A9C CapitalChairman & CEO

Prof. Dr. Bernd J. HOEFER is Chairman & CEO of A9C Capital WLL (Bahrain), one of the leading technology investment and consulting companies in the Middle East. He is based in Bahrain since 2006 and supports the GCC countries to industrialize and to diversify their economies and ultimately becoming knowledge-based economies. From 2001 to 2006 Bernd J. HOEFER was the Vice Chairman of the Executive Board and CFO of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and served on various boards and committees such as Application Centre for Satellite Navigation (Oberpfaffenhofen), Centre for Science and Research Management (Speyer), T-Systems Solutions for Research, CERN (Geneva) and others. Prior to this he was Managing Director of one of the biggest Family Offices in Germany and Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Germany where he served for almost 15 years (WP/StB).

Bernd J. HOEFER is Honary Professor for Economics, Management and Finance at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne (RFH) and Professor for Innovation Management and Technology Transfer at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn/Rhein-Sieg.