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Ullrich Sierau

Independent Consultant for Start-Up Companies

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  • Year of birth: 1956
  • Place of birth: Halle/Saale
  • Nationality: German
  • Member since: 20 April 2011


Education

  • Obtained a degree in spatial planning in Dortmund and planning in Oxford

Career

1983 - 1985

Internship in the field of urban development with the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

1986 - 1994

Ministry for Urban Development, Housing and Transportation, State of North Rhine-Westphalia

1994 - 1999

Director at the Institute of State and Urban Development Research, State of North Rhine-Westphalia

May 1999 - March 2005

Head of the Environment and Planning Department at the City of Dortmund

April 2005 - February 2007

Head of the Planning Department at the City of Dortmund

February 2007 - October 2009

Manager of the City of Dortmund and Head of the Planning, Urban Development and Infrastructure Department

October 2009 - October 2020

Mayor of the City of Dortmund

Since November 2020 Independent Consultant for Start-Up Companies

Membership in other mandatory supervisory boards

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Membership in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory committees of commercial enterprises

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Core competences

  • Comprehensive energy expertise (electricity generation from renewables, energy trading and conventional electricity generation)
  • Expertise in company strategy development and implementation 
  • Competence in the areas of new technologies and digitisation
  • Leadership experience
  • Profound knowledge of the public sector
  • International experience in the energy sector, knowledge of its international status and of domestic and international interests in relation to the sector
  • Knowledge of accounting and financial statement audits
  • Special knowledge and experience in applying accounting principles and internal monitoring methods
  • Appropriate expertise in co-determination matters