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Central Division for Digitalisation/Innovation takes off

Dr Dietmar Schlößer.

The TÜV NORD GROUP is intensifying its activities in the digitalisation and innovation of processes and services.

On 4 June 2018, Dr Dietmar Schlößer took the helm in the newly established Central Division for Digitalisation/Innovation. In this position he will continue to drive the digital transformation and innovation process in the Group.

The new division, which is to be personally supervised by Chairman of the Board of Management Dr Dirk Stenkamp, will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Group’s digital and innovation strategy. The new central function brings together all the innovation and digitalisation projects of the business units and the central functions of the TÜV NORD GROUP, both in Germany and abroad.

“In Dr Schlößer we have gained a proven expert in agile innovation and digital transformation. He began his career in information technology and has proven and further enhanced his skills and expertise as a visionary and pioneer in all matters to do with digitalisation at all stages of his career. In other words, he meets all the criteria for the successful design of technological innovations,” says Dr Dirk Stenkamp.

Prior to his move to the TÜV NORD Group, Dr Dietmar Schlößer (47) worked as Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Koblenz-based software company CompuGroup Medical. For eight years before that, he was responsible in the role of CIO for the implementation of the global IT strategy of accounting firm Deloitte & Touche.

Between 2003 and 2008, he was responsible as IT Manager at Hewlett Packard for account delivery management for major companies in Germany, Austria and Scandinavia. At Procter & Gamble, he had the task of overseeing European customer and logistics systems.

Dr Dietmar Schlößer studied physics in Amsterdam and Bonn and gained his doctorate at the Research Centre in Jülich: “What excites me so much is the task, as a driver of innovation, of shepherding the TÜV NORD GROUP into the digital age with a good balance between technological opportunities and commercial viability.”

Dr Dietmar Schlößer is married with one child. He works in Essen.