Dr. Fritz Merkle
Board Member OHB AG
A physicist with a doctorate from the University of Heidelberg, Dr. Merkle was guest researcher at the IBM Almaden research laboratory in San Jose, California, after his studies. Between 1984 and 1992, he worked at the European Southern Observatory in Garching, where he was part of project management for the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Thereafter, he was head of space technology business at Carl Zeiss in Oberkochen and Jena for a period of eight years.