Educated by the Technical University in Stuttgart Ulrich Kohn began his professional career in 1987 at ANT (later Bosch Telecom Public Networks) in Backnang, Germany, as a research engineer on photonic transport systems. His successful work resulted in establishing the new product segment for Optical Amplifiers in Backnang. Ulrich Kohn was assigned responsibility for development and technical sales of this product family.
In 1998 his responsibility was extended by embracing the complete portfolio of wireline transport products and by heading Business Development of Marconi’s Optical Networks group in Germany . In 2001 Ulrich Kohn was founding member of Marconi ONDATA, a high-tech spin-off from Marconi. He held the position Director Business Development and Marketing.
In 2003 Ulrich Kohn joined the Chief Technology Office and among others was in charge of transport solutions for Mobile Network Operators.
After Ericsson acquired Marconi in early 2006 Ulrich Kohn held various leading Network Strategy roles. In early 2007 he was appointed Director Network Solutions and Marketing for Enterprise customers in CEMA market regions.