Christian Pho Duc has been responsible for sales at Torqeedo GmbH since 2014. He is also a member of the managing board of the German Boat and Shipbuilding Association.
Before joining Torqeedo, Christian had worked for five years in the renewable energy sector as an executive in the thin film solar sector and solar power plant construction. Prior to that, Christian had worked for 15 years in the semiconductor industry, always at the leading edge of technical innovations. He marketed high-end products for Infineon Technologies, Giesecke & Devrient and Siemens/IBM on the international stage, holding a number of management positions.
Christian holds a degree in physics from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, a master’s degree in semiconductor physics and microelectronics from Cambridge University, UK, and showed an early interest in the market potential of technologies. He undertook research at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics into high-resolution detectors that today orbit the earth in satellites. At Siemens Semiconductors in the 1990s he and his colleagues launched what were then the most highly integrated memory chips.