Steffen an impact driven intrapreneur, working now for about 25 years in various corporates and startups.
Since beginning of 2018 he is heading the Wärtsilä Venturing team to foster the collaboration between the corporate world and the startup ecosystems as a venture client and related to startup programs in Hamburg, Singapore, Tel Aviv and Vaasa. Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets with the headquarter in Helsinki.
After completing his engineering studies at the RWTH Aachen, he worked in various senior managing positions at the Fraunhofer IPT Aachen and gained my PhD in production technology from RWTH. Before joining Wärtsilä, he held various senior management positions at Hilti, Aker Solutions / MHWirth and Maersk in applied research & development and technology & innovation, as well he was a senior advisor for the two startups Kongstein and KLEO Connect.
Since 2014 he is also serving as member of the board of the German Association for Marine Technology GMT, Hamburg taking care about innovation and startup initiatives in close collaboration with the National Masterplan Maritime Technologies NNMT of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Energy anchored in the German Maritime Agenda 2025.