Dr. Wolfram Seidemann

Dr. Wolfram Seidemann

Dr. Wolfram Seidemann

CEO - Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology GmbH

Wolfram Seidemann has been Chief Executive Officer of Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology since July 2017. As an Executive Committee member of the Giesecke+Devrient Group, he holds the responsibility for overseeing the Public Currency activities, which encompasses the Physical Banknote business as well as the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) business of Giesecke+Devrient advance52.

Prior to this, Wolfram held a number of executive management positions as Group Executive Banknote at Giesecke+Devrient, Chairman of the Management Board of Papierfabrik Louisenthal, and Head of Sales and Marketing of Banknote Processing Systems worldwide.

Wolfram joined Giesecke+Devrient as Head of International Research and Development Chipcard in 1999 and has served since in various management positions in Munich, Singapore, Taiwan, and New Delhi.

His background is in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration. He holds a PhD in Innovation Management from the Technical University of Munich, where he began his career as Head of R&D and Innovation Management of the Economics Department, later working as an industry consultant in the field.

Since 2018, Wolfram has been serving as a Board Member of the International Currency Association (ICA), an organization dedicated to promoting and representing the perspectives of the currency industry, of which he held the position of Chairman from 2018 to 2022.