Michael Wagenknecht


Angestellt, Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR), PTC

London, United Kingdom


International HR Experience (Europe
Middle East
USA) Worked and lived in Germany
USA and Japan
Business Partner
Training and Development
Change management
HR Leadership
Machine Learning
Artificial intelligence


Professional experience for Michael Wagenknecht

  • Current 1 year and 1 month, since Oct 2020

    Vice President (VP), Human Resources (HR)


  • 5 months, Nov 2019 - Mar 2020

    Vice President Human Resources


  • 3 years and 2 months, Nov 2016 - Dec 2019

    Sen HR Director EMEA


  • 10 years and 6 months, May 2006 - Oct 2016

    HR Director EMEA & APAC

    Akamai Technologies

    HR responsibility for all Akamai locations in Europe and Asia. Business Partner for Sales, Service and Engineering. Responsible for HR Operations, Recruiting, Compensation & Benefits, Training & Development. Additionally I worked from 09/2007 to 03/2009 in our HQ in Cambridge, MA, USA as the HR Business Partner for US Sales, Services and Marketing.

  • 10 years and 8 months, Jun 1995 - Jan 2006

    HR Director

    Sun Microsystems

    During my time at Sun Microsystems I had several HR leadership roles for different regions. It started with Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 2002 the responsibility for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa was added. From 2003 to 2005 I was assigned to the role HR Director Sun Microsystems Japan, based in Tokyo. The last role I had with Sun was the HR Director for Global Client Solutions based in Palo Alto, CA, USA.

  • 4 years and 2 months, May 1991 - Jun 1995

    HR Manager

    Siemens AG

    I began my career in HR administration and payroll, followed by a project to implement a new PC based Software for Siemens global HR. From 09/1992 to 08/1993 I was HR Manager for the Siemens Cable Company in Neustadt/Coburg, followed by a role as HR Manager for the Siemens Lightning Company in Traunreut. Main focus was restructuring.

Educational background for Michael Wagenknecht

  • 4 years and 8 months, Oct 1987 - May 1992

    Business Administration

    Universität Konstanz

    Human Resources


  • German


  • English


  • French


  • Japanese


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