SPEAKERS BIOS

Murielle Antille

Murielle Antille

Head of Government and Industry Affairs, LHH

As SVP, Head of Government and Industry Affairs with LHH, Murielle Antille is responsible for the relationships with external stakeholders such as policy makers, institutions, communities or think tanks. As a member of the Global Leadership Team and global thought leadership council, Murielle acts as an advisor on topics related to future of work, labor markets, regulations and further external developments impacting LHH’s activities. In the past, she held various leadership functions in global project and consultancy teams.
Career Guidance, skills transformation and work transitions are Murielle’s key expertise areas. She represents the Adecco Group in the Automotive Skills Alliance and is also the Chairperson of the Career Management Network at the World Employment Confederation, the global sector association of private employment firms.
Murielle holds an M.A. (lic. rer. publ. HSG) in economics, law and political science from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland. She has worked and lived in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

Marta Conti

Marta Conti

Manager Trade and Parliamentary Affairs, European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association

Marta has worked for the tyre and rubber industry for the past ten years and holds for ETRMA the role of Chair of WG4 on Regional Cooperation of the Automotive Skills Alliance. Her work on skills in the automotive ecosystem started back in 2015, when she was directly involved in the Automotive Skills Council. She also closely followed discussions on skills during the GEAR 2030 and continued this work in the DRIVES Project, where ETRMA was a Member of the Steering Board.

In ETRMA, Marta is also responsible for the work of the Association on trade, sustainable supply chain and manages relations with the European Parliament.

Jonas Christensen

Jonas Christensen

Auto Teacher, UCRS

Auto teacher at the VET mechanics for passenger cars at UCRS (Educational Center Ringkøbing-Skjern) in Denmark. Jonas is a trained mechanics himself with years of experience at different repair shops and have been a teacher at since 2013. Besides constantly updating his own teaching materials to give the students the newest knowledge, he aids the team leader for the Auto team at UCRS with the pedagogical developments on all levels of the education. The team won in 2021 the award for the best technical education among all the VET automotive educations in Denmark, which is mainly voted on by their peers in the Automotive.

Alison Crabb

Alison Crabb

Head of Unit, EC, DG Employment

Alison Crabb, working in the European Commission since 1999, currently heads the Skills Agenda Unit in DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Her team is working with Member States, social partners and stakeholders to help adults across Europe upgrade their skills and make skills and qualifications more easily understood across borders. Coordinating the European Skills Agenda, its flagship initiatives to open up upskilling and reskilling opportunities for adults include the Pact for Skills and Individual Learning Accounts. She is also responsible for one of the EU’s best known tools supporting learning and working across borders, the European Qualifications Framework.

Petr Dolejsi

Petr Dolejsi

Vice President, ASA

Petr Dolejsi was born in 1977 in Prague. He has graduated PhD. in Economics and Social policy at the University of Economics in Prague, following the Masters´ degree in Economics and Reginal policy. He also passed several courses and stages, including scholarhip at the Universite Cathollique du Louvain in Belgium.

He has started his career within the public services on different posts, leaving the Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic at the Head of Unit post to the Permanent representation in Brussels in 2004. He became member of the Presidency team in 2009 chairing the Competitiveness and Growth working party of the Council. In 2010 he joined ACEA and became a Director for Mobility and Sustainable transport, with a specific focus on CO2 policy, industrial policy and alternative powertrains.

Christoph Gelzer

Christoph Gelzer

Project Manager, WRS

Christoph Gelzer has an educational background in international business administration. After working for several years in an innovation consultancy he joined the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Agency more than 10 yrs ago.

Here he is responsible for the work with the automotive cluster within the Stuttgart region, supports the Startup Ecosystem in the field of mobility and partners with other european automotive regions in international projects.

Since mid 2022 he coordinatess the project work of the nationally funded Automotive Transformation Network CARS 2.0 which he will further present today.

Ulrich Giese

Ulrich Giese

Managing Director, DIK

Ulrich Giese received his PHD in chemistry in 1988. He started in 1989 working in rubber research and teaching at the German Institute of Rubber Technology (DIK e. V.). Currently he is Managing Director of the DIK e. V. and of the “DIK Testing Laboratory”. Since 2010 U. Giese is a distinguished Prof. at Leibniz University of Hannover. Since 2013 he is editor of the Rubber Journal “KGK”. Achievements: more than 145 publications, 180 lectures; Supervisor for more than 45 phd thesis, Best Paper Award IRC 2014; Harries Medal DKG 2018; ACS – “Georg Stafford Withby Award”, 2019.

