organization with over $12 billion in revenues and 15,000 employees.
Senior Vice President and Head of the Services Group
Jørgen Behrens is Senior Vice President and Head of the Services Group at HERE. In this role, he is focused on industry specific application-level business and product initiatives that add value to content from HERE and its offerings via the HERE Open Location Platform. Jorgen joined HERE from Royal Philips where he founded and led a business focused on medical grade wearable devices and accompanying services for the prevention of chronic diseases.
SVP Marketing and Communications
Kristina Bohlmann oversees all marketing and communications activities for HERE Technologies. A passionate, energetic and down-to-earth leader, she brings to the role deep experience in both agency and corporate PR for consumer and B2B organizations. She has been a long-time advocate of placing social media at the heart of the company’s communications strategy. Prior to HERE Technologies, she led the communications function for Nokia in Germany.
Head of Corporate Development and IP Licensing
Denise Doyle leads corporate development for HERE Technologies. She brings two decades of experience in strategy development, business portfolio planning and risk management across North America, Europe and Asia, including China. Doyle joined NAVTEQ – which later became HERE Technologies – in 1999, subsequently developing business model strategies and leading commercial negotiations on a number of major supplier partnership agreements.
VP Head of Mobility
Liad Itzhak is leading the Mobility business unit at HERE Technologies, driving the next revolution of the mobility ecosystem. Itzhak brings vast experience as a leader in the world of smart mobility, with expertise in consumer apps and big data. Prior to joining HERE, Itzhak built key units at Waze/Google from the ground up, including Data, Maps and QA. Itzhak led the data strategy of the company, turning Waze into a data-driven organization.
Chief Platform Officer
Peter Kürpick is overseeing the push of HERE Technologies into the next generation of location-based services based on platform-enabled applications and solutions in areas such as autonomous driving, asset management and augmented reality. Kürpick joined HERE Technologies from Unify, a global communications software and services company, where he served as Executive Vice President of its Product House organization.
Chief Financial Officer
Peter Meier has an extensive background in corporate finance and governance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, investor relations, strategic planning, M&A and risk management. Meier joined HERE Technologies from Kuoni Group where until November 2015 he served as CEO and, prior to that, as CFO. Before Kuoni, he held a variety of senior management and leadership positions at Sulzer Ltd., including that of CFO.
Angel L. Mendez
Chief Operating Officer
Angel L. Mendez holds responsibility for the strategic and operational execution of the core business of HERE Technologies, with a key emphasis on operational excellence, business process innovation and systems automation. Mendez brings over 30 years of management expertise to HERE Technologies. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President - Transformation at Cisco. Prior to this role, he led Cisco’s Customer Value Chain Management organization.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Kelley Steven-Waiss is overseeing the human resource management and talent strategy of HERE Technologies. Steven-Waiss has more than 20 years of executive management experience in human resources, change management, and corporate communications, and excels in aligning people and resources to effectively execute the business strategy. Prior to joining HERE Technologies, Steven-Waiss was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources for Extreme Networks.
Chief Customer Officer
In his role as Chief Customer Officer, Jeff White is responsible for leading the global sales organization as well as driving the company’s go-to-market strategy. He has more than 25 years of experience in leading global sales and operations in the IT and telecommunications industries, serving as Chief Revenue Officer at Syniverse and Extreme Networks. White also held various leadership roles over 17 years at Cisco, where he successfully led Cisco’s largest accounts and grew the telecom business in Asia Pacific.
SVP and General Manager EMEA
Stefan joined HERE Technologies in 2015 and as Head of Transformation, he led the transformation of the company towards greater operational efficiency and productivity. In his role as General Manager EMEA, he is responsible for prioritizing, initiating and maintaining customer relationships and ensuring service delivery across Europe and Russia, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to joining HERE Technologies, Stefan served as CEO of Lufthansa Systems, where he led the business restructuring and strategic realignment to improve customer-centricity and service delivery.
SVP and General Manager Americas
With her extensive track record in developing and leading innovative sales, go- to-market (GTM) and business development strategies, Sandy is responsible for driving sustainable, customer-focused growth throughout North and Latin America.
In her previous role as Global Vice President at Cisco, Sandy evolved the entire GTM model and sales architecture and created a new organization focusing on consultative and outcome-based selling. Prior to that Sandy worked in various general management roles in a few start-ups, including leadership positions for global healthcare company Baxter International.
Leon Van de Pas
SVP and General Manager APAC
Leon van de Pas was appointed SVP and General Manager for APAC in January 2018 with the remit to drive strategy, expand customer relationships and build business opportunities and our presence in this highly dynamic and strategically critical region.
Since joining HERE Technologies in 2014, Leon van de Pas has been instrumental in driving and building the capabilities of HERE Technologies in the IoT space, and has led the development of a broad range of location platform services for cities, government, enterprises and consumers. Leon is an electrical engineer by training and has more than 25 years of experience in international sales and business development from start-ups to global businesses.
International B.V. supports the company’s long-term strategy to become the leading location platform serving multiple industries.
Formed in 2016, the Supervisory Board brings together recognized industry leaders and shareholder representatives to oversee the executive leadership team of HERE Technologies.
The Chairman of the Supervisory Board is Rudi Lamprecht, who brings to the role his deep experience of the telecommunications and information technology industries. He is currently also Chairman of EWC East-West-Connect GmbH; Chairman of Duagon AG; Board Member of AO.com; and Board Member of Fujitsu Technology Solutions. He is a former Member of the Board of Siemens AG.
Uri Levine, co-founder and former President of Waze, the community-based traffic and navigation app. Mr. Levine is an investor and entrepreneur, currently serving as Chairman of Engie, Fairfly and Zeek. He is also founder and Chairman of FeeX, and serves on the Board of Directors of Roomer and Moovit.
