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Meet The Automotive IQ team

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Robert Fuldner
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Michael Horne
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Vladislav Minukhov
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Rakshith Ganesh
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Karina Schultz
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Felix Howes
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Litsa Paraskeva
Simone
Simone Lange
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Monica Wick
Andreas
Andreas Wibowo
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Christoffer Augsburg

About our Advisors

Robert Fuldner
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Inbound Sales Director

Robert is the Inbound Sales Director, and for the past three years, has been working on growing the Automotive IQ membership. Together with providing continuous customer feedback, with a “can-do” attitude, he has helped grow many memorable parts of Automotive IQ, such as “Turbo Tuesday”. Robert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Washington, and is very interested in keeping up with the latest developments in the industry.  He is also a huge advocate of the Automotive IQ Portal, and proud of the valuable information the portal brings to its members.

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Michael Horne
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Business Development Manager

Michael, Business Development Manager,  is responsible for client relations and assisting in formulating effective campaigns. From South Africa he has had many years experience in sales, of which include the automotive sales segment. A bachelors in business management as well as a keen interest in automotive advancement in all areas makes this an ideal environment for him. Fellow Countryman Elon Musk is a firm favorite for inspiration.

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Vladislav Minukhov
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Conference Producer

The best things come in pairs: after completing two Masters of Engineering degrees in Manufacturing and Automotive, Vlad spent two years in project management and two years in business development, consecutively. When he decided he’d spent enough time wrestling bears and visiting Russia’s best saunas, he moved west and spent some time living in France and the US before moving to Berlin to join Automotive IQ’s event team. Outside of work, he enjoys physics, kickboxing, krav-maga, robotics, chess, and helping animals. He once spent half a day driving around Berlin trying to find an avian specialist veterinarian for an injured dove he found on the street. 

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Rakshith Ganesh
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Business Development Manager

Rakshith, Business Development Manager, mainly involved in inviting leading practitioners from the Automotive industry for our Automotive IQ Events. He has more than 2.5 years of experience in the B2B market. Rakshith holds a Master’s degree in Embedded Systems Design from Hochschule Bremerhaven, Germany and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Visveswaraya Technological University, India. Apart from work he is a die-hard Liverpool F.C Fan and also an active Deutscher Cricket Bund member.

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Karina Schultz
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Conference Marketing Manager

Karina first drove a car at age 11 off-roading in the Venezuelan jungle. She drove her aunt’s 1987 Subaru Legacy during high school in Caracas. She accepted her pedestrian fate and became a public transport enthusiast when she moved to New York City to get her degree in Linguistics at Columbia University.  Following every commuter’s dream of speeding down the Autobahn, she hopped the pond to Berlin and became Automotive IQ’s resident conference marketer. In and out of the office, she’s passionate about all things autonomous and cannot wait until she can afford her own Google Car.

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Felix Howes
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Business Development Manager

Felix deals with the commercial business aspects for a number of future-proofing automotive events including 48v Power Supply Systems, System Safety, and Testing ADAS and Autonomous Drive. He is very interested in how new and existing technologies can be implemented into projects to improve efficiency and drive innovation. Felix also looks after the Off-Highway portfolio and has a good knowledge of the crossover opportunities between the two markets. In his spare time he is an enthusiastic musician and an active Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete.

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Litsa Paraskeva
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Divisional Director Production

Litsa is responsible for the portfolio of over 40 events held globally and leading a team of 6 project managers and producers. Her work is split between identifying and researching commercially viable ideas for conferences and developing marketing and business development strategies to ensure successful audience development and reach. She enjoys being part of Automotive IQ’s creative team for milestone report ideas and online events. She is constantly engaged with international experts in the automotive sector for ensuring program quality of our events. Prior to Automotive IQ, Litsa worked within the sustainability sector in public policy lobbying and later in a start-up accelerator for socially sustainable companies. 

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Simone Lange
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Conference Producer

Simone Lange develops conference programs mainly within the automotive industry, with a special focus on engine technology. She has over ten years’ experience as a writer for technical and scientific films, and worked as a journalist for several TV production companies, such as UFA Film & TV Produktion GmbH and the magazine "Bayern Journal". Outside of work she likes to spend her spare time outside in nature either by bike or just walking through the woods and relaxing at the Havel-river. Colleagues fear her question, "Could we please open the window – I need some oxygen?" 

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Monica Wick
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Conference Producer

Monica has been producing highly international automotive events since 2008 for Automotive IQ, which focus on the most pressing technical challenges and solutions. Her primary topic areas include Seating, Thermal Management, and HMI, but she´s also heavily involved in the aircraft industry, where she brings together technical experts on Seating, Inflight Entertainment, and MRO. When not at work, she spends her time with sports, theatre, and cooking.

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Andreas Wibowo
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Business Development Manager

Andreas, Business Development Manager, has more than three years of marketing and advertising experience. He previously worked in leading publishing houses in Singapore, and Australia. Andreas' expertise includes media planning, campaign executions, and client relationships. Andreas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Marketing from Monash University in Australia. Andreas looks after commercial activities in Automotive IQ.

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Christoffer Augsburg
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Marketing Manager

Christoffer is the Marketing Manager of the Automotive IQ portal. He plans and executes the yearly digital events taking place on the website, including the promotion of these activities in order to drive traffic to the portal, and create an online community that allows for participants to gain and share insightful knowledge within the automotive industry. Christoffer holds a degree in International Marketing (B.Sc.) and International Management (M.Sc.) from the University of Sheffield. Studying in the UK ignited his interest in football, of which he enjoys following outside of work.

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