HERE Leadership Team

Everything on the planet has a location. By harnessing the power of that location, the HERE Open Location Platform can help a driver to reach his or her destination safely, a city to better manage its infrastructure or a business to optimize its assets. Companies such as Amazon, Baidu, Microsoft and Samsung trust HERE to power their mobile and online location-based services, while automotive giants rely on our location cloud to deliver an enhanced, interconnected driving experience.

Meet the HERE leadership team and find out how they’re contributing to our journey towards autonomous driving and smart cities.

  • HERE Leadership Team - Edzard Overbeek

    Edzard Overbeek

    Chief Executive Officer

    Edzard Overbeek is leading HERE as it enters the next phase of its growth as a newly independent location cloud company. He brings to HERE a unique mix of sales and technology experience, having joined from Cisco where he was Strategic Advisor and responsible for the Global Services organization with over $12 billion in revenues and 15,000 employees.

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  • HERE Leadership Team - Kristina Bohlmann

    Kristina Bohlmann

    SVP Marketing and Communications

    Kristina Bohlmann oversees all marketing and communications activities for HERE. A passionate, energetic and down-to-earth leader, she brings to the role deep experience in both agency and corporate PR for consumer and B2B organizations. She has been a long-time advocate of placing social media at the heart of the company’s communications strategy. Prior to HERE, she led the communications function for Nokia in Germany.

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  • HERE Leadership Team - Bruno Bourguet

    Bruno Bourguet

    Head of Sales & Business Development

    Bruno Bourguet leads the global Sales and Business Development teams that support adoption of HERE’s cloud-based location content products across automotive, enterprise and consumer industries. Previously, Bourguet held different senior positions at NAVTEQ, which was acquired by Nokia in 2008. This included the Vice President of Sales and Business Development for EMEA as well Vice President of Sales for Automotive EMEA.

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  • HERE Leadership Team - Aeron Dannenbring

    Aaron Dannenbring

    Head of Strategy & Strategic Alliances

    Aaron Dannenbring is responsible for the strategic planning process for the company. Dannenbring has held various senior management roles during his time at HERE, leading a variety of product, operations and engineering teams. Most recently he has served as Senior Vice President of Core Map where he led the team responsible for all aspects of HERE’s map content development and maintenance worldwide.

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  • HERE Leadership Team - Denise Doyle

    Denise Doyle

    Head of Corporate Development and IP Licensing

    Denise Doyle leads corporate development for HERE. She brings two decades of experience in strategy development, business portfolio planning and risk management across North America, Europe and Asia, including China. Doyle joined NAVTEQ – which later became HERE – in 1999, subsequently developing business model strategies and leading commercial negotiations on a number of major supplier partnership agreements.

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  • HERE Leadership Team - Stefan Hansen

    Stefan Hansen

    Head of Transformation & Chief of Staff

    Stefan Hansen is driving a number of transformation initiatives at HERE to improve the agility and speed of execution of the company. In his role, he has a special focus on operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia. Hansen joined HERE following the company’s acquisition by AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG. Prior to HERE, he has served as the CEO of Lufthansa Systems as well as in leadership roles at companies including Vodafone, Electronic Data Systems and Körber AG.

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  • HERE Leadership Team - Ralf Herrtwich

    Ralf Herrtwich

    Head of Automotive

    Ralf Herrtwich is focused on bringing the power of HERE’s Open Location Platform into vehicles as well as accelerating the deployment of location technologies to support autonomous driving. Herrtwich joined HERE from Daimler AG where, since 1998, he has held various roles, with the last one being Director Vehicle Automation and Chassis Systems. During his time at Daimler he initiated its groundbreaking Mercedes-Benz S500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE Project.

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  • HERE Leadership Team - Peter Kürpick

    Peter Kürpick

    Chief Platform Officer

    Peter Kürpick is overseeing the company’s push into the next generation of location-based services based on platform-enabled applications and solutions in areas such as autonomous driving, asset management and augmented reality. Kürpick joined HERE from Unify, a global communications software and services company, where he served as Executive Vice President of its Product House organization.

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  • HERE Leadership Team - Janet Lee

    Janet Lee

    General Counsel

    Janet Lee is the managing attorney for HERE, overseeing all legal aspects of the company’s activities around the world. She brings to HERE legal expertise in the areas of international technology, financial and intellectual property transactions, litigation and risk management. Prior to HERE, Lee has held roles at Nokia, AOL and Cooley Godward.

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  • HERE - Brian Lent

    Brian Lent

    Chief Technology Officer

    Brian Lent drives innovation and technological vision across the company. Lent came to HERE in 2014 through the acquisition of Medio, a pioneer in the emerging field of real-time predictive analytics that he co-founded. Prior to the creation of Medio, Lent was the founding CEO of Intelligent Results, a leading business analytics enterprise software company later acquired by First Data Corporation.

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  • HERE Leadership Team - Peter Meier

    Peter Meier

    Chief Financial Officer

    Peter Meier has an extensive background in corporate finance and governance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, investor relations, strategic planning, M&A and risk management. Meier joined HERE from Kuoni Group where until November 2015 he served as CEO and, prior to that, as CFO. Before Kuoni, he held a variety of senior management and leadership positions at Sulzer Ltd., including that of CFO.

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  • HERE Leadership Team - Angel L. Mendez

    Angel L. Mendez

    Chief Operating Officer

    Angel L. Mendez holds responsibility for the strategic and operational execution of the company’s core business, with a particular emphasis on operational excellence, business process innovation and systems automation. Mendez brings over 30 years of management expertise to HERE. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President - Transformation at Cisco. Prior to this role, he led Cisco’s Customer Value Chain Management organization.

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  • HERE Leadership Team - Kelley Stevenson-Waiss

    Kelley Steven-Waiss

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Kelley Steven-Waiss is overseeing the company’s human resource management and talent strategy. Steven-Waiss has more than 20 years of executive management experience in human resources, change management, and corporate communications, and excels in aligning people and resources to effectively execute the business strategy. Prior to joining HERE, Steven-Waiss was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources for Extreme Networks.

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  • HERE Leadership Team - Leon Van De Pass

    Leon Van de Pas

    Head of IoT

    Leon Van de Pas leads the Internet of Things business group at HERE. A trained electrical engineer and economist, Van de Pas is leading the development of a broad range of location platform services for cities, government, enterprises and technology companies.

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