Team & Life at dacadoo

Executive Team

Peter Ohnemus

Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of dacadoo ag, dacadoo americas, inc and dacadoo Japan G.K.

Peter has been involved in high-tech and bio-tech investments over the last 25 years. This had led to four IPO’s and multiple trade sells. He co-founded ASSET4, the world’s leading provider of extra-financial information in 2004.  Later, this was sold to Thomson Reuters in 2009. Peter previously held senior executive positions with Sybase, Logic Works, The Fantastic Corporation and COS – all of which went public during his tenure.

Manuel Heuer

Chief Operating Officer

Manuel joined dacadoo in 2011 as COO. Before this, Manuel worked in various sales, business development & marketing roles with increasing management responsibilities in the medtech industry with Guidant in Belgium, France and Switzerland from 2003 to 2008, and with St. Jude Medical as Managing Director Switzerland from 2008 to 2011. From 1997 to 2001, he held sales and marketing positions in Nestlé in Brazil. Manuel holds an MBA from IMD International.

André Naef

Chief Innovation Officer

André studied at ETH Zurich, finishing top of his class as a master of computer science in 2000, with a minor degree in business administration. Working at Ergon Informatik for more than 15 years, he has covered a variety of roles in the software engineering field. His key focus has been on business development by mapping customer business requirements to state-of-the-art technology, seamlessly bridging the two worlds. In doing so, he has acquired broad industry knowledge. One of André’s leisure activities is gaming, where he used to play at an international level. This supports his interest in gamification & behavior change.

Kamel Foudil

VP of  Engineering

Kamel is currently spearheading the Engineering initiatives at dacadoo. With a career spanning over three decades, he has held key roles at renowned organizations such as IBM, British Airways, and Hewlett-Packard. His professional journey is characterized by his extensive work experience in a wide range of fields, including software development, research and development (R&D), IT security, technology consulting, product management, and business development. His expertise as a dedicated practitioner of Lean and Agile methodologies has played a pivotal role in enhancing efficiency and fostering innovation. Kamel holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and an MBA. 

Jonas Minke

Head of Product

Jonas joined the team in 2018 as a consultant and worked his way up to become the Head of Product. With a background in computer science, Jonas is an expert in all things tech and is passionate about bringing innovative solutions to the table. Before joining dacadoo, Jonas worked in different roles and started his own business where he gained valuable experience as a consultant, requirements engineer, and business analyst. This diverse experience has given Jonas a unique perspective on the tech industry and the skills needed to lead a team towards success.
When not working, Jonas loves exploring the great outdoors, playing sports, and diving into a good book or podcast.

Stefan Boller

Head of Services

Stefan joined dacadoo in 2018 as a Technical Project Manager and took later over the role of Services lead for the Asia-Pacific region. He got promoted to head of services and is part of the dacadoo management team.He has worked in in various positions in the IT industry over the last 20 years, including five years at Accenture as an IT consultant in the banking and telco industries. This exposure provided him with a deep understanding of different business contexts and the ability to effectively navigate complex IT projects and deliver exceptional services for our clients.He holds a degree in business IT from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Sales Team

Thomas Dijohn

SVP Sales Asia-Pacific

Thomas Dijohn has a long history of successfully developing new businesses in technology and digital media. He built The Fantastic Corporation in Asia-Pacific, restructured Nomad Technologies – later sold via MBO – and grew an APAC business division in Fuji Xerox by 250% over 5 years. In 2015 he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Sanofi developing healthcare technology for the future. Thomas holds an MBA from Macquarie University in Australia and has lived and worked in Asia-Pacific for the past 20 years.

Blake Hill

VP Sales North America

Blake has developed and launched insurance, savings, investment, and group health products, including the Vitality program in Canada where he implemented partner integrations and the use of advanced analytics in marketing and customer engagement. He is now supporting insurance companies in North America as they transform into customer centric and digitally enabled businesses using the dacadoo Health Risk Quantification and dacadoo Digital Health Engagement platform. Blake is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries and Canadian Institute of Actuaries and he is an avid volunteer on several industry committees, task forces, and conferences.