Senior Advisor
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Arnold
+49 89 452249-540

Heinrich Arnold is a top manager, investor, and advisory board member. From 2016 to 2019, he was CEO of Detecon, the largest German technology consultancy.

Prior to that, he managed R&D at Deutsche Telekom for over a decade, with locations in Silicon Valley, Berlin and Israel. He was thus the youngest R&D head of a DAX company and was instrumental in the creation of the innovation hot spots in Berlin and Beersheva.
Arnold serves on a number of advisory boards, including Davidson Capital, Germany’s first venture debt provider.
He began his professional career at Mercer Management Consulting and he co-founded the first German-Chinese biotech start-up, Bicoll.
Arnold holds an MSc from Stanford University and a PhD in technology management. The TU Berlin appointed him honorary professor for Engineering of Digital Transformation.


  • Banks and insurances
  • Services
  • Private Equity
  • Telco, IT, Media


  • Consulting
  • Digital Transformation
  • Research and development
  • Industry 4.0/ Industrial Internet
  • Innovation and technology management
  • Investment, Carve-Out, Spin-Off, Start-Up
  • Restructuring
  • Software-based business models
  • Strategy


  • CEO at Detecon International (2016 – 2019)
  • CEO at T-Labs, Chairman of Corporate R&D at Deutsche Telekom (2011 – 2016)
  • Senior Vice President at Innovation & Laboratories (2011 – 2016)
  • Vice President for Innovation Development (2004 – 2011)
  • Co-founder of Sino-German Biotech
  • Senior Associate Mercer Management Consulting (1995 – 2001)