Supervisory Board

AVANTALION – Supervisory Board


Bruce Pon

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Bruce Pon

Bruce Pon is an entrepreneur who has co-founded three companies and is an advisor to several others.

He is the CEO of BigchainDB, a blockchain company building a scalable, decentralized database to serve data-driven use cases across all industry sectors. Prior to BigchainDB, Bruce Pon specialized in building industrial banks, playing a role in the founding of 12 banks around the world for Daimler, Volkswagen, and Mitsubishi.

Bruce Pon has an Advanced Certificate from MITSloan and an Engineering Degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

bruce.pon@avantalion.de

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Janovsky

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Janovsky

has consulted for over 20 years in the public and private sectors. Past clients include the World Bank, the OECD, the United Nations, the European Commission and the European Investment Bank as well as numerous national authorities and international corporations.

During his consulting career in Bad Homburg (Germany) and Sophia Antipolis (France), he also held the responsibility for establishing new business lines on a national and international scale. Following that, he joined the business economics faculty in Pforzheim (Germany) as a professor, where he initiated and led several MBA-programs in the field of consulting, among others.

In addition to his academic tasks, he is entrusted with numerous consulting assignments in the public and the private sector and is chairman of the supervisory board of AVANTALION Consulting Group AG.

juergen.janovsky@avantalion.de

Dr. Marco Heck

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Dr. Marco Heck

has several years of experience as project manager and executive in the automotive supplier industry.

Dr. Marco Heck gained a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Kaiserslautern, specializing in production management and general mechanical engineering. Along with several years as a company consultant, focusing on Lean Management and Risk Management, in 2003 he received his political science doctorate at the Technical University of Munich, winning the E.ON Energy Science Prize for the best dissertation in 2004.

After starting his career at MANN+HUMMEL, he worked as Lean Manager, Head of Quality and Head of Group Quality, implementing Lean concepts in Development and Production, as well as executing “zero error” programs. He subsequently took over the production center of filter elements and, in parallel, was responsible for two global lead teams for global production network control.

As Vice President Production, he is currently responsible for production and plant maintenance, including toolmaking, at the MANN+HUMMEL factory in Marklkofen.

marco.heck@avantalion.de

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