After his training as an industrial clerk, Ralf Bernhardt started his professional career at FAG Kugelfischer KGaA in Schweinfurt in 1985. In addition to his professional work, he studied at Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie in Schweinfurt and ended his studies as Graduate in Economics.
In 1992, he started his career at FIS holding various positions. Before becoming Managing Director in 2008, he worked as proxy for Sales and Marketing.
First of all, he was responsible for document management and FIS/edc, Sales and Marketing, SAP Support as well as for the FIS-UK and FIS-USA subsidiaries.
From August 01, 2011 to June 30, 2012 he was responsible for the former SAP, Technical Wholesale and Industry Business Unit (Consulting, Customer Development Projects, Product Design and Development, Sales and Marketing and Support) apart from his duties as managing director and his responsibilities for the FIS-UK and FIS-USA subsidiaries.
On July 01, 2012, Ralf Bernhardt assumed overall responsibility as managing director of the FIS Group after the sudden and unexpected death of company founder Gert Lang in June 2012.