Senior Advisor
Joachim Drees
+49 89 452249-540

Joachim Drees is a C-level top executive with many years of experience in the automotive, B2B capital goods and private equity sectors. From 2015 to 2020, he was Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN SE and MAN Truck & Bus SE and a member of the Executive Board of Traton SE

Since then, he has invested in software start-up companies with a focus on EV Charging, but also in other industries as a pre-seed, seed or pre-series A investor.
Prior to this, Joachim Drees held several senior positions, including CFO at Drees & Sommer AG, Portfolio Management Partner at the UK private equity fund HgCapital LLC in London, and at Daimler Truck Group, where he led major restructuring and strategic restructuring projects in addition to his line activities.
Joachim Drees holds a degree from the University of Stuttgart and an MBA from Portland State University.


  • Automotive
  • Construction and construction suppliers
  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Private Equity
  • Transportation, logistics and traffic


  • Strategy
  • Service Excellence
  • Restructuring and Turn Around
  • Performance Improvement Programs
  • International tasks
  • Industry 4.0/ IoT
  • Investment, Carve-Out, Spin-Off, Start-Up
  • Digitalization of business models
  • SW-based business models


  • Investor in software-based start-ups and Managing Director JD Invest & Advisory and Invest
  • Chairman of the Executive Board MAN SE & MAN Truck & Bus SE and member of the Executive Board Traton SE (2015 – 2020)
  • CFO Drees Sommer (2012 – 2014)
  • Partner Portfolio Management HgCapital LLC, London (2006 – 2012)
  • Senior Consultant Baumgartner & Partner (1995 – 1996)
  • Treuhandanstalt Berlin, Head of Department and Deputy Industry Director (1992 – 1995)
  • Senior Consultant Price Waterhouse (1991 – 1992)