"Curiosity always precedes a problem to be solved."

– Galileo Galilei


Ralf Haack

MBA in Business Administration

Managing Director

Galileo Digital Solutions GmbH

Career & Expertise

Since 2018 he is Managing Director of Galileo Digital Solutions GmbH, a management consultancy for medium-sized companies in the field of financial performance management with digital solutions.

Ralf Haack studied business administration at the University of Hamburg, specialising in finance and controlling and graduating with a degree in business administration.

He also completed a postgraduate course at the FOM University of Applied Sciences for Master of Business Administration, specialising in General Management, with studies abroad at Pfeifer University in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

He has over 25 years of management experience in Finance & Controlling (permanent & interim) in international corporations and medium-sized companies such as Staples Retail (Finance Director/MD), Bruker Corp. (VP Finance), Henry Schein Medical (CFO Europe) and Condair (CFO).

He is an expert in Digital Finance Transformation, SSC Finance, Turnaround, SAP ERP projects with M&A experience.

He uses his expertise as a change agent to improve the performance of companies through cost reduction and innovation management.

He has gained international experience in Belgium, Spain, Portugal and the USA.

He is also a university lecturer at the IU International School of Finance, Controlling and Digitalisation.

In 2024 he will complete his doctoral thesis on Digital Finance Expertise at the University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham/Birmingham Area, UK.


Dr. Bärbel Icheln

Diplom-Chemikerin, Innovatorin

Chief Operating Officer

Galileo Digital Solutions GmbH

Career & Expertise

Since 2024 she has been responsible for marketing the Digital Innovation Management service product at Galileo Digital Solutions GmbH as a management consultant and COO.

Dr Bärbel Icheln studied chemistry at the University of Hamburg, where she obtained her doctorate in analytical organic chemistry in 1995. As part of her doctorate, she completed a research stay in Brazil. With her postdoctoral research position in 1996 at the McGill Cancer Centre, Montreal, in the group of Irving W. Wainer, she switched to the fields of healthcare and life sciences.

In 1997, she became part of the “Biotechnology Taskforce” at Strathmann AG and gained her first experience with start-ups when CellTec GmbH was founded within the Strathmann Group. In 1999, she moved to the medical department as a scientific consultant for pharmaceuticals. In December 2002, she took over the sales and marketing of research reagents at Strathmann Biotech GmbH.

In 2006, she decided to found her own company for research reagents in the life sciences, Active Bioscience GmbH. From 2006 to 2019, she also worked as Managing Director at PetroTech GmbH, the German subsidiary of PeproTech Inc. one of the world’s leading companies for the production of recombinant proteins for research.

Since 2019, as Managing Director of Active Bioscience GmbH, she has focused on further expanding her company’s business activities and began offering management consulting as a complementary line of business for companies in the life sciences sector. Her focus is on providing strategy consulting in the areas of sourcing and project management as well as innovation management for start-ups, biotech and diagnostics companies.

Our inspiration - Galileo

Inspired by Galileo Galilei – the universal researcher and scientist -, we wish to take up his spirit and bring it to bear for the benefit of the digitalisation of the CFO finance sphere with our digitalisation solutions.

Our Mission

Create a Digital Future
We provide support to the CFOs of SMEs in the form of knowledge and technology transfers for the digitalisation of their finance departments for a successful future.

About Us

Galileo Digital Solutions serves as a consulting company with focus on CFO 4.0 – Digital Performance Management. We generate financial added value for our clients under the slogan, “Create a Digital Future”. Accordingly, sustainable and practice-oriented digital service products are used as solutions in the CFO financial sphere. Our clients generally come from the SME sector.


We perform the tasks set by our clients with an effective and experienced team on the basis of our know-how and many tried and tested methods. This includes our Digital Hybrid Consulting concept as well as checklists, best practice business cases and benchmarking with minimal time and effective implementation to the utmost client satisfaction.
Furthermore, our team is complemented by experts from the following partners:

Our pool of over 1,500 network experts

Our Services

Below we present our Digital Services.

Our Digital Services combine the implementation of digital products
with the best practice approach for their optimal use in the company.

International University of Applied Sciences

Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Berlin

Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Berlin

DDIM – Dachgesellschaft

Are you ready to start doing that?

We can help you there

Regardless of whether you want to digitalise a simple task or a complicated process.