Dr. Stephan Wolke studied physics, philosophy and macroeconomics at Bonn university and graduated in physics. He spent the first five years of his professional career at McKinsey & Company. After founding (and having sold) two own businesses Stephan was in several functions at Bayer AG as well as Danaher Corp. He joined ThyssenKrupp in 2011 and is on corporate level responsible for Intellectual Property & Services (TIS IPS) as a well as head of management board of the newly founded ThyssenKrupp Intellectual Property GmbH. He is 47 and father of three sons.