Helmut Struss

General Manager for Greater China
Siemens Mobile Acceleration


Helmut Struss is the General Manager for Greater China, Siemens Mobile Acceleration, a strategic fund investing exclusively in early stage wireless technology start-ups. Helmut has a deep understanding in technology trends and business strategy development. His Asian career with Siemens AG, spanning 12 years, has helped him strengthened his telecommunication, sales & marketing skills.

Integrating his engineering know-how, telecommunication background and extensive experience in Asian culture and business behavior plus his no non-sense management approach, he has managed the successful execution of complex telecommunication infrastructure projects from 1985 to 1990 in Australia and The Philippines.

From 1991 to1996, he was responsible for the sales & marketing activities of Siemens Ltd. Thailand where he posted a dramatic sales growth for his business unit and won accolades for his perseverance and optimism.

Prior to his assignment in Beijing, China, he was in charge of the Information & Broadband Unit for the Asia Pacific Region.

He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University in Bremen.