Curiosity and the will to change drive the Egyptian Franconian Dr Kerim Galal. As Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy & Innovation at DEKRA, he is responsible for the topics of the future – strategy, innovation and digitalisation. His vision is to establish the DEKRA Group as a thought leader for “Digital Safety, Security and Sustainability”. In order to develop digital innovations more quickly, DEKRA decided in 2018 to establish “DEKRA DIGITAL”. Under the motto “Innovating Safety”, the independent company is tasked with developing new services in the field of digital safety and data-driven business models.

As CEO of DEKRA DIGITAL, Kerim also manages a team of 100 employees spread across three locations in Europe. Together with partners, start-ups and DEKRA, the company works on technologies such as AI, cyber security, IoT, future mobility and functional safety. Before joining DEKRA, he worked for McKinsey & Company and completed his doctorate at EBS in Oestrich-Winkel.