Peter Hofelich

Peter Hofelich

Regional Envoy for Qualification and Continuous Education, WRS

Graduated in Public Management from Constance-University in 1980. Research Assistant 1980-1983 with publications on regional and R&D-policies.

1984 – 2004 Professional Career at IBM Germany ( Management Communication, Director Public Affairs, Sales-Director Public Services ). Representing the company in various associations such as Bitkom.

2006 – 2021 Member of the State Parliament  Baden-Wuerttemberg. Among other duties  the  Governments State Secretary for Finance and Economic Affairs and Envoy for SMEs, as well as  chairman of the Parliaments Committee on European Affairs. Since 2022 he runs ‚Peter HofelichStrategy and Communication‘.

Since 1984 engagements in local and regional politics in the Stuttgart Region.  In 2022 appointed Regional Envoy for Qualification and Continuous Education.

Zdenek Karasek

Zdenek Karasek

Regional Councilor, Moravian-Silezian Region

Zdenek Karasek is Moravia-Silesia Governor’s Deputy for Coal Region in Transition program. His professional background is related to strategic consultancy focused on development of regions and cities as well as on people development with a special focus on transversal soft skills, people oriented culture in organizations, policy consulting in education and employment, innovation culture and innovation ecosystems.

Nora Lämmel

Nora Lämmel

Trade Unionist, IG Metall

Nora Lämmel (Master of Arts in Political Science) works as a trade unionist at IG Metall’s local office in Stuttgart. Among other things, she coordinates the regional structural policy and the regional sector networks within the Stuttgart region.

Andreas List

Andreas List

HR Management/People-Development, BOSCH

Andreas K. M. List is responsible for the area Human Resource Expertise in the largest Business Unit – Powertrain Solutions –  of the Robert Bosch GmbH. Throughout his career, Mr. List has acquired a wide range of experience in various functions, such as Controlling, Purchasing and Human Resources. His ability to take a global view was shaped during several international assignments to Japan, China and Korea. Today one of Mr. List’s special focus topics is the enabling during the digital Transformation with reskilling and upskilling programs.

Anna Cato Moe

Anna Cato Moe

Manager Project & Development, Göteborgs Tekniska College

The department of Project & Development at Gothenburg Technical College is responsible for all sales and project management; local, regional and international. We are a team dedicated to driving change in our college and for our business partners, i.e. public organizations and private business.

Anders Norberg

Anders Norberg

Vice-president, ASA

Dr Anders Norberg is an Education Strategist at Campus Skelllefteå in Northern Sweden, researcher in ICT integration in education, and the Coordinator of the ALBATTS project. His specialisation is development of new education in new fields of technology, such as interactive media, information security, computer gaming and simulation, biohydrometallurgy and today, batteries and electromobility.

Tobias Pieper

Tobias Pieper

Operational Head, Employment Service Stuttgart

Since 1996 at the federal agency for employment. Studies at the Federal University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration in Mannheim.
– Employment agent and advisor
– Head of Press and External Contacts
– Head of Market and Integration
– Training for transformation counsellor
– Internal consultant
– Managing Director operational (CEO)

Beate Raczek

Beate Raczek

Manager, AKKAdemy

Beate Raczeck received her Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in Management in 2016. In the same year she started her career journey as a consultant in the automotive industry at Erlkönig GmbH in Wolfsburg. Having lived through several integrations she is currently in the position of a manager within the Akkodis Tech Academy Germany. Within the past years she was responsible for the development and deployment of several programs with regard to upskilling and reskilling. Therefore, she and her team created an enriching training portfolio for the workforce in Germany.Murielle holds an M.A. (lic. rer. publ. HSG) in economics, law and political science from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland. She has worked and lived in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

Felix Rohn

Felix Rohn

DG EMPL, European Commission

Felix Rohn’s professional start made him explore the markets of Central and Eastern Europe as they emerged in the early 1990ies.

Equipped with this experience, he then worked in a project team for the monitoring and assessment of the EU Phare Programme, which paved the way to the EU enlargement of 2004.

In 1998 he became a civil servant in the European Commission where he worked in the policy fields enterprise, higher education, vocational education & training before he changed to skills and qualifications where he is working today. In DG Enterprise he drafted the first EU funding guide for the tourism sector; in DG Education & Culture he worked for the Tempus programme in Eastern Europe, and for the Leonardo da Vinci programme, where he coordinated the work of the National Agencies.

