Patrick Schurk

Employee, Senior Manager Strategic Projects, Strategic Corporate Development, ZEISS Group

Oberkochen, Germany


Aircraft Design
Aircraft Propulsion
Multimaterial and Lightweight Design
Composite Design
Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Financial Modeling
Managerial Finance
Project Management


Professional experience for Patrick Schurk

  • Current , since Sep 2020

    Senior Manager Strategic Projects, Strategic Corporate Development

    ZEISS Group

  • Current , since Oct 2017

    Manager at KPMG Global Strategy Group

    KPMG China

  • Current , since Feb 2015

    Senior Associate at the Deal Advisory Strategy Group

    KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

  • 11 months, Oct 2013 - Aug 2014

    Graduate & Working Student


    Final year thesis within "Future Project Office" : “Exploration of future aircraft family concepts with economic target setting” at the departments “Project- and Technology Evaluation” and “Overall Aircraft Design”

  • 2 months, Jul 2013 - Aug 2013

    Working Student


    Work within A350XWB-1000 Programme Management: Support creation of governance schedule, dashboard process flow and communication management at A350-1000 Augsburg Plateau on FAF level

  • 5 months, Feb 2013 - Jun 2013



    Work within A350XWB-1000 Engineering Core-Team and Programme Management: Elaboration and programming of a design change impact planning tool to assess weight and cost variations of the forward and aft fuselage (FAF)

  • 6 months, Sep 2012 - Feb 2013

    Research Assistant

    Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.

    Research Assistant in the departments Knowledge Management and Visionary Aircraft Concepts, Co-author of scientific paper "Facilitating knowledge sharing in an aircraft design project" for German aerospace congress - DLRK 2013, Stuttgart 06/2013

  • 10 months, Nov 2009 - Aug 2010

    Research Assistant and Study Thesis

    Fraunhofer Institut für Chemische Technologie ICT

    Thesis: “Exploration of an innovative preforming concept for high performance composites by the local application of chemical adherence”

  • 2 months, Jul 2009 - Aug 2009


    National Steel Company, Cairo Egypt

    Calculative estimation and scheduling tasks in fields of production management, automated production control and efficiency management

  • 3 months, Nov 2008 - Jan 2009



    Tasks in fields of tool manufacturing, metal processing and mechatronics

Educational background for Patrick Schurk

  • 1 year and 10 months, Oct 2010 - Jul 2012

    International Business

    National Taiwan University

    Focus on project and financial management; cost modeling Thesis: “Managerial Improvement Implications for 1st and 2nd Tier Suppliers in the Aeronautical Manufacturing Industry – An East-Asian Perspective”

  • 7 years and 6 months, Oct 2006 - Mar 2014

    Mechanical Engineering

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

    Focus on conceptual aircraft and lightweight design; aircraft propulsion


  • English


  • Chinese


  • French


  • German

    First language

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