Dr. Peter Kuerpick has served as a non-employee director of our board since September 2014. Dr. Kuerpick has been Chief Platform Officer of HERE, the Open Location Platform company, since September 2016.
Prior to joining HERE, Dr. Kuerpick served as Executive Vice President of Product House at Unify GmbH & Co. KG from May 2014 to September 2016. Prior to his position at Unify, Dr. Kuerpick worked as a freelance consultant for software companies and private equity companies. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Kuerpick served as Executive Vice President at SAP AG where he was responsible for major industry solutions. From 2005 to 2010, Dr. Kuerpick was a member of the executive team at Software AG, Inc., responsible for product management and research & development. From 1998 to 2005, he held various roles at SAP AG including Senior Vice President Netweaver Java Technology.
In 1994, Dr. Kuerpick received the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Award of the German Ministry of Research and Science for his Ph.D. From 1995 to 1997, he completed his post doctorate studies in the United States, working at Kansas State University, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He holds a Ph.D in Theoretical Physics and a Masters in Environmental Sciences from the University of Kassel.