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 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.
Ovum Location Platform Index 2019
The relative strengths and weaknesses of each location vendor including data, enablers and features, and why HERE cements its position as the location industry leader.
Chief Executive Officer
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 HERE Applications
Jørgen Behrens is Senior Vice President and Head of HERE Applications. 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.
Senior Vice President and Head of Brand Organization
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.
Denise M. Doyle
Senior Vice President, Strategy
Denise Doyle oversees strategy and corporate development for HERE Technologies, and is also responsible for the company’s IP licensing, legal, purchasing and real estate, and product portfolio management activities.
Doyle brings two decades of experience in strategy development, business portfolio planning and risk management across North America, Europe and Asia, including China. She joined NAVTEQ – which later became HERE Technologies – in 1999, subsequently developing business model strategies and leading commercial negotiations on several major supplier partnership agreements. Prior to that, she held business analyst roles at AOL and Miller Brewing Company.
Senior Vice President and Head of HERE Product
Mattias Eriksson is Senior Vice President and Head of HERE Product. In this role he is responsible for developing and executing our core location platform vision, strategy and roadmap across a portfolio ranging from foundational location Content via HAD to our Open Location Platform. Prior to running Product, Mattias was the SVP of the Core Map Business group and he has held various other senior positions in Sales/Business development, Product and Operations since joining HERE in 2010.
Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA
In his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEAR, Fred Hessabi is responsible for growing HERE’s business and diversifying the customer base in the region. With more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, he brings a wealth of Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service sales expertise. Prior to joining HERE, Fred held sales leadership roles at several prominent companies, including SAP, Siebel and C3.
Senior Vice President and 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.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
David joined HERE in 2017 from Toptal, a global network of software developers, designers and finance experts. Prior to that he served in a variety of legal executive and leadership roles for other technology companies, most notably Google, Lenovo and Motorola Mobility, where he served as Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
Senior Vice President and General Manager APAC
Stanimira was appointed SVP and General Manager of APAC in January 2019 with the remit to drive revenue growth within the region. One of her key priorities is to accelerate the value the business brings to customers and partners. She has more than 25 years of general management, sales and business development experience within the information and communications technology space.
Senior Vice President Development and Chief Technology Officer
Giovanni Lanfranchi is Senior Vice President Development and CTO at HERE Technologies. He steers the venture 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. Lanfranchi joined HERE Technologies from IBM in 2018, where he served as Vice President Global Technology Services and Head of WW Service Delivery Architecture & Technology in charge of the overall IBM Services Platform with Watson.
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.
Senior Vice President and General Manager Americas
Kirk joined HERE in 2005 and is a veteran in the industry with over 25 years of experience with location and mapping technologies. Most recently, Kirk was Vice President of Tech, Media & Telco (TMT) at HERE, where he developed comprehensive sales strategies to promote customer growth and satisfaction. Prior to leading the TMT segment, Kirk held a number of roles including Head of Global Consumer Sales as well as Head of APAC Sales.
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.
Petra Marita Meiser
Chief Financial Officer
Petra Marita Meiser serves as CFO, overseeing various areas, including corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, and accounting.
Meiser joined HERE in February 2020 from Daimler where her responsibilities ranged from strategic program management and M&A to corporate law and various corporate financial initiatives. At Daimler, she successfully led the program of Project Future, one of the biggest transformation initiatives in Daimler’s history, culminating in the November 2019 launch of a new corporate structure designed to optimally position the company for success in the era of connected and autonomous transportation. Prior to that, Meiser led M&A for Daimler in the Americas, Middle East and Africa and corporate worldwide, and held various other global responsibilities.
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
Executive Vice President – Member of Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, CASE
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.
Founder & CEO, FMT
HERE Industry Advisory Board Chairman
Ricky Hudi is a mobility technology pioneer with great passion for innovation and over 28 years of experience in the automotive and related tech industry. After holding various roles at BMW AG and AUDI AG he took over in January 2009 as Executive Vice President Development Electrics/Electronics AUDI AG. Together with his team he could contribute to a pioneering share of todays modern automotive electronics.
In September 2016 Ricky Hudi founded his own company "FMT - Future Mobility Technologies" for the design and development of future mobility technologies with emphasis on Autonomous Driving, Digitization and End-to-End Architectures. Directing a global network of key player companies and people he is working as a strategy, technology and management advisor. He is Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for HERE, Chairman of the Advisory Board for the International Congress of Automotive Electronics in Ludwigsburg and serves on the Open Innovation Advisory Board for Samsung and on the Technology Council for Harman. Ricky Hudi is co-founder for TTTech Auto AG in Vienna.
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.
Executive Vice President – Member of Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, CASE
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 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.
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