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Leadership Team

Edzard Overbeek

Edzard Overbeek

Chief Executive Officer

Under Edzard Overbeek’s leadership, HERE Technologies has opened up its platform for developers and organizations everywhere to create powerful location services.
Adeel Manzoor

Adeel Manzoor

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Adeel joined HERE in May 2022, bringing to the company a wealth of experience in senior finance leadership roles at both large and small technology companies. As CFO, he has overall responsibility for finance, accounting, risk management, treasury and investor relations at the company.
Werner Buskermolen

Werner Buskermolen

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.
Denise Doyle

Denise Doyle

Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer

Denise Doyle oversees Strategy & Data, which includes data sourcing, privacy, content and business models in multiple functions throughout the company.
Fred Hessabi

Fred Hessabi

Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

In his role as Chief Customer Officer, Fred Hessabi is leading the Global Sales & Professional Services team. Fred is responsible for growing HERE’s business and diversifying the customer base globally.
Giovanni Lanfranchi

Giovanni Lanfranchi

Senior Vice President and Chief Product & Technology Officer

Giovanni Lanfranchi is Senior Vice President and CPTO 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.
Damandeep Kochhar

Damandeep Kochhar

Senior Vice President, Platform Foundation

Damandeep Kochhar is Senior Vice President, Platform Foundation, 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.
David Kenzer

David Kenzer

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

David Kenzer is Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at HERE Technologies, responsible for all legal and regulatory matters for the company.

HERE Supervisory Board

Pekka Ala-Pietilä

Pekka Ala-Pietilä

Board Chairman

Mr. Ala-Pietilä has served as Chairman of the HERE Supervisory Board since February 2021. Mr Ala-Pietilä is also the Chairman of the Board of packaging company Huhtamäki and learning company Sanoma.
Koji Tashiro

Koji Tashiro

Board Member

Mr. Koji Tashiro, General Manager, HERE Project Office, Mitsubishi Corporation. Based in the Netherlands and in his second stint at Mitsubishi Corporation, Mr. Tashiro previously served as Group CIO of its Machinery Group and has been in charge of promoting company-wide digital strategies since 2019.
Rainer Feurer

Dr. Rainer Feurer

Board Member

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.
Daisuke Nagatsuma

Daisuke Nagatsuma

Board Member

Mr. Daisuke Nagatsuma is Vice President of Smart Solution in the Strategic Business Development Division of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT).
Axel Dewitz

Axel Dewitz

Board Member

Mr. Axel Dewitz is vastly experienced across the automotive industry, currently holding the position of EVP and Head of Taxes, Customs and M&A at Audi Group.
Adine Grate

Adine Grate

Board Member

Ms. Adine Grate is a well-known and respected professional in the European investment community. She spent 13 years at Investor AB where she was an EVP and Executive Director on the Executive Board.
Alexander Nedinger

Alexander Nediger

Board Member

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.

Industry Advisory Board

Ricky Hudi

Ricky Hudi

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.
Patrick Cheng

Patrick Cheng

CEO, NavInfo

As one of the founders of NavInfo, Patrick Cheng has experience in technology, marketing, sales and management through taking responsibility of various departments over the last 13 years.
Thomas Lantzsch

Thomas Lantzsch

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 for Intel® architecture computing solutions across IoT market segments, including manufacturing, industrial, retail, transportation, smart buildings and homes, and aerospace.
Dr. Claudius Leibfritz

Dr. Claudius Leibfritz

Member of the Executive Committee, ADAC SE

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.
Imran Sayeed

Imran Sayeed

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.
Rob Siegel

Rob Siegel

Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business/Partner, XSeed Capital

Robert Siegel is a lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has led primary research and written cases on Google, Box, Stripe, AngelList, 23andMe, Lending Club, PayPal, SurveyMonkey, Medium, Wikimedia Foundation, Minted, 500 Startups, Axel Springer, General Electric and Starbucks.
Cham Zhong

Cham Zhong

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.
Stephan Durach

Stephan Durach

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.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kropf

Prof. Dr. Kropf

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.
Georges Massing

Georges Massing

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.
Werner Köstler

Werner Köstler

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.
Dr Riclef Schmidt-Chausen

Dr. Schmidt-Clausen

SVP, Domain Intelligent Cockpit & Body, CARIAD (Volkswagen Group)

Dr. Riclef Schmidt-Clausen is Senior Vice President at CARIAD (Volkswagen Group) – Domain Intelligent Cockpit & Body.

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