Dr. Martin U. Schefter was born in Berlin in 1964. He studied electrical engineering from 1982 through 1989 at the TU Berlin, where he also acquired his PhD. Over the course of his career, which spans around 22 years, Dr. Schefter assumed responsibility for the initial set-up, further development, growth and integration of technology companies in a variety of executive management positions or has assisted businesses as a management consultant. Until December 2011, Dr. Schefter was a Managing Director of EATON Industries Holding. During a subsequent sabbatical, he supported emerging technology businesses during their start-up phases. Dr. Schefter is married and has 2 children.