Manfred Stern

Corporate Vice President,

President & CEO, EMEA


Joined YASKAWA in 2008 to lead the European YASKAWA Electric GmbH, based in Germany. 

In 2010 he was appointed as COO of the YASKAWA Europe GmbH, responsible for EMEA and the whole YASKAWA product portfolio.

In 2015 he took the position of ‘President and CEO’ of the YASKAWA Europe GmbH. At the same time he was appointed to the board of the Japanese YASKAWA Electric Corporation, where he serves as Corporate Vice President and Head of Europe.

Before he joined YASKAWA, he worked as global Vice President ‘Innovation & Technology’ for a US based global corporation.

Stern is a Member of the Board of the ‘Japanese German Business Association’ (DJW).