Management Board

Mynaric’s Management Board is made up of Dr. Wolfram Peschko (l), Bulent Altan (c), and Hubertus von Janecek (r). Their exceptional experience and abilities gained in world-renowned technology companies combine to drive Mynaric’s business strategy towards its ultimate aim of establishing Mynaric as the market-leading global provider of laser communication products and systems.

Dr. Wolfram Peschko

has been a member of the Mynaric Management Board since 2011 and leads on finance, administration and the Mynaric Group’s strategic development. Wolfram possesses more than 30 years of experience in senior management, gained at various companies with sales of more than €50 million and headcounts of up to 1,000 employees.

Bulent Altan

leads on Mynaric’s space activities. Bulent joined Mynaric in 2019 having served previously as a Vice-President for both SpaceX, where he spent over 12 years working on avionics and, latterly, their satellite mega-constellation, and Airbus Defence and Space.

Hubertus von Janecek

leads on sales and production of Mynaric’s airborne products. A former Vice-President of Bosch Sensortec, Hubertus brings over 20 years’ experience in sales of deep tech products having served as CEO, founder and sales director of various market-leading companies.

Supervisory Board

Dr Manfred Krischke (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

Dr Manfred Krischke gained his doctorate in aerospace engineering from the Technical University of Munich. He is the co-founder and CEO of CloudEO and was the founder and CEO of RapidEye before its acquisition by Planet in 2015. In addition, Dr Krischke has worked in several technology companies in top positions during his professional career.

Dr Gerd Gruppe

Dr Gerd Gruppe holds an engineering degree (Dipl.-Ing.) which he obtained from RWTH Aachen. In addition, in 1985 he completed his PhD on energy marketing at the University of Augsburg. Since the end of the 1980s, Dr Gruppe was employed in various positions at the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and in this capacity he was involved in the development of the Galileo Control Centre, the Robotic and Mechatronic Centre, both at the DLR location in Oberpfaffenhofen and the Development of the ESA Business Incubator and its predecessor organisations. Dr Gruppe was a member of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) where he was the head of Space Administration between April 2011 and end of 2017.

Dr Thomas Billeter

Dr Billeter holds an engineering degree and an MBA from the ETH Zurich as well as a PhD in economics from the University of Zurich. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School. He started his career with IBM, Ascom and McKinsey and then took over several C-level positions in innovative technology companies. He is now a successful Investor and Business Angel and serves as a board member in a wide range of technology start-ups.

Peter Müller-Brühl

COO and member of the executive board of GreenCom Networks AG. He has 10 years’ experience as a serial entrepreneur in various technology start-ups as co-founder, angel investor and member of executive management teams. Before his entrepreneurial career Peter held executive management positions in the publishing automotive industry, in his last corporate role acting as CIO/CTO Germany for DaimlerChrysler AG. He holds business degrees from Middlesex University in London and the European School of Business (ESB) in Reutlingen, as well as an MBA from Ottawa University.

Thomas Mayrhofer

Thomas Mayrhofer is lawyer and partner of Pinsent Masons LLP, an international law firm. Thomas is specialising in Stock Corporation & Capital Markets. He advises companies and entrepreneurs on IPOs, IBOs, capital market transactions, annual general meetings, takeovers and on all other aspects of stock corporation and capital markets law. During his 25 years of professional experience he has been in charge for more than 50 Listings/Initial public offerings, 30 Initial bond and convertible bond offerings, more than 300 public annual general meetings and 10 public takeovers. He has repeatedly been recommended by the JUVE Handbook as an expert in capital markets law.