Who we are


The management team of ENGINEERING Germany

Rafael Botor

Rafael Botor was appointed CEO in September 2021.

Most recently, he was Managing Director at Hitachi Vantara, responsible for Switzerland and Austria – with a particular focus on Data Management & Analytics, Cloud, IoT & Managed Services. Previously, Rafael Botor was Vice President and CEO at Sogeti, a Capgemini company, for Germany and Switzerland.

He began his career in consulting at IBM Germany, where he held various management roles within Europe over the years, including Head of Industries Sales DACH, Head of Technology Services and Head of IT Consulting Group. Rafael Botor holds a Master of Business Administration from Henley Management College in England and a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.

His passion is the sustainable support of our customers in their digital challenges and the further development of the ENGINEERING Group and its employees.

Denis Kautz

Denis Kautz started his career at HP Germany, where he took on responsibility for large and medium-sized customer projects in a wide variety of management functions in the outsourcing and managed service sector.

Most recently, he was a member of the management team at gkv informatik, one of the leading IT service providers for statutory health insurance funds. His focus there was on account management, infrastructure operations, operations management and the further development of services. His greatest motivation is his passion for customers and the conviction that solutions can be found together and in open dialogue.

Since August 2021, Denis Kautz has been responsible as Managing Director for Digital Services and the further development of our Managed Service business.

Hans Peter Knaust

Hans Peter Knaust started in 1992 as a system consultant for IT automation at debis Systemhaus and from 1998 was responsible for systems management services in a joint venture between debis and IBM. After the successful integration of the joint venture into IBM, he managed the Germany-wide data centre-related project services from 2004 to 2007 and the PLM-Dassault TecSales solutions business until 2009. In 2009, Mr Knaust moved to Logica Germany as Business Director, where he was responsible for the areas of System Integration Northern Germany and Business Process Outsourcing. In addition, he has been providing conflict resolution support as a mediator and facilitator since 2009, focusing on contract and project management, organisational consulting and change management.

Hans Peter Knaust has been part of the management team at ENGINEERING since 2013 and was appointed Managing Director of Engineering ITS GmbH in August 2021.