Director (Age 58)
Dr. Becker joined the CDTi Board of Directors in February 2015. Dr. Becker has over 25 years of international experience in the automotive, consumer goods and energy industries, including 19 years in leadership roles at Daimler AG, and an extensive background in corporate restructuring and M&A transactions. Dr. Becker currently serves as a Senior Advisor at Global Board Room Advisors, an Asia-focused M&A consulting firm which he co-founded in 2011. Additionally, he has served as Senior Advisor to Holland Private Equity Growth Capital, an investment firm focused on growth-stage investments in small to mid-market technology companies in the Benelux and Germany, since 2014 and Senior Consultant to Artris Management Ltd., a European M&A and consulting company, since 2010. In 2013, Dr. Becker served as CEO of Hess AG, a provider of world-class lighting systems, where he implemented a successful restructuring plan that lead to the company’s sale. From 2010 to 2011, he served as interim CEO of MPS Micropaint Holding AS, an international distributor of premium spot repair systems for small paint damages and as an advisor to RealEyes GmbH, a three-dimensional display imaging firm. From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Becker served as an advisor to Capital Dynamics Ltd., an independent, global asset management firm that invests in private equity and clean energy infrastructure. From 1987 to 2006, Dr. Becker served in numerous roles at Daimler AG, including Chairman and CEO of Daimler Northeast Asia, Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S., Istanbul, Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. and Mercedes-Benz Portugal SA as well as Executive Vice President of the parent company. In addition to CDTi, Dr. Becker currently serves as chairman of the board of ArmonicAudiomotive Limited and MPS Micropaint Holding AS and as director of Automotive Business Consulting AG and Equity Gate Advisors GmbH. He previously served as chairman the board of PAS Management Holding GmbH (2008 to 2010) and Lombardium Hamburg GmbH & Co KG (2009 to 2011). Dr. Becker received a law degree from the University of Münster.