Urs’ focus in research and teaching is in the areas of Business ethics, Strategy and Change management. He truly enjoys the opportunity and privilege to regularly discuss with executives the dilemmas that they really face in their daily life.
Urs joined ESMT European School of Management and Technology (Berlin/Germany) in September 2005 where he serves as Head of the Practice Group “Consumer Goods and Retail”.
After his studies of Philosophy, German Literature and Art History at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany) and at the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), Urs taught at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, at the Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika in Torun (Poland) and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U.S.A.).
During and after working on his PhD at the Georg-August-Universität, Urs worked as management consultant for A.T. Kearney. Where he served different international clients.
At ESMT, Urs directs and teaches in various different open and customized executive education programs for customers such as Axel Springer, British American Tobacco, Coca-Cola, Commerzbank, Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche Bank, EnBW, Johnson&Johnson, Lufthansa, McDonald’s, and METRO and Symrise. In addition to that he teaches in the MBA and EMBA programs of ESMT and at the Porto Business School (Portugal).
Urs is a best-selling and award winning case author and serves as visiting tutor on writing and teaching with case studies for “The Case Centre”.
His work has frequently been featured or quoted in several leading media such as BBC, BILD, Deutsche Welle, Financial Times, Handelsblatt, Spiegel Online, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Times.