Professional background: For the past five years, Dr. Achatz has been the CTO of Thyssenkrupp, focusing on technology, innovation and sustainability. Before that, he spent more than 30 years at Siemens. In his last ten years at Siemens, he served first as head of software and engineering and then as head of corporate research and technologies.
Education: Dr.-Ing. (doctorate), Engineering and Automation, Munich Technical University; Dipl.-Ing. (undergraduate degree), Friederich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg.