Christopher Waidelich


Lead Smart City

Growing up with a passion for Formula 1, Chris has always had a strong connection with the automotive industry. However, instead of pursuing a career on the racetrack, he decided to channel his passion for automobiles in favour of the revolution of mobility. His change of mind was fuelled by a burning interest in sustainable innovation and his fascination for metropolis.

While tackling (urban) transportation´s challenges, Chris especially gained experience in the development of new business models and the establishment of digital units in the automotive vertical. Throughout his professional career, he worked on projects in London, Doha or Los Angeles, always with an eye on mobility. In the pursuit of his MBA with a focus on strategy and digital transformation, Chris has furthermore attended universities and business schools such as the NYU Stern School of Business, the SDA Bocconi Milano and the Université Paris-Sorbonne.

In his spare time, Chris can be found at start up pitch nights, in theatres or on strolls through foreign cities.