GACC West Advisory Circle

With the GACC Advisory Circle, we tap into the deep expertise of influential thought leaders in key industries.

Through cross-industry information transfer, we foster a transatlantic ecosystem that leads to future-oriented decisions on both sides of the Atlantic and creates growth for all stakeholders.

Goals & Mission of the Advisory Circle

  • Leveraging the extensive expertise of thought leaders in key industries

  • Creating a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue and knowledge transfer

  • Supporting decision-making in business and politics on both sides of the Atlantic

  • Shaping the future for German American businesses

Our Key Industries

AI & Robotics

Eva-Maria Olbers

AI/ML & DeepTech Investments

Head of Portfolio Growth, Premji Invest

Climate Protection

Stefan Schwab

IoT & Sustainability

CEO, Comfy | Enlighted

 

 

Stefan Schwab

IoT & Sustainability

CEO, Comfy | Enlighted Inc.

 

 

Digital Leadership & Future of Work

Sabine Remdisch

Digital Leadership

Visiting Researcher, Stanford University

Sabine Remdisch

Digital Leadership

Visiting Researcher, Stanford University

Daniel Zimmer

Future of Work

Senior Director, SAP Labs US

Daniel Zimmer

Future of Work

Senior Director, SAP Labs US

Entrepreneurship & Female Founders

Anne Cocquyt

Serial Entrepreneur

Founder, the GUILD

the GUILD // the GUILD Academy

Anne Cocquyt

Serial Entrepreneur

Founder, the GUILD

the GUILD // the GUILD Academy

Innovation & Tech Trends

Mario Herger

Foresight Thinker

Founder, Enterprise Garage

>>Enterprise Garage

Mario Herger

Foresight Thinker

Founder, Enterprise Garage

>>Enterprise Garage

Julia Martensen

Innovation Strategy

Innovation Evangelist, ServiceNow

Julia Martensen

Innovation Strategy

Innovation Evangelist, ServiceNow

Logistics

Stefan Schaefer

Logistic Innovation

CEO, expectus GmbH / expectus Inc.

Stefan Schaefer

Logistic Innovation

CEO, expectus GmbH / expectus Inc.

Mobility

Sven Beiker

Future Mobility Strategy

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Mobility

Sven Beiker

Future Mobility Strategy

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Mobility

Renewable Energy

Janice Lin

Green Hydrogen

Founder & President, Green Hydrogen Coalition

Janice Lin

Green Hydrogen

Founder & President, Green Hydrogen Coalition

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Dirk Morbitzer

Renewable Energies

CEO North America, AEROCOMPACT

Dirk Morbitzer

Renewable Energies

CEO North America, AEROCOMPACT

Helge Biernath

Solar Power 

President & CEO at Sunstall Inc.

Helge Biernath

Solar Power 

President & CEO at Sunstall Inc.

Science Liaison

Zahar Barth-Manzoori

International Research Cooperation

Director, DWIH San Francisco

Zahar Barth-Manzoori

International Research Cooperation

Director, DWIH San Francisco

Trade & Economics

Sean Randolph

Economic Policy Expert

Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Sean Randolph

Economic Policy Expert

Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Startups & VC

Daniela Caserotto-Leibert

Venture Capitalist

Head of US, Speedinvest

Daniela Caserotto-Leibert

Venture Capital & Mentoring

US Head of Ecosystem, Cathay Innovation | Venture Capital

Yvonne Lutsch

Startup Mentor

Investment Principal, Bosch USA

Yvonne Lutsch

Venture Capital

Investment Principal, Robert Bosch Venture Capital

Honorary Advisor

Oliver Schramm

Consul General

German Consulate General San Francisco

Oliver Schramm

Consul General

German Consulate General San Francisco