Ralf Schnell is the CEO of Siemens Ventures Capital and manages all Corporate Venture Capital investment activity for Siemens across multiple lines of business. Prior to joining Siemens in 2004, Ralf built up Infineon Technologies corporate venture capital activities and was managing director of Infineon Ventures GmbH. Prior to joining Infineon Technologies in 1998, Ralf worked with Siemens AG for 11 years.
In his last position he was responsible for a corporate venture nurturing program and coordinated a Siemens-wide innovation initiative. Before that he held various positions in microelectronics and software development in the corporate division research and technology as well as in the corporate technology department. He obtained his diploma degree in physics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich and his PhD degree in physics with research work in semiconductor surface physics at the synchrotron radiation laboratories in Hamburg and Berlin.