Dr. Dietrich Ulmer
Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Dietrich brings in many years of management experience from international high-tech companies and an extensive background in establishing companies and managing complex projects. As CEO and President of Siemens Acceleration in Communications, he significantly contributed to the company’s success as a worldwide leading investor in its segment.
Prior to Siemens, Dietrich was Chief Strategist at O2 Germany, where he served as Director of Strategic Projects - Corporate Strategy. He was responsible for numerous fixed network, Internet and mobile radio (M&A) projects with a volume of triple-digit million US$. In addition, he was responsible for acquiring the USD 10 bn UMTS license. During his time with O2 the company grew from 500 employees to 5,000.
Previous to that, Dietrich managed the 'Business Development' and 'Balance Sheets and Controlling' sectors at debis Telecommunications and Media of debis AG. From 1985 to 1996 he worked for Mercedes Benz AG in Berlin and Stuttgart, where he led strategic projects in the Automobile Sector Department and was responsible for major international projects.
Dietrich Ulmer gained his doctorate in sociology at Konstanz University. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and economics from the Technical University (RWTH) of Aachen.