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, Software and Services Business Units
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.
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.