Dr. Damian Lawniczak

Employee, Geschäftsführer, Cyber Security Automotive

Norddeutschland, Germany


Engineering Management
Business Management
Führung > 120 MA
Projektmanagement > 200 Mitarbeiter
Business Transformation
Outsourcing Osteuropa
Service Delivery Prozess
Enterprise Architecture
Master Data Management
Systems engineering
interkulturelle Kompetenzen


Professional experience for Damian Lawniczak

  • Current , since 2019

    Geschäftsführer, Cyber Security Automotive


    Automobilzulieferer, Cyber Security

  • 2016 - 2019

    General Manager Engineering (automotive) & IT Europe (Senior Vice President)

    Nippon Seiki (Europe) B.V.

    - Grew, transform, lead European Engineering & IT (100+ experts in Germany, UK, Poland) - Responsible on strategical and operational level for budget (+15 Mi €) - Successfully delivered multiple products & projects to European OEMs Member of management team, report to Managing Director and to the advisory board

  • 2013 - 2019

    Bereichsleiter Engineering (automotive) und IT

    Nippon Seiki (Europe) B.V.

    - Built up and lead team for System, SW Development, Test and Mechanical Engineering - Transformed IT-landscape into homogeneous, automated, partially outsourced IT Services - Established strong process governances in projects’ development - Successfully delivered multiple projects to German OEMs - Managed department budget - Selected, acquired and integrated new development site in Eastern European Report to General Manager Engineering (Japanese expat)

  • 2013 - 2013

    Daten- und Prozess Senior IT Architect

    Boehringer Ingelheim

    - Managed global template deployment for master data & processes - Responsible for Architecture of Corporate Master data (Product/Customer/Supplier) - Implemented meta data model and deploy sc. Canonical data model - Lead development teams in projects Report to Head of ERP MDM Architecture / MDM Global Process Owner

  • 2007 - 2012

    Senior Enterprise IT Architect (BPM, Processes, Information)

    Nokia Siemens Networks

    - Managed projects for ERP and non-ERP based programs including 3rd parties - Implement Business Processes for Services and Logistics - Designed corporate Master Data for customer, supplier, products - Consult to Business Units and Set up Enterprise Architecture Governance Report to CIO respectively to Strategy head respectively to Chief Architect

  • 2006 - 2007

    Senior Solution Manager

    Siemens Communications/NSN

    - Technical Architect for Mobile Payment solution - Successful placed solution at network operators - Prepare outsourcing to India - Transferred the solution to Nokia Mobiles in India in 2007 Lead employees (~ 5-20 in project mode), Report to Business Line Head

  • 2004 - 2006

    Senior Solution Manager

    Siemens VDO

    - Managed Project & Technical Architect for mobile On-line Navigation - Defined product strategy & roadmap - Implemented and Introduce Symbian60-Client in the market in 01/2005 - Introduced Java-Client in the market in 10/2005): Press „Best On-line Navigation in the Market” - Successfully placed product at customers Lead directs and in project mode (~ 20 specialists), reported to Business Line Head

  • 2002 - 2004

    Technischer Programmanager

    Siemens VDO

    - Managed Project and technically responsible for Infotainment-Solution for BMW 5-Series, - Restructured overall program organization - Stabilized project and finish development in May 2003 - Successful introduce product in field at the begin of 2004 Lead directs and a project team up to 250 specialists (~ 40 Mio. €), report to Business line - head

  • 2000 - 2002

    Manager IT Infrastruktur

    ADAC e.V in München

    - Lead IT operations (1 downtime in 2 years) and app. 40 experts - Manage Restructuring of the department in accordance with ITIL - Manage special projects, e.g. Introduction of Windows 2000, transfer from token loop to Ethernet, ADAC Internet portal Lead department, Report to CIO

  • 1999 - 2000

    Manager Telematik und Director Programs

    Mannesmann VDO AG

    - Streamlined the project landscape - Set up a business case-oriented project organization and project controlling - Re-distributed technology responsibilities per location - Managed special projects, e.g. definition of new product generation for 1-DIN-Radio-Navi Lead departments and Programs, Report to CTO

  • 1998 - 1999

    Manager Business Development/Projektleiter

    Siemens Halbleiter

    - Work out customer business potentials - Restructure of account teams based on above results - Implement of the measurement in the Sales revenue planning (degrees of hardness in planning of projects, in the reporting and controlling) Lead projects support team

  • 1996 - 1998

    Management Berater/Teilprojektleiter,

    Siemens Unternehmensberatung

    - Consult in project: - Reduction of product creation time - Design to Costs - Revenue Growth - Controlling - Benchmarking - Member of practice „Innovation & Strategy development“

  • 1990 - 1995


    Ericsson Eurolab Deutschland GmbH

    - Member in internal and external (RACE) Projects - Successful leader of internal projects, Responsibility for Diplomas, Publications

  • 1990 - 1991


    FEV Motorentechnik GmbH

Educational background for Damian Lawniczak

  • Datenkommunikation

    RWTH Aachen

    Datenkommunikation in verteilten Systemen

  • Elektrotechnik

    RWTH Aachen

    Nachrichtentechnik, Informatik

  • Wirtschaftsaufbaustudium

    FernUniversität Hagen

    Marketing, Strategie, Personalführung


  • German

    First language

  • Polish

    First language

  • English


  • Russian



Inspirierende Partner
Neue Kontakte und Geschäftsbeziehungen
Erfahrungsaustausch - Zukunft automotive SW & Elektronik: Fahrerassistenzsysteme
Digital Transformation im Mittelstand
Erfahrungsaustausch - CIO
Enterprise Architektur - Unternehmens-Prozesse /-Daten /-Appliktionen
Business-IT-Integration // BPM
System Ingenieure / embeded Software Entwickler / Mechnik/Optik Ingenieure


klassische Musik
Natur und Berge
aktuelle Wirtschaftspolitik

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