Andreas Schick (b. 1970) studied Automotive Engineering at the University of Munich.
In 1994, he joined the Schaeffler Group as a development engineer in Bühl. During the first years of his professional career he developed new simulation and testing methods for arc springs for dual mass fly wheels.
In 1996, Andreas Schick transferred to Schaeffler Brazil where he became production manager of the clutch plant and plant manager of a gray iron foundry in Mogi Mirim. Within three years he managed to turn the foundry operations into a profitable business for gray iron brake systems.
In 2008, Andreas Schick assumed the position of President of the business unit Transmission Applications. In 2009, the Schaeffler Group introduced a lean program under the name of "MOVE" and Andreas Schick was responsible for the launch of this program. From 2014, he was Regional CEO Asia/Pacific and based in Singapore.
In April 2018, Andreas Schick became a member of Schaeffler AG’s Executive Board in the role of Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for Production, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing within the Schaeffler AG.
Andreas holds an PHD in Physics from the University in Wuppertal. He joined Bayer Chemicals in 2012 and stayed with Covestro after the Spin-off in 2015. He was Head of IT Product and Strategy and is leading the current Cloud Transformation project.
Mr. Frank Bignone is currently Head of Global Digital Transformation at FPT Software. At FPT Software, Mr. Bignone is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects related to the company’s digital transformation services and products worldwide with the mission to transform the company into a world-class IT services and Digital Transformation provider.
Mr. Bignone obtained his bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics at University of Nice, and his master’s degree in Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence from University of Sophia Antipolis.
Previously, as Airbus’s Vice president and Head of Digital Transformation in Asia-Pacific and China, he led a regional team to implement Airbus’s digital platform strategy Skywise, alongside developing strategic digital initiatives and optimize Airbus services.