Centogene Headquarter

Extended Management Board

Jochen Pfänder

Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales

Jochen Pfaender joined CENTOGENE as Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing as of January 2016. ‎Prior to coming to
CENTOGENE, Jochen had been VP of Global Marketing at Leica since April 2009. In this role he worked for Leica Biosystems and for Leica Microsystems

Email:  jochen.pfaender(at)centogene(dot)com


Shivendra Kishore PhD

Senior Vice President Diagnostic Process Operations

Our department constitutes the core of Research & Development activities at CENTOGENE. We aim for establishing new systems that will not only improve our accuracy to predict a genetic
disorder but as well reduce our time to reach the conclusion. 

Phone: +49 381 203652 133
Email:  shivendra.kishore(at)centogene(dot)com


Wilfred van der Maas

Senior Vice President Finance & Administration

Wilfred studied economics and law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and graduated as a Dutch Certified Public Auditor.
After finishing his studies, He worked as an auditor at KPMG and Deloitte, for almost 12 years.

Phone: +49 381 203652 0
Email:  wilfred.vandermaas(at)centogene(dot)com


Sabrina Eichler PhD

Senior Director HTS

Sabrina joined CENTOGENE in 2011 and gained extensive experience in interpretation of genetic results. She then became Head and Director of the HTS (High Throughput Screening) department of CENTOGENE.

Phone: +49 381 203652 123
Email:  sabrina.eichler(at)centogene(dot)com


Ellen Strine-Karges MS, HT(ASCP), QIHC

Senior Director of Quality Management and Regulatory Compliance

Ellen joined the CENTOGENE team in Sep. 2012. Prior to CENTOGENE, she worked over 30 years in the healthcare/research sector as Director of Laboratories in the US, specializing in pathology.

Phone: +49 381 203652 218
Email: ellen.karges(at)centogene(dot)com


Frank Volpers Dipl.-Ing., LL.B.

Senior Director Legal & Human Resources

Frank joined CENTOGENE in May 2015 as head of our legal and
human resources departments. His responsibilities will focus on providing support for both senior management and the sales team, regarding all daily legal and contractual issues.

Phone: +49 30 2130003 25
Email:  frank.volpers(at)centogene(dot)com


Folker Folkens Dipl.-Wirt.-Inform.

Director IT Governance & Operations

Today, IT forms the integral part of any company’s day-to-day
operations. Guidance and steering IT as well as running of IT
production at CENTOGENE are amongst Folker’s main respon-

Phone: +49 30 2130003 45
Email:  folker.folkens(at)centogene(dot)com

For further information call +49-381-203652-0
or write an email toDenise.Mahler@centogene.com
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