Chairman of Supervisory Board
Karin Rabe studied business administration at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and graduated with a degree in economics. After working as a research assistant at the Technical University of Magdeburg in the department of strategic corporate planning for two years, she began her professional career in the corporate lending department of Bayerische Vereinsbank AG in 1990.
In 1996 she moved to Thüringer Aufbaubank to finance Thuringian technology companies with equity products and to accompany the companies on their journey. Since founding beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh (bm|t) in 2003, she has successfully managed a broad portfolio of companies. As a senior investment manager, she is particularly enthusiastic about new technologies in the fields of optics, electronics, mechanical and equipment engineering, as well as IT and material technology.
Martin Weigert studied microsystems technology in Regensburg and began his career at Siemens Semiconductor, now Infineon. He was involved in semiconductor process technology and product development of fiber optic products. After two years in LED marketing at Osram, he moved to Infineon Fiber Optics in Berlin. There, he headed component development. Later on, he became head of the Plastic Optical Fiber marketing department at Infineon in Regensburg. This business unit was acquired by Avago Technologies in 2007.
Martin Weigert was assigned the business responsibility of the Industrial Fiber Optics division at Avago Technologies, which today employs people worldwide and includes optical sensors in addition to industrial fiber optics. Today, Mr. Weigert is VP & GM for the Industrial Fiber Optics business unit at Avago / Broadcom.
Prof. Dr. Kai-Thorsten Zwecker
Prof. Dr. Kai-Thorsten Zwecker studied law at the Albert-Ludwigs-University and at the Philipps-University of Marburg.
He has been working as a lawyer in leading German commercial law firms for more than 20 years, advising medium-sized companies and corporate groups on competition, corporate and distribution law, as well as compliance. In addition to his work as a lawyer, Prof. Zwecker teaches business and competition law at the University of Applied Sciences in Neu-Ulm and the University of Communication and Design in Ulm. Prof. Zwecker is the author of numerous publications on competition and distribution law and is active as a member of advisory boards and supervisory boards in professional associations and companies in various industries.