HERE Industry Advisory Board

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 are proud to have assembled acclaimed international experts and key players from various industries to create the HERE Industry Advisory Board (IAB).

The HERE IAB is set up to formalize a regular dialogue all over the world to create insights, ignite innovation and promote collaboration to improve the way everyone and everything lives, moves and interacts enabled by location data.


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    Ricky Hudi

    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

    CEO, NavInfo

    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.

  • Stephan Durach

    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.

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    Sajjad Khan

    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.

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

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    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.

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    Helmut Matschi

    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.

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    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.

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    Imran Sayeed

    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.

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    Rob Siegel

    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.

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    Young Sohn

    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.

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    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.

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    Stefan Hansen

    SVP and General Manager EMEA, HERE Technologies

    Stefan joined HERE 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.