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David Barret

David Barret

Director Business Development Germany, Vattenfall

David was born in Liverpool (UK), grew up and studied in Lyon (France), and moved to  Berlin (Germany) in 1999.  He is a Senior Digital Executive with over 20 years of global professional experience in the digital economy.

 

He initially worked for various international Business and IT consulting companies (Cap Gemini, LogicaCMG) as a senior business consultant before joining Jamba and later arvato (Bertelsmann group) as VP and member of the executive board.

He has a real passion and great experience in developing digital business models and in creating and marketing customer-centric digital products and services.

 

Over the last 10 years as a freelance interim manager and entrepreneur, he has been:

  • advising both SME and larger groups such as Axel Springer (Welt, Bild) and Deutsche Telekom (Mobile Search/Mobile Advertising) in their digital product strategy,
  • investing and/or supporting operationally several early stage startups mainly in their product validation phase
  • actively participating as a mentor to corporate acceleration programs such as Axel Springer’s Plug and Play, METRO Accelerator and more recently Deutsche Telekom’s hub:raum.

 

In October 2016, David joined Vattenfall as Director of Business Development for Germany, in charge of product innovation and strategic partnerships.