Bernhard Schneider has been Managing Director of CSI LifeCycle Leasing GmbH since 2018. Previously, the highly experienced financial professional held various finance and IT-related positions in the Siemens Group, including CFO of the global leasing business and Director of the M&A department. His motto as an entrepreneur: Only take controllable risks.
Marco Präschang is the Managing Director for the Market Division. The banking and business graduate joined CSI in 2017 as European Vendor Program Manager for our cooperation with NetApp and was responsible for product development of on-demand and managed service provider solutions. Since the end of 2018, he has been responsible for coordinating our sales teams in the DACH region. In his spare time, Marco is an avid mountain biker and skier.
As Head of Contract Administration and authorized representative, Beate Schmitz is responsible for operations in the DACH region. Her department supports the customer from the initial contract, throughout the entire duration of the financing agreement, including the return of leased assets. Beate has gained her diverse experience in project and product management in several international companies.
In her free time, Beate is active in sports and enjoys cruising the countryside on her Harley Davidson. She loves to travel and enjoys learning about new cultures and languages.
Peter Bürger has more than 30 years of experience in the risk management environment. After earning his master’s degree in the U.S., he made stops at Commerzbank in Frankfurt and London, HypoVereinsbank/UniCredit in Munich, and as an independent management consultant before taking over responsibility for Credit & Refinancing at CSI LifeCycle Leasing GmbH at the end of 2021.
Peter Buerger is also a team player in his free time. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis and soccer.
Sonja Keizer has been Head of Finance since January 2023. Sonja and her team of 6 are responsible for internal and external financial reporting according to HGB and US GAAP as well as taxes and dunning. Sonja has several years of experience as a controller and commercial manager at companies in the media industry and energy supply. Sonja’s many years of coaching experience began in 2009 with training at the European Business School. As an open-minded team player with a lot of curiosity for new topics, Sonja is characterised by an emphatic attitude towards life.