Dr.-Ing. Elmar Stumpf
He received a Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hannover in Germany as well as a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. During his doctorate degree at the University of Hohenheim in Germany he developed a product suitable for specific customers’ needs.
Afterwards he worked for more than 13 years for BSH Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group. For more than 6 of these years, in the Chinese subsidiary of the company. His last assignment was leading a regional product division. One of his tasks was the successful introduction of a new product category into the Chinese market. Among others, his responsibilities included marketing and sales topics, elaboration of a suitable product range as well as the set-up of operational units including planning and putting a large factory into operation. During this time he worked extensively with Chinese colleagues as well as with various project partner organizations.
After returning to Germany he was working for nobilia, the European market leader for built-in kitchen for appr. 3 years. In this family-owned company he was responsible for the worldwide company strategy, the innovation, the technical expansion, as well as M&A activities.
In addition to China, he has distinct working experiences in South-East Asia, Latin America, Africa and Oceania. For many years he was a member of the advisory board of the working group China of a well-known German industry association. Moreover, he regularly gives presentations and lectures at Universities.