Matthias is the CFO of a small company in south Moravia owned by the Siemens AG, Industry Sector. He started his career in 1992 at Siemens in Hamburg. On several stations in Germany and also abroad, he has built up his career as a commercial manager specializing in sales, governance functions, and compliance. Due to his current position, he has been facing cross-cultural Czech-German challenges. He applied for the CGYPP because it’s an interesting opportunity for him to get an insight into other social, political, cultural, and governmental perspectives outside his business environment, and it offers a cross-cultural collaboration. He also hopes to exchange experience with other interesting people.