Today in charge of the Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills and working in the Pact for Skills team, he is the interface between his skills and qualifications unit in DG Employment and sectoral units in other DGs in the Commission.

Ulrich Schiefer

Ulrich Schiefer

Managing Director, AtTrack GmbH

Ulrich W. Schiefer is a graduated engineer and Master of Business Administration. He is managing director of the AtTrack GmbH – Gesellschaft für Mobilität. He is an expert in setting up and managing companies, technology, innovation, product management, complete vehicle integration, composites, aerodynamics and engine development.

Manfred Schuckert

Manfred Schuckert

Automotive Regulatory Strategy Commercial Vehicles, Daimler Trucks

Dr. Schuckert is currently heading the automotive regulatory strategy development of Daimler’s commercial vehicles for future regulations and Daimler Truck’s International Hydrogen Strategy. Major topics in that respect amongst others are Heavy Duty and Light Commercial Greenhouse Gas / CO2 regulations around the world, especially for the US, China, Japan and EU, criteria pollutant regulations in the Triad and BRIC markets. He is also coordinating Daimler Truck’s fuel strategy development especially with regard to the future use of hydrogen in transportation and related activities on the hydrogen infrastructure development for heavy duty vehicles. In 1998 he joined EvoBus GmbH (100% subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG) as a specialist for automotive propulsion systems in the research and development department, directly reporting to the Vice President Engineering. From 2000 onwards he was also responsible for the co-ordination of the CUTE project – the largest and most successful project on fuel cell busses so far world-wide and also for the Perth- and Beijing fuel cell bus trials. From 2005 onwards he was responsible for the development of the next fuel cell bus generation. He started his career at the University of Stuttgart, leading the department for Life Cycle Assessment for more than 8 years. After nearly a decade at EvoBus he moved in 2007 to Daimler’s Corporate Strategy department. Since 2013 he is belonging to the External Affairs Department of Daimler AG. Manfred Schuckert holds a PH.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Schuckert published more than 100 scientific articles world-wide.

Marek Spanyik

Marek Spanyik

WG3 Skills Intelligence Leader, ASA

Marek has a background in project management and skills agenda development in different domain such as automotive, electromobility, batteries or cybersecurity. WP leader and project manager in ALBATTS project as well as technical consultant and manager in DRIVES Project, highly involved in the Automotive Skills Alliance as a Skills Intelligence Working Group leader and as a software development lead. Additional experience in management of smaller ERASMUS+ projects (ECEPE, CYBERENG).
Marek has a degree from software engineering and now pursuing PhD in the same field.

Jakub Stolfa

Jakub Stolfa

President, ASA

Jakub is the program manager and academic staff member at VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO), Czech Republic, where he has also received his Ph.D. At VSB – TUO, he is responsible for the skills agenda in the Automotive-Mobility ecosystem, where besides other activities and projects in the field, he together with his team, coordinated the DRIVES project, the Blueprint project for the Automotive sector, and is leading the WP in ALBATTS project, the Blueprint project for Batteries for Electromobility sector. His recent activities are intensely focused on a sustainable and pragmatic approach toward the skills agenda in Automotive Ecosystem, coordinating the Automotive Skills Alliance (ASA) – the Pact for Skills partnership in Automotive-Mobility Ecosystem. He has experience in project/program management, teaching, development of training and education programs, and technical background in Informatics and Mechatronics in the Automotive ecosystem.

Sabine Stützle-Leinmüller

Sabine Stützle-Leinmüller

Head of the Division, WRS

After her studies and PhD in regional science at the university of Stuttgart Hohenheim, Sabine Stützle-Leinmüller joined the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation (WRS) in 1996. At the WRS, she set up the business area of securing skilled labour. Her team is the regional point of contact for SMEs, helping them to recruit, develop and retain employees.

Claudia Suppan

Claudia Suppan

Secretary General, CoRAI

Claudia Suppan, an economist, has been working in EU-affairs for 28 years. As Deputy Director of the EU-representation of Steiermark (AT) she is in charge of a variety of policy areas e.g. automotive industry. She took over the management of the CoR interregional group “future of the automotive industry (CoRAI)” as Secretary General in 2018 and brought the regional perspective to the discussions on highly automated and connected vehicles within the High Level Group GEAR 2030. This group was tasked with developing recommendations to address the main challenges and opportunities for the European automotive industry in the run-up to 2030 and beyond.