Dr. Helge Sachs

Associate Partner

Dr.-Ing. (TU Hamburg), Dipl.-Ing. (RWTH Aachen University)
Languages:  German, English, French, Spanish, Farsi

15 years leading positions in industry and research

Consulting, workshops & keynotes for the following topics

  • Innovation and technology management
  • Research & Development
  • Digitization and digital transformation
  • Change and (agile) project management
  • Strategy and corporate development
  • Corporate venturing

Industry experience and expertise

Aviation industry and airline business, mechanical engineering and plant construction, mobility and energy industry

Current Position: Senior Vice President Product Innovation at DIEHL Aviation (DIEHL Group with sales of EUR 3.8 billion, 18,000 employees in 2018)

Previous position in industry until 2017: Vice President Corporate Innovation Management & Product Development at Lufthansa Technik AG (revenue 2017 EUR 5.4 billion, 21,000 employees)

Since 2017: Founder and Managing Director of the innovation consultancy “Runway To Future” with consulting services ranging from start-ups to mid-sized companies to Fortune 500 and DAX corporations.

Identification of pacemaker technologies and utilization through “Business Model Innovation” (e.g. IoT and Industry 4.0, Big Data Analytics and artificial intelligence, block chain, digital assistance systems with VR/AR, 3D printing, drones)

R&D partner and contract management for technology groups

Initiation of JVs, spin-offs and cooperations in an international context

Chairman of a B2B Airline Customer Innovation Board in EUMEA, AsiaPacific and Americas