Andreas Pelekies is Senior Business Development Manager at GEFEG mbH. GEFEG solutions offer productivity enhancements and optimised development of data interfaces to connect business processes and plan, map and manage their business content throughout the application lifecycle. Solutions include GEFEG.FX software for data model development and management, eStandards and interfaces. Andreas Pelekies is an active member of national and international committees such as DIN, CEN, UN/CEFACT. Under his technical leadership, the ZUGFeRD format was developed in the Forum Electronic Invoice Germany (FeRD). After 18 years of software development for commercial software, he worked as manager for global XML standards at GS1 Germany and was in charge of the topics cash logistics and electronic invoicing on a national and international level. He holds a Master of Business Administration and studied Business Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences.