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Vice chairman and founding member of the GTB

Horst Pohlmann

Horst Pohlmann, born in 1958, studied Computer Science at the University of Paderborn and worked initially as a system developer in a branch of a software house belonging to the Rheinmetall group, where he first introduced the subject of software quality assurance. Following that, he implemented this in the areas of management and quality at various other software houses. He gained his comprehensive professional experience in various roles: as employee, in senior management and as member of the executive board with a focus on the subjects of software quality assurance, quality and project management and business process re-engineering.

Since 1984, Horst Pohlmann has been a member of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) and has been active in the GI working party “Test, Analysis and Verification of Software” (TAV) since 1992. Together with Eike Hagen Riedemann and others, he was involved in the creation of the “TAV-Glossary of Testing Terms”, which was published in 1996.

From 2000 to 2005 Horst Pohlmann worked as IT Quality Manager/Head of Quality Management in the telecommunications industry. Since November 2005, Horst Pohlmann has continued with the subject of quality assurance at a well-known company in the automotive sector.

Horst Pohlmann is a founding member and was Chairman of the German Testing Board from April 2013-2015.

As part of his voluntary work there, he was involved in work on the ISTQB® Glossary and also on the Certified Tester syllabi. As treasurer, Horst Pohlmann was a member of the executive board at the umbrella association „International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) from 2007 to 2011, where he was also Working Group Chair of the EXAM working group from 2008 to 2010. Since the summer term of 2010, he has been associate lecturer for Software Quality Management at the University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe.

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