Haiko is an experienced business professional in commercial and technical cost reduction in the area of design to cost. Haiko has spent more than 20 years in the high-tech industry, applying proven competencies in procurement, low-cost-country sourcing, research and development, change management, and quality assurance. Prior to joining AlixPartners, Haiko was a member of the management team of the procurement joint venture of two large global telecom groups, driving design to cost with both groups as head of procurement engineering, with previous involvement in various management positions in the domains of procurement, research and development (R&D), and quality assurance in the telecoms/high-tech OEM industry, managing teams in the United States, Asia, and Europe.