Dr. Beckmann has a long track record serving in top management positions in ﬁrst-class international companies. He ﬁrst led the project ﬁnance team at Deutsche Bahn AG and was Managing Director for Opus 5 Interaktive Medien GMBH. Dr. Beckmann then joined Swiss International Airlines Ltd. as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, and then a year later became Chief Marketing & Strategy Oﬃcer and Member of the Management Board. In these roles, he was instrumental in the turnaround of SWISS to become a leading European airline. After leaving SWISS, Dr. Beckmann has worked as a mentor and executive coach for top managers. He also founded and co-owns Turgot Ventures AG, a venture capital firm investing in and helping to build innovative, early stage companies.