Carsten Lienemann joins DEKRA as the new head of Korea


Seoul, South Korea, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mr. Carsten Lienemann (51) was named leader of Korea on April 1, 2022. He is responsible for all Korean entities of the DEKRA group. Mr. Lienemann is an economist and studied Germany and Spain. After working at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Software and Systems Engineering (ISST) in computer science research, workflow management and portable computing, he moved to Korea in 2005. Subsequently, he joined the Chamber of German-Korean Commerce and Industry (KGCCI). Deputy General Secretary. KGCCI is the second largest foreign chamber in Korea, serving approximately 500 members in all Korean business-related matters. In 2012, Mr. Lienemann joined a multinational German test, inspection and certification company as Korean CEO. With over 20 years of experience in leadership positions and in the ICT industry, and fluent in Korean, Mr. Lienemann looks forward to serving DEKRA Korea in its continued expansion.

DEKRA is involved in product safety testing in Korea at its sites in Seoul, Yongin and Incheon, especially in the field of automotive EMC, RF testing and explosion safety. As the world’s first authorized laboratory for both device testing and safety assessment programs for Alexa voice service (AVS), DEKRA is the only AVS service provider in Korea.

In 2020, DEKRA Korea announced a major strategic milestone and further expanded its testing and certification services, acquiring Movon Testing Laboratories, to strengthen its position as a global supplier in the growing automotive EMC market and radiofrequency tests.

“We expect strong growth in the coming years in Korea with additional investment overall and expanded laboratory accreditations.” said Mr. Carsten Lienemann“With the strong global networks, skills and state-of-the-art facilities, we are able to provide testing and certification services not only for industrial products, consumer electronics and IoT devices, but also for the automotive electronics, as your global partner for a safe, secure and sustainable world.”


DEKRA has been active in the field of security for nearly 100 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin under the name Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein eV, it is now one of the leading expert organizations in the world. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA eV and manages the operational activities of the Group. In 2021, DEKRA achieved preliminary sales totaling almost 3.5 billion euros. The company currently employs around 46,500 people in around 60 countries on all continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, product and system testing and certification, as well as training courses and temporary work. The vision for the company’s 100th anniversary in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe, secure and sustainable world. With a platinum rating from EcoVadis, DEKRA is now in the top 1% of ranked sustainable companies.



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