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This list showcases the top Germany based CFO’ operating in the Electric Vehicle space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of ZF Friedrichshafen
Joseph Cantie has been a director since June 2015. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ZF TRW, a division of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global automobile supplier. He served in these roles for TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. since April 2004. Prior to that time, he held other executive positions at TRW Inc., which he joined in 1999. From 1996-1999,Cantie served in several executive positions with LucasVarity Plc, including serving as Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining LucasVarity, Cantie spent 10 years with KPMG. Cantie is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. As a seasoned financial executive of an automotive supply company and global public company, Cantie provides the Board significant enterprise risk management, financial and industry expertise.
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About TRW Automotive Holdings, ZF Friedrichshafen: ZF Friedrichshafen provides systems for the mobility of passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology.
CFO of Torqeedo
As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Heiko has been responsible for the commercial department at Torqeedo since the end of 2017. Heiko came to Torqeedo from parent company DEUTZ AG, where he was in charge of controlling for products, projects and joint ventures. Together with his team, he drove forward a number of important operational and strategic projects and decisions. He also accompanied the acquisition of Torqeedo by DEUTZ in 2017. Prior to that, Heiko was corporate controller at the listed steel and metal trading group Klöckner & Co., where he was responsible for providing commercial support to several foreign subsidiaries as well as for special subjects. Heiko began his career with auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he worked for a number of years in auditing as well as in consulting and was also involved in numerous corporate valuations and transaction projects for a wide range of companies. Heiko is of great importance for integration of our company into the Deutz group thanks to his wide-ranging commercial experience. As part of our innovation-driven growth trajectory, he is continuing to develop the commercial structures and processes of our relatively young company. Heiko studied business administration at the University of Mannheim, graduating with the degree “Diplom-Kaufmann” (cf. MBA). During his time at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he also acquired the additional qualification of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). And a big plus for us is that, as an enthusiastic tennis player, Heiko keeps his eye on the ball at all times.
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About Torqeedo: Torqeedo develops electric motors for tenders, small boats, dinghies, jollies, canoes, and day sailors.
Chief Financial Officer of Wirelane
Bernhard Seidl is the chief financial officer of Wirelane. Seidl studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich and holds an MBA from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
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About Wirelane: Wirelane is a full service provider in the field of electric mobility.
CFO (authorized officer) of Urban Drivestyle
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About Urban Drivestyle: Urban Drivestyle focuses on restoring built-tough, easy-to-ride vintage moped-style electric urban motorbikes.
CFO of GOVECS
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About GOVECS, SMP – Intelligent Scents (acquired by Symrise): GOVECS is focused on creating zero emission electric vehicles, designed according to the requirements of modern electric mobility.
CFO of ARI Motors
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About ARI Motors: ARI Motors offers smart and affordable e-mobiles with specially designed vehicle bodies.
Managing Director & CFO of sigo
Philipp Harter is a Co-Founder, Managing Director, and Chief Financial Officer at Sigo.
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About Gebrauchtwagenheld, sigo: Sigo operates a service for e-cargo bike-sharing and provides software solutions for electric bicycle rentals.
Co-Founder & CFO of PLEV Technologies
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About PLEV Technologies: PLEV Technologies develops STEEREON, an E-Scooter that connects lifestyle, driving enjoyment, and functionality like no other.