WW Executive team

Germany Executive Board

Bernhard Fauser

Bernhard Fauser

Senior Vice President
and Managing Director
Central Europe Market






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Holding more than 25 years’ technology industry experience, Bernhard Fauser is Senior Vice President and Managing Director for HP’s Central Europe market. In this role he leads all aspects of HP’s go-to-market strategy, growth and profitability across a group of 15 countries. His responsibilities span the breadth of HP’s portfolio of products and services in Personal Systems and Print.

In a combined 14 years with HP, Bernhard has held a variety of senior management positions. He re-joined the company in April 2019 from a leadership role at Lenovo to become General Manager and Managing Director of HP Germany and Austria. In this position he led HP’s operations and market strategy across all business units and products, as well as HP’s growing as-a-Service offering.

Starting his career with Hewlett Packard in Germany in 1994, Bernhard advanced though various category, marketing, sales, and business development positions.

Bernhard is based in Böblingen, Germany. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering with Business Administration from the University of Esslingen.

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Peter Kleiner

Peter Kleiner

Vice President & Finance
Managing Director
HP Central Europe Market

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Peter Kleiner is Vice President and Finance Managing Director for HP Germany, Austria, and the Central Europe market, as part of the Commercial Organization. In this capacity, he is responsible for the financial performance of HP’s businesses including personal computing, mobility devices, technical workstations, printers, graphics solutions and managed print services across both the commercial and consumer segments.

Mr. Kleiner joined HP in 1992 as a Working Student in parallel with his studies. He later served in a variety of positions, including as Business and Credit Analyst for the Distribution, Commercial and Consumer Channel segment. Between 2000 and 2009 he held positions as Credit and Collection Manager in Germany and the UK. Since 2009 he expanded his experience through several senior financial leadership roles in the company.

He holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Tuebingen, Germany.

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