Successful innovation and high-quality services would never be possible without strong, open and trust-based leadership. This is achieved by our exceptional management team, comprising the Executive Board – Dominik Duchon, Elena Aubell, Alexander Domene and Elias Apel – and the various managing directors of our international subsidiaries. They are all experts in their respective fields, working passionately to advance LucaNet’s global success.
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International managing directors
Fatmir Taganovic studied Economics at the University of Ulm and the Universita degli Studi in Florence, focusing on international economics and accounting. He has many years of experience in the implementation of software solutions for international companies in the finance sector. Mr Taganovic has been at LucaNet since 2008. He began at our Munich site, where he was responsible for project management and support for both new and existing clients. He has been our Lead International Business Manager since 2015, focusing primarily on tapping into international markets. In September 2016, he became joint Managing Director of LucaNet’s Austrian company, together with Dominik Duchon.
Simon van Koppen previously worked as a consultant for the Dutch subsidiary of LucaNet, where he was responsible for the implementation of software at medium- and large-sized enterprises in the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, and Spain. He has gathered extensive experience in software implementation and customer consulting, as well as in sales and pre-sales. In cooperation with Robert Lawson, Simon van Koppen was also responsible as managing director of LucaNet (North America) LLC for the successful development of LucaNet AG’s American subsidiary until 2018. Together with Remco van Keken, he now concentrates his efforts as managing director of LucaNet Benelux B.V. toward the enhancement of the LucaNet brand in the Netherlands.
After completing his studies in Engineering and Business Administration, Remco van Keken worked in various roles in the fields of consulting and project management. Since 1996, he has occupied management positions at a number of enterprises in various fields, including heavy metals, ICT and software development. For many years, MS Excel was his main tool for planning and managing business activities. In 2005, he was introduced to LucaNet software. Impressed by the huge added value offered by LucaNet’s software solutions for consolidation, planning, reporting and analysis, Mr van Keken became Managing Director of LucaNet Benelux B.V. in Amsterdam, LucaNet AG’s first international subsidiary. Today, the enterprise successfully supplies and supports more than 200 customers in the Benelux region.
Shiran Wang studied economics at the Ruhr-University Bochum, graduating in 2007. He then worked as a consultant and project manager at LucaNet AG’s Mönchengladbach subsidiary for three years, before founding LucaNet Finance Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. in China together with Chi Zhang in 2010. LucaNet’s Shanghai subsidiary supports a number of national and international customers in China.
Chi Zhang studied economics at the Ruhr-University Bochum, graduating in 2007. Soon after, Zhang founded a business consulting firm for Chinese businesses in Germany. Since 2010, he has been a managing director of LucaNet Finance Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a Chinese LucaNet subsidiary, together with Shiran Wang. The Shanghai-based subsidiary supports a number of national and international customers in China.
Stéphane Pimienta studied at the renowned ISC Paris, before subsequently obtaining a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. After completing his studies, Mr Pimienta worked as a controller, consultant and project manager for a number of large international companies, including the Sema Group, Schlumberger and Atos. In 2004, he founded Methys, a consultancy firm for business intelligence solutions and successful business performance management for enterprises in various sectors, such as finance, energy, telecommunications, industry, sales and service. For ten years, he was responsible for the development and administration of the enterprise’s European activities. Since January 2015, Stéphane Pimienta has been Managing Director of LucaNet (France) S.A.S., where he is responsible for the successful development of LucaNet AG’s French subsidiary.
Rui Yuan graduated in Information Science and Risk Management at the Zhejiang University in China and obtained an MBA degree from IESE Business School. Prior to LucaNet, she worked in the fields of Project Finance and Structured Finance in North and Latin America. At LucaNet, Rui has managed a variety of projects in different companies, from international listed companies to agile startups. Rui Yuan has extensive knowledge in business, finance and IT and is also a certified CFA with professional project management skills. Her specialty is designing efficient digital transformation projects, business development, and strategic planning.
Pedro Mardomingo studied business administration and did an MBA at IE Business School in Madrid. After graduation, he worked as a financial controller in Thailand in an electrical appliances company. After this assignment in Asia, he returned to Spain, where he joined Exact Software and held different positions, becoming the country manager from 2000 and holding this position until 2009. In 2009, he took off on his own adventure, where he became a consultant for several companies and went on to establish the company THE ROOM Research & Solutions. In 2016, he joined Teamleader CRM to establish its Spanish operations from scratch until 2018, where he joined ForceManager as an external advisor before then joining LucaNet.
Christoph Burkhardt studied at the University of Karlsruhe (KIT), graduating with a diploma in Information Technology. He then joined ERP provider Sage, where he occupied a variety of management positions, gaining extensive experience in ERP and BI solutions and their implementation. After completing an advanced studies diploma at the Henri B. Meier Business School at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Mr Burkhardt took the plunge and went freelance. As a partner for SAP and LucaNet in Switzerland, he gained sales experience with cloud-based ERP solutions and the implementation of corporate performance management solutions based on LucaNet technology. Since July 2014, Christoph Burkhardt has been Managing Director of LucaNet (Schweiz) AG, LucaNet’s Swiss subsidiary.
After his studies in business administration, Andreas moved on to work for Siemens in Singapore as a Project Controller for security projects. Taking up the side role as Administrator and Trainer for the project management and controlling tool within BT Division in Siemens made him realize his affection for implementing and training software solutions. Returning to Germany in 2012, he joined LucaNet and implemented LucaNet’s solutions for Data Integration, Financial Consolidation, Financial Budgeting and Financial Reporting in the DACH Area. Soon, he took over project management duties and qualified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Expert of Consolidation (CEC). Loving to travel and always willing to take on challenges, Andreas ran one of LucaNet’s biggest projects in Thailand in 2016 and then moved to the newly founded subsidiary in Singapore to help build the team and run the day to day operations for consulting and sales. After two successful years, he came back to Germany to build the International Consulting department within LucaNet AG and since March 1st, 2020 is in charge of the operations in the United Kingdom sitting in London.
United States of America
Daniel Ruiz holds a Master's degree in Consulting and Business Administration at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He has worked in the consulting industry since 2000, specializing on ERP and CPM implementations. Prior to LucaNet, he worked at EY, where he led a Financial Accounting Advisory Services Technology unit. Daniel joined LucaNet as Managing Director of LucaNet's Miami office, responsible for building a partner-based business in North and Latin America.