Dietrich Firnhaber studied Law in Heidelberg and Munich. He began working as a tax and corporate lawyer for what is now Hogan Lovells, before joining Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (“HDM”) in the legal department in 1996. He has led in managerial roles with Lahmeyer AG and American Water as Senior Vice- President of Corporate Development, where he was also Chief Legal Officer and Chief Governance and Compliance Officer of the RWE Thames Water Group. In 2007, he re-joined Heidelberger Druckmaschinen as Senior Vice-President of Corporate Development. His responsibilities include leading on restructuring initiatives whilst building new venture teams as well as numerous M&A and partnering projects.