Our structure

The 5G-ACIA Board is composed of a certain number of high-level representatives from the member organizations. They discuss 5G-ACIA’s work strategy, decide in case of disputes, and advise 5G-ACIA’s organizational bodies. The Board meets on a regular basis. Members are as of June 2019:

  • Dr. Christian Bauer (TRUMPF)
  • Dr. Josef Blanz (Qualcomm)
  • Dr. Mathias Bohge (R3 Reliable Realtime Radio Communications)
  • Dr. Ulrich Dropmann (Nokia)
  • Joseph Eichinger (Huawei)
  • Michael Färber (Intel)
  • Frank Hakemeyer (PHOENIX CONTACT)
  • Bernd Kärcher (Festo)
  • Dr. Oliver Kleineberg (Hirschmann)
  • Dr. Andreas Müller (Bosch)
  • Dr. Afif Osseiran (Ericsson)
  • Andreas Pfaff (Mitsubishi)
  • Herbert Schüttler (Telekom)
  • Detlef Tenhagen (HARTING)
  • Herbert Wegmann (Siemens)

General Assembly

The 5G-ACIA General Assembly meets once a year. Among other responsibilities, it elects the 5G-ACIA Chair, the 5G-ACIA Deputy Chair, the 5G-ACIA Board, and the Chairs of the working groups. In addition, it approves the 5G-ACIA budget. 5G-ACIA is chaired by:

  • Chairman: Dr. Andreas Müller (Bosch)
  • Deputy Chairman: Dr. Afif Osseiran (Ericsson)

The Chairs are supported by the 5G-ACIA Secretariat. Secretary: Alexander Bentkus (ZVEI)


The 5G-ACIA Plenary is constituted by representatives of the member companies. They meet every 2-3 months to discuss and decide on the ongoing work.