Dr.-Ing. Gottfried Greschner

Chief Executive Officer

Born: 1946

Nationality: German


Studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart

Research work in the field of fleet management systems as an academic assistant at the University of Karlsruhe

1983, Doctorate at the University of Karlsruhe to gain qualification of Dr.-Ing. (Doctor of Engineering)

1983, Founder of INIT GmbH, Karlsruhe/Germany

1983 - today, Managing Director at INIT GmbH

2001 - today, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at init SE, Karlsruhe/Germany


  • Business Development
  • Strategy
  • Production
  • Purchasing


1989, Innovation Award from the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Dr.-Rudolf-Eberle-Preis)

2002, Entrepreneur of the Year, awarded by Ernst & Young

2014, Special Career Service Award as part of the Talent in Mobility Awards in Paris