Jörg Buchholz has been working for almost 25 years in the global automotive industry in various managing positions. He has been doing business in China for more than 17 years; he lived in Beijing with his family from 2004 to 2009.
He has been a Venture Partner of Ascend Capital Partners since 2011, advising in several M&A projects and co-investing in the acquisition of IEE where he served as a Director on the Board of Directors from 2015-2016.
His professional carrier started with BMW Munich, Germany, and later Ford in Detroit, USA. After returning to Germany, he was part of the early business development team of LEAR Seating in Europe. He joined Magna Europe International in Austria in a managing corporate position for the Magna Europe R&D strategy. From 2000 to 2004 he was in charge of Magna’s China business development department and reported directly to the Co-CEO of Magna International.
In 2004, he co-founded SINOC Automotive in China where he was acting as CEO. With a solid background of the international automotive business, he founded his own company OFFHAM based in Beijing in 2006 where he is still the sole owner. OFFHAM provides advisory services focused on business development, investment, M&A, sales and marketing, sourcing, and supplier management to its customers, mainly international/Chinese automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers from Europe/North America and China.
He graduated 1994 from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany and holds a diploma degree as Mechanical Engineer.