Dr. Matthias Jöst has served as Managing Director of Heidelberg Mobil International GmbH since 2012.
In addition to overseeing operational and strategic matters, he has special responsibility for research and development. Dr. Jöst has been with the company since it was founded. As an innovator and manager of the first mobile city portal in Germany, Dr. Jöst laid the foundations of today’s company.
After studying biology and geography and gaining his doctorate at Heidelberg University, Dr. Jöst held various positions at the European Media Laboratory. As an industry expert on mobile solutions, Dr. Jöst has spent more than 15 years working on a wide range of topics spanning everything from mobile navigation and location services to human-technology interaction and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Jöst is the author of numerous scientific publications on geoinformatics, mobile technology and location services, and regularly gives papers at national and international conferences. He has also worked as a lecturer for several years, holding seminars and supervising dissertations.
Even in his free time, navigation remains a key part of Dr. Jöst’s life. A former European Scout, he likes nothing better than to get out of the city and venture into the great outdoors with his map and compass. He also continues to be actively engaged in youth work. As a passionate cyclist, he enjoys getting on his road bike or mountain bike to explore new landscapes, sometimes even crossing the Alps in the summertime.