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Dirk Ramhorst was born in Bielefeld, Germany. He holds a degree in Software Engineering and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Kiel.
He has been working in IT roles and responsibilities for more than 20 years at Siemens and BASF, among others. Until February 2021, he was CDO and CIO at WACKER Chemie AG in Munich – responsible for both traditional IT and digitization. In spring 2022, he assumed global IT responsibility at Evonik Industries AG as CIO.
In his spare time, he has been involved in sailing for many years and is, among other things, the honorary sports director of Kieler Woche – the world’s largest sailing event – and is on the board of the German Sailing Association responsible for the Olympic sailing team and junior competitive sports.