Dr. Serhan Ili


After studying industrial engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Dr. Serhan Ili worked at Porsche AG. On achieving his doctorate, he left the comfort zone and founded his own management consultancy.


Today ILI CONSULTING AG advises leading international companies and corporations – exclusively on the subject of innovation and growth.


Dr. Ili regularly publishes books, studies and technical articles in publications such as Harvard Business Manager.

Supervisory Board


Olaf Botzem
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Member since: June 3, 2016


Olaf Botzem studied law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn, where he focused on corporate, capital market and tax law. During his legal traineeship, he worked in international business law firms in Bonn and Toronto as well as the German Chamber of Commerce in Austria. Once he had completed his legal training, he deepened his knowledge of economic and corporate law by taking a Master’s degree in Corporate and Financial Law at Kingston University, London.


Olaf Botzem has worked as a lawyer at Bartsch Rechtsanwälte from May 2013 to January 2019, with a focus on corporate and IT law. Since then he has worked at the Data Security Office of Robert Bosch GmbH.

Christian G. Frey
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Member since: May 26, 2015


Christian G. Frey is driving innovation in the organization “Solution and Service Portfolio” and is also responsible for coordinating their patents. In this position Christian works at the global headquarters of Siemens Division Smart Infrastructure in Zug, Switzerland. Smart infrastructure from Siemens intelligently connects energy systems, buildings and industries to adapt and evolve the way we live and work.


After studying electrical engineering with a focus on communications engineering Christian received his diploma degree and has gone through several stages in industrial enterprises as a project engineer, product and innovation manager, as well as a sales manager. While serving as Director of a patent licensing company in Switzerland he studied extensively on the subject of intellectual property and received his degree as a patent engineer.


Christian has been involved in EU-funded research projects and works closely with scientists and researchers within Siemens and from external application-oriented research organizations. He is co-author of the book “Innovation Excellence” published by Serhan Ili.

Dieter Donis
Member of the Supervisory Board
Member since: June 2, 2017

Dipl.-Ing. Dieter Donis received his diploma in Microsystems Technology and Production Engineering from the University of Stuttgart in 2005 and has been with Bosch ever since.


After several management positions in R&D, he took over responsibility for new business field development in 2011, focusing on market entry strategies for the Internet of Things. His activities eventually lead to the creation of a Bosch internal start-up company, today known as Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions GmbH (BCDS).


Mr. Donis has been with BCDS from the get-go in 2013 serving as Head of Engineering. He is in charge of the worldwide engineering and technology development organization with locations in Germany, Sweden, Hungary, India, USA and China. In addition, his responsibilities include all product development and customer projects of Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions.

Code of Integrity

We are driven by the passion to bring top performance.

We work for people and companies who are convinced that they can change the world with their products and services. For the game change – the fundamentally new. Innovation cannot be had for less. ILI CONSULTING AG cannot be had for less. This commitment represents our common mindset and is therefore the principle for our joint responsibility.


We are convinced that sustainable success requires taking responsibility. This means to take responsibility with regard to our clients as well as our employees and other business partners.


„In the race of excellence there is no finish line.“
Dr. Serhan Ili, Founder and CEO of ILI CONSULTING AG


Performance implies integrity.


Dedication, discipline and appreciation are key in order to provide extraordinary performance. Therefore, these attitudes serve as dominant values at ILI CONSULTING AG. They enable us to achieve sustainable growth for our clients, for our business partners and for us. These values also ensure that our entrepreneurial mindset does not contradict the ethical and moral principles of our society.


“All employees have to understand, value and follow our integrity principles in their daily business.“
Dr. Serhan Ili, Founder and CEO of ILI CONSULTING AG


We respect and follow human rights.


We comply with laws and internal regulations.


We behave appropriately within the company as well as with clients, authorities, officials and business partners.


We treat secrets confidentially and ensure this with proper methods and most recent technological standards.


We never act corruptly, neither to our advantage nor to the advantage of anyone else.


We anticipate and avoid situations of personal or financial conflict of interests between us and any of our business partners.


We deal responsibly with our corporate assets.


We encourage voluntary work.


ILI CONSULTING AG’s employees are familiar with this Integrity Code and act accordingly. This code provides the basis for our work.


Much more than daily business.

Table Karlsruhe e.V. 

Food, where it belongs. We support the Tafel Karlsruher e.V. with food donations for the needy. In this way, we turn to people who live on the fringe of subsistence level and therefore can not feed properly.


Currently about 900 to 1,000 needy people are regularly provided by the Karlsruher Tafel.

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Hänsel & Gretel

For a better future for our children, Hänsel+Gretel aims to teach adults in Germany to think and act from a child’s perspective.


We gladly support Hänsel+Gretel foundation. The great goal is teaching adults in Germany to think and act from a child’s perspective. Since 1997, Hänsel+Gretel foundation sponsored over 450 projects which improve the living environment of children and teach adults to see the world with the eyes of a child.


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Refugees Welcome

We aspire to make a contribution and demonstrate solidarity. Motivating other people to initiate actions of their own.


This may be in the local community, in the neighborhood or at home. With our donation, we want to contribute to offering young refugees the things they really need and which will make their lives in Germany easier: clothing, toys, stationery and much more.

In close collaboration with the German Red Cross, the organization “Ein Herz für Kinder” (a heart for children) identifies what is really needed. This ensures that our donation will be carefully targeted and used in a meaningful way. Refugees are truly welcome.


> Refugees Welcome

KA Integration Prize

As in the previous two years, ILI CONSULTING AG is once again supporting the Karlsruhe Integration Award.


As in the previous two years, we are once again supporting the Karlsruhe Integration Award. 


In Scandinavia, immigrants are referred to as “bilingual”. It sounds friendly and makes clear that they are “people with a migration background” – the way we in Germany express it, in our politically correct way, is awkward. To integrate into a new society without abandoning your own values is a major challenge. From our own experience and through our international projects, we know that integration is more than a challenge. Integration is a valuable opportunity that should be exploited.


Against this background, we support the business category of the Karlsruhe Integration Prize. The number of globally engaged firms is growing rapidly – and with it the demand for executives who have the experience and mentality to work in different cultures. Interculturally literate, they lead their companies into new markets, accelerate growth and promote socially responsible behavior. They have to accept change and innovation as an everyday challenge. That is why we believe they deserve our support and respect.


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Oskar Vivell

Supporting children with multiple disabilities is close to our hearts.


The Prof. Dr. Oskar Vivell kindergarten is a pre-school for physically and multiply handicapped children aged 2 to 6 years. Respect, acceptance and appreciation of the personality of every child, regardless of his or her disability, social, ethnic or religious background is very important to us. Our grant is used for the purchase of learning materials to assist communication.


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Flying Hope e.V

Flying Hope is a nonprofit organization that provides free flights for children who are dependent on others and who do not have the necessary financial resources.


Flying Hope is a pilot network providing free flights for children who are dependent on others due to their physical, mental or emotional condition, and who do not have the necessary financial resources.

It was launched on October 16, 2010 in Hamburg with an inaugural flight from Hamburg to Dusseldorf. Flying Hope supports seriously ill children and their families by organising free flights to treatment centers or for treatment programs that are a long way from their homes.


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