CEO & Founder, Skyfive
Thorsten is the CEO and founder of SkyFive, world’s first global telecommunication system house creating the internet of the skies. SkyFive is a fast-growing specialist focused on the aviation and space industry, based on a spin-off from Nokia’s earlier aviation business.
With more than two decades of experience in the Telco & Aviation industry, Thorsten has established himself as a passionate leader, focused on generating growth by leveraging new technologies and market disruptions. Previously, while having several senior management roles at Nokia, he has played a key role in various new business incubations, optimizing and growing Nokia’s global product portfolio, including through major mergers, divestments and acquisitions. During this time he also co-founded the “LTE industry alliance” and the Nokia internal spin-off “Network technology modules”.
Before joining Nokia, Thorsten worked in various leadership positions in the Aviation industry, including the Head of Airbus Helicopter Avionics division. He holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Space Engineering.
Since 2015 Thorsten has been the member of the HongKong based “TDTech” Board of Directors.