Dr. Bernd Thommes studied mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Coventry University, UK. Dr. Thommes wrote his diploma thesis at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India. He holds an MBA from the École des Ponts Business School, France, and a DBA from the University of Gloucestershire, UK.
He worked in various technical positions in Germany, France, the USA, and South Korea and different C-level executive positions in multinational corporations in the areas of metal production and processing, manufacturing and supply chain, automotive and parts manufacturing, additive manufacturing and powder metallurgy in the US, UK, France, Belgium, India, Sweden, and Germany.
He contributed the chapter “Talent Challenges in the Age of Digitalisation and Globalisation”