Incoming Chief Executive Officer (Effective January 2, 2024)
Mike Nefkens is the incoming Chief Executive Officer of HERE Technologies. He brings over three decades of experience and leadership across technology, IT, software, cloud services, IOT and automotive. As CEO effective January 2, 2024, he will lead HERE’s business, people and customer ecosystem ahead in the new year.
Interim Co-Chief Executive Officer & Chief Data Officer
Denise’s two-plus decades at HERE have demonstrated her deep business, strategic, and commercial acumen. As CDO, her responsibilities include corporate strategy, data strategy, IT, security, privacy, strategic marketing, and government relations. In May 2023, she became interim Co-CEO focused on advancing HERE ahead.
Interim Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Adeel joined HERE in 2022 as CFO, bringing decades of senior finance leadership from small & large tech companies to his current responsibilities, which include: FP&A, accounting, sales & BU finance, treasury, transformation, & IR. In May 2023, he became interim Co-CEO focused on advancing HERE's business ahead.
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Werner Buskermolen leads the Human Resources team at HERE Technologies. With more than 20 years of HR experience to draw upon, he acts as a senior advisor on all people-related and organizational matters to ensure the talent agenda aligns with the company’s vision in a best-in-class global, inclusive workplace.
Senior Vice President, Platform Foundation and Interim Chief Product & Technology Officer
Damandeep Kochhar is Senior VP, Platform Foundation and Interim Chief Product & Technology Officer, at HERE Technologies. In his role, he leads the company’s core engineering activities, including the development and operation of our highly automated mapping system for creating, updating and publishing map content.
Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer
Jason joined HERE in June 2021 as Senior Vice President and General Manager for APAC, before becoming CCO in November 2023. With over 25 years of experience working in business software and cloud solutions, Jason possesses extensive proficiency in managing sales and driving customer success.
Dr. Rainer Feurer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Investments at BMW Group. Since joining BMW Group in 1998, Dr. Feurer has held various strategic planning positions and was deeply involved in the strategic set-up of the BMW Group in China.
Alexander Nediger is Vice President Corporate Development at Mercedes-Benz Group AG, with global responsibility for M&A, Cooperation Management and Real Estate. Mr. Nediger has worked with Mercedes-Benz Group AG over 13 years in various positions.
Robert Siegel is a Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has led primary research and written cases on, among others, Google, Charles Schwab, Daimler, Stripe, Roblox, Target, C3.ai, Softbank, Tableau, PayPal, Medium, Autodesk, Zuora, and Michelin.
Sanjay Brahmawar is a distinguished technology executive, who heads Software AG as CEO. With over two decades of international experience, he has extensive software and Internet of Things expertise and leads the organization with a strong entrepreneurial approach.
Founder & CEO, FMT/HERE Industry Advisory Board Chairman
Ricky Hudi is a mobility technology pioneer with great passion for innovation and 30 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.
Thomas Lantzsch is former SVP and General Manager of the Internet of Things (IoT) Group at Intel Corporation. He led the worldwide organization for Intel® architecture computing solutions across IoT market segments, including manufacturing, industrial, retail, transportation, smart buildings and homes, and aerospace.
Dr. Claudius Leibfritz chairs the ADAC insurance group as well as the assistance activities of ADAC, Europe’s largest mobility club with more than 20 million members. He also oversees strategy and business development.
Innovation & Digital Transformation Advisor, NTT DATA
Imran Sayeed is part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation faculty at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he teaches Disruptive Technologies, New Business Models, Software and Internet Entrepreneurship, and Global Innovation in Large Companies.
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.
Senior Vice President, Connected Company Development, Technical Operations, BMW Group
After graduating in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Stephan Durach joined BMW Group in Munich in 1998.
President, Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering, Robert Bosch GmbH
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kropf is President of the Corporate Sector for Research and Advance engineering at Robert Bosch GmbH since July 2018. After pursuing an academic career in computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and a stint in Silicon Valley at Synopsys Inc., he joined Bosch in 1999.
Vice President MB.OS Automated Driving, Powernet & E/E Integration, Mercedes-Benz AG
Georges Massing is the Vice President MB.OS Automated Driving, Powernet & E/E Integration at Mercedes-Benz AG. Previously, he was the Vice President for Digital Vehicle & Mobility after having joined the company as Director User Interaction & Software for the Mercedes-Benz vehicle portfolio in 2016.
Senior Vice President, member of the VNI Management Board at Continental AG
Werner Köstler is a member of Continental AG’s VNI (Vehicle Networking and Information) management board and was head of the VNI strategy department from 2014 until 2020. Since mid-2020 he has been head of the VNI Key Projects organization.