Rainer has extensive experience in the automotive industry in Europe, Asia, and the US. More than 10 years ago, he was part of the founding team of the worldwide first free floating car sharing offer, car2go. Responsible for business development and operations in Europe he experienced the growth of the company from zero to 500 employees worldwide. He later brought car2go to Chongqing, China, which became the fastest growing car2go location ever. After one year in the US with GM’s ride hailing subsidiary Maven, he joined the electric vehicle startup BYTON to lead the company into the mobility future. Rainer is currently supporting several projects and startups to expand and realize their potential.
Rainer is interested in anything mobility. He has extensive experience and network in the mobility service industry and strongly believes in the future of autonomous electric transportation. Additionally, he has worked on concepts around vehicle connectivity and in-car digital services. His functional focus is in asset management, fleet operations, customer services, and business development. Beyond this, he has a background in managing international teams and cooperations with hands-on experience in three continents.
Favorite quote: “Making a big life change is pretty scary. But know what’s even scarier? Regret.” – Zig Ziglar