Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt (*1969) is CDO of SMS group and is mainly responsible for the internal and external digital transformation as well as for the global service business including electrics and automation.
Following her degree in mechanical engineering at Leibniz University Hannover – including a stay at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a visiting scholar – she completed her doctorate at the Institute for Production Systems and Logistics in 2000 and subsequently took up the position of head of department at the Institute for Production and Logistics (BIBA) at the University of Bremen. In 2008, Windt was appointed chair of "Global Production Logistics" at Jacobs University (renamed Constructor University in 2022). Before joining SMS group in 2018, she was President of Jacobs University Bremen for four years and successfully restructured the private international university.
She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering Sciences (acatech) and the National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and she is active in various supervisory boards in the international business and commerce sector.