Expert work group BI/Big Data and Controlling

Core team

The work group BI / Big Data and Controlling is managed by Prof. Dr. Andreas Seufert and Ralph Treitz.

The expert work group is organized as a network. Core of the work group are selected core partners, who can be supplemented by associate partners.

The partners are users and suppliers of well-known multinational companies as well as scientists.

The content coordination of the work takes place at the Institut für Business Intelligence.


Prof. Dr.
Andreas Seufert

teaches at Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences. He is Director of the Institute for Business Intelligence at Steinbeis Hochschule Berlin.

Head of the expert work group BI/ Big Data and Controlling

e-mail: Andreas.Seufert{bei}

Ralph Treitz 
Founder and
Board Member of the Trufa Inc. located in San Mateo/ USA and Heidelberg.
Deputy Head of the expert work group BI/ Big Data and Controlling

Trufa Inc.


Axel Zickgraf
Abteilungsverantwortlicher Controlling
Alnatura Produktions- und Handels GmbH


Erik Seifert
Head of Design & Build for Accounting & Controlling Solutions
Bayer Business Services GmbH


Marc Schwarzwaelder
Corporate Controlling - Controlling Transformation


Thomas Rachel
Head of Sales Controlling

Bjoern Reitzenstein
Senior Manager Controlling mit Fokus Digitalisierung
Robert Bosch GmbH


André Obiora
Senior Projektleiter FINANCE4DB
Deutsche Bahn AG

Georg Sauer
Leiter Business Intelligence
DB Energie GmbH


Thomas Horakh
Finance & Controlling Future Workplace
Daimler AG

Dr. Torsten Wegener

Jan Zain
CREST Business Intelligence Solutions
Deutsche Post AG

Thomas Freisberg
Senior Business Intelligence Analyst Finance + HR
Enterprise BI Consulting & Solutions
1&1 Internet SE

Christina Rapl
Vice President Corporate Controlling
Eppendorf AG

Christian Wirtnik
Leitung Planung und Konzepte
Fraport AG

Rita Meier
Senior Manager Controlling & Risk
innogy SE

Dino Becirovic
Controlling International - Head of Planning, Reporting and Analysis
LIDL Stiftung & Co KG

Reiner Koch
Head of Controlling and Systems
Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH

Dr. Ilke Heymann-Vassholz
Corporate Controlling (CC)
MAHLE International GmbH

Jürgen Zähringer
Head of Corporate Reporting

Medina Kern
Leiterin Finanzen Digitalisierung

Peter Pollig
Leiter FCS | Controlling Service Provider

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG 


Marc Wellerdiek
Senior Manager EAR Finance & Business Intelligence
Toyota Kreditbank GmbH

Armin Rauch
Vice President Controlling Systeme & BI
Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co KG

Dr. Timo Waldhauser
Leiter Controlling Zentralfunktionen
Wacker Chemie AG

Dr. Thomas Kremser
Team Lead Finance, Risk & BI
Zalando Payments GmbH (Part of Zalando Group)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Englbrecht
Controlling, Finance and accountancy
Faculty for Industrial Engineering
Hochschule München | University of Applied Sciences