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The Anastassia Lauterbach Conversation

Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach is a seasoned global senior executive, entrepreneur, and board director.

She is currently the Managing Director of the ExCo Group (formerly Merryck & Co. Americas) and Founder of 1AU-Ventures, a corporate advisory firm focusedon delivering machine learning and cybertech solutions to European and US AI and cybersecurity companies, as well as investment funds and analysts.

Previously, she served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Acting Chief Product and Innovation Officer at Deutsche Telekom, during which she spearheaded key divestitures and product rationalization and restructure the captive VC portfolio, initiating deals with major VC firms in Silicon Valley and introducing third-party products for commercial traction.

At T-Mobile International, a holding company for Deutsche Telekom AG’s mobile communications outside of Germany, she started as EVP of Strategy.

She also served as Senior Vice President of Europe Qualcomm, in which she had regional CEO oversight of business development, go-to-market functions, and a P&L responsibility of 4.7 billion Euros, leading expansion into Eastern Europe markets and Turkey.

She is a Non-Executive Director of Aircision and Freight One.

She is a member of the Advisory Council of Nasdaq as well as the Diligent Institute. Formerly, she was Non- Executive Director of easyJet PLC, Dun & Bradstreet, and served as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Censhare AG. 

She is also a member of Women Corporate Directors and National Association of Corporate Directors.

As a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, she contributes to the international networking of executives for international understanding and sustainable development in the fields of corporate governance, technology, law, education and culture.


She is also Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the XU Exponential University for Applied Sciences Potsdam.


She is an expert speaker on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and innovation.

She served as a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the XU Exponential University for Applied Sciences and she is currently serving as a Professor for AI, Data and Digital Businesses in the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) in Austria.

She is also the leading author of “The Artificial Intelligence Imperative".

She lives in Bonn, Germany with her family and enjoys the arts and music, and is a talented pianist.

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The Anastassia Lauterbach Conversation
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Recorded on Spring 2022

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