Dr. Marko Dekena

Executive Vice President, AVL List GmbH, Graz, Austria


Dr. Marko Dekena studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. After receiving his Diploma in 1993, he was part of the Trainee Program of VDMA for Kubota in Osaka, Japan until 1994. From 1994 until 2000 he worked at the Volkswagen Group in Germany as Conferral of Doctorate and Product Manager for the V6 and V8 gasoline engines at Audi AG. From 2000 until 2005 he was Assistant to the Executive Board at MAN B&W Diesel AG, followed by another five years as Head of Engines and Components Sales at MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG in Germany. Since 2010 Dr. Marko Dekena has been Executive Vice President in Global Business Development at the AVL List GmbH and is responsible for Sales and International Operations in the field of Powertrain Systems. Dr. Dekena is the host at the AVL Large Engine Tech Days as well as Vice President for the “Technical Program” at CIMAC.


Robert Ollus

Director, Platform Large Bore, Wärtsilä Finland Oy, Vaasa, Finland 



Robert Ollus graduated from the former Helsinki University of Technology in 1995, with a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Internal Combustion Engines. In 1990 Mr. Ollus started his career at Wärtsilä as a trainee and wrote his Master thesis within the Wärtsilä 64 project, which led to a permanent employment with Wärtsilä R&D in 1994. During his nearly 30 years in the company he had a variety of different responsibilities: from testing engines, working in design and development to leading business development projects and managing product sales as well as to leading large bore product development and management activities.

Additionally, Robert Ollus was the congress president of the CIMAC Congress of 2016 in Helsinki, as well as a member of the CIMAC Executive Board from 2012 to 2016 and led the Branch Group of Internal Combustion Engines within the Finnish Association of Technology Industries from 2011 to 2018.