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Dr. Yorck Schmidt

Chief Financial Officer at AVL List GmbH

Dr. Yorck Schmidt strives passionately to solve strategic and business transformation challenges by developing and executing forward thinking digital finance strategies to drive sustainable business value and effectiveness of the finance organization.

Dr. Schmidt is Member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer of AVL List, the world's largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems (hybrid, combustion engine, transmission, electric drive, batteries, fuel cell and control technology) and their integration into the vehicle.

From 2011 to 2018, Yorck Schmidt served as Member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer of the Industrial Automation Specialist Lenze SE. Before, he held a wide array of key financial leadership roles and managing director positions with Fresenius AG, Volkswagen AG and General Motors Corporation in Germany, Sweden and the USA.

He is co-founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of suchdialog AG, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Lower Saxony of Deutsche Bank AG, and Member of the Advisory Board of VHV Holding AG.

Dr. Yorck Schmidt currently teaches
Digitalizing the Finance Function: The CFO PerspectiveFind out more