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Dirk Kretzschmar - Managing Director at TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH and Member of the Group Management TÜV NORD GROUP

Dirk Kretzschmar has been an expert in IT and IT Security for more than 25 years. He is graduated engineer and holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Dirk Kretzschmar is married and has one adult daughter. 1988 Dirk Kretzschmar started at German Telekom in Berlin and moved 1991 to Munich to join Siemens Company as Project Manager for international Data Networks.

After various management positions he founded and headed from 1999 to 2006 the international Technical Sales Consultants Organization for mobile applications at Siemens Mobile Networks with three Centers of Competence. 2006 to 2009 he changed to EADS as Vice President Programs and Customer Care in Ulm Germany and was responsible for the organization and project setup for the German professional mobile radio network BOSNET.

In 2009 he joined Rohde & Schwarz SIT Berlin into the position Executive Vice President Sales Project Management and Head of R&D Crypto Systems, Member of the Board.

Since June 1, 2015 he has started his new position as Managing Director of TÜViT. Following the reorganisation of the management structure, Kretzschmar became a member of the TÜV NORD Group Executive Committee and is responsible for the Business Unit IT. In January 2018, he founded the new Berlin-based company TÜV NORD IT Secure Communications, in which IT security consulting for the operation and planning of telecommunications and IT networks is bundled.

Friedo Schäfer - Managing Director at TÜV NORD IT Secure Communications GmbH & Co. KG

Friedo Schäfer is a qualified industrial engineer and has been working for TÜV NORD GROUP (or at that time RWTÜV) for over 20 years. During this time he held various management positions and has been Managing Director of TÜV NORD IT Secure Communications GmbH & Co. KG since October 2020.

Friedo Schäfer's professional career began in 1986 at Daimler-Benz AG. There, for one year he was part of the junior research group before taking up the position of plant controller. In 1991 he moved to Mercedes-Benz AG and as the overseas financial controller he was focused on the international orientation and operations of the company. Almost 2 years later he returned to Daimler-Benz AG and provided support as a consultant for corporate planning.

His 10 years of professional experience in the automotive sector finally led Friedo Schäfer to RWTÜV Fahrzeug GmbH in 1999, where he joined as commercial director. Following the merger of TÜV NORD and RWTÜV, he moved to TÜV NORD Mobilität GmbH & Co. KG in 2005 where he took over the position of Head of Controlling. In 2006, his focus shifted once again to international business and he became Vice President of TÜV NORD International GmbH & Co. KG. This included an assignment to Seoul to take over the management of TÜV NORD Korea and INCOK during a six-month transitional period. More recently, Mr. Schäfer worked for TÜV NORD AG as Head of Risk Management.

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