Prof. Dr. Olaf Berlien’s management experience is a wide one that ranges from plant engineering, electrotechnology to semiconductors. In his long-standing tenure as CEO and member of the boar at Thyssen-Krupp, as well as in his role chairman of the board at OSRAM Licht AG he has presided over large enterprises, large in tradition. During these times, he also often faced the challenge of disruptive market changes. In this context, he was key in driving the transformation of OSRAM from an integrated lighting company to an innovative champion in photonics.
His expertise, then, lies in managing and innovating in industries undergoing major upheaval. One of his foci are mergers and acquisitions as a tool for innovation management.