Paderborn, Germany, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — As of January 1, 2015, Dr. Ulrich Näher (49) is taking over as head of the global development network at Wincor Nixdorf. His wealth of experience gained from his work at McKinsey and Company will stand him in good stead for his new role with the IT specialist for retail banks and retailers. Ulrich Näher is currently a Director in the Munich office of McKinsey, and leads the Global Product Development Practice. In the area of management consulting, he advises clients who come primarily from the electronics industry in Europe and Asia. From 2006 to 2011, he worked in the Tokyo office of McKinsey, before which he was employed in Corporate Development at Siemens. Näher studied physics and mathematics, and earned a doctorate in physics from the University of Stuttgart. As Head of Research and Development, he will be a member of the Executive Board at Wincor Nixdorf and Senior Vice President.