Stephan has over 20 years of international C-level experience in working for network agencies and consulting firms. He is the founder of Ideations, a firm connecting knowledge, investor relations, and advising tech clients and tech funds on business and innovation strategies.
He is the founder of the SilkRoad Cooperation, a collaborative think tank where Eurasian SMEs can nurture wealth through cooperation and trade. Previously Stephan worked as CEO/President of IPG Digital and Media Services, building relationships with international clients and corporations. The emergence of the New Silk Road, which encompasses the growing mobility, trade, and cultural links across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, enables new pathways of cultural exchange, business innovation, and investment. Stephan is adept in cross-cultural communication and combining strategy and innovative technology to drive business in these regions. With extensive tech industry insights and a strong track record, he is well-positioned to capture the growing economic opportunities presented by strong and resilient markets. Stephan understands what generates growth and expertly adapts innovative strategies into actions. His business innovation culture is a critical commercial imperative going far beyond just international growth. He holds a Master’s degree in economics and computer science from the Technical University of Stuttgart, Germany, and is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences.