Since 2008, Hermann works at ERTICO – ITS Europe, a Public-Private Partnership initiative with more than 100 leading organisations to develop and deploy Intelligent Transport Systems in Europe. He leads a team of 40 highly qualified professionals in Brussels who are managing cooperation activities of ERTICO Partners in Europe and beyond.
Hermann was the Chair of the Board of Directors of the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux 2015, Co-Chair of the iMobility Forum, member of the Steering Group of ERTRAC and a member of the Coordination Committee of the Network of National ITS Associations. Hermann is regularly called to hearings of the European Parliament and consultations by the European Commission to represent the views of the ERTICO Partnership on Intelligent Transport Systems.
In 2009/2010, he was the Chair of the eCall Implementation Platform of the European Commission.
Prior to joining ERTICO, he represented the interests of the Volkswagen Group in the EU institutions in Brussels as Head of the Government Relations Office. He joined Volkswagen in 1995 serving as Manager in the “Sustainability Strategy” Department and as Head of the “Technology and Science” Department in the Government Relations Offices in Bonn and Berlin.
He was seconded in 1996/1997 to the Principal Policy Department in the German Federal Ministry of Transport and from 2003 to 2006 to the European Car Manufacturing Association (ACEA) as Director of Environmental Policies.
Between 2001 and 2003, he headed the “Vehicle Technologies” Working Group of the “Sustainable Mobility 2030” Initiative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development presenting the results at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2003.
Hermann holds a PhD in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a Master of Arts in Economics from State University of New York. He is married with three children.