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Lars Engelhard

VITA

I am an business professional with many years of experience in strategic leadership positions. My passion is to develop strategies in complex environments that align actions of your organization. Mentoring and developing teams, managers and executives is a key to drive my strategies and develop your organization.

Experience

eng office mba b eng lars holger engelhardEntrepreneur, Strategy Consultant, Speaker and Author
Engineering office MBA B.Eng. Lars Holger Engelhard

I conduct worldwide consultancies for global organizations on C-level & General Mangement, as well as Investors, governments and NGOs. My expertise covers change management, organizational development, M&A, digital transformation and developing strategies for new markets & business segment entries. I can rely on a strong network to quickly ramp up teams to support very complex challenges anywhere in the world.
I earned academic degrees in electrical engineering and business economics (MBA) with distinction. I enjoyed continuous education in further academics such as medicine, computer science, psychology and sociology.

audiMulti-Project Director across VW Group
AUDI AG, Ingolstadt

  • Director of a large virtual matrix office across VW Group
  • Overall responsibility for key components to achieve strategic corporate objectives
  • Direct report to C-level and top management
  • Inter-divisional strategy planning
  • Leadership and coaching of my management team and employees
  • Organization, ramp-up and coordination of high-performance teams at VW Group
  • Budget responsibility
  • Various patent claims across multiple disciplines

bfftTechnical Project Manager
BFFT, Gaimersheim

  • Technical, strategic and operational responsibility for modular base and core components regarding online services and telematics for AUDI and VW Group
  • Managerial authority granted by the EE director of AUDI
  • Responsibility for online security
  • Numerous patent claims in telematics and communication techniques
  • Representation of Audi interests and strategies to the VW Group members, external companies and
    committees
  • Mentoring predevelopment and near-series development

eng office mba b eng lars holger engelhardFounder & CEO
Eng. Office Lars Engelhard, Nuremberg

  • Strategy Consulting, M&A, Strategic Realignment and Change Management
  • Program management with international teams
  • Product development and international rollout
  • Business and project related consultancy
  • Customer specific software development, process optimization and product development

elektrobitSoftware Engineer - advanced driver assistance systems
3SOFT / Elektrobit Automotive Software, Erlangen

  • Development of innovative advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and computer vision
  • Patent claims

Recommendations

Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-Chair Club of Rome
Lars is a real intellectual power engine and from my perspective a first-class candidate for our ambitious project [Come on!]

Robert Wildfeuer, Owner, Wildfeuer Consulting
Lars is incredibly talented. I have seen him plot outstanding strategies, developing the organization and aligning actions for global corporations – all in one go! Lars actually takes advantage of complexity. With his one of a kind mindset, he comes up with effective solutions. If you face complexity and need the best strategy for your organization, Lars is the perfect match for you. Beyond business, he is a great guy, too. I enjoyed his selfmade german bread.

Michael Robert Biber, CTO VRART Corp., CEO new direction GmbH
Lars' ideas are often big and revolutionary, yet feasible in their approach. He has an incredible mind and is truly gifted. And besides all the support and achievements for positive disruption he brings to our world, he is a great guy with a big heart.

Hunter Post, Strategic Coach, ex-Special Agent Top Secret Clearance
Lars is a global visionary thinker, excelling at cross-disciplinary thinking and strategic team alignment. He hones in on the fundamental root of a problem and makes the solution happen at ground level, integrating the technical, human, and economic elements. Any technology-oriented company would be well served to have Lars as an advisor.

Prof. Dr. Holger Sommerfeldt, Academic Director IUBH
Lars has demonstrated a rare blend of top research, analytical and interpersonal skills.

Education

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
completed in extra-occupational studies with distinction, Grade Point Average 1.5 / A
International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef - Bonn

Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
University of Technology Nuremberg Georg-Simon-Ohm

Medicine, Computer Science, Psychology and Sociology
extra-occupational university courses without qualification requirement

Social Commitment

Author, Viable World Design Network (NGO)
2016 - present                     
Author and Think Tank member challenging Cohabitation - 'How Nation States Can Build a Viable World for 11 Billion People'

Mentor, Mensa Germanymensa
2012 - present                         
Mentoring highly gifted young students of the Mensa association, as well as science & engineering programs

Scuba Diving Instructor, SSIssi
2008 - present                     
Organization and performance of education dives, certification of divers

Sailing Instructor, Specialized hospital for amputation Osterhofen and Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nurembergfau
2008 - 2011                         
sailing instructor for amputees

Sailing Instructor, Sailing instructor, organization and performance of sailing courses for the Friedrich-Alexander-Universityfau
2008 - 2011                         
sailing instructor for students

Initiator and Directorradioscoutingwosom of various JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) activities connecting scouts world-wide via amateur radio. Hands-on activities like JOTAs are introducing young teenager to engineering, international communication and encouraging intercultural exchange.
2006 - 2007                        
JOTA activity in Pfaffenhofen a.d. Ilm
1999 - 2000                        
Initiator and coordinator to run a ham radio station at the national scout camp of the VCP (>3000 scouts). Education and daily courses for teenagers providing technical insight and world-wide radio communication

1998 - 1999                        
JOTA (outdoor) activity in Landshut

DATE BOOK

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Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-Chair of the Club of Rome, invited me to join this ambigious project in late 2015. 'Come On!' shows what can be done to develop a more sustainable world. Members of the club are optimistic that fabulous opportunities exist to guide the world towards sustainable prosperity. In my previous academics and business profession, I observed various notable changes in our society encouraging him to interlink technology, politics, economics and sociology.

Earth is currently accommodating about 7 billion people. Caused by our habits and living, we would need two of them to remain in balance. The United Nations predict humanity to grow up to 11 billion people in 2100. Therefore, it is time to reconsider our habits, alliances and politics.

Challenged during an international authorship meeting with our world's elite in 2015, one of our founding members was invited to analyze current shortcomings and rethink our current mechanisms of national and international politics.