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Employment & Professional Experience

  • Currently: Lecturer (member of the faculty), Program Director and Head of Practice Group “Consumer Goods and Retail” at ESMT European School of Management and Technology (since 2005)
  • Currently: Tutor of “The Case Centre” on Writing and Teaching with Case Studies (since 2013)
  • Currently: Visiting faculty at “Porto Business School” – Strategy course in the EMBA program (2008-2015) and Business Ethics course (since 104)
  • Previously: Management Consultant at A.T. Kearney
  • Previously: Teaching Assistant at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U.S.A)
  • Previously: DAAD-Tutor at Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika (Poland)
  • Previously: Several internships at editing houses, theaters, high schools

Teaching (selection)

Degree programs

  • ESMT Fulltime MBA (since 2011) Business Ethics
  • ESMT Fulltime MBA (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010) Consulting Skills
  • ESMT Executive MBA Business Ethics (2011, 2012, 2013 – individual session; 2014 – elective; since 2015 – core course)
  • ESMT Executive MBA (2009, 2010, 2011) Consulting for Change
  • PBS Porto Business School Magellan MBA (since 2014) Business Ethics
  • PBS Porto Business School EMBA (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) Strategy
  • Executive Education

Open Enrollment

  • ESMT ETP Executive Transition Program (Teaching: 2006/2007. Program Direction & Teaching: since 2008/2009)
  • ESMT Young Leaders Program (since 2009)
  • ESMT Winning and Keeping Customers (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • ESMT Bringing Technology to Markets (2010)
  • USW GMS General Management Seminar (since 2013)
  • USW Strategisches Management (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • USW Management Update (2013, 2014)

Customized Programs

Various different sessions in numerous programs for clients such as (selection) Axel Springer, British American Tobacco, Coca-Cola, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, DZ Bank, E.ON, EnBW, Johnson&Johnson, McDonald’s, Metro, Symrise, TDS, TÜV Rheinland.


Tutor for “The Case Centre” on Writing and Teaching with Case Studies (since 2013)



  • Dr. phil. at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany)
  • State exam in German Literature and Philosophy & Additional state exam in Art History at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany)
  • Exchange student at Université de Fribourg (Switzerland)


Honors, Awards & Grants

  • The Case Centre Case Writing Competition Award 2014 Winner of Category “Hot Topic: Crisis as Opportunity” with “Vodafone in Egypt: National Crises and their implications for Multi-national Corporations”
  • The Case Centre Case Award 2014 Winner of the category “Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour” with “Do you really think we are so stupid?”
  • ecch Case Writing Competition Award 2013 Winner of Category “Hot Topic: The Business of Sports” with “Defining the Purpose for Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA”
  • ecch Case Award 2013 Winner of the category “Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour” with “Do you really think we are so stupid?”
  • EFMD European Foundation for Management Development Case Writing Competition Award 2011; category “Family Business” for “Waltraut Ziervogel at Konnopke’s Imbiss”
  • ecch European Case Clearing House Best Selling Case (2011 for “Do you really think we are so stupid?”)
  • EGP University of Porto Business School Best Discipline Award (2010)
  • VG Wort Grant for publishing of PhD thesis (2005)
  • State of Lower Saxony Postgraduate scholarship (2000/2001)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “Outstanding ratings” in the “Incomplete list of teachers ranked as excellent by their students” (1998)


  • Society for Business Ethics
  • European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) and Deutsches Netzwerk Wirtschaftsethik (DNWE)




Frequent media appearances e.g. in:

  • BBC
  • Bild
  • Deutsche Welle
  • Financial Times
  • Handelsblatt
  • The Times
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • Wallstreet Journal


  • EBEN Annual Conference 2014
  • EFMD Case Writing Competition 2014
  • ISB/Ivey Case Writing Competition 2014


  • Co-organizer of EBEN Annual Conference 2014