Yannick joined Henkel and Henkel X in February 2019 leading it's global digital innovation workstream. In his function Yannick responsible for global Startup scouting and project management regarding Proof of concept (PoC) projects and Henkel Ventures deal flow. Yannick also heads Henkel's internal innovation vehicle developing new product and service ideas as well as business models in the Henkel X Open innovation Program. Prior to joining Henkel Yannick founded several Startups acting as a CEO/CFO and was heading zero360s (a berlin based boutique innovation and strategy consultant) new business and innovation team as a director for over 5 years. Yannick is teaching innovation and digital strategy at several universities incl. his Alma Mata, University of Bayreuth, ESCP Berlin, HTW Berlin, Zeppelin University. In 2013 Yannick was listed on Forbes Magazin's "30under30" most innovative Social Entrepreneurs in the world for his venture elefunds.