Dr. Christoph Grote
Senior Vice President Electronics, BMW Group
Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.
Dr. Bernd Martens
Member of the Board of Management for Procurement at Audi AG.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Automated Driving Group at Intel Corporation.
Promoting industry insights, collaboration and innovation.
HERE is dedicated to enabling an autonomous world for everyone. Given that no company or individual can solve this alone, we have assembled acclaimed international experts and global thought leaders to create the HERE Industry Advisory Board (IAB).
The HERE IAB is a regular dialogue focused on sharing insights, igniting innovation and promoting collaboration that improves the way everyone and everything lives, moves and interacts with location data.
Chairman, HERE Industry Advisory Board and Managing Director, Future Mobility Technologies GmbH
Ricky Hudi is a mobility technology pioneer with a passion for innovation and over 26 years of experience in the automobile industry. After holding various roles at Audi AG, he founded Future Mobility Technologies and chairs the HERE IAB while he is a member of the supervisory board of TTTech and the innovation advisory board of Samsung.
Dr. Michael Bolle
President, Corporate Research and Advance Engineering, Robert Bosch GmbH
Dr. Michael Bolle has been president of the corporate sector for research and advanced engineering at Robert Bosch GmbH since April 2014. He joined Bosch at the very beginning of his career, working in various positions in advanced engineering for multimedia systems. In 1999, he founded Systemonic AG. However, he returned to Bosch in 2003, including a stint in Japan with DENSO, and since 2006 has worked in positions for driver-information systems, as well as development and product sectors for Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH.
Patrick Cheng is the CEO of NavInfo and has been pushing the globalization of the company by enhancing global partnerships and extensive R&D in the fields of autonomous driving and implementing “Turn-key solution” with hardware and software for telematics. Before this, he was the COO and played a key role in reorganizing the overall structure of the company.
Senior Vice President, Purchasing and Supplier Network Digital, BMW Group
Stephan Durach is Senior Vice President of Purchasing and Supplier Network Digital at BMW Group since April 2017. After graduating in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, he joined BMW Group in Munich in 1998. Durach held various positions in the electronics division and department for Entertainment, Mobile Devices and App Centers, until he became Head of Technology Office Palo Alto/Mountain View in USA in 2008. Since 2015, he has led the purchasing for Information and Communications electronics and ConnectedDrive.
Vice President Digital Vehicle & Mobility, Daimler AG
Sajjad Khan is the VP Digital Vehicle & Mobility at Daimler AG. Previously he worked for MAGNA as director of the e-car and electronics unit and BMW Group AG as VP where he was most recently responsible for Connected Drive worldwide. Sajjad has also been working as CTO CASE since June 2017.
SVP and General Manager of IoT Group, Intel Corporation
Thomas Lantzsch is the SVP and General Manager of the Internet of Things (IoT) Group at Intel Corporation. He leads the worldwide organization responsible for Intel® architecture computing solutions across IoT market segments, including manufacturing, industrial, retail, transportation, smart buildings and homes, and aerospace.
Dr. Claudius Leibfritz
CEO, Allianz Global Automotive
Dr. Claudius Leibfritz is a member of board of management, Allianz Worldwide Partners SAS – German Branch and CEO Global Automotive Munich, Germany. Prior to this he was managing regional groups at Allianz and principal of the Boston Consulting Group’s German entity. He spent more than ten years at Boston Consulting Group conducting various international projects.
President of the Interior Division and Member of the Executive Board of Continental AG
Helmut Matschi is the managing director and president of Interior division at Continental Automotive GmbH and is a member of the executive board. He has been a member of the executive board at Siemens VDO Automotive AG since 2007. He is also a member of the executive board of Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG and VDO Automotive AG.
Dr. Thomas Müller
EVP, Development Electrics/ Electronics, AUDI AG
Dr. Thomas Müller is the EVP Electrics/Electronics at AUDI AG. He started his professional career at BMW Group in Munich where he worked internationally in strategic and operative management positions. From 2009 he was Director, Connected Car at BMW Group, before moving to Volvo Car Group as the VP Electrical & Electronic Systems Engineering.
Advisor, NTT DATA
Imran Sayeed teaches Disruptive Technologies, New Business Models, Software and Internet Entrepreneurship, and Global Innovation in Large Companies at the Entrepreneurship and Innovation faculty at MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also the founder of Teach the World Foundation and was previously CTO and Head of the Digital Practice for NTT Data, Inc.
Lecturer in Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Robert Siegel is a Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has led primary research and written cases on Google, PayPal, Axel Springer and Starbucks (La Boulange), amongst others. He is also a partner at XSeed Capital, and his investment areas include business operations, mobile solutions, and software systems.
President and Chief Strategy Officer for Samsung Electronics
Young Sohn is the President and Chief Strategy Officer for Samsung Electronics, and Chairman of the Board, Harman International. He leads development and strategy for global innovation, investment and new business creation, including the $8 billion acquisition of Harman International Industries.
VP & General Manager Map, Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Cham Zhong leads three departments at Tencent MIG (Mobile Internet Business Group): Browser Product, Map Platform Product and Smart Platform Product. He established the Wireless R&D Department in 2008, and in early 2009, he launched the browser project, which hatched the basis of the mobile phone QQ browser.
SVP and General Manager EMEA, HERE Technologies
Stefan joined HERE Technologies in 2015 and as Head of Transformation, he led the transformation of the company towards greater operational efficiency and productivity. In his role as General Manager EMEA, he is responsible for prioritizing, initiating and maintaining customer relationships and ensuring service delivery across Europe and Russia, Africa and the Middle East. He facilitates the dialogue between HERE and its partners while carrying the insights of the HERE IAB into the company. Prior to joining HERE Technologies, he served as the CEO of Lufthansa Systems.
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