CHAIRMAN & CEO,
Andreas Spiegler is a seasoned entrepreneur with long standing track record of engineering and business development in Europe and Asia. As the founder of the ITC-GROUP, he built CSSC more than one decade ago into one of Qingdao’s most successful and best renowned SME’s. He founded FORTSCHRITT Agritech and the Joint Venture for PlanET Biogas stations in China.
Arne Krüger grew up in Rostock, Germany. More than 6 years he was the Production Manager of CSSC. Since 2016 he is the Production Manager of FORTSCHRITT Agritech.
DR. HEIKO SCHOLZ
Dr. Scholz started his professional career in 1982 as a research engineer with VEB Kombinat Fortschritt. In 1984 he graduated from Technical University Dresden with a PhD in mechanical engineering and subsequently became Technical Director of VEB Kombinat Fortschritt. After the collapse of East Germany, Dr. Scholz took over DSD GmbH. DSD spun off from VEB Kombinat Fortschritt in the wake of the German reunification and the following privatization and break-up of the state-owned enterprise sector. At its height DSD had more than 200 employees and subsidiaries in Mexico, Spain as well as Hungary. DSD’s core business was the manufacturing and design of special purpose machines and vehicles. Since 2002 he is active as a freelance project engineer. In this time, Dr. Scholz has taken on several high-profile assignments (Head of Engineering, Head of Mechanical Integration and Supervision for Zodiac Aerospace / EVAC GmbH, Bombardier, Alstom, Kawasaki, Rotem, Siemens, Tesla Motors / California.)
Jacques Benoliel is an experienced international Director with more than 30 years’ experience in IT and innovation. He is a civil-engineer from the Ecole des Ponts & Chaussées de Paris and a PDG from the IESE university of Navarra. He has developed his professional career in Spain, France and the US. He is an external-advisor of several technology-based companies.
Joel Gallo is a Financial Services Industry Thought leader with over 25 years experience, a former Director at PwC; Senior Manager at Deloitte; and Ernst & Young; Co-managed a book of
business with over $50mm in revenue and more than 250 staff nationally, directed global projects. Former Head of Investment Operations / Technology at Deutsche Bank Asset Management ($500 billion
in assets). Joel has advised "C suite" executives at more than 75 global investment banks, asset/wealth managers, hedge funds, private equity firms (e.g. Bank of America, Barclays, BlackRock, BNP
Paribas, Carlyle Group, Cerberus, Deutsche Bank, IMF, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Scotland, Taconic, UBS).He has advised clients on: Blockchain and RPA (Robotic
Process Automation); ALMT (Asset Liability Management Treasury); Intraday Liquidity; Stress Testing; Risk Management, Audit and Controls; Operational / Technology Models; Operational
Re-engineering; Data Management and Governance; System Development and Implementation; Financial Reporting / Analyse; Cost Restructuring; M&A due diligence; Regulatory Compliance (e.g. Dodd
Frank, FATCA, Sarbanes Oxley, BCBS 239 and 248, AML); Outsourcing; and numerous other areas.