Jürgen Schäfer has been CEO of Detecon since 01/07/2023. He has extensive experience in the areas of business transformation, corporate strategy, especially in various digital business models, and finance.
Most recently, Jürgen was Senior Vice President Transformation & Business Controlling at T-Systems. In addition to his transformation and strategy role, Jürgen was most recently responsible for business operations, finance and controlling of the portfolio areas Digital and Cloud. His six years in strategic management consulting at Roland Berger and two years at Telekom Strategy Consulting have given him a deep understanding of the consulting business.
Sven Erdmann has been Chief Financial Officer at Detecon since 01/10/2017, where he is responsible for the company results from the financial perspective.
Before joining Detecon, Sven was managing director of Deutsche Telekom Services Europe Slovakia where he was in charge of strategy development and the financial and operating results. Sven previously held various management positions within the Deutsche Telekom Group, including Director Finance at Deutsche Telekom AG and Senior Vice President Enterprise Data Management at Deutsche Telekom Accounting GmbH.
Simone Wamsteker has been CHRO at Detecon since 16/03/2021. She is responsible for global people management and is also responsible for the topics of sustainability and diversity at executive level.
Simone has over 20 years of experience in consulting and HR. As a consultant at Accenture, she carried out successful change management projects before moving to the HR side. There she worked for Accenture as Recruiting Director and HR Service Delivery Lead for the German-speaking region, among other positions. Afterwards, she was responsible for the people topics for the global product business at BCG as HR Director. Simone's passion, in addition to supporting the business through smooth HR processes, is to drive innovation and the digitalization of the people function.
Global Executive Team
Dr. Ralf Helbig heads the Alpine region with Detecon (Schweiz) AG and Detecon Consulting Austria GmbH. Previously, he was responsible for the Public & Industries division in Switzerland as Managing Partner, after having acted as interim CIO of Telecommunication Company Iran since the beginning of 2017. Since 2007, he has been responsible for IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture Management as well as Travel Transport & Logistics at Detecon. From 2002 onwards, he worked as a consultant in Switzerland and primarily supported a global pharmaceutical company in the globalization of IT management. Before entering the consulting industry, he completed his habilitation in corporate management and process management at the University of Bonn, where he still works today as a private lecturer in corporate management and business process management.
Olaf Kleindienst heads the Chapter Services & Industries thoughout Germany and manages all activities in the focus sectors Automotive & Manufacturing, Health, Public and Travel, Transport & Logistics. Olaf was most recently responsible for the Customer Experience business segment and numerous strategic customer initiatives at MHP, a majority-owned subsidiary of the automotive manufacturer Porsche. He started his career as a Strategy Management Consultant at FUCHS & PARTNER Unternehmensstrategien. This was followed by positions as Head of Organization at drive specialist Lenze and Executive Vice President & Head of Consulting at BEMA Consulting. Olaf is an expert in digital transformation, especially in the automotive industry, and leads projects on the digital future and operational excellence, e.g. with the help of connected devices, IoT / IIoT and analytics.
Steffen Kuhn is responsible for the Global Chapter Digital Innovation, Research & Engineering Center. In 2017, he founded the Digital Engineering Centers at Detecon in Berlin. With more than 20 years of professional experience, he is a passionate and recognized expert for disruptive technologies and innovation strategies. His mission is to combine consulting and innovation with high-tech expertise in order to ensure the transfer from the innovation ecosystem to practical application. After studying communications engineering, Steffen started his professional career in strategy consulting and worked in various management positions. As Director of Innovation & New Business Development at T-Systems, he assumed responsibility for growth topics in the enterprise market. At Deutsche Telekom, he headed the group-wide innovation strategy. In 2012, he moved to the Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) as a member of the Executive Board, where he was most recently responsible for the Digital Transformation & ReEngineering Program. As founder of the Digital Co-Innovation Labs, he created the ideal basis for his current tasks.
Steffen Roos heads the Global Chapter Business Technology in a dual role and is responsible for the telecommunications business in Germany. His work is strongly influenced by his career start in a start-up of the New Economy. The influence on his work in the team and with the customers could not be more immediate than in a small, strongly growing organization, which had set itself the goal to "internalize" the world. After a successful IPO and several years in various management positions at the software company, Steffen has been working for Detecon for several years as a management consultant and strategic advisor at top management level in various industries and at various companies. His "can do, will do" attitude, his enthusiasm for high technology and many years of experience in the management of agile projects and programs are particularly useful to him in supporting our clients in digital transformation, from strategy to implementation.
Andrea Schmitz heads the Global Chapter Tranformation and is thus responsible for the digital transformation offerings with the focus on customers, employees, operating models, strategy, and financials. Before Andrea joined Detecon, she worked in various positions at the international IT consultancy CGI in Munich. There, as Vice President Consulting Services, she was most recently responsible for managing several teams in the area of digital transformation. The spectrum of topics she managed ranged from transformation and change programs to project and program management in the areas of IT infrastructure, agile transformation, DevOps, cloud transformation, and automation.
Falk Schröder heads the Middle East and Africa region. He was previously responsible for the Global Chapter Communication Industries International, a division that provides end-to-end advice to the international telecommunications industry with up-to-date services. His expertise lies in the transformation and development of telcos towards the digital ecosystem - including services around M&A, PMI and investor advisory as well as shareholder value. A key focus is on innovation and digitalization of the digital ecosystem, monetization of new telco services, performance management and optimization. This also includes various domain strategies such as business, services, network and infrastructure, to design and rollout consulting.
Thomas Wehr has headed Detecon Asia-Pacific Ltd. since January 2011 and is a member of the Detecon Global Management Team. Thomas holds a Master's degree in Politics/Business Administration from Chemnitz University and a Master's degree in Economic Management and Policy from the University of Strathclyde. He started his professional career at the Federation of German Industries (BDI) before joining Detecon as a management consultant in 2004. He specializes in corporate strategy, marketing, controlling, regulatory aspects and infrastructure issues in the telco environment. In these areas of expertise, he prepares his clients in Asia for the diverse challenges of digitalization.
Dr. Stefan Weigand has headed Detecon Consulting Co. Ltd. based in Beijing, Qingdao and Guangzhou since 2004 and is a member of the Detecon Global Management Team. He specializes in business strategies and digital transformation in the telecommunications, high-tech and automotive sectors.
Tobias Hejna has been CEO of the Detecon subsidiary ORBIT IT-Solutions together with Sebastian Rutz since April 2020. His unique sales expertise is based on, among other things, his more than eight years of experience as sales manager. In this function, he dealt intensively with sales concepts, built up the sales organization at ORBIT and is constantly developing it further. He started his career as an IT consultant in the data center environment. He worked on numerous IT projects for a wide range of customers; later he also held a responsible position as Account Manager. Since 2012, he has been a member of the management board with power of attorney and is jointly responsible for the strategy and success of ORBIT in recent years. Tobias holds an Executive Diploma in Sales Management from the University of St. Gallen.
Sebastian Rutz has been CEO of the Detecon subsidiary ORBIT IT-Solutions together with Tobias Hejna since April 2020. Prior to this, he worked for the company for over 16 years in various responsible positions. He took over as head of the consulting division in 2009 and was a member of the management board since 2014 as an authorized signatory. In recent years, Sebastian has been significantly involved in the organizational development and the establishment of the various service areas. He is very familiar with the analysis and professionalization of existing business processes. His extensive practical experience in software development and technical infrastructures will continue to benefit him in the future.