Wolfram Seidemann has been Chief Executive Officer of Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology since July 2017. Since 2021 he has been the CEO of Advance52 – G+D’s incubator for innovating public currency and developing G+D’s CBDC solution, Filia.
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.
In 2018, Wolfram was elected Chairman of the International Currency Association (ICA), promoting and representing the views of the currency industry.