Born in Bavaria (Germany), Dr. Gerhard Ploss grew up and went to school both in Germany and in India.
In 1984, he finished his diploma of civil engineering from the most reputed Technical University of Munich. He then went on to pursue a doctoral degree in transportation planning from the same university.
Dr. Ploss is well known in the ITS industry in Germany, Europe and worldwide and has an illustrious career spanning over 35 years. He started his career in 1984 as a senior engineer at Technical University of Munich, and held managing director, vice president or CEO positions at several companies including Heusch/Boesefeldt, Daimler Benz, TUEV Rheinland, Pöyry Infra and PTV AG.
From 2012 until 2018 he served as a managing director in Swarco, general manager and head of international sales and business development at Swarco Traffic Holding.
Since 2018 he is CEO and owner of GPC – Gerhard Ploss Consulting offering new mobility concepts and sustainable solutions for Smart Cities, moderation and support for new products and services, individual consulting and coaching and development of Integrated Traffic Management Solutions in Mega Cities with a specific focus on India.