A Founding Partner of CBI Partners with more than 15 years experience in cross border strategy creation and management. He set up the first European, non-Joint Venture 1st Tier automotive production facility in Japan and has managed production projects in Korea. He is an operational expert with a high focus on target setting and achievement. He is further involved in the electric vehicle development projects of SIM-Drive, a spin off of Keio University and in the board of stEVe, a newly formed Joint Venture between SIM-Drive and Tokyo R&D. As CEO of a European Food Ingredients company in Japan he also is familiar with the food and beverage industry.