Dr. Ulrich Piepel
Consultant & Business Angel
Dr Ulrich Piepel (61) has had an impressive career as a manager in logistics, supply chain management and purchasing in international corporations. After successfully completing his mechanical engineering master degree at the University of Dortmund and his doctorate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Logistics and Material Flow, he was responsible for procurement and logistics in numerous corporations such as Krupp, Cincinnati Milacron, Maxdata, RWE and most recently innogy. He was also Managing Director of RWE's Shared Service Center, where he was responsible, among other functions, for the entire procurement of the group, auditing and the real estate portfolio.
Since innogy was taken over by E.ON, Dr. Piepel worked as a Senior Advisor at the Boston Consulting Group and SAP Ariba. He also acts as a business angel and investor in numerous start-ups for digital purchasing. Dr Piepel is often referred to as a visionary for the procurement of the future and thanks to his many years of work as a board member at the BME, Procurement Leaders and World 50 Procurement, he has an excellent network.