Johannes Bartsch, *1961 in Cologne, started his HR and Business Career after his degree in 1986 within the Public Sector. After eight (8) years in a hospital and a promotion to become the Head of HR and Administration he supported to build up the Organization for an US based Biotechnology Company in Central and eastern Europe. Since 2010 he is Head of Human Resources and General Affairs in Shimadzu, one of the founder companies of the JBCE. Within this role he is supporting the significant growth of Shimadzu within Europe, incl. M&A activities.