Board of Directors
Eckard Heidloff *
President & CEO of Wincor Nixdorf AG
Eckard Heidloff began his career in 1983 at Nixdorf Computer AG. After initial posts at Group Accounting and Controlling, he took over as head of these units in 1989. In 1994, at the successor company Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG, he was appointed head of business administration for both the retail solution business and self-service systems for banks.
Both were merged in 1998 in Siemens Nixdorf Retail and Banking Systems GmbH, where Heidloff likewise became head of business administration. Here, he bore primary responsibility for carving the company out of the Siemens Group and seeing it through the transition to ownership by the private equity investors KKR and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the newly created Wincor Nixdorf Holding GmbH, he played a decisive part in the company’s future-oriented expansion into a global group – a task that involved ensuring constructive cooperation between investors and management through reliable execution of the holding’s business plan while safeguarding the freedom necessary to shape the company’s business.
In May 2004, Wincor Nixdorf was the first large German private equity company to be floated successfully on the stock exchange, making Heidloff Chief Financial Officer of Wincor Nixdorf AG. In this capacity, he additionally took on the role of Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for worldwide production and logistics. Heidloff was named President and CEO of the company at the Annual General Meeting on January 29, 2007.
Dr. Jürgen Wunram *
CFO, COO, Deputy CEO & President
Dr. Jürgen Wunram received his doctorate after completing his degree in mathematics at the University of Hamburg. He then worked as a project manager at a large aerospace technology company. In 1992, Dr. Wunram joined a large international consultancy firm, where his main area of responsibility was advising high-tech companies about strategic issues. In 2003 he became manager of one of the company’s regional offices. Since 1993, Dr. Wunram has participated in Wincor Nixdorf’s development through his work in consultancy projects. Dr. Jürgen Wunram was appointed to Wincor Nixdorf AG’s executive board on March 1, 2007, and is responsible for financial matters.
Olaf Heyden *
Member of the Board of Directors / Executive Vice President, Services Business Unit
Olaf Heyden was appointed to the Member of the Board of Directors at Wincor Nixdorf AG effective May 1, 2013 and is responsible for both the Software and Services Business Units. Olaf Heyden previously held executive posts in various IT and telecommunications companies; his last position was as CEO at Freudenberg IT KG.
Alan Kerr *
Member of the Board of Directors/Executive Vice President Software
Pursuant to the provisions set out in the business combination agreement concluded between Diebold, Incorporated and Wincor Nixdorf AG in November 2015, two members of the Leadership Team at Diebold, Incorporated were appointed by the Wincor Nixdorf AG Supervisory Board to the Board of Directors of Wincor Nixdorf AG. Alan Kerr joined the Board of Directors of Wincor Nixdorf AG effective from October 1, 2016. He is responsible for the area of Software. Alan Kerr has held the position of Senior Vice President Software at Diebold, Incorporated since August 2014.
Stefan E. Merz *
Member of the Board of Directors/Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy and Development
Pursuant to the provisions set out in the business combination agreement concluded between Diebold, Incorporated and Wincor Nixdorf AG in November 2015, two members of the Leadership Team at Diebold, Incorporated were appointed by the Wincor Nixdorf AG Supervisory Board to the Board of Directors of Wincor Nixdorf AG. Stephan E. Merz joined the Board of Directors of Wincor Nixdorf AG effective from October 1, 2016. He is responsible for the area of Corporate Strategy and Development. Stephan E. Merz has held the position of Senior Vice President Strategic Projects at Diebold, Incorporated since August 2013.
Dr. Ulrich Näher *
Member of the Board of Directors / Executive Vice President, Business Unit Systems
Dr. Ulrich Näher has been at Wincor Nixdorf since the start of 2015 and is head of the Systems Business Unit. He brings a wealth of experience to the position gained from his work at McKinsey, where he was most recently a Director in the Munich office and head of Global Product Development Practice. In this capacity he was responsible in particular for advising clients from the electronics industry in Europe and Asia. Näher began his career at Siemens Corporate Development.