Managing Director IES, Cologne
Stephan joined Vistra as the former Managing Director of optegra Germany´s Cologne office in 2017.
He heads Vistra’s German International Expansion Services and is member of Vistra’s IES Board. Stephan co-founded optegra in 1990 and developed optegra´s international business.
Stephan started his career at EY (1982 – 1990) before setting up his own company. He co-founded BVNT, optegra´s predecessor company, in 2000.
He mainly works with expanding overseas businesses, with particular focus on the technology and life sciences sectors in the United States and Japan.
Stephan has a business management degree from the University of Cologne. He is chartered tax advisor and a certified public accountant.
Stephan speaks German